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ACM nominee engineer Gena Johnson crafts hit records

Apr. 13, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Inside the Nashville basement studio of audio engineer Gena Johnson, she has mementos from many of the artists she's helped to record and who have also shaped her own career. A turn of the century upright piano that Ben Folds helped her find...

Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl team up for a pandemic anthem

Apr. 13, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl have teamed up for a hard-rock pandemic anthem called “Eazy Sleazy.” “It’s a song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism," Jagger said in a statement Tuesday. “Thanks to Dave Grohl...

Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

Apr. 13, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Backed by an international concert hosted by Selena Gomez and headlined by Jennifer Lopez, Global Citizen is unveiling an ambitious campaign to help medical workers in the world’s poorest countries quickly receive COVID-19 vaccines. The anti-poverty...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 18-24

Apr. 12, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 18-24: April 18: Actor Robert Hooks is 84. Actor Hayley Mills is 75. Actor James Woods is 74. Actor Dorothy Lyman (“Mama’s Family”) is 74. Actor Cindy Pickett (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) is 74. Keyboardist Walt...

Beach Boys fan magazine editor produced band's reunion song

Apr. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — David Beard is no stranger to the Beach Boys — and not just because the Fort Mill, S.C., resident has been the editor and publisher of the Beach Boys fan magazine Endless Summer Quarterly since 1993. In fact, his rapport with members of the band...

Pearl Jam guitarist McCready proud of 30 years of 'Ten'

Apr. 09, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

The Pearl Jam songs that would end up as tracks on the “Ten” album were played live at clubs along the West Coast for months leading into the band’s first recording session. The potential was there for Pearl Jam to serve as more than an opening act for bigger bands at the time — like...

Review: 'In Another World,' Cheap Trick still on top of it

Apr. 09, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

Cheap Trick, “In Another World” (BMG) In another world, it's still 1979, and Cheap Trick is arguably the biggest American rock band. Tracks like “Here's Looking at You” are dominating FM radio and teens are bopping to “The Party," singing along with...

Review: Merry Clayton's new gospel album caps a comeback

Apr. 08, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

"Beautiful Scars,” Merry Clayton (Motown) It's appropriate Merry Clayton's singing volume on her new gospel album repeatedly reaches forte, which in French means strength. “Beautiful Scars" is a celebration of fortitude, and caps a comeback after Clayton lost her legs...

Review: Carlile shows rugged resilience in 'Broken Horses'

Apr. 07, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

“Broken Horses,” Brandi Carlile (Crown) Armed with a powder-blue cowboy hat bedazzled by her mother, a homemade vest and a turquoise bolo tie made by her great-grandfather, Brandi Carlile gave her first solo performance at the Northwest Grand Ole Opry Show at 8 or 9....

Dave Grohl memoir 'The Storyteller' coming out October 5

Apr. 07, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some unexpected free time in 2020 led Grammy winner Dave Grohl to put some thoughts and memories into words. Grohl's memoir “The Storyteller” will come out Oct. 5, Dey Street Books announced Tuesday. The 52-year-old Grohl will reflect on everything...