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  • Bruno Mars finally confirms Super Bowl performance

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruno Mars has finally officially confirmed he would perform at Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show with Coldplay and Beyoncé. The pop singer posted a photo on Instagram on Friday of himself…

  • Meek Mill gets 3 months house arrest for parole violation

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge is giving Robert Williams at least three months to earn back his status as rapper Meek Mill. Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley on Friday ordered Mill to serve 90…

  • Soul diva Rihanna to perform at Grammy Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna is joining the list of performers at the Grammy Awards later this month. The soul diva is just out with a new single, “Work,” which features the rapper Drake. CBS…

  • Adele might not like it, but Donald Trump can use her music

    NEW YORK (AP) — While waiting for Donald Trump to take the stage this week at a campaign rally in Exeter, New Hampshire, fans listened to a few hit songs by Adele, “Skyfall” and “Rolling…

  • Puddle of Mudd singer pleads not guilty in vandalism case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin has pleaded not guilty to a felony vandalism charge filed after his arrest at a home he recently lost in foreclosure. Los Angeles District Attorney…

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending Feb. 4, 2016: Top Songs 1. Summer Sixteen, Drake 2. PILLOWTALK, ZAYN 3. Work (feat. Drake), Rihanna 4. Love Yourself, Justin Bieber 5. Stressed Out, twenty one…

  • John Scofield goes back to the future on Grammy-nominated CD

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz guitarist John Scofield went back to the future on his Grammy-nominated CD “Past Present,” reuniting members of his acclaimed quartet from the early 1990s to play his new compositions. Though…

  • Solange Knowles loses her wedding ring in New Orleans parade

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Solange Knowles lost her wedding ring while riding in a New Orleans parade an as honorary member of the Krewe of Muses. Staci Rosenberg is captain of the all-female group. She…

  • Moscow exhibition free for women wearing high heels

    MOSCOW (AP) — A music video with more than 33 million views online has inspired organizers of a Moscow art exhibit to offer free admission to women who turn up wearing high heels. The video…

  • The Cult deftly climbs new heights on ‘Hidden City’

    The Cult, “Hidden City” (Cooking Vinyl) The Cult has had its ups and downs over the more than 30 years since its debut. “Hidden City” shows the band climbing new heights. Led by mystically inclined…

  • Elton John strips off the gloss on ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’

    Elton John, “Wonderful Crazy Night” (Island) Elton John puts some pep in his pop on “Wonderful Crazy Night,” a more upbeat, natural-sounding album than recent efforts. Driven by distinctive piano riffs and benefiting from the…

  • ‘The Driver’ focuses on songs about love, life on the road

    On the song “Leaving Nashville,” singer Charles Kelley delves into the personal and professional struggles that a songwriter faces after tasting a modicum of success. The complex narrative establishes why this member of the country…

  • Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

    The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication…

  • Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

    White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and had retreated from the public even as the band he founded kept performing.

  • Super Bowl ads go for the safety

    NEW YORK (AP) — Talking animals, celebrity cameos and crowd-pleasing rock songs: This year’s Super Bowl advertisers are sticking to the classics in their efforts to win over Big Game viewers on Sunday. Skittles will…