Dave Matthews reacts to getting Rock Hall nomination

  • Oct 18, 2019

 Dave Matthews is having a hard time imagining his band being included on the same Rock & Roll Hall of Fame list as other musical icons such as Whitney Houston. The Dave Matthews Band frontman said their recent nomination for the Hall’s 2020 class was unexpected an

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Stars, Global Citizen founder outline massive 2020 concert

  • Sep 27, 2019

NEW YORK— The annual Global Citizen Festival is happening this weekend in New York but founder Hugh Evans is thinking bigger. He’s enlisted some of the world’s top talent including Hugh Jackman, Pharrell, Chris Martin and Metallica, to kick off a yearlong campaign called Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream.

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Judges may not be buying that ‘Stairway’ needs new trial

  • Sep 24, 2019

A group of federal judges aren’t sure all that glitters is gold, and they don’t seem to be buying that a new trial is necessary in the copyright fight over the Led Zeppelin song, “Stairway to Heaven.” Members of an 11-judge panel at a Monday hearing before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francis

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Tribute concert of Avicii’s music to benefit mental health

  • Sep 03, 2019

NEW YORK— A benefit concert for suicide prevention featuring the music of the late star Avicii is being planned for Dec. 5 in Stockholm, Sweden. Proceeds will support the work of the new Tim Bergling Foundation, named for the musician who killed himself in April 2018. His songs “Wake Me Up!,” ″Addicted to Yo

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Winners of the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards

  • Aug 27, 2019

NEWARK, N.J.— Winners of the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, presented Monday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey: — Video of the year: Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down” — Artist of the year: Ariana Grande — Song of the year: Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road (Re

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Elliott, Swift set to perform at MTV Video Music Awards

  • Aug 26, 2019

NEWARK, N.J.— 2019 is the year of Missy Elliott: The rap icon became the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame earlier this year and she will also earn the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at Monday’s MTV Video Music Awards. Elliott, who has released colorful, eccentric and groun

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Plácido Domingo to perform for first time since accusations

  • Aug 25, 2019

SALZBURG, Austria— Plácido Domingo returns to the stage at the Salzburg Festival in his first appearance since nine women accused him of sexual harassment in a report by The Associated Press. The case has divided the opera world. Two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled planned appearances. European opera

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Rolling Stones get a little piece of Mars to call their own

  • Aug 23, 2019

PASADENA, Calif.— There is now a “Rolling Stones Rock” on Mars, and it’s giving Mick and the boys some serious satisfaction. NASA named the little stone for the legendary rockers after its InSight robotic lander captured it rolling across the surface of Mars. Robert Downey Jr. took the stage just before the

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India’s ‘patriotism pop’ songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

  • Aug 22, 2019

NEW DELHI— The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India’s Hindu-led nationalist government that it was stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir that had been in place for decades. The songs delivered a message to India’s 250 million YouTube users a

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