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 as a letter back home for justice for Trayvon Mart...
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 ground' law is abolished in Florida, I will never...
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 2013 MLB All-Star Charity Concert. It was for the be...
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.
Speaking at Madrid's opera house alongside one of the d...
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 Wednesday night to relieve pressure on his brain, publi...
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 a happy man today," and not for the reasons he's ...
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 medications at the time.
In videotaped testimony, D...
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 pair had been engaged for a year and a half.
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 stopped.
Next song up and Sir Mick's voice was calli...
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 next, but his latest ad also took a tug at our he...
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 you've all just instantly fallen head over heels in...
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 prestigious rock music event.
A majority of th...
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 the record is better," singer Philip Bailey said in...
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 proceedings, two juries have watched Jackson come...
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:
Jackson's mother wants a jury to determine that t...
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 be stepping on top of the American flag. But he sa...
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 person at 11:45 p.m. Monday on Sunset Boulevard.
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 also adds that she hasn't heard from the comedian si...
'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 carpet, often breaking way to sign autographs.
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 overcame short notice and thorny logistics to produce ...
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 signature Hofner bass and surveyed a crowd of 80,...
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 Hofner bass and surveyed a crowd of 80,000 adorin...
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 made the announcement on its Facebook page.
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 of the Highline Ballroom as Tamia (tah-MEE'-uh) san...
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. Not impressed at all. This was huge for them," the ...