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Mappe Of, "A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone" (Paper Bag Records) A Canadian artist who spent time busking in Australia and playing heavy metal with his friends has taken his work in an ethereal new direction. The result is an art-rock delicacy, "A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone...
Alice Cooper, "Paranormal" (earMUSIC) It's the middle of summer, but school is back in session as Alice Cooper teaches us how it's done. In fact, the shock-rock godfather literally goes old school on this two-disc set, reuniting most of the original Alice Cooper Band from the '...
Lana Del Rey, "Lust for Life" (Interscope) Lana Del Rey stays in character on "Lust for Life," her fourth and lengthy album, expanding her takes on personal obsessions inside her fishbowl with observations about living in America. A youthful lady of perpetual sadness, Del Rey...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" is giving the rapper reason to brag: He is the leader of the MTV Video Music Awards with eight nominations. Lamar and his No.1 hit song are nominated for video of the year, artist of the year, best hip-hop video and other prizes. Katy...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" is giving the rapper reason to brag: He is the leader of the MTV Video Music Awards with eight nominations. Lamar and his No.1 hit song are nominated for video of the year, artist of the year, best hip-hop video and other prizes. Katy...
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Organizers say next year's Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Portugal will be hosting the annual event for the first time after Salvador Sobral, the singer representing the country this year, won the 2017 contest...
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An electrical fire at a Miami Beach hotel that hosted the Beatles in 1964 sent guests scrambling to find another place to stay. Police and fire crews responded to the oceanfront Deauville Beach Resort early Tuesday. News outlets report that...
BERLIN (AP) — The annual Bayreuth opera festival is underway in Germany, with Sweden's king and queen joining Chancellor Angela Merkel for a performance of Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg." Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and the German-born Queen Silvia were...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Backstreet Boys got their first hit country song this year on a collaboration with country duo Florida Georgia and now the two powerhouse acts are teaming up for a "CMT Crossroads" episode airing Aug. 30. The cross-genre television show will feature all-...