LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Petty once described him as one of rock music's most well-kept secrets, and Chris Hillman is fine with that.
Sixty-one years after he picked up his first guitar,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Entire catalog of Bob Dylan songs reaching back 60 years is acquired by Universal Music Publishing.
Country music firebrand Charlie Daniels has died of a stroke at 83; had hit with ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music firebrand Charlie Daniels has died of a stroke at 83; had hit with ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’.
Feb. 2: Comedian Tom Smothers is 83. Singer Graham Nash is 78. Actor Bo Hopkins is 76. Singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 74. TV chef Ina Garten is 72. Actor Jack McGee is 71. Actor...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spend a few minutes with Liam Gallagher and it's clear the rocker hasn't lost any of his bravado, right down to counting himself among the greats in rock history.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The olive green cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's MTV "Unplugged" performance and one of the late rocker's custom guitars are headed to auction.
LONDON (AP) — Family says Ginger Baker, volatile and propulsive drummer for Cream, has died at 80.
Rocker Alice Cooper closed the first edition of the Domination music festival in Mexico City with a concert that included his classic straitjacket routine, a guillotine and many costume changes....
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine court has sentenced a rock musician to 22 years in prison for sexually abusing minors.
The court ruled Friday that Cristian Aldana was guilty of...
BEIJING (AP) — It has been three months since Chinese rock musician Li Zhi disappeared from public view.
First, an upcoming tour was canceled and his social media accounts were taken down....
SEATTLE (AP) — On the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, dozens of people left flowers, candles and handwritten messages at a Seattle park near the house where the Nirvana frontman killed...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A musical inspired by Queen's music is preparing for a North America tour following the popularity of the Academy Award-winning movie, "Bohemian Rhapsody."
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The work of famed celebrity and fashion photographer Herb Ritts is going on display at an upstate New York museum.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library has opened an archive dedicated to pioneering alternative rock musician Lou Reed.
The library acquired the archive after performance artist and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox's live broadcast of the rock musical "Rent" had a chance to show off the flexibility and work ethic of Broadway in the face of a setback — and completely blew it.
The musical about people living and dying in poverty with AIDS was unable to overcome a simple foot injury to one of its stars, scrapping the idea of going live and relying on prerecorded footage.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rock musician Tina Weymouth, a founding member of the bands The Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, is among three women being inducted this year into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.
Weymouth, who lives in Fairfield, will be honored on Monday along with Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose, a Bloomfield native, and ballerina Lucia Chase, who was from Waterbury, during a ceremony at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The organizer of a rock music festival who sold tickets for the August event that never took place has filed for bankruptcy without reimbursing some ticket holders.
The Post Register reports that Ron Heyrend filed for bankruptcy protection last week in federal court in Pocatello.
Heyrend says he canceled the festival planned in Idaho Falls after an investor pulled funding at the last minute.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a brush fire in Los Angeles (all times local):
Los Angeles firefighters have contained a stubborn brush fire in the star-studded western part of Hollywood Hills.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a tweet Saturday that there were no injuries and no damage to structures. There were no evacuations.
Authorities say the cause of the fire is under investigation.
The affluent area is known for housing rock musicians and movie stars.
TOKYO (AP) — Legendary Japanese rock band X Japan is hoping its new album will find success in the U.S. now that there is more interest in the West in music from Asia.
X Japan leader Yoshiki said Thursday that America wasn't ready for Asian rock music when he moved there 25 years ago, but now people there seem to enjoy pop and rock from Japanese, South Korean and Chinese artists.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Officials in a western Arkansas city say residents can finally kick off their Sunday shoes.
Fort Smith city directors recently repealed a 1953 ordinance that essentially outlawed public dancing on Sundays. Locals who knew about the law called it the "Footloose" ordinance, nicknamed for the 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon about a town that banned dancing and rock music.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" proclaims the title of a song on AC/DC's landmark album "Back in Black," but one Mississippi State University professor, despite being a listener to the band, says his research shows otherwise.
