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SYDNEY (AP) — Paul Gray, lead singer of the 1980s Australian pop band Wa Wa Nee, has died of cancer. He was 54 years old. His brother and fellow band member Mark Gray said in a statement on Wednesday that Paul Gray died on Tuesday of multiple myeloma. Wa Wa Nee formed in the...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the court order that rapper Meek Mill be released from jail on bail (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Rapper Meek Mill is out of jail after being held behind bars for five months for probation violations. Mill took off in a helicopter shortly before...
Twin Shadow, "Caer" (Warner Bros./Reprise) For someone who was likely only in the first or second grade when the 1980s ended, George Lewis Jr. seems to have been powerfully affected by that decade's sonic landscape. Lewis, whose stage name is Twin Shadow, has embraced drum...
Van Morrison has come up with a simple, and surprisingly effective, way to combat possible writer's block — recycle old songs and standards with a brand new approach. He's tried it before with "Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue" in 2015 and is at it again in "You're Driving Me...
NEW YORK (AP) — It was opening night for the Metropolitan Opera's production of Massenet's "Cendrillon" and Stephane Blythe — all but absent from the house for three years — was nervous as she sat backstage waiting to go on as the wicked stepmother. "I could feel the butterflies...
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephanie Blythe, the renowned American mezzo-soprano, is back at the Metropolitan Opera for a new role as the wicked stepmother in Jules Massenet's version of the Cinderella story "Cendrillon." Blythe, who made her debut 23 years ago, acknowledges that she was...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's heirs are suing Walgreens and the Illinois hospital that treated him after he suffered a drug overdose just a week before he died. Prince was 57 when he was found in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016. He died from an accidental...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's heirs are suing Walgreens and the Illinois hospital that treated him after he suffered a drug overdose just a week before he died. Prince was 57 when he was found in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016. He died from an accidental...
Stryper, "God Damn Evil" (Frontiers) Damn, this album is good! The Almighty really must be with Stryper — how else can one explain how they've been this good for this long? With "God Damn Evil," the Christian quartet has added another book to the gospel of heavy metal, as...