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U2, "Songs of Experience" (Interscope Records) Like its 2014 predecessor, U2's "Songs of Experience" is the product of a difficult and drawn-out recording process. Much more so than "Songs of Innocence," however, U2 has made an exciting, stage-ready album that doesn't blush or...
A list of nominees in the top categories at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: "Awaken, My Love!," Childish Gambino; "4:44," Jay-Z; "DAMN.," Kendrick Lamar; "Melodrama," Lorde; "24K Magic," Bruno Mars. — Record of the...
Reactions to the Grammy Awards nominations, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. The 60th annual Grammys will air live from New York on CBS on Jan. 28, 2018. — "In these tumultuous times we are living in, where dividedness abounds, I am beyond happy and proud that a song...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z is the leader of the 2018 Grammy Award nominations in a year where the top four categories are heavily dominated by rap and R&B artists, giving the often overlooked genres a strong chance of winning big. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that Jay-...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When the members of the rock band U2 were just young Irish lads, they made a pledge to each other that has remained steadfast throughout their decades-long run as rock stars. But frontman Bono said the band is now willing to break that promise in order to...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court will decide whether a Pittsburgh man's anti-police rap lyrics are protected free expression or amount to witness intimidation and making terroristic threats. The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boss isn't leaving Broadway any time soon — he's extended his stay again, this time until summer. Bruce Springsteen said Monday that his one-man show, "Springsteen on Broadway," will extend a second time to June 30. He had previously planned to end in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Fagen of Steely Dan is suing the estate of his late band mate, Walter Becker, over ownership of the band's name and music. Fagen's attorneys filed papers last week in Los Angeles claiming that when Becker died in September, his estate was obligated to...
NEW YORK (AP) — When Bruno Mars hit the stage for his first TV special, he could feel the music — in his bones and his veins — and it shows. Mars' energetic and slick dance moves and smooth vocals are at the forefront of "BRUNO MARS: 24K MAGIC LIVE AT THE APOLLO," which debuts...