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Nas, Eve, Snoop, Aaliyah's mom react to death of rapper DMX

Apr. 09, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction to the death of Grammy-nominated rapper DMX, who died Friday at 50. — “Earl Simmons was a wonderful, caring father, and a sensitive, thoughtful man. Unfortunately, Dark Man X took over and ran amok, tormented and struggling to find the...

'Nothing less than a giant': Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

Apr. 09, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family statement Friday. He was...

Hollywood Bowl to reopen for 2021 season with capacity limit

Apr. 09, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hollywood Bowl will reopen for the 2021 season with a limited-capacity audience due to COVID-19 concerns. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced Friday that Bowl concerts will resume in May with capacity for about 4,000 people based on...

Small Icelandic town rallies behind Oscar-nominated song

Apr. 09, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

The writers behind the Oscar-nominated song “ Husavik (My Hometown) ” knew that they wanted it to be an emotional core to the otherwise silly Will Ferrell movie “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.” But they had no idea just how significant the ballad would become to the...

Frontier Days return music lineup includes Brooks, LeDoux

Apr. 09, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Country music artists including Garth Brooks will perform at the first Cheyenne Frontier Days since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and Frontier Days officials announced this week the rodeo festival will take place...

Family says DMX, the rapper and actor known for iconic hip-hop songs and a gruff delivery, is dead at 50

Apr. 09, 2021 12:54 PM EDT
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Family says DMX, the rapper and actor known for iconic hip-hop songs and a gruff delivery, is dead at 50.

Pearl Jam guitarist McCready proud of 30 years of 'Ten'

Apr. 09, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

The Pearl Jam songs that would end up as tracks on the “Ten” album were played live at clubs along the West Coast for months leading into the band’s first recording session. The potential was there for Pearl Jam to serve as more than an opening act for bigger bands at the time — like...

Back in Business: WrestleMania ready to rumble with fans

Apr. 09, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

His time due as the next face of WWE, Drew McIntyre imagined what his crowning achievement would look like in the build toward last year’s WrestleMania in his American hometown of Tampa, Florida. “I beat ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar, I raise the title, I jump into the...

Review: 'In Another World,' Cheap Trick still on top of it

Apr. 09, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

Cheap Trick, “In Another World” (BMG) In another world, it's still 1979, and Cheap Trick is arguably the biggest American rock band. Tracks like “Here's Looking at You” are dominating FM radio and teens are bopping to “The Party," singing along with...

Howard Weitzman, lawyer for Jackson, Bieber, DeLorean, dies

Apr. 08, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howard Weitzman, an attorney whose clients included Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, and auto maker John DeLorean, has died. He was 81. Weitzman died Wednesday in the Pacific Palisades section of Los Angeles after a brief illness, his wife, Margaret...