Music

  • 1969 Hendrix telegram: Can Paul come to play?
    Ap_paul_ac_130510_wg 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. But less attention has been paid to the bass p...

  • Rihanna booed in Boston, cheered on in Brooklyn
    Diaalnews 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 booed the singer for starting her concert at 10:3...

  • Lauryn Hill gets 3 months for failing to pay taxes
    F96d1893385c160f310f6a706700eb31 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 failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the ...

  • Mamma Mia!: ABBA The Museum opens in Stockholm
    Diaalnews-abba 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 helicopter featured on the cover of its "Arrival" albu...

  • Justin Bieber faces copyright lawsuit in Va.
    Usher-bieber_rickdiamond 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 similarities to the song they wrote in 2008 by the same ...

  • Trombone Shorty, Aaron Neville close Jazz Fest
    30c217261b1d060f310f6a70670026c2 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 new band while young brass band frontman Troy "Tromb...

  • PepsiCo cuts ties with Lil Wayne over crude lyrics
    28765960dd25d50e300f6a7067003a9c 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 music, had a deal to promote the company's Mountain ...

  • Jay-Z joins pitch to redevelop suburban NY arena
    Scorecol28s-1-web 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 renovate the arena and surrounding property. Na...

  • Keith Richards: I don't own an iPod
    Cb820fa380388c0e300f6a7067006f24 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 CDs or records actually. Sometimes cassettes. It ...

  • Jackson's private life on display in civil trial
    518031a92941a.preview-620 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 frantic efforts to revive the King of Pop on the d...

  • 'Kinky Boots' gets a leading 13 Tony Award nods
    18efc4e17ef0860e300f6a7067007321 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 a play. "Kinky Boots" is based on the 2005 Bri...

  • Paramedic is first witness in Jackson civil case
    719300e37f0d860e300f6a70670042a2 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 attempted to revive the pop star after becoming one of the...

  • Opry to hold public funeral for George Jones
    43c800d61fe6330e300f6a7067004b8a 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 be held Thursday starting at 10 a.m. Webster says...

  • Steady rain greets Jazz Fest as 1st weekend closes
    4d69e6ce5d0c600e300f6a70670013a6 2013-04-29 04:15:00 UTC
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A steady, sometimes heavy rain pelted fans Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but the music flowed on. A soaked Dave Matthews and his band played through a strong downpour at the tail end of the closing weekend, much to the fans' delight as they da...

  • Country superstar George Jones dead at 81
    Ba4e9d06039c270e300f6a7067004934 2013-04-28 17:09:06 UTC
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When it comes to country music, George Jones was The Voice. Other great singers have come and gone, but this fact remained inviolate until Jones passed away Friday at 81 in a Nashville hospital after a year of ill health. "Today someone else has become the gr...

  • Rolling Stones to play small LA club ahead of tour
    La-et-ms-rolling-stones-50-and-counting-openin-001 2013-04-28 04:58:11 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Surprise! Before they kick off their "50 and Counting" tour, the Rolling Stones are playing a warm-up date at a small Los Angeles club. The band is set to perform Saturday night at the Echoplex before a sold-out crowd that will be miniscule compared to the thousands...

  • Woody Guthrie Center opens Saturday in Tulsa
    35465c9a03bb280e300f6a7067003a75 2013-04-27 19:45:01 UTC
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It took Woody Guthrie's hometown of Okemah more than 30 years after his death to finally celebrate his life and work with an annual music festival, and signs of acknowledgment in other parts of Oklahoma have been rare. Monuments and exhibits honoring Guthrie, one o...

  • Swedish police find drugs on Bieber tour bus
    90b357c8e4660e0d300f6a706700431f 2013-04-25 15:34:04 UTC
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The latest chapter in Justin Bieber's European tour escapade was added Thursday when Swedish police said they had found drugs and a stun gun on the pop singer's bus. Lars Bystrom, spokesman for the Stockholm police, told The Associated Press a small amount of drugs and a stu...

  • Metallica to debut new film on IMAX in September
    Ad7a7878c53ff40d2f0f6a706700f86e 2013-04-24 16:17:48 UTC
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Metallica already planned to go big with its new 3D film. IMAX is helping make the debut for "Metallica Through The Never" giant-sized. The film that mixes concert footage with a dramatic narrative and CGI will open Sept. 27, becoming the first movie to debut o...

  • Germany: Bieber's monkey going nowhere
    Db163be391700a0c2f0f6a7067005550 2013-04-24 04:47:53 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — German customs authorities said Tuesday that Justin Bieber's monkey is going nowhere for now even though the singer has apparently asked that it be removed from an animal shelter where it is staying and be placed in a zoo. Mally, a 17-week-old capuchin monkey, was seized by...

  • Daft Punk sets record on Spotify with 'Get Lucky'
    Daft-punk-sets-record 2013-04-22 05:01:37 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Daft Punk has set a record on Spotify. The music service says the French electronic duo's song "Get Lucky" had the biggest streaming day for a single track on Friday in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Spotify wouldn't release the number of streams. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis...

  • Inmates, orchestra members perform behind bars
    9bf66271ac66100c2f0f6a70670041fb 2013-04-15 04:54:46 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — Strains of classical music echoed on Sunday — not inside an august concert hall — but in a bleak Chicago jail where the mostly teenage boys await trial on charges ranging from dope dealing to murder. The concert was part of a unique outreach that's the brainchi...

  • Beyonce trip to Cuba 'hypocritical'
    48487ce03425bf0c2e0f6a706700913c 2013-04-14 16:38:26 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio says entertainers Beyonce and Jay-Z missed a chance while in Cuba to see firsthand the effects of political oppression. The Republican lawmaker from Florida calls their recent trip "hypocritical" and he takes issue with the U.S. government's approval o...

  • Rebel Wilson prepares to open MTV Awards with song
    La-et-mg-rebel-wilson-mtv-movie-awards-host-001 2013-04-13 16:46:48 UTC
    CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Rebel Wilson sings, dances and summons laughs — and that's just in the opening moments of this weekend's MTV Movie Awards. The Australian actress is hosting the show, and she's set to start the ceremony by singing solo. Wilson and her co-stars fr...

  • PSY says he hopes NKoreans enjoy his new single
    5bebae42708ce90c2e0f6a70670081da 2013-04-13 16:44:28 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean rapper PSY says he hopes North Koreans will enjoy his new single even as tensions remain high on the Korean Peninsula. PSY released his latest single, "Gentleman," in 119 countries on Friday, hoping to replicate the success of "Gangnam S...