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Review: Joe Bonamassa rocks the blues hard on 'Redemption'

Sep. 21, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

Joe Bonamassa, "Redemption" (J&R Adventures) There are a few months left in the year, so though "Redemption" is his third album of 2018 — after a strong collaboration with Beth Hart and a double live album of covers of tunes by British legends like Eric Clapton, Cream, Jeff Beck and Led Zeppelin...

Unreleased Chris Cornell songs to be released in November

Sep. 21, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Chris Cornell music is being released more than a year after his death. Cornell's widow Vicky is behind the new album "Chris Cornell," as well as a four-disc box set. Both will be released November 16. The first track from both projects is titled "When Bad Does Good ." Vicky Cornell...

Singer Elton John and partner win libel judgment

Sep. 21, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Singer Elton John and partner David Furnish have accepted an apology and undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper report that their dog severely injured a child while on a play date. The pair brought the case against News Group Newspapers, which owns The Sun and Sun on Sunday, over a story...

Robbie Williams entertains at Emporio Armani's airport show

Sep. 20, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers were letting go of streetwear and turning back to the basics of elegant design on the second day of Milan Fashion Week. That is not to say there is nothing for trendy youth. Designers are turning to materials like PVC to keep a street-smart edge. And they aren't giving up the...

Review: Billy F. Gibbons feels right at home on blues album

Sep. 20, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

Billy F. Gibbons, "The Big Bad Blues" (Concord Records) Billy F. Gibbons hasn't strayed far from the blues but after a 2015 solo debut awash in Afro-Cuban influences, "The Big Bad Blues" is a sort of homecoming in more ways than one — the very ZZ Top-like opening track, "Missin' Yo' Kissin,'" among the...

Jefferson Airplane's Kaukonen is still on embryonic journey

Sep. 20, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Long before he wrote and recorded the Jefferson Airplane classic "Embryonic Journey," Jorma Kaukonen was on a decades-long journey of discovery of his own. From shy, sometimes bullied upper-class son of a globe-trotting U.S. diplomat in post-colonial Pakistan, Kaukonen would evolve into...

'Ramblin' Man' singer critical but stable after falling

Sep. 20, 2018 7:54 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in "critical but stable" condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family dog in Florida. The Dickey Betts website says the "Ramblin' Man" singer-songwriter has been sedated since the accident Monday evening in...

U2's Bono says pope's "aghast" about church sex abuse

Sep. 19, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — U2 frontman Bono has described Pope Francis as being "aghast" about sex abuse in the Catholic Church. The Irish singer met privately with Francis on Wednesday at the Vatican hotel where the pope lives, to discuss themes that Bono told reporters included "the wild beast that is...

SpaceX's 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon

Sep. 18, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes headlines in Japan. The SpaceX mission, set for takeoff in 2023, is just the latest exploit in tycoon Yusaku Maezawa's...

Another rebel yell: Billy Idol returning for Vegas residency

Sep. 18, 2018 8:01 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rebel yell will be heard again in Las Vegas. Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation on Tuesday have announced Billy Idol is returning for his second residency at the Pearl Concert Theater. The 62-year-old, known for such hits as "Rebel Yell," ''Dancing with Myself" and "Mony Mony," will be...