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The Grateful Dead and Francis Ford Coppola are among the newest Kennedy Center Honors recipients

Jul. 18, 2024 07:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An iconoclastic filmmaking legend and one of the world's most enduring musical acts headline this year's crop of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Director Francis Ford Coppola and the Grateful Dead will be honored for lifetime achievement in the arts, along with...

Singer Ingrid Andress says she was drunk during panned MLB anthem performance, will get treatment

Jul. 16, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

After a widely panned performance of the U.S. national anthem at the MLB Home Run Derby, country singer Ingrid Andress apologized Tuesday and said she was drunk. “I'm checking myself into a facility today to get the help I need,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “That was not me...

Global music streams are up in 2024. Latin music dominates and multiple releases of same album sell

Jul. 16, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

Halfway through the year, a few music trends have become apparent: Global music streams are up, Latin music has become the fastest growing streaming genre in the United States, and physical album variants — multiple releases of the same — are on the rise. Going Global ...

Jack Black ends Tenacious D tour after bandmate's Trump shooting comment

Jul. 16, 2024 09:51 AM EDT

The comedy rock duo Tenacious D — made up of Jack Black and Kyle Gass — has canceled the rest of their tour after Gass' remarks about the assassination attempt on Donald Trump. While onstage at a concert in Sydney on Sunday, Gass was presented with a birthday cake and asked to...

Music Review: Glass Animals weave heartstring-tugging vignettes on new album

Jul. 15, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

Love songs have existed for millennia but leave it to Glass Animals to give them a refreshing spin, where love isn't always a honeymoon phase or heartbreak — it's much, much more. The British indie-pop band, known for hits like 2014's “Gooey” or 2020's viral “Heat Waves," has...

Griff has opened for some of pop's biggest stars. Now she has a debut album of her own to tour

Jul. 15, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

British singer-songwriter Griff’s career has been an undeniable whirlwind. Less than two years after releasing her first single — and finishing her A-level exams — she won the Brit Award for Rising Star. Then she opened for Dua Lipa. Then Ed Sheeran. Then Coldplay. Then Taylor Swift. ...

Music Review: Megan Moroney's charms grow stronger on sophomore album, 'Am I Okay?'

Jul. 12, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

It begins with the title track: “Am I Okay?” Megan Moroney, a storied student of country music — and an expert in the genre's ability to flip a turn of phrase and change its meaning in surprising and unexpected ways — does exactly that. It's a love song, a declaration that maybe, just...

LL Cool J relearned 'how to rap' on his first album in 11 years, 'The FORCE.' Here's how

Jul. 12, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy award winning rapper-actor- author LL COOL J will release his first new album in 11 years, “The FORCE” in September — 40 years into his hip-hop career. Not that he hasn't been making music in that time. “I've always tinkered around in the studio...

The Beastie Boys sue Chili's parent company over alleged misuse of 'Sabotage' song in ad

Jul. 11, 2024 18:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Beastie Boys are suing the parent company of Chili's in a case that accuses the chain restaurant of running an advertisement that used the hip-hop trio's smash hit “Sabotage” without permission. The rap group, in a federal case filed Wednesday in New York,...

What to stream this week: 'Descendants,' Megan Moroney, 'Sunny' and new HARDY album

Jul. 11, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

Country sensation HARDY's new album and a new “Descendants” movie are some of the new television, films, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists: “Faye,”...