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Doobie Brothers unite with Michael McDonald for tour

Nov. 19, 2019 2:29 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees The Doobie Brothers are joining with singer and songwriter Michael McDonald for a 50th anniversary tour next year. McDonald, who sang with the band starting in 1975 before starting his own solo career, surprised fans at The Doobie Brothers...

Review: ‘Frozen 2’ soundtrack struggles in shadow of first

Nov. 18, 2019 12:41 PM EST

Various artists, “Frozen 2” (Walt Disney Records) No, there’s no new “Let It Go.” Let it go. The “Frozen 2” soundtrack brings together everyone’s favorite princesses — Elsa and Anna — the snowman Olaf, good guy Kristoff and his faithful...

Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury festival

Nov. 18, 2019 11:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney has snagged the coveted Saturday night headline slot at Glastonbury next year as the British music festival celebrates its 50th birthday. Festival organizers confirmed Monday that the former Beatle will perform on the main Pyramid Stage on June 27. McCartney last played...

Terry O’Neill, whose images captured ‘60s London, dies at 81

Nov. 17, 2019 6:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British photographer Terry O’Neill, whose images captured London’s Swinging ‘60s and who created iconic portraits of Elton John, Brigitte Bardot and Winston Churchill, has died at age 81. O’Neill died Saturday at his home in London following a long battle with...

Review: Joe Henry faces down illness with creative gush

Nov. 15, 2019 2:47 PM EST

Joe Henry, “The Gospel According to Water” (earMUSIC) Given a few months to live released a creative gush in Joe Henry and the result is “The Gospel According to Water,” one of the best albums of his fruitful career. Fortunately, Henry’s cancer is in remission while he continues...

The Latest: Rosalía wins album of the year at Latin Grammys

Nov. 14, 2019 11:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the Latin Grammys, which are being presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Rosalía has won album of the year at the Latin Grammys for her breakout album “El Mal Querer.” Thursday’s ceremony was a big night for...

In DC, face scans peg a lawmaker - and a long-dead singer

Nov. 14, 2019 7:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Privacy advocates who strapped cameras to their heads and walked around Capitol Hill Thursday say Amazon’s facial recognition technology successfully recognized a congressman - but also claimed to spot singer Roy Orbison, who died in 1988. The activists scanned thousands of faces...

Deep cuts rule Juliana Hatfield's Police covers album

Nov. 12, 2019 4:20 PM EST

Juliana Hatfield, "Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police" (American Laundromat Records) One way to assess a covers record is whether its appeal stretches beyond fans of the re-interpreter to fans of the original performers. In the case of "Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police," both camps should be pleased. Part of the...

Something old, something new for Michael Stipe

Nov. 11, 2019 10:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After Michael Stipe opens a gate to the abandoned Manhattan storefront that serves as his studio, you find a man easily traversing his past, present and future creative lives. He's promoting a 25th anniversary package of the R.E.M. album "Monster" while excited by the response to the first...

Beatles album cover photographer Robert Freeman dies at 82

Nov. 9, 2019 8:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Photographer Robert Freeman, who helped define the image of The Beatles with some of the band's best-known album covers, has died aged 82. A statement on The Beatles' official website announced Freeman's death Friday but didn't give a cause. Born in 1936, Freeman began his career as a...