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Eagles of Death Metal members testify about Bataclan attack

May. 17, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Members of the Californian rock band Eagles of Death Metal provided emotional testimony Tuesday about the night Islamic State group extremists stormed their Bataclan theater concert, killing scores of people in France’s worst attack in generations. Singer Jesse...

Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Whitley to join Country Hall of Fame

May. 17, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis, the late country singer Keith Whitley and music executive Joe Galante will join the Country Music Hall of Fame. Lewis, 86, nicknamed “The Killer,” wore a red sequined jacket and white shoes at Tuesday's...

NBC, Fox offer fall television plans, to a point amid change

May. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Something was missing when Fox announced its plans for the fall television season: a schedule. It was one of several signs of how the business has changed since networks resumed their annual glitzy presentations for advertisers, which had been suspended because of...

Yankees' Cortes deactivates account after old tweets surface

May. 16, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes said he deactivated his Twitter account after screenshots surfaced Sunday of tweets from a decade ago that included racial slurs. Cortes appeared to be quoting rap lyrics in at least some of the tweets, and he did not seem...

New this week: Harry Styles, 'Angelyne' and 'The Valet'

May. 16, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — The gripping documentary “Hold Your Fire," directed by Stefan Forbes, chronicles a 1973...

Brandi Carlile, Yola, Allison Russell lead Americana noms

May. 16, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brandi Carlile, Allison Russell and Yola are the leading nominees for the 2022 Americana Honors and Awards, with each one up for album of the year, artist of the year and song of the year. The nominees were announced Monday in Nashville, Tennessee, at the...

Get on your bike: Coldplay hopes to lead with a green tour

May. 16, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's often said that fans at live concerts give the band a jolt of electricity. Coldplay wants to literally harness that. The pop superstars have added kinetic dance floors and energy-storing stationary bikes to their latest world tour, encouraging fans to help...

Singer Ruslana seeks Turkey's help for Ukrainian fighters

May. 16, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Ukrainian singer and former Eurovision song contest winner appealed to Turkey’s president on Monday to save Ukrainian fighters from the besieged city of Mariupol amid Russia's war. Ruslana, whose song “Wild Dances” catapulted her to No. 1 in the music...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28

May. 16, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28: May 22: Pianist Peter Nero is 88. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 84. Actor Frank Converse is 84. Actor Barbara Parkins (“Peyton Place,” ″Valley of the Dolls”) is 80. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 72. Actor Al Corley...

Travis Scott, Morgan Wallen hit Billboard Music Awards stage

May. 16, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen made controversial returns on the Billboard Music Awards stage on Sunday, while Mary J. Blige was honored for her musical excellence. Wallen performed in his first major awards show after he was caught on camera more than a year ago using a racial slur....