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Paul McCartney wows Glastonbury with Dave Grohl and The Boss

Jun. 26, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury Festival show was two years late. Fans thought it was worth the wait. The former Beatle pulled out all the stops — and brought on big-name rock ’n’ roll guest stars — for a 2½-hour concert at the southwest England festival on...

Coheed and Cambria on new album, cruise life, evolving sound

Jun. 24, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a rock musical space odyssey. Star Wars goes to Warped Tour, all grown up. And it’ll make you want to dance. Coheed and Cambria's “Vaxis II” is a sprawling 13-track prog-rock symphony, out Friday. The latest in a long line of concept albums, set to the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 24, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts mislead on photo of Zelenskyy...

Zelenskyy urges Glastonbury crowd to spread truth about war

Jun. 24, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

PILTON, England (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged music fans at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday to “spread the truth about Russia’s war ” on his country. Zelenskyy spoke to the crowd in a video message played at the British music extravaganza before a...

James Rado, who co-created groundbreaking ‘Hair,’ dies at 90

Jun. 22, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Rado, co-creator of the groundbreaking hippie musical “Hair,” which celebrated protest, pot and free love and paved the way for the sound of rock on Broadway, has died. He was 90. Rado died Tuesday night in New York City of cardio respiratory arrest,...

UK's Glastonbury Festival welcomes back fans after pandemic

Jun. 22, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of people are returning to England's Glastonbury Festival as the five-day music and performing arts event reopened Wednesday for the first time in three years after being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival, which is marking its 50th...

George Harrison's widow talks of life, death through poetry

Jun. 21, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first line of Olivia Harrison's book of poetry captures a feeling universal to everyone who has lost a loved one. “All I wanted was another spring,” she writes. “Was it so much to ask?” Through the verses that follow that question, the widow of former...

4-hour docuseries on The Rolling Stones to air on EPIX

Jun. 21, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

The Rolling Stones will help celebrate their 60th anniversary with an upcoming four-part docuseries on EPIX that takes turns focusing on the band’s most iconic members, with in-depth portraits of singer Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, and the late drummer Charlie Watts. ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 26-July 2

Jun. 21, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 26-July 2: June 26: Jazz pianist Dave Grusin is 88. Singer Billy Davis Jr. of the Fifth Dimension is 84. Singer Georgie Fame is 79. Actor Clive Francis (“The Crown”) is 76. Singer Brenda Holloway is 76. Actor Michael Paul Chan (“The...

Hank Jr. unleashes Thunderhead Hawkins on bawdy blues record

Jun. 17, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sometimes it's hard to tell who Hank Williams Jr. really is behind the dark sunglasses and the beard covering facial scars. How much of him is a persona — or a stage presence — is further complicated by the fact that Williams takes on multiple...