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Joan Jett, Underwood to perform 'Sunday Night Football' open

Aug. 20, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

Fred Gaudelli knew NBC would have to come up with something grand for this season's "Sunday Night Football" opener since the NFL is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It didn't take long for the show's executive producer to arrive at something: Carrie Underwood came up with the perfect idea. This season, the show...

Paul Simon plants a tree at Hawaii forest preserve on Maui

Aug. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

KULA, Hawaii (AP) — Musician Paul Simon joined environmentalists trying to reinvigorate a Hawaii forest on Maui and planted a tree during a ceremony, a report said. The singer-songwriter visited Auwahi Forest Restoration Project with volunteers who are trying to revive plant life in the area, The Honolulu...

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan

Aug. 19, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Singer Elton John says he's "deeply distressed" by media accounts that criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking a private jet to go on vacation despite the flight's carbon impact of the planet. John took to Instagram on Monday to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and...

Duane Allman's old guitar 'Layla' sells for $1.25 million

Aug. 18, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Fans of Duane Allman in Macon, Georgia, say they didn't expect the late musician's old guitar to sell for $1.25 million at a recent auction. The gold-topped guitar is the one Allman played in the hit song "Layla," where he performed with Eric Clapton, The Telegraph reported . Until...

'Easy Rider' star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

Aug. 16, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79. "I am very sad," Jane Fonda said in a statement....

With glut of festivals, hard to match Woodstock magic

Aug. 16, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after Woodstock, the mystical and messy event that gave birth to a myriad of musical festivals, the entertainment industry is diluted with festivals and events like it — some genre specific, some extremely diverse and others offering experiences in addition to music,...

Arlo Guthrie sings as Woodstock fans flock to concert site

Aug. 15, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed pilgrims and white-haired Woodstock festival veterans converged at the generation-defining site to celebrate its 50th anniversary, while Arlo Guthrie came back to sing — what else? — "The Times They Are a-Changin'." Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a...

Maryland court rules pot smell not enough to search person

Aug. 15, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court says the smell of marijuana isn't enough for police to search a person, in a ruling that begins by quoting the title of Bob Dylan's song: "The Times They Are A-Changin'." The Court of Appeals ruled 7-0 this week that in Maryland's post-decriminalization era,...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Aug. 15, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of August 14, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. The...

Metallica donates to Romanian pediatric cancer hospital

Aug. 15, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Metallica says it has donated 250,000 euros ($277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first pediatric oncology hospital. The American heavy metal band, which is very popular in Romania, made the donation ahead of their sold-out show Wednesday in Romania's National Arena,...