Leader of Toots and the Maytals injured at concert
2013-05-20 04:23:58 UTC
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials say the leader of the reggae band Toots and the Maytals was injured when a 19-year-old man threw a bottle and hit the singer during a concert in Richmond.
Police said Sunday the man has been charged with aggrava...
Taylor Swift wins 8 trophies at Billboard Awards
2013-05-20 04:19:30 UTC
Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards.
Swift won eight awards, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for "Red." She told the crowd: "You are the longest and b...
Ex-Groupon CEO working 9 to 5 on business album
2013-05-18 16:22:09 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is diving into several new ventures, including indulging his inner rock star with an album of "motivational business music."
Mason said Thursday on his blog that he recently spent a week ...
Obama to host concert honoring Carole King
2013-05-17 17:39:21 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House next week for singer-songwriter Carole King.
She is the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress.
Bieber will have to pay for German monkey business
2013-05-17 17:31:44 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — Justin Bieber will face a bill for thousands of euros (dollars) for his pet monkey's two-month stay at an animal shelter since it was seized by German customs, officials said Friday as a deadline expired for him to reclaim th...
George Michael injured in another car crash
2013-05-17 16:45:05 UTC
LONDON (AP) — George Michael was being treated at a hospital Friday for what his publicist called minor injuries after being a passenger in a car crash near London.
A statement released Friday said the singer was in an accident on Thursday ni...
Boy band One Direction: World tour next year
2013-05-17 04:44:59 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Hit boy band One Direction has announced plans for an ambitious world tour in 2014.
Plans call for the youthful chart-toppers to play major stadiums in Latin America, Britain and Ireland during the first leg of the mega-tour tha...
Google unveils maps, photo, music features
2013-05-16 04:47:59 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's sixth annual conference for software developers opened Wednesday with a chance for the company to showcase its latest services. Announcements included new features for online games, maps and search, a new music-...
Astronaut exits space station with music video
2013-05-13 18:28:19 UTC
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In a high-flying, perfectly pitched first, an astronaut on the International Space Station is bowing out of orbit with a musical video: his own custom version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
Rosanne Cash's new project takes her out of NYC
2013-05-12 04:50:15 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Rosanne Cash has been a New Yorker for two decades, but her latest project is taking her out of the city.
The 57-year-old singer is preparing a new album of songs about the American South, and did a lot of trave...
Slayer: Guitarist Hanneman died of cirrhosis
2013-05-11 04:57:08 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members of Slayer say Jeff Hanneman died of alcohol-related cirrhosis.
The guitarist died last week at a hospital in Hemet, Calif., at age 49. It was initially theorized that Hanneman's death might have had something ...
Nevada high school choir will back Rolling Stones
2013-05-10 17:47:37 UTC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — You can't always get what you want. Unless, perhaps, you're a member of the Green Valley High School choir and you want a chance to sing on stage with the Rolling Stones.
The Henderson school's choir will join the Stone...
1969 Hendrix telegram: Can Paul come to play?
2013-05-10 17:36:25 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles. Fans of the late trumpet and guitar masters have long known that Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix had been making plans to record together in the year before Hendrix's sudden death in 1970....
Rihanna booed in Boston, cheered on in Brooklyn
2013-05-09 04:55:26 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna was booed for turning up late at a concert in Boston, but the audience in New York cheered her on even though she didn't start on time the following night.
Boston.com reported that fans at the TD Garden on Monday...
Lauryn Hill gets 3 months for failing to pay taxes
2013-05-07 06:18:22 UTC
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill stood in federal court Monday and compared her experience in the music business to the slavery her ancestors endured before a judge sentenced her to three months in prison for ...
Mamma Mia!: ABBA The Museum opens in Stockholm
2013-05-09 07:04:31 UTC
STOCKHOLM (AP) — You can thank ABBA for the music. And so much more.
A museum devoted to the pop superstars opening in Stockholm on Tuesday will celebrate the band's long list of hits. But it will also show off paraphernalia, including the heli...
Justin Bieber faces copyright lawsuit in Va.
2013-05-06 18:29:14 UTC
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia songwriters are suing Justin Bieber and Usher for $10 million for copyright infringement.
Devin Copeland and Mareio Overton claim Bieber's song "Somebody to Love" contains numerous lyrical and stylistic simila...
Trombone Shorty, Aaron Neville close Jazz Fest
2013-05-06 04:41:27 UTC
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For more than two decades, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has closed with a performance by the city's own Neville Brothers.
On Sunday, that tradition changed. Aaron Neville performed on a stage with his ne...
PepsiCo cuts ties with Lil Wayne over crude lyrics
2013-05-04 05:36:38 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo is bowing to public pressure for the second time in a week and cutting ties to Lil Wayne over the rapper's crude reference to civil rights martyr Emmett Till in a song.
Lil Wayne, one of the biggest stars in pop mu...
Jay-Z joins pitch to redevelop suburban NY arena
2013-05-03 05:34:53 UTC
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Jay-Z is part of a group trying to renovate Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum outside New York City.
The rapper and music mogul attended a meeting Thursday on Long Island, where the media was briefed on four proposals to ...
Keith Richards: I don't own an iPod
2013-05-01 15:57:27 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — He's rock royalty and likes to keep it old-school: Keith Richards says he doesn't own an iPod.
The Rolling Stones guitarist says he isn't a fan of the ultra-popular music device.
"I don't have an iPod. ... I still use...
Jackson's private life on display in civil trial
2013-05-01 05:16:53 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors in the civil case between Michael Jackson's mother and concert giant AEG Live got another glimpse of the singer's private life on Tuesday through the eyes of a paramedic who described the singer's bedroom and the ...
'Kinky Boots' gets a leading 13 Tony Award nods
2013-04-30 19:07:18 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots" has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import "Matilda: The Musical" close behind with 12. Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, earned a nod as leading man in...
Paramedic is first witness in Jackson civil case
2013-04-30 19:05:50 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A paramedic is the first witness to testify in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's mother against concert giant AEG Live.
Paramedic Richard Senneff took the witness stand on Tuesday.
He had attempte...
Opry to hold public funeral for George Jones
2013-04-29 04:46:56 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A public funeral will be held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville for country music superstar George Jones, who died Friday at the age of 81.
Publicist Kirt Webster said in a statement that the public funeral will...