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Music Review: Brittany Howard shines in new solo album

Sep. 20, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

Brittany Howard, "Jaime" (ATO Records) Solo projects can be hit or miss for artists looking to break from a band. For some, their newfound creative independence allows them to hit their stride. For others (even rock legend Mick Jagger), they seem to function better as part of a collective effort. Brittany Howard...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Sep. 19, 2019 6:48 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 September 18, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. The...

Review: Hiss Golden Messenger delivers music with a purpose

Sep. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Hiss Golden Messenger, "Terms of Surrender" (Merge) The new album by Hiss Golden Messenger is one to play on repeat, immersing in every nuance. It's Americana music with a purpose. Like the North Carolina band's earlier work, "Terms of Surrender" is built around the talents of singer-songwriter frontman M.C....

Review: Robertson looks back at The Band in 'Sinematic'

Sep. 17, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

Robbie Robertson, "Sinematic" (UMe) Robbie Robertson, the former lead songwriter and guitar player for The Band, taps into his love of films for "Sinematic," his first new studio album in eight years. The inspiration for "Sinematic" shouldn't come as a surprise given Robertson's close and longtime friendship with...

Correction: US-Obit-Ocasek story

Sep. 16, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 16 about the death of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of studio albums the band released. They put out seven, not six. A corrected version of the story is below: Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75 Ric Ocasek,...

Ocasek's wife says he died while recuperating from surgery

Sep. 16, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner says Ric Ocasek , the 75-year-old frontman for The Cars, died of heart disease, worsened by emphysema. Ocasek's wife, model and actress Paulina Porizkova, posted a statement on Instagram , saying he was "recuperating very well after surgery" and that their...

New York police say Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars, found dead in Manhattan apartment.

Sep. 15, 2019 9:19 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars, found dead in Manhattan apartment.

Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70

Sep. 13, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

Eddie Money, who left behind a career as a New York police officer to become one of the top-selling rock stars of the 1970s and '80s, with hits like "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight," has died. He was 70. Publicist Cindy Ronzoni provided a statement from the family and said Money died Friday...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Sep. 12, 2019 5:05 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 September 11, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. The...

Review: Charli XCX, pop's avant-garde princess, returns

Sep. 10, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

Charli XCX, "Charli" (Atlantic Records) Charli XCX could easily have turned in a safe, hit-heavy pop-dance album this year. But where's the fun in that? If Jack White is the mad scientist of rock, Charli XCX is the one for pop, a peripatetic mixologist and collaborator who seems happiest pushing the boundaries of...