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  • District attorney declines to file charges against Diddy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office declined Thursday to file felony charges against Sean “Diddy” Combs for a confrontation last month at the University of California, Los Angeles, where his…

  • Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard weds in Idaho

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler Hubbard of the country duo Florida Georgia Line has tied the knot. A representative for the band confirmed the Wednesday nuptials to Idaho native Hayley Stommel. The wedding was first…

  • USPS to offer Elvis Presley greatest hits CD with stamp

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is offering an Elvis Presley greatest hits CD to go along with a new commemorative stamp. “ELVIS FOREVER” will be available online and in select post offices…

  • Ukulele orchestra wins UK court ruling against upstart rival

    LONDON (AP) — A judge has delivered sweet music to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, ruling that a rival ensemble can’t call itself the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra. Judge Richard Hacon said Thursday that…

  • Easygoing Irish crooner Val Doonican dies at 88

    LONDON (AP) — Val Doonican, an easygoing Irish singer whose warm style and fondness for knitwear made him an icon of light entertainment, has died. He was 88. Doonican’s family said he died Wednesday at…

  • Thicke: Distracted by failing marriage during music case

    NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Thicke says the deposition for the “Blurred Lines” case took a backseat to his crumbling marriage, in his first interview since he and Pharrell lost the lawsuit in March. In…

  • Bruce Springsteen joins Beach Boy Brian Wilson on stage

    HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — East met West as Jersey shore music icon Bruce Springsteen joined California music legend Beach Boy Brian Wilson on stage in New Jersey. Wilson was performing at PNC Bank Arts Center…

  • Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family

    LONDON (AP) — In “Amy,” performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather…

  • KC & the Sunshine Band ready for ‘Capitol Fourth’ with Alabama, Manilow

    WASHINGTON — Do a little dance. Watch a little fireworks. And get down with timeless music against the nation’s ultimate patriotic backdrop. The 34th annual “A Capitol Fourth” celebration returns to the National Mall on Saturday, July 4.…

  • Colbert interviews Eminem on Michigan public-access TV show

    MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Stephen Colbert has temporarily taken over a public-access TV show in southeastern Michigan in an episode that featured rapper Eminem. Colbert hosted the latest episode of “Only in Monroe,” which airs…

  • Deadheads get a new way to add Garcia to their social media

    NEW YORK (AP) — Deadheads looking to add a little more Jerry Garcia to their lives can now incorporate the late Grateful Dead guitarist into their social media with the video storytelling platform Magisto. And…

  • Macy’s dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contracts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Macy’s department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico’s governor and New York City’s mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.…

  • Billy Joel bests Elton John, sets new record at MSG

    NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of…

  • Congregants, protesters gather at Indiana Church of Cannabis

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 100 people packed a pot-smoking Indianapolis church for a music-filled service without their illegal sacrament Wednesday, days after authorities threatened arrests if the congregation lit up during the rites. Participants…

  • Oregon judge denies bail for Journey drummer accused of rape

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was high on meth and hallucinating when he was arrested two weeks ago and accused of misdemeanor assault and menacing, his attorney said Wednesday during a bail…