• The Associated Press names SZA's 'Ctrl' album of the year

    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. SZA, "Ctrl": As the beat of the opening track of SZA's debut album played at a concert this week in New York City, the entire venue passionately sang the first two minutes of the song...

  • Rock Hall 2018 class led by Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues and Nina Simone

    MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    NEW YORK — Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part...

  • List of nominees for 75th Golden Globe Awards

    Updated: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: MOTION PICTURE —Picture, Drama: "Call Me By Your Name," ''Dunkirk," ''The Post," The Shape of Water" and "Three...

  • Tina Turner writing sequel to memoir 'I, Tina'

    Updated: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Turner is not done telling her story. The rock superstar is working on a sequel to her 1986 memoir "I, Tina," Atria Books told The Associated Press on Monday. The new book is called "Tina Turner: My Love Story" and will come out next October, timed to the singer's...

  • Illinois prosecutors say no criminal charges in sexual abuse allegation against conductor James Levine from 1980s

    Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois prosecutors say no criminal charges in sexual abuse allegation against conductor James Levine from 1980s.

  • New Jimi Hendrix album with unreleased songs coming in March

    Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Unreleased songs recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 will be released next year. Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that they will release Hendrix's "Both Sides of the Sky" on March 9, 2018. The 13-track album includes 10 songs that...

  • Ex-DJ says $1 payment to Taylor Swift sent by mail last week

    Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

    DENVER (AP) — A former radio DJ who was ordered to pay a symbolic $1 to Taylor Swift for groping her at a photo op says he mailed her a Sacagawea coin last week. David Mueller provided a letter to The Associated Press showing the payment was sent Nov. 28. Mueller previously told the...

  • U2 play on Berlin's U2: Bono and The Edge ride the subway

    Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

    BERLIN (AP) — U2's Bono and The Edge have taken a trip on the Berlin subway line that shares the band's name and played a short concert on an underground platform. The musicians took a special train Wednesday from the Olympic Stadium, near the western end of the U2 line, to the...

  • Beyonce presents Kaepernick with SI's Muhammad Ali Award

    Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce was brought out as a surprise presenter by...

  • French president's office says rocker Johnny Hallyday, who packed sports stadiums for decades, has died at age 74

    Updated: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

    PARIS (AP) — French president's office says rocker Johnny Hallyday, who packed sports stadiums for decades, has died at age 74.

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