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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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" […]

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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 […]

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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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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80

LONDON (AP) — Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watt has died at the age of 80, according to his publicist. Bernard Doherty said Tuesday that Watts "passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family." The drummer provided the backbone of the Rolling Stones' songs for more than half a century. Watts had announced he would not tour with the Stones in 2021 because of an undefined […]

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‘Sweet, Sweet Connie’ in Grand Funk Railroad hit dies at 66

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Connie Hamzy, a rock 'n' roll groupie from Arkansas who was immortalized as "sweet, sweet Connie" in the 1973 Grand Funk Railroad hit "We're an American Band," has died. She was 66. In 2019, the Little Rock woman told KTHV: "I was determined to become a famous groupie. I really was." An obituary posted by a Little Rock funeral home said she died Saturday. The […]

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Doobie Brothers try to keep long train running, 50 years on

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Doobie Brothers are celebrating their 50th anniversary in their 51st year, heading out on a delayed tour and hoping they can keep doing what their big hits call for: taking it to the streets and letting audiences listen to the music. The pandemic prompted the Doobies to postpone their anniversary tour, and they had to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame […]

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