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Following Perry's lead, Kid Rock pays off $81K in layaways

Dec. 9, 2018 1:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Kid Rock says he followed the lead of actor Tyler Perry by paying off the layaway items of hundreds of Walmart customers in Tennessee. Store manager Tom Meyer tells The Tennessean Kid Rock spent $81,000 to pay the balances of 350 customer accounts at a Walmart in Nashville....

Russian rappers, artists still rebel despite govt crackdown

Dec. 7, 2018 3:09 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — When the Russian "dark rave" duo Nastya Kreslina and Nikolay Kostylev stepped off the train for their gig in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, the police were waiting on the frozen platform. They were asked for their passports, Kostylev was handcuffed and they were whisked away to the local...

Buzzcocks co-founder Pete Shelley dies at 63

Dec. 6, 2018 9:18 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Pete Shelley, the singer-songwriter and co-founder of the punk band the Buzzcocks, has died at age 63. On Thursday, the band confirmed "with great sadness" his death and called him "one of the U.K.'s most influential and prolific songwriters." The Buzzcocks announced in a tweet on its...

Kendrick Lamar, Cooper and Lady Gaga earn Golden Globe nods

Dec. 6, 2018 5:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Globe nominations recognized Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's talents as actors, but Thursday's announcement also came with a nod for their soulful duet "Shallow" from "A Star is Born." They join an impressive roster of music stars who earned Globe nominations Thursday,...

Review: Mellencamp puts fearless touch on American classics

Dec. 6, 2018 12:59 PM EST

John Mellencamp, "Other People's Stuff" (Republic Records) In his youth John Mellencamp was known to be cocky. That brashness carried him to the big stage, where he became a stadium-scale rocker with an adventurous spirit. He mostly fell short of the stature attained by contemporaries named Bruce Springsteen and...

Van Morrison's latest finds him in relaxed, swinging groove

Dec. 5, 2018 12:28 PM EST

Van Morrison, "The Prophet Speaks" (Caroline International) The first thing longtime listeners to Van Morrison will notice is the lack of angst — his 40th studio album is missing the usual complaints about the greed and cynicism of the music business. The next and most remarkable aspect is the relaxed,...

Bruce Springsteen: No tour with E Street band in 2019

Dec. 5, 2018 7:09 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen will not be touring with the E Street Band in 2019. Springsteen on Tuesday posted on Twitter that they hope to be back soon. But The Boss says he wants a break after his "Springsteen on Broadway" show wraps up on Dec. 15 and he's working on various recording projects....

LL Cool J, Gwen Stefani join in CBS foster-adoption special

Dec. 3, 2018 12:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LL Cool J is host of a TV special that has long spotlighted adoption for kids in foster care. CBS' "A Home for the Holidays" is marking its 20th year of sharing stories about children who found or need permanent homes. Gwen Stefani, Train and Lukas Graham will perform on the program...

Bush gets tributes at Kennedy Center Honors program

Dec. 3, 2018 11:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year's Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was almost overshadowed by controversy surrounding the sitting president. This year's event took place in the shadow of the death of a former commander in chief. Sunday night's ceremony honoring lifetime artistic achievement featured multiple...

Rockers Hootie & the Blowfish return with new album, tour

Dec. 3, 2018 9:26 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Twenty-five years after "Cracked Rear View" launched their careers, Grammy-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish will release a new album and launch an official tour next year after a decade-long break. The Southern pop-rockers, featuring lead singer Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan,...