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According to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52. In a statement to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit. Bumbery called the death "sudden...
Pokey LaFarge, "Manic Revelations" (Rounder Records) Modern troubadour Pokey LaFarge has an old-time band, out-of-time sounds and themes both ageless and current on "Manic Revelations." LaFarge's voice is high in the mix and it is as unaffected as it is clear. You won't have to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Carter, the father of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys and fellow singer Aaron Carter, has died. Nick Carter said in a statement Wednesday that he was "heartbroken to share the news that our father, Robert, passed away last night." No more details about...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Celebrated New Orleans jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard says he had just arrived home from an out-of-town trip when he saw the news: A monument to a Confederate general was being removed from its spot near his old high school. NOLA.comThe Times-Picayune ( http...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z and Beyonce are a billion-dollar couple according to one estimate. Forbes puts the combined wealth of the married superstars at $1.16 billion. The magazine estimates Jay Z's fortune at $810 million. It says Beyonce has amassed $350 million. Forbes says most...
Snoop Dogg, "Neva Left" (Doggy Style Records/Empire) There's a strong whiff of the past on Snoop Dogg's new album, starting with the cover: A throwback photo of the young rapper taken almost 25 years ago in front of a Route 187 sign in Los Angeles. The title is a nod to his...
The Mastersons, "Transient Lullaby" (Red House) Music in marriage is especially mellifluous these days. Whitehorse, Tennis and Little Silver are among the couples turning quality couplets. And then there's Chris Masterson and his wife, Eleanor Whitmore, who sing together so...
MIAMI (AP) — Who in the world would be so fearless as to invite Taylor Swift to her college graduation party? Ashley Silvers of Miami, that's who. The 22-year-old with a new degree in public relations and advertising mailed an invite to the megastar that thanked Swift for being...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bon Jovi entertained graduates and guests at Fairleigh Dickinson University's commencement exercises Tuesday by putting on a surprise performance. Fairleigh Dickinson won a nationwide contest to bring the New Jersey-based rock band to play their...