Music

July 02, 2018 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra says Vasily Petrenko will succeed Charles Dutoit, who stepped down as artistic director and principal conductor following multiple allegations of sexual assault. Petrenko will be the orchestra's music director — a broad role that incorporates Dutoit's...
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This July 2, 2018 image provided by the Zurich Opera House shows Gianandrea Noseda in Zurich, Switzerland. Noseda will become general music director of the Zurich Opera in the 2021-22 season, adding to his position as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. (Claudia Herzog/Zurich Opera House via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 11:57 am
Gianandrea Noseda will become general music director of the Zurich Opera in the 2021-22 season, adding to his position as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. The 54-year-old conductor's new post was announced Monday, 2½ months after he quit as music director of the...
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FILE OBIT - A file photo taken on Sept. 22, 2015 of Bay City Roller guitarist Alan Longmuir. Alan Longmuir, a founding member of the Bay City Rollers, has died in Scotland. He was 70. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 7:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Alan Longmuir, a founding member of the Bay City Rollers who played multiple instruments, including bass guitar and keyboards, has died in Scotland. He was 70. His family said in a Twitter statement that he died peacefully surrounded by loved ones. No other details were given. He had...
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July 01, 2018 - 8:37 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian police say a rapper who once collaborated with Drake was one of two men killed in a shooting in downtown Toronto. Authorities on Sunday identified the men as 21-year-old Jahvante Smart and 28-year-old Ernest Modekwe. Smart was also known as Smoke Dawg, and had worked...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2017 file photo, Drake poses for photographs on the red carpet for the new documentary "The Carter Effect" during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Drake’s “Scorpion” has set a new record for most one-day streams for an album on Apple Music. The streaming platform says the album, released Friday, June 30, 2018 logged more than 170 million streams worldwide, more than doubling Drake’s prior one-day record on Apple Music with last year’s “More Life.” (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 30, 2018 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Drake's "Scorpion" has set a record for most one-day streams for an album on Apple Music. The streaming platform says the album has logged more than 170 million streams worldwide since its release Friday, more than doubling Drake's prior one-day record on Apple Music with last year'...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2015 file photo, Canadian singer Drake performs on the main stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, London. Drake's “Scorpion,” the highly anticipated, 25-track album by pop music’s No. 1 player, was released Friday. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)
June 29, 2018 - 9:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A month ago, Drake's world was crumbling. Now, he's untouchable. Pusha T's infamous diss track — where he was in full investigative journalist mode, divulging new information about Drake while also shading his mother, father and bestie — hit Drake hard. Drake's reply — well, lack...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2016, file photo, Ed Sheeran accepts the award for best pop solo performance for "Thinking Out Loud" at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. A part owner of Marvin Gaye's 1978 release "Let's Get It On," is suing British singer Ed Sheeran for $100 million for copyrights infringement after getting blocked from a similar lawsuit brought by other copyright owners. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
June 29, 2018 - 2:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A part owner of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" is suing Ed Sheeran for $100 million after getting blocked from a similar lawsuit brought by other copyright owners. Both lawsuits say the British songwriter copied parts of the soul classic for his Grammy-winning hit "Thinking Out...
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June 29, 2018 - 2:42 pm
Rapper Drake, a well-known Kentucky Wildcats fan, calls out former Louisville coach Rick Pitino in a song on his new record. Drake released his latest album "Scorpion" on Friday. It contains a song titled "Sandra's Rose," in which Drake raps about "Louisville hush money for my young gunners, Rick...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2010 file photo, Joe Jackson tours the his family home in Gary, Ind. Joe Jackson, the patriarch of America's most famous musical clan has died, says a family source on Wednesday, June 27. He was 89. (AP Photo/John Smierciak, File)
June 28, 2018 - 7:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Jackson family is thanking the public for its support as they grieve the death of patriarch Joe Jackson. The family that includes Janet, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson released a joint statement Thursday saying they mourn the loss of their father and thanking the...
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June 28, 2018 - 5:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Soto, founder of punk rock stalwarts the Adolescents who played in a series of bands during nearly 40 years in the Southern California music scene, has died. He was 54. Adolescents' singer Tony Reflex shared the news on the band's Twitter page. The coroner's office says...
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