Biology Professor Brandon Barton tells the Starkville Daily News he was rocking out to the AC/DC song one day and thought "that's a testable hypothesis."
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — As if on cue, the lyrics to Alice Cooper's "Poison" rang out over the speaker system.
"You're poison, running through my veins. You're poison. I don't want to break these chains," the rocker's gravelly voice belts.
"How appropriate," Jenna Williams told the Bismarck Tribune .
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The teenagers eagerly awaited their teacher's entrance as hard rock music blared at Gayle Middle School's gym on a recent Saturday night.
Metal barricades separated the teens from double doors that had been turned into a curtained-off entrance for Classic Pro Wrestling's grapplers. On that night, Mr. Gordon the music teacher would become Jeffrey Gordon the pro wrestler.
NEW YORK (AP) — You could easily call Friday "National Actors Releasing Albums Day": Kevin Bacon, Scarlett Johansson and Ezra Miller are among the famous faces dropping new music.
But releasing music for those well-known for their roles in movies haven't always been accepting or a breeze.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Todd Smith's Toyota Prius pulled onto the front yard of the modest house on the Westside, back hatch slightly ajar to make room for the big piece of Jacksonville history inside.
Smith and Charles Harding lifted it out and propped it against the car: a cast aluminum historical marker noting that this is the location of the "Van Zant House," an otherwise rather ordinary-looking home that's now a Florida heritage site.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The house where rockers Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny Van Zant grew up is officially one of Florida's historic sites.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American heavy metal band Metallica and Afghanistan's National Institute of Music have won the 2018 Polar Music Prizes, a Swedish award.
It is the first time a heavy metal band gets an award given each year for significant achievements in music.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Ann Wilson is one of the most iconic voices in rock music.
She founded Heart in 1973 with her sister, Nancy, and they pretty much ruled AOR radio stations in the mid-70s with hits such as "Magic Man," ''Crazy on You," ''Barracuda" and "Even it Up." Heart became a mainstay on 80s pop radio and MTV with the likes of "Alone, "These Dreams" and "What About Love."
Ann Wilson of Heart was scheduled at the IP Casino Resort for one show Saturday night.
PARIS (AP) — When French TV crews descended on a Los Angeles hospital in 2009, American reporters didn't get it. Johnny Hallyday was hospitalized. Who's he? Only a rock music idol and legend, a man France's president would eulogize Wednesday as "a French hero."
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The godfather of rock and roll. A performer who always gave all he had. A man who loved his city and his neighborhood. Tributes to Fats Domino are accumulating, in words and in bouquets and Mardi Gras beads left at the yellow house in New Orleans where, after Hurricane Katrina, a fan spray-painted an erroneous RIP.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fats Domino, the amiable rock 'n' roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, has died. He was 89.
Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner's office, said Domino died of natural causes early Tuesday.
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Shania Twain, "Now," (Mercury Nashville)
When Shania Twain declares on her new album, "I'm independent to a fault, I know this well," she's singing about love, but she could be talking about her career as well.
LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week has reached its giddy conclusion, the extravaganza more than meeting expectations with a string of shows, parties and presentations.
The theme seemed to be a frenzied search for fun and whimsy, a shade less serious and complicated than usual as designers looked forward to next spring and summer.
There were big shows by Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Versace, and more, and more intimate affairs by the up-and-coming designers London depends on for its fashion cred.
GROTON, Vt. (AP) — John Gordon is literally the brains behind a "rolling stone," but you can't call the bespectacled man in the buckskin jacket and black top hat a "rock musician" without being quickly corrected.
"I'm not a musician," Gordon said during the first of two musical performances he scheduled on an unusually busy Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The composer of a new hockey musical at the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis has died days before the show opens.
Michael Friedman, an Obie-winning composer and lyricist known for the musicals "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" and "Love's Labour's Lost," died Saturday of HIV/AIDS complications in New York, where he lived. He was 41.