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Clarkson, Pink honor victims of hurricanes, violence at AMAs

Bruno Mars

Kelly Clarkson and Pink kicked off the 2017 American Music Awards paying tribute to those affected this year by hurricanes, gun violence, hate crimes and other tragic events. Before the pop stars sang R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” on Sunday, Jamie Foxx said this year “we needed the power of music to help us escape the news of the day … to ... Read More »

Model accuses Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct

Russell Simmons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old. In a report Sunday in the Los Angeles Times, Khalighi says that Simmons coerced her to perform a sex act and later penetrated her without her consent in his New ... Read More »

Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

Mel Tillis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country music star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died. A spokesman for Tillis, Don Murry Grubbs, said Tillis died early Sunday at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. He was 85. ... Read More »

Reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis’ death

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A look at reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis, who died Sunday at age 85. ___ Blake Shelton, on Twitter: — He did his best to try and keep my head on straight. I looked up to Mel more than he could’ve possibly known. A talented songwriter. An incredible entertainer. And a funny ... Read More »

Nick Cave plays Israel to ‘take stand’ against boycotters

Nick Cave

JERUSALEM (AP) — Nick Cave, the dark poet of rock, on Sunday accused the anti-Israel boycott movement of trying to bully musicians and said he was taking a “principled stand” by performing in the country. The Australian artist, known for music that can be both melancholic and uplifting, is popular in Israel and is set to perform a pair of ... Read More »

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” ”Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death Saturday on their official Facebook page and website. A representative for the band confirmed that the ... Read More »

Harry Styles, Miguel set for Victoria’s Secret China show

Harry Styles

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Harry Styles and R&B star Miguel will perform at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Shanghai on Monday. People magazine reports that Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. and Chinese singer Jane Zhang will also perform at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The show will air Nov. 28 on CBS. Karlie Kloss and Bella Hadid are among the ... Read More »

Widow of Grateful Dead’s longtime lawyer auctions rare items

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The widow of the Grateful Dead’s longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band. Hal and Jesse Kant’s memorabilia collection includes signed artwork by the band’s late leader, Jerry Garcia, and backstage passes from concerts spanning 30 years. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports some of the items are expected ... Read More »

Woman must pay Katy Perry for interfering with convent sale

Katy Perry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has found that a businesswoman must pay $5 million to singer Katy Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles, finding that the woman intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry of a hilltop property that was once a convent. The jury found Friday that entrepreneur Dana Hollister should pay the archdiocese $3.47 million and ... Read More »

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending November 16, 2017: Top Songs 1. Havana (feat. Young Thug), Camila Cabello 2. Walk On Water (feat. Beyoncé), Eminem 3. Perfect, Ed Sheeran 4. Thunder, Imagine Dragons 5. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage) , Post Malone 6. …Ready For It?, Taylor Swift 7. Female, Keith Urban 8. Too Good at Goodbyes, Sam Smith ... Read More »