Smith, Pharrell lead Grammys, Perry spotlights domestic abuse

Feb 9, 2015

Smith, Pharrell lead Grammys, Perry spotlights domestic abuse

British soul singer Sam Smith and R&B singer-producer Pharrell Williams led the early winners at Sunday’s Grammy awards, while Katy Perry and President Barack Obama teamed up to take a stand against domestic violence at the music industry’s top awards. Minutes before Perry’s performance ...

Boyfriend under investigation in Houston daughter drowning: media

Feb 8, 2015

Boyfriend under investigation in Houston daughter drowning: media

Police have opened a criminal investigation of the boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, U.S. media reported, one week after the 21-year old daughter of late singing legend Whitney Houston was pulled unconscious from a bathtub. CNN and TMZ reported Saturday that a criminal investigation ...

Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

Feb 1, 2015

Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said. Bobbi Kristina Brown was found by her husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend and given cardiopulmonary ...

Rap music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run

Jan 31, 2015

Rap music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run

Sheriff’s deputies booked the former hip-hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight on suspicion of murder after they said he hit and killed a man with his pickup truck, seriously injured another and then fled. His lawyer said he was an innocent victim who accidentally ran ...

Jan 22, 2015

Israeli arrested over Madonna song leak

An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking Madonna’s computer and selling the pop icon’s songs online, a private investigator involved in the case said. Israeli police confirmed they had detained a man suspected of stealing the work of a number ...

Jan 18, 2015

Oi! Asian skinheads gather for antiracism event in Malaysian capital

Asian “skinheads” converged on Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, over the weekend for two days of full-throated live music performances — but with a message far different from that often associated with their Western cousins. Sporting shaven heads, tattoo-covered torsos and leather boots, the roughly ...

Bono 'may never play guitar again'

Jan 3, 2015

Bono 'may never play guitar again'

Bono, the front man of the Irish rock group U2 who was injured in a cycling accident last year, said on Friday his recovery has not been easy and he may never play guitar again. In a blog on the group’s website, the 54-year-old ...

Kanye West, Paul McCartney cut New Year's single

Jan 2, 2015

Kanye West, Paul McCartney cut New Year's single

Musical powerhouses Kanye West and Paul McCartney have teamed up in a surprise collaboration to produce a new single released Thursday, “Only One.” The soft ballad, which West said was inspired by his daughter, features the vocals of the world-famous rapper, and former Beatle ...

Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91

Dec 27, 2014

Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91

Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, who led the way on his instrument in the transition between the swing and bebop eras, has died at the age of 91, his family said Friday. DeFranco’s family said the famed musician died Wednesday evening at a Panama ...

Dec 21, 2014

Madonna releases songs early

Madonna on Saturday suddenly released six new songs months ahead of schedule, furious that early versions had leaked online in what she had described as “artistic rape.” The songs will appear on her first album in three years, “Rebel Heart,” which comes out in ...