Trial provides portrait of Jackson as a father
2013-06-23 18:16:12 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Courtrooms have supplied the epilogue to Michael Jackson's life. They've provided the forum where his debts have been settled, his final days dissected and his life depicted as a cautionary tale.
In nearly four years of court...
Week 8 of Jackson trial features experts, emotion
2013-06-23 18:01:27 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead:
Lil Wayne: I'm not stepping on US flag in video
2013-06-19 05:50:18 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Wayne says he wasn't intentionally stepping on the American flag when shooting his latest video.
Video of the rapper from his music video shoot for the song "God Bless Amerika" hit the Web on Monday. In it, he appears to ...
Bieber behind wheel as car hits man in Hollywood
2013-06-19 05:30:49 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Video shows Justin Bieber running into a photographer with his white Ferrari in Hollywood, but police say there was no crime and the injuries aren't life-threatening.
Lt. Craig Valenzuela says Bieber's car collided with the...
Perry talks Russell Brand, John Mayer with Vogue
2013-06-18 04:36:44 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Katy Perry 'goes there' with Vogue about two of her high-profile relationships, as the magazine's July cover story.
The singer says of ex-husband Russell Brand that she "was in love with him when I married him" in 2010. She al...
'World War Z' draws massive crowd in NYC
2013-06-18 04:35:13 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of fans brought Times Square to a standstill as they waited to catch a glimpse of Brad Pitt at his premiere for "World War Z."
The 49-year old actor took his time on the appropriately-designed "Z-shaped" red carp...
Jack Johnson pulls off the switch at Bonnaroo
2013-06-16 17:51:49 UTC
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Nicely done, Jack Johnson.
Johnson and his band overcame tough odds and thorny logistics to headline the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Saturday night, replacing late cancellation Mumford & Sons. The group over...
Paul McCartney carries the weight at Bonnaroo
2013-06-16 17:39:18 UTC
MANCHESTER, Tennessee (AP) — Even a former Beatle needs a moment standing on the main stage at Bonnaroo.
A few songs into his transcendent first set at the massive Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Paul McCartney wrapped his arms around his...
Paul McCartney carries the weight at Bonnaroo
2013-06-15 07:37:42 UTC
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Even a former Beatle needs a moment standing on the main stage at Bonnaroo.
A few songs into his transcendent first set at the massive Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Paul McCartney wrapped his arms around his signature...
Mumford & Sons cancels Bonnaroo performance
2013-06-14 01:38:59 UTC
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Mumford & Sons has canceled its headlining performance at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee.
The decision comes after bassist Ted Dwane received treatment this week for a blood clot on his brain.
The band m...
Grant Hill supports wife Tamia at NYC concert
2013-06-10 04:54:39 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A week after he retired from the NBA, Grant Hill celebrated with his wife as she performed for a feverish crowd in New York City on Saturday night.
Hill and New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire watched from the VIP section o...
Phish frontman says Tony nom impressed daughters
2013-06-10 04:36:32 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — While Trey Anastasio is highly revered by a large, devout fan base, it takes a little more to impress his teenage daughters, more specifically, a Tony nomination.
"They were completely unimpressed with the rock thing. N...
Pitt says Muse provides perfect soundtrack to film
2013-06-04 05:22:03 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Brad Pitt wants the music for "World War Z" to be much more than a footnote.
Pitt says that while making the zombie flick, out on June 21, he wanted the film's soundtrack to have songs reminiscent of those made for "The Ex...
Yothu Yindi frontman Mandawuy Yunupingu dies at 56
2013-06-03 05:02:40 UTC
SYDNEY (AP) — Mandawuy Yunupingu, the former lead singer of Australian indigenous band Yothu Yindi and one of the country's most famous Aborigines, has died, Australia's prime minister said Monday. He was 56.
Yunupingu, who gained worldwi...
Wife: Lou Reed recovering after liver transplant
2013-06-01 17:09:26 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Rock icon Lou Reed is recovering after a life-saving liver transplant in the U.S., according to an interview with his wife published Saturday in a British newspaper.
Laurie Anderson told the Times of London that Reed "was dying"...
Bon Jovi drops concert fee for crisis-hit Spain
2013-05-30 16:56:11 UTC
MADRID (AP) — U.S. rock star Jon Bon Jovi and his band are waiving their performance fee for a concert in Madrid as a gesture to their Spanish fans hit hard by the country's severe economic crisis.
El Mundo newspaper and other media outlets...
McCartney leaves pick on 1st visit to Graceland
2013-05-28 04:40:41 UTC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Paul McCartney made his first visit to the one-time home of the King of Rock 'N' Roll and left a gift behind.
According to the official Twitter account of the former Beatle, McCartney dropped a personal guitar pick on El...
Daft Punk sets Spotify record with new album
2013-05-28 04:39:27 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Daft Punk has set another record on Spotify.
The music service said Monday that the electronic duo's new album, "Random Access Memories," had the biggest number of streams in its first week in the United States. Spotify wouldn...
Russian choir of 4,335 performs in St. Petersburg
2013-05-26 16:16:22 UTC
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — More than 4,000 Russian singers have performed outdoors in St. Petersburg with the aim of setting a world record for the largest choir.
The 4,335 singers of all ages and from nearly all of the city's profe...
Kid Rock, Rolling Stones on scalping, summer tours
2013-05-25 05:48:54 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Kid Rock is a scalper.
The 42-year-old Grammy winner, who is launching a summer tour where most tickets are priced at $20, said he's holding about 1,000 tickets from each show and reselling them on ticketsnow.com — owned...
Stone Temple Pilots sue ex-frontman Scott Weiland
2013-05-25 05:47:35 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Stone Temple Pilots accuse former frontman Scott Weiland of misusing the band's name to further his solo career and want a judge to strip the rocker of his ability to use the group's name or songs.
A lawsuit filed F...
NBC to air Blake Shelton's benefit for Oklahomans
2013-05-25 05:16:05 UTC
NBC and sister networks will air Blake Shelton's concert to help his fellow Oklahomans affected by this week's storms in their home state.
Shelton's "Healing in the Heartland" benefit will be broadcast live as a telethon by NBC on May ...
Obama honors Carole King at White House concert
2013-05-23 04:41:37 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, saluting Carole King's five decades as an award-winning singer-songwriter, said Wednesday that music often is a place where people seek comfort and inspiration during trying times.
Two days afte...
'Apple of my Eye' star turns to first love: music
2013-05-21 04:39:03 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) — Fans know her as the sweet schoolgirl in the 2011 blockbuster "You Are the Apple of My Eye." Now, they can take a closer look at Michelle Chen through her first love: music.
After she graduated from the University of Sout...
Founding member of The Doors dies at 74
2013-05-21 04:37:36 UTC
Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, has died. He was 74.