Tommy Ramone, the last original Ramone, dies aged 62
2014-07-12 16:35:06 UTC
Tommy Ramone, the last remaining original member of the New York punk band Ramones, has died of cancer at the age of 62 at his home in the city.
The manager-turned-drummer, and then producer of the band, was a Hungarian immigrant, born Erdélyi ...
Lady Gaga: ‘Life is art all the time’
2014-02-01 08:31:29 UTC
<h3>The pop star has worked with avant-garde artists for her latest album, Artpop. She speaks with Miranda Sawyer/BBC in an off-the-wall interview for The Culture Show</h3>
Lady Gaga ? sphinx-like on a makeshift throne ? is surrounded by manneq...
Bruno Mars is Billboard's top artist of 2013
2013-12-13 19:40:06 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus twerked her way to the top of the charts and Justin Timberlake returned to music after a seven-year hiatus, but another artist owned music in 2013: Bruno Mars.
Billboard announced Friday that the pop crooner is the y...
Muse gets unsettlingly close in new concert film
2013-10-17 17:01:20 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Muse frontman Matt Bellamy had to be more than just camera-ready for "Muse - Live at Rome Olympic Stadium." The British rock band's new concert film was shot in 4K, which meant a whole new level of detail.
Beyonce closes first day of Jay-Z's Philly fest
2013-09-01 06:21:59 UTC
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Beyonce closed the first day of her husband Jay-Z's second annual music festival with a 90-minute set that featured hits like "Single Ladies" and "Crazy In Love."
Beyonce was the headline performer Saturday at the "Budweiser...
Musician JJ Cale dies; wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits
2013-07-27 21:54:43 UTC
If musicians were measured not by the number of records they sold but by the number of peers they influenced, JJ Cale would have been a towering figure in 1970s rock 'n' roll.
His best songs like "After Midnight," ''Cocaine" and "Call Me the Br...
Harry Belafonte joins with Fla. Capitol protesters
2013-07-26 22:13:53 UTC
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Singer and entertainer Harry Belafonte is calling on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to listen to protesters who are asking for a special legislative session to examine the state's self-defense laws after the acquittal of George Z...
Nurse details anesthetic treatments on Jackson
2013-07-25 21:45:49 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A medical practitioner who administered anesthesia to Michael Jackson over a 10-year period says the entertainer had a high tolerance for medications.
David Fournier, a nurse anesthetist, testified on Thursday that he was no ...
Rihanna sues owner of Topshop over T-shirt
2013-07-19 17:34:24 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Racks of T-shirts bearing Rihanna's image have been on display at London's High Court, where the singer is suing a British retailer for using her image.
Lawyers for the star seek damages from Arcadia Group Brands Ltd., which owns ...
Jackson's mother says son didn't cause own death
2013-07-22 18:58:46 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's mother says she doesn't believe her son bears any responsibility for his own death.
Katherine Jackson was responding Monday to a question from attorney Marvin Putnam, who represents AEG Live LLC, the promote...
Tina Turner marries longtime beau in Switzerland
2013-07-18 20:47:52 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — Legendary rock singer Tina Turner has married her longtime German beau, Erwin Bach, in a Swiss civil ceremony, a local mayor said Thursday.
The 73-year-old singer tied the knot at the registry office of her wealthy Zurich-area com...
Bruce Springsteen dedicates song to Trayvon Martin
2013-07-18 07:59:44 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen dedicated his protest song "American Skin (41 Shots)" to teenager Trayvon Martin during a concert in Limerick, Ireland.
In a video posted online, the 63-year-old singer told the crowd Tuesday: "We'll send this ...
I'll never perform in Florida with a "stand your ground" law
2013-07-16 20:33:00 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder says he won't perform in Florida and other states with a "stand your ground" law.
In a video posted on YouTube, the 63-year-old singer said at a concert in Quebec City, Canada, on Sunday "that until the 'stand your...
An injured Mariah Carey performs at MLB-Sandy show
2013-07-15 06:01:56 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey has a new accessory: the stylish sling supporting her injured shoulder.
The pop diva performed in a fashionable sling that matched her shimmering white dress on Central Park's Great Lawn on Saturday night for the 20...
Opera star Domingo leaves hospital, eager to sing
2013-07-15 05:49:17 UTC
MADRID (AP) — After spending several days in the hospital, opera singer Placido Domingo said Sunday that an early diagnosis for a blocked blood vessel by a medical team in Madrid saved him from possibly more serious medical complications.
Singer Randy Travis recovering from brain surgery
2013-07-11 17:56:12 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis overnight as he recovered from brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital.
Travis remained in critical condition after surgery Wedne...
2013-07-09 06:52:13 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — He's a musician without a record label, a card holder without any remaining credit. And the gig that supplies what he calls "food money" may now be in jeopardy.
But after events of the last week, Steve Grand said "I would die...
Doctor says he thought Jackson had drug problem
2013-07-08 20:23:39 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A doctor who treated Michael Jackson during a 1993 concert tour that had to be canceled when the singer entered rehab testified Monday about the signs that led him to conclude the singer had a problem with prescription pain medi...
Beyonce gains stepmother as father gets married
2013-07-07 05:52:22 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce has a stepmother.
Her father and former manager, Mathew Knowles, got married last Sunday. His representative told The Associated Press on Friday that he has wed former model Gena Charmaine Avery in Houston, Texas. The pa...
Stones refuse to fade away, with historic return to Hyde Park
2013-07-07 03:21:54 UTC
The Observer - The set began, naturally enough, with Start Me Up and then, 44 years after they first invited 200,000 fans to listen to them for free in Hyde Park, the Rolling Stones were off. And it sounded like – as if they really had never stopp...
Jay-Z Chokes Up Discussing "the Paranoia of Not Being a Great Dad" to Blue Ivy
2013-07-03 07:49:26 UTC
The multiple commercials currently airing to promote Jay-Z's upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail (which drops July 4 for Samsung Galaxy users and July 7 for everyone else) continue to peak fans' interest in what musical creation Hov will release...
Pickup lines: tell us your best – and the worst you've ever heard
2013-07-03 07:25:14 UTC
Rod Stewart claims to have used the same one for 30 years. Have you ever used one and been successful with it? Or laughed in someone's face when they did?
Hey girls, do you have a map? Because I just got lost in your eyes.
Now, chances are y...
Stones play long-awaited Glastonbury gig
2013-06-30 08:27:11 UTC
PILTON, England (AP) — There's a first time for everything, even if you're the Rolling Stones.
The rock rabble-rousers who formed half a century ago played Britain's Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, their debut appearance at the country's most...
Earth, Wind and Fire dropping new album Sept. 10
2013-06-24 12:48:53 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Earth, Wind and Fire initially wanted to release its new album around the 2012 presidential election, but the band realized it wasn't satisfied with the songs it created.
"We have a lot more bells and whistles in place now and t...
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...