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Sheryl Crow says 2008 fire destroyed all her master tapes

Jun. 26, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Singer Sheryl Crow says the original tapes of albums such as "Tuesday Night Music Club" and the track "All I Wanna Do" perished in a 2008 fire at Universal Music Group. Crow told the BBC Wednesday that her master tapes and back-ups were destroyed in the blaze and that she only discovered the...

Jerry Carrigan, drummer for Elvis, George Jones, dies

Jun. 25, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama-born drummer Jerry Carrigan, who was in the first rhythm section for FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals and later an in-demand session player in Nashville, Tennessee, died at age 75 in Chattanooga. His cousin, Tom Carrigan, said he learned of Carrigan's death last Thursday, but he...

Carter Center fundraiser to auction off big ticket items

Jun. 25, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A guitar signed by the Rolling Stones, vacations to Hawaii, France and Martha's Vineyard and signed photographs of five U.S. presidents are among the items former President Jimmy Carter will be auctioning off at his foundation's annual charity benefit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Dave Bartholomew, co-wrote 'Ain't That a Shame," dies at 100

Jun. 23, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," has died. He was 100. Bartholomew, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock...

Elliot Roberts dies; manager for Neil Young, Joni Mitchell

Jun. 22, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The manager of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and many other rock stars has died. Elliot Roberts was 76. His agency Lookout Management says in a statement that Roberts died Friday. No other details were available. Young is known for his many clashes with record industry officials but said in a...

Tom Petty estate, Soundgarden among those suing record label

Jun. 22, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Soundgarden and estates representing Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty are among those suing Universal Music Group for materials lost in a 2008 fire. In a suit filed this week in federal district court in Los Angeles, the artists allege that Universal failed to protect music ruined in the fire and...

10 troubled, triumphant years for the Michael Jackson estate

Jun. 22, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ten years ago, entertainment lawyer John Branca and Michael Jackson renewed the partnership that had brought the wealth and status of both men to new heights. Eight days later, Jackson would be dead. Yet his role in Branca's life would only become larger. Branca has represented his own...

Jagger appears healthy as Rolling Stones rock Soldier Field

Jun. 22, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An energetic Mick Jagger skipped, spun, sprinted and pranced Friday night as the Rolling Stones launched their North American tour at Chicago's Soldier Field. The 75-year-old showed no sign of ill health three months after the tour was postponed because a doctor said he required medical...

Utley honored, tosses pitch to Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney

Jun. 21, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chase Utley ran out to second base one more time wearing a red pinstriped No. 26 Philadelphia Phillies jersey and dark blue suit pants while his walk-up song "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin blared and adoring fans stood and cheered. The six-time All-Star was honored Friday night at a...

Elton John gets top French award, joins AIDS fight call

Jun. 21, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Elton John, a newly awarded Legion of honor pinned to his suit, joined a call Friday by French President Emmanuel Macron to fund AIDS research and treatment. The world-acclaimed singer spoke alongside Macron before thousands of people packed into the presidential Elysee Palace courtyard for an...