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DALLAS (AP) — Actor Ron Lester, who was perhaps best known playing the loud, oversized lineman Billy Bob in the 1999 film "Varsity Blues," has died of organ failure. He was 45. His agent, Dave Bradley, confirmed Saturday that Lester had been hospitalized since February due to...
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish media report a mob of 20 assailants carrying sticks and bottles attacked Radiohead fans who had gathered at a record store in Istanbul to listen to the band's new album. The private Dogan news agency reported Saturday that one person was wounded in the...
MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a memorial service in New Jersey for singer Christina Grimmie, who was fatally shot last weekend as she signed autographs for fans following a concert (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Thousands of friends and fans have said farewell to "The Voice...
NEW YORK (AP) — Since she sang with the late Roy Orbison, k.d. lang dreamed of forming her own version of the Traveling Wilburys, his supergroup with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. When she proposed the idea to Neko Case and Laura Veirs in an email, they...
Mumford & Sons, "Johannesburg" (Glassnote) Mumford & Sons' new five-song EP is a tonal and rhythmic departure from the band's past three albums. Written with Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, Malawian group The Very Best and South African band Beatenberg, "Johannesburg"...
Pop star Christina Aguilera has released a new song, "Change," following Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub. The singer posted a lyric video of the song and a statement on her website on Thursday, which said that she wants to be a part of the change the world needs...
Laura Mvula, "The Dreaming Room" (Columbia US) Laura Mvula creates her trademark festival of vocals on "The Dreaming Room," an ambitious album full of rhythms and drama, with some songs suitable for recital halls and others for the dance floor. The classically trained Mvula and...
Red Hot Chili Peppers, "The Getaway" (Warner Bros.) The Red Hot Chili Peppers' first album in five years, "The Getaway," is a melancholy set, even when the rhythms accelerate. Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) sits in for Rick Rubin in the producer's chair, bringing more keyboards...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rock singer Meat Loaf collapsed on stage during a concert in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday night and was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. The 68-year-old had canceled two other concerts in recent days — in Moose Jaw on Saturday and in Calgary...