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  • Jeremy Brown, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts guitarist, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — A guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts has died a day before the release of the band’s debut album. Jeremy Brown was 34. Publicist Diana Baron hasn’t given a reason…

  • Who’s Who in music streaming: Tidal, Spotify, Pandora & more

    NEW YORK (AP) — Since Apple shook up the music world with iTunes a little more than a decade ago, online music has exploded and become the central way many people enjoy and discover music.…

  • Justin Bieber attends mediation in photographer’s lawsuit

    MIAMI (AP) — Pop star Justin Bieber attended a mediation session in Miami in a lawsuit filed by a photographer who says he was roughed up by the singer’s security. Lawyers say Bieber spent about…

  • Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again. The rock band announced a 15-city stadium tour Tuesday that will kick off May 24 at Petco Park in San Diego, California.…

  • Smithsonian receives $2.5M to expand jazz programs at museum

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An artist’s foundation is donating $2.5 million as an endowment to expand jazz programming at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The museum will announce Tuesday that artist LeRoy Neiman’s foundation…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS Critics fear impact of Indiana religious rights law WASHINGTON (AP) — Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act doesn’t mention gays or lesbians, but critics say it could legalize discrimination. Sarah Warbelow, legal director for…

  • Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 5-11

    April 5: Singer Allan Clarke of The Hollies is 73. Actor Max Gail (“Sons and Daughters,” ”Barney Miller”) is 72. Actress Jane Asher is 69. Singer Agnetha Faltskog of Abba is 65. Actor Mitch Pileggi…

  • Selena’s dad: Mixed feelings about fans marking star’s death

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Twenty years after Selena’s murder, the Latin world will remember “The Queen of Tejano” with concerts, lookalike contests, dances and a massive festival. But her father has mixed feelings about the…

  • No ‘narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans’ selfie sticks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you’re planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. The devices, which grasp cellphones…

  • Jay Z, Madonna, Minaj among owners of new streaming service

    NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video. The…

  • Review: In ‘Lambert & Stamp,’ the backstage story of The Who

    The teenage revolution was in full force on the fall 1964 night that Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp stumbled into the Railway Tavern, a London pub where a band called the High Numbers was playing…

  • No ‘narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans’ selfie sticks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you’re planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. The devices, which grasp cellphones…

  • Eliane Elias enjoys musical homecoming on new CD

    Eliane Elias, “Made in Brazil” (Concord Jazz) Eliane Elias displays her full range of talents as a pianist, singer, composer, arranger and producer on her first recording in her native Brazil since moving to the…

  • Music Review: Darius Rucker shines on 4th country album

    Darius Rucker, “Southern Style” (Capitol Nashville) Darius Rucker’s second career as a country singer shows no signs of slowing down on his new album, “Southern Style.” The lead singer of the rock band Hootie &…

  • Review: Ringo Starr’s latest recalls Fab times and vibes

    Ringo Starr, “Postcards from Paradise” (Universal Music Enterprises) “We were sleeping on the floor, eating bread and jam,” Ringo Starr sings, retelling the story of the early days of his band. Right. The band. Yeah,…