Alice Cooper talks tap dancing, snakes onstage and his diary

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Alice Cooper talks tap dancing, snakes onstage and his diary

LONDON (AP) — During the pandemic, shock rocker Alice Cooper replaced touring with...tap dancing. The 73-year-old rock icon went from playing to crowds of 95,000 to an audience of zero. He admitted the transition was hard. So he spent his down time with his family in Phoenix developing an unlikely new skill — tap dancing. The family conducted practices in their back yard and, despite now being able to soft […]

Grohl’s ‘Storyteller’ reveals long list of famous friends

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Grohl’s ‘Storyteller’ reveals long list of famous friends

NEW YORK (AP) — With a laugh, Dave Grohl calls himself "the labrador of rock 'n' roll." Who doesn't like labs? And in the rock world, few current artists have been so accepted into the fraternity so completely as the Foo Fighters frontman. He dines with Paul McCartney, records with Mick Jagger, has Joan Jett tell his kids bedroom stories. Grohl thinks the connection has something to do with all […]

Johnny Ramone’s guitar sells for more than $900,000

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Johnny Ramone’s guitar sells for more than $900,000

BOSTON (AP) — The guitar played by Johnny Ramone on all 15 Ramones albums and at nearly 2,000 live performances by the rock band sold at auction over the weekend for more than $900,000. Boston-based RR Auction said in a statement Monday that the 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar was bought by a collector in the U.S. who wishes to remain anonymous. RR says Ramone, whose real name was […]

Music festival requires vaccine or negative COVID-19 test

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Music festival requires vaccine or negative COVID-19 test

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attendees of an annual music festival in Delaware will need to show proof they've been fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test. The Firefly Music Festival will feature headliner Billie Eilish and Lizzo. It is begin Thursday at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, and will run through Sunday. The Delaware State News reports that state health officials hope the prevention measures put in place will […]

Elton John postpones European shows after hip injury

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Elton John postpones European shows after hip injury

LONDON (AP) — Elton John says he is postponing European dates on his world tour until 2023 so that he can have an operation on an injured hip. The 74-year-old singer-songwriter had been due to play cities in Britain and Europe this year. The dates were part of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour followed by shows in the U.S. in 2022. But he said Thursday in a statement that […]

Judge cancels Rod Stewart’s trial, sets plea deal hearing

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Judge cancels Rod Stewart’s trial, sets plea deal hearing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has canceled the trial for rock icon Rod Stewart and his adult son and scheduled a hearing next month to discuss a plea deal to resolve misdemeanor charges. The singer of 70s hits such as "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" and "Maggie May" and his son are accused of pushing and shoving a security guard at an upscale hotel because he […]

An all-you-can eat Metallica buffet of ‘Black Album’ covers

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An all-you-can eat Metallica buffet of ‘Black Album’ covers

Imagine a giant all-you-can-eat buffet, row after row of hot, steaming offerings. The thing is, there are only 12 items on the menu, cooked by 53 different chefs. That, in a nutshell, is what you'll get with "The Metallica Blacklist" a box set of covers of the 1991 Metallica self titled album better known as "The Black Album." "Nothing Else Matters." The most attention-grabbing collaboration is by Miley Cyrus with […]

Wine spat: Italy heir accuses Sting of slander, flat apology

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Wine spat: Italy heir accuses Sting of slander, flat apology

MILAN (AP) — The heir of a late duke who sold Sting his Tuscan winery 25 years ago says the singer has hit a flat note with a lame apology for comments the family deems slanderous. The dispute has spilled into the pages of Italian papers. It arose from an Aug. 13 interview in which Sting said he was persuaded to buy his Palagio estate by a glass of "excellent" […]

Nirvana sued by man who was nude baby on ‘Nevermind’ cover

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Nirvana sued by man who was nude baby on ‘Nevermind’ cover

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 30-year-old man who appeared nude at 4 months old in 1991 on the cover of Nirvana's "Nevermind" album is suing the band and others, alleging the image is child pornography. The lawsuit, filed by Spencer Elden on Tuesday in federal court in California, says that he has suffered "lifelong damages" from the album cover, which shows him naked underwater swimming for a dollar bill. He […]

Delaware school district going virtual during Firefly

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Delaware school district going virtual during Firefly

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Students in one Delaware school district will switch to virtual classes for two days next month during the Firefly Music Festival. WDEL-FM reports that Capital School District Superintendent Dr. Vilicia Cade announced this week that classes will be held virtually on Sept. 23 and 24 during the four-day festival at the Dover International Speedway’s Woodlands. Cade says a bus contractor decided to not offer services in […]

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Music festival requires vaccine or negative COVID-19 test

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attendees of an annual music festival in Delaware will need to show proof they've been fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test. The Firefly Music Festival will feature headliner Billie Eilish and Lizzo. It is begin Thursday at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, and will run through Sunday. The Delaware State News reports that state health officials hope the prevention measures put in place will […]

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An all-you-can eat Metallica buffet of ‘Black Album’ covers

Imagine a giant all-you-can-eat buffet, row after row of hot, steaming offerings. The thing is, there are only 12 items on the menu, cooked by 53 different chefs. That, in a nutshell, is what you'll get with "The Metallica Blacklist" a box set of covers of the 1991 Metallica self titled album better known as "The Black Album." "Nothing Else Matters." The most attention-grabbing collaboration is by Miley Cyrus with […]

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Panda cubs at Tokyo zoo get their names, to debut in January

TOKYO (AP) — Giant panda twins born at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo in June now have their names. The female is Lei Lei, and her brother Xiao Xiao. They were chosen from hundreds of thousands of suggestions sent from fans around Japan. The twin cubs, which were palm-size pink creatures when born on June 23, have grown and now have their unique black-and-white blocks, with black fur around their eyes, ears […]

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