• Son of a famous drummer, Van Halen makes own name in track

    Updated: Fri, Jun 23, 2017

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — His favorite song is "Hot for Teacher." His go-to selection on karaoke nights happens to be "Panama ." And whenever steeplechaser Aric Van Halen tells someone his name, he waits for the inevitable question: Are you related to THE Van Halens? Why, yes he is....

  • Denver roadtrip? Music from Kenny Loggins to Johnny Cash

    By michelle karas michelle.karas@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 23, 2017

    If you're looking to cut footloose, find it hard to say you're sorry, and go sailing, this concert is for you. On Saturday, June 24, 80s soft rockers Kenny Loggins, Peter Cetera and Christopher Cross perform with the Colorado Symphony at the legendary Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in...

  • UK acquires apartments for tenants displaced by tower fire

    Updated: Wed, Jun 21, 2017

    LONDON (AP) — The British government has acquired newly built apartments that can be used to house some of the residents displaced by the horrific fire last week at a high-rise public housing complex, officials announced Wednesday. The 68 apartments are "all newly built social...

  • Prodigy, half of rap duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42

    Updated: Tue, Jun 20, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Prodigy, a member of the hardcore New York hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, has died. He was 42. The rapper's publicist said in a statement Tuesday that Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Las Vegas "for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis." Prodigy...

  • New Chris Cornell music video, filmed before death, released

    Updated: Tue, Jun 20, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Cornell's final music video, filmed before the singer died in May, was released Tuesday. The video for "The Promise" was released to coincide with World Refugee Day. The clip was filmed in Brooklyn, New York. Eric Esrailian, who produced the video, said Cornell...

  • Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 25-July 1

    Updated: Tue, Jun 20, 2017

    June 25: Actress June Lockhart is 92. Singer Eddie Floyd is 80. Actress Barbara Montgomery ("Amen") is 78. Actress Mary Beth Peil ("The Good Wife," ''Dawson's Creek") is 77. Singer Carly Simon is 72. Keyboardist-saxophonist Ian McDonald of Foreigner and King Crimson is 71....

  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to expand to Japan this year

    Updated: Mon, Jun 19, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame plans to expand — into the House of the Rising Sun. The Cleveland-based museum has announced plans to create a permanent presence in Tokyo. A short-term exhibit will open in September. Hall of Fame President and CEO Greg Harris says,...

  • Alejandro Sanz named Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    Updated: Mon, Jun 19, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Spanish music star Alejandro Sanz has been named 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. The academy will honor the 18-time Latin Grammy Award- and three-time Grammy Award-winner on Nov. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, on the eve of the...

  • Yoko Ono, a co-producer on 'Imagine,' gets writing credit

    Updated: Fri, Jun 16, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yoko Ono, who was previously credited as a co-producer on John Lennon's "Imagine," will earn a co-writing credit on the 1971 song. David Israelite, the president and CEO of the National Music Publishers' Association, said Wednesday at an event that Ono would earn the...

  • Glen Campbell's last record 'was therapeutic,' says daughter

    Updated: Thu, Jun 15, 2017

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glen Campbell's last record, "Adios," is a swan song for the ailing Grammy-winning performer and TV personality, but his daughter said the recording was also therapeutic for him as well. Campbell, known for his hits such as "Wichita Lineman" and "Gentle on My...

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