Jury is in: Led Zeppelin didn't lift 'Stairway' riff

Led Zeppelin did not lift a guitar riff used in its signature song “Stairway to Heaven” from the U.S. group Spirit, a Los Angeles jury found on Thursday, saying there were substantial differences between the two. The jury’s decision, reached on its second day of deliberations, followed a week-long trial ...

Jun 22, 2016

Lock of David Bowie's hair to be auctioned

A small lock of David Bowie’s hair is being auctioned in California and is expected to fetch upwards of $4,000. Heritage Auctions said the snippet of the late singer’s pale blond hair, tied with blue thread, came from a former employee of the Madame ...

Rod Stewart knighted by queen

Jun 11, 2016

Rod Stewart knighted by queen

Rocker Rod Stewart has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in her annual Birthday Honors List, which also included recognition for astronaut Tim Peake and “Downton Abbey” star Penelope Wilton. Stewart, the raspy-voiced singer of “Maggie May,” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Some ...

TV host Oliver buys, forgives $15 million in medical debt

Jun 7, 2016

TV host Oliver buys, forgives $15 million in medical debt

Some 9,000 people stuck with delinquent medical bills have had their debts forgiven, courtesy of HBO host John Oliver. Oliver, on his “Last Week Tonight” program Sunday, took the action to illustrate a story about the practices of companies that purchase the records of ...