Heavy metal band Motorhead's frontman dies of cancer at age 70

Dec 29, 2015

Heavy metal band Motorhead's frontman dies of cancer at age 70

Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, the hell-raising frontman of iconic British heavy metal band Motorhead, has died at age 70 of cancer, the group said Tuesday. The veteran musician, one of rock ‘n’ roll’s great survivors despite his hard-partying lifestyle, was diagnosed with cancer on Saturday. ...

Beatles end streaming boycott in time for Christmas

Dec 24, 2015

Beatles end streaming boycott in time for Christmas

The Beatles, the top-selling band in musical history yet a persistent holdout on new distribution technology, announced Wednesday they would end a boycott of streaming in time for Christmas. The Fab Four’s full catalog will be available on all major services including leader Spotify, ...

Dec 22, 2015

Singer Adele says Internet streaming 'a bit disposable'

British singer Adele, who has shunned streaming services with her successful new album “25,” says she finds online music platforms to be “a bit disposable.” The vocalist, who did not explain her decision when the album came out on November 20, said in an ...

Kurt Masur, who led New York Philharmonic, dies at 88

Dec 20, 2015

Kurt Masur, who led New York Philharmonic, dies at 88

Kurt Masur was a conductor who knew how to use his authority. He used it to tame orchestras — notably the unruly New York Philharmonic, which he led for 11 years — and to historic effect in his native land, when his call for ...

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is first to sell 30 million in U.S.

Dec 17, 2015

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is first to sell 30 million in U.S.

Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” is still breaking barriers more than 30 years after its release and six years after the pop superstar’s death, becoming the first album in history to cross the 30 million mark in U.S. sales, record industry officials said on Wednesday. ...