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Punk icon Lydon fails in bid to play Eurovision Song Contest

Feb. 04, 2023 06:14 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Punk icon John Lydon has failed in his attempt to become Ireland’s entry for the pop music competition the Eurovision Song Contest. The former Sex Pistols frontman entered the song “Hawaii” with his post-punk band Public Image Ltd. in the national runoff for...

Q&A: Shania Twain talks rebuilding confidence with new album

Feb. 03, 2023 10:11 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shania Twain felt the need on her new album to empower herself the same way she has uplifted listeners with hits like “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” and “She’s Not Just a Pretty Face.” So she set aside all feelings of self consciousness — appearing...

Kim Petras talks religion, trans community ahead of Grammys

Feb. 02, 2023 14:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Kim Petras, 2022 was a big year: The German singer-songwriter received her first Grammy nomination, made her acting debut with the HBO series “Los Espookys” and released a single with acclaimed pop music producer Max Martin. Inspired by the irreverent...

Review: K-pop's NCT127 adds neo-chill hop to album repackage

Jan. 30, 2023 11:01 AM EST

“Ay-Yo — The 4th Album Repackage” NCT127 (SM Entertainment) NCT127 should be credited as inventors of a new genre: neo-chill hop. Their upcoming repackage “Ay-Yo” of their fourth studio album “2 Baddies” comes with three extra tracks that move the needle...

Review: Even J.Lo can't save this 'Shotgun Wedding'

Jan. 25, 2023 19:20 PM EST

Spoiler alert: J.Lo looks fantastic in a wedding dress. You surely knew that, given not only the plethora of wedding-themed movies Jennifer Lopez has made over the years, from “The Wedding Planner” to “Monster-in-Law” to the recent “Marry Me,” but also her own offscreen...

Justin Bieber sells rights to 'Baby,' rest of music catalog

Jan. 25, 2023 16:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber's record-breaking pop hits from “Baby” to “Sorry” are no longer his after the superstar sold the rights to all his early career music. The Canadian-American pop star’s six albums, including his most recent album “Justice,” are part of the...

Panic! at the Disco ends; Brendon Urie to focus on family

Jan. 25, 2023 16:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — First there were four, then they became three and finally just one. Now it's time to say a final farewell to art pop-rocker group Panic! at the Disco. Brendon Urie, the only musician left from the original group, announced on the band's Instagram page Tuesday that...

Fans, celebs gather at Graceland to mourn Lisa Marie Presley

Jan. 22, 2023 21:02 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lisa Marie Presley, a singer, songwriter and the daughter of Elvis Presley, was remembered during a funeral service Sunday as a loving mother and an “old soul” who endured tragedy but persevered as a dedicated protector of her father's legacy as a rock ‘n’ roll...

Harry Styles, Wet Leg lead Brit Awards nominations

Jan. 12, 2023 13:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former One Direction star Harry Styles and Wet Leg, an indie rock duo from the Isle of Wight, were the front-runners at this year’s Brit Awards, with each securing four nominations. Styles earned nods Thursday for album of the year for “Harry’s House,” song of...

David Byrne's next Broadway show will be 'Here Lies Love'

Jan. 12, 2023 09:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Byrne's “American Utopia” may have left Broadway but the Talking Heads leader is plotting a return — with disco. Byrne and Fatboy Slim plan to put their musical “Here Lies Love,” a show that charts the rise and fall of Philippine ex-first lady Imelda...