Latest Rock music News

'South Park' enjoys a silver anniversary of satire

Aug. 12, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaching the age of 25 is usually a sign of hitting adulthood, a signal to put away all childish things. Not for “South Park” and stars Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman. The Comedy Central staple about four bratty, perpetually bundled-up youngsters in an unhinged...

Planet Drum unites global percussionists in common rhythm

Aug. 11, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Grammy-winning group of the world’s top percussionists has reunited after 15 years on a new record that aims to bring the world together in rhythm and dance. Planet Drum’s new record “In The Groove,” out now, features drummers from very different...

Review: Post Malone concert doc is all flash, no substance

Aug. 11, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a moment in Post Malone’s new concert film when its star confesses to how surreal his life has become: “Sometimes I feel like I’m not a real person.” Fans will get no clarity on that astounding statement after watching Amazon's “Post Malone:...

Metallica, Mariah Carey headline Global Citizen NYC concert

Aug. 11, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Metallica, Mariah Carey and The Jonas Brothers will headline a free concert in New York’s Central Park next month marking the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival organized by the international nonprofit fighting extreme poverty. The Sept. 24 event will...

Motown songwriter-producer Lamont Dozier dead at 81

Aug. 09, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamont Dozier, the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Heat Wave” and dozens of other hits and helped make Motown an essential record company of the 1960s and beyond, has died at age 81. ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 14-20

Aug. 08, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 14-20: Aug. 14: Singer Dash Crofts of Seals and Crofts is 84. Singer David Crosby is 81. Country singer Connie Smith is 81. Actor-musician Steve Martin is 77. Actor Antonio Fargas (“Starsky and Hutch”) is 76. Bassist Larry Graham of Sly...

Former Texas police chief gets 15 1/2 years for bribery

Aug. 05, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — A former West Texas police chief was sentenced Friday to 15 1/2 years in prison for taking bribes for a multimillion-dollar contract for a city vendor. A federal judge sentenced former San Angelo police Chief Timothy Ray Vasquez, 52, in San Angelo after a...

Sam Gooden, founding member of The Impressions, has died

Aug. 05, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sam Gooden, one of the original members of the Chicago soul group The Impressions and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has died. He was 87. His daughter, Gina Griffin, said Gooden died Thursday, a month shy of his 88th birthday, in his hometown...

Review: Twins’ harmonies shimmer on album of covers

Aug. 04, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

“Cover to Cover,” The Brother Brothers (Compass Records) Identical twins Adam and David Moss are easy to tell apart on their charming new album of cover tunes. That’s usually David singing the high part, his gentle harmonies with Adam doing a distinctive dance...

Colton Herta looks for redemption in return to Music City

Aug. 04, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colton Herta always wanted to be a racecar driver and pursuing his passion came with parental conditions, among them the insistence he learn to play a musical instrument. “I chose piano at first and I hated it, so I started playing drums when I was like...