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FILE - Eric Church performs at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 28, 2017. Church will perform at this year's CMA Awards in Nashville. The show will air on ABC on Nov. 11. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)

Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris to play CMAs

Oct. 29, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs and more are set to take the stage at the CMA Awards in November. The country music awards show promised that the genre’s biggest stars will be together in one room again for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak...

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Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album

Oct. 28, 2020 7:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, “Whitney," has reached...

In this combination photo, Neil Young performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival in Napa, Calif. on May 25, 2019, from left, John Fogerty performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on May 5, 2019 and Phil Collins performs during his

Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to tune it down

Oct. 27, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the beloved opening lines of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah” to the rousing, children's-choir conclusion of the Rolling Stones' “You Can't Always Get What You Want,” President Donald Trump's campaign rallies have been filled with classic songs whose authors...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen performs at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y. Van Halen's Southern California hometown will memorialize the late guitar legend, but it's still unclear what form the tribute will take. The Pasadena City Council on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, directed officials to come up with ideas and report back on how to best remember the rock icon who died of cancer Oct. 6, 2020, at age 65. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Van Halen's California hometown plans memorial to guitarist

Oct. 27, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Eddie Van Halen's Southern California hometown will memorialize the late guitar legend, but it's still unclear what form the tribute will take. The Pasadena City Council on Monday directed officials to come up with ideas and report back on how to best remember the rock icon who...

FILE - Gwen Stefani, left, and Blake Shelton arrive at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. Shelton and Stefani posted a picture on Tuesday announcing their engagement.A representative for Shelton confirmed the couple recently got engaged while in Oklahoma, where Shelton lives. The two stars met as judges on the singing competition show years ago. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

'Voice' co-stars Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani engaged

Oct. 27, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “The Voice” co-stars Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are engaged and sharing the good news on social media. Shelton and Stefani posted a picture Tuesday announcing the engagement between the country star and the pop singer. “Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my...

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A look at artists who've objected to Trump using their songs

Oct. 27, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

From classic American rockers to British artists to the estates of late legends, here's a look at some of the musicians who have objected to Donald Trump using their songs at campaign events. JOHN FOGERTY, PHIL COLLINS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Some classic rockers say not only do they oppose Trump using their music,...

FILE - Musician Bob Dylan performs with The Band at the Forum in Los Angeles on Feb. 15, 1974. Transcripts of lost 1971 Dylan interviews with the late American blues artist Tony Glover and letters the two exchanged reveal that Dylan changed his name from Robert Zimmerman because he worried about anti-Semitism, and that he wrote

Blowin' in the wind: Lost interviews hold new Dylan insights

Oct. 27, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

For nearly half a century, they were blowin' in the wind: lost interviews that contained surprising new insights about celebrated singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Transcripts of the 1971 interviews with the late American blues artist Tony Glover — and letters the two friends exchanged — have surfaced at...

Questlove arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The founder of the hip-hop group The Roots wants to find the woman who bought a turntable and records for him when he was 5. He posted about his quest on social media over the weekend. He wrote that he was in Portland, Maine, in 1976 when he made friends with a stranger. He said he knew talking to strangers was a no-no but says “my instincts paid off.” Now he's hoping to find Ellie. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Questlove's quest: To find woman who bought him a turntable

Oct. 26, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ahmir Thompson, founder of The Roots and drummer for the “Tonight Show” band, wants to find the kind stranger who bought him a turntable and several records at the tender age of 5. Thompson — better known as Questlove — posted on social media that he was...

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Book Review: Peter Frampton looks back in a gentle memoir

Oct. 26, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

Peter Frampton, “Do You Feel Like I Do?” (Hachette Books) When Peter Frampton was a child, he busted his father on Christmas morning giving him an acoustic guitar dressed as Santa. “And from 3:30 in the morning on Christmas when I was 8 years old, I haven’t stopped playing...

FILE - Bruce Springsteen performs during the closing ceremonies of the Invictus Games in Toronto on Sept. 30, 2017.  Springsteen's latest album,

Outtakes: Springsteen on 1st guitar, touring and Twitter

Oct. 26, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen — who released his 20th album “Letter to You” last week — discusses trending on Twitter, his first guitar, his first concert and the pain of the pandemic in outtakes from a recent interview with The Associated Press. Read the interview here....