George Michael dead at 53
2016-12-26 06:36:43 UTC
London (Reuters) - British pop singer George Michael, who shot to fame in the 1980s with Wham! and continued as a solo artist, died on Sunday at his home in England. He was 53.
In the mid-1980s, Wham! was one of the most successful pop duos ever, ahead even of Simon & Garfunkel, with singles l...
Chicago Police locate singer Sinead O'Connor safe — Erlear: Chicago-area police looking for Sinéad O'Connor, missing since Sunday
2016-05-16 19:30:33 UTC
UPDATE: Police confirmed Monday afternoon that Sinead O’Connor has been safely located and is no longer considered missing.
ORIGINAL STORY: Police in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette said on Monday they are "seeking to check the well-being" of Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, who they s...
The life and times of Animals legend Eric Burdon
2016-05-12 08:35:56 UTC
The singer of "House of the Rising Sun" and founder of the band The Animals is considered one of the greatest white blues performer ever. Following his 75th birthday, Eric Burdon will once again go on tour.
Back in 1964, The Animals were storming the charts in Britain, the US, Canada and Austr...
Rolling Stones asks Trump to stop using their songs at events
2016-05-05 05:17:17 UTC
As Donald Trump sealed up the Republican nomination with a victory speech at the Trump Tower Tuesday night, the music as he exited the stage sent a message about his general election campaign: “Start Me Up.”
The Rolling Stones, who wrote the song, would prefer that he stop.
“The Rolling Sto...
The mystery surrounding Prince's death - No signs of trauma or suicide in his death
2016-04-23 08:02:12 UTC
Police found no signs of suicide or obvious trauma in the death of U.S. music superstar Prince, but it could take weeks before autopsy results reveal how the groundbreaking performer died, authorities said on Friday.
The intensely private musician, whose hits included "Purple Rain" and "When D...
‘The world lost a creative icon’: Prince dies at 57
2016-04-23 08:07:12 UTC
Prince, the innovative pop superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry," died on Thursday in Minnesota. He was 57.
His influential, genre-defying music blended jazz, funk, R&B, disco and rock, ...
Beyonce's song "Formation" faces backlash from police - #BlackLivesMatter
2016-02-23 07:10:26 UTC
US Super Bowl 50 Beyonce beim Auftritt in der Halbzeitshow.
After Beyonce's controversial performance at the Super Bowl and her #BlackLivesMatter song "Formation," several police unions are now demanding their members to #BoycottBeyonce and not to work at her upcoming concerts.
Prince protege Vanity dies at 57
2016-02-16 07:05:58 UTC
Denise Matthews, who as Vanity fronted the group Vanity 6 but was best known for her collaboration with Prince, has died at a hospital in Fremont, California.
Her death was confirmed by Gisela Hernandez, spokeswoman for Washington Hospital Health Care System. Hernandez did not say when Matthew...
Adele doesn't give Trump permission to use her music
2016-02-04 00:05:35 UTC
<h3>Pop star Adele has issued a statement to distance herself from Donald Trump, after he used her music at his rallies.</h3>
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British singer Adele made clear on Monday that she has not given permission ...
German rapper who joined ISIS killed in U.S. strike
2015-10-30 20:08:14 UTC
A prominent German ISIS propagandist was killed by a U.S. strike while he was traveling in a vehicle in Syria earlier this month, a U.S. official told CNN.
The ISIS recruit Denis Cuspert, also known as Abu Talha al-Almani, had once gone by the name "Deso Dogg" in the Berlin rap scene.
Sinead O'Connor No Longer ''Emotionally Identifies'' With Her Biggest Hit
2015-03-18 03:51:33 UTC
Sinead O'Connor has apparently stopped caring that much about U since she recorded what became her signature hit.
The oft-tempestuous singer announced over the weekend that she is going to stop singing "Nothing Compares 2 U" live, giving her fans a heads-up via Facebook so that no one would get ...
Kendrick Lamar announces new album [Untitled], due March 23
2015-03-09 17:42:38 UTC
1. The link takes me to iTunes, but I don’t have iTunes on my computer.
2. I go on an Macbook, find the tweet again, click the link, and it says that it’s not available in the US.
3. I make a joke to my friend about it on gchat. He replies with a subordinate clause.
4. I reload the link ...
Lightning in a Bottle goes large for 10th anniversary festival
2015-03-09 17:20:02 UTC
Do LaB is aiming to out-do themselves again with the 10th anniversary of Lightning in a Bottle, setting up camp in California this Memorial Day Weekend, from May 21-25. The lineup is sure to please hippies and hipsters alike, with headliners such as Âme, Goldroom, Zion I, GRiZ, Polica, SOHN, Lee ...
Red Bull Music Academy NY 2015 presents PC Music, GHE20G0TH1K, Merzbow, Islam Chipsy & EEK, Tri Angle, and more
2015-03-09 17:12:05 UTC
Red Bull Music Academy is coming back to New York, and it means “business.” For the entire month of May, RBMA will put on an incredible series of performances, club nights, lectures, and workshops. In addition to a performance by FKA Twigs and conversations with La Monte Young, A$AP Rocky, and Ge...
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 Tamás in Budapest, who came to the US in 1957.
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 mannequins draped in white material. She takes long (som...
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 year's top overall artist.
"It's flattering. It'...
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.
"There's weird things like hair and stuff that you probably woul...
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 Made In America" festival in Philadelphia at the ...
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 Breeze" were towering hits — for other artists. Eric...
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 Zimmerman. Scott has refused.
Protesters upset w...
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 longer asked to work with Jackson after refusing t...
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 the Topshop fashion chain, after it sold shirts be...
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 promoter of her son's ill-fated "This Is It" concerts.
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 community with Bach, a 57-year-old music executive, s...