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Scotland's 'Young Fathers' are surprise Mercury Prize winners

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LONDON - Little-known Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers beat the bookies to take home the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for best album with their debut release "Dead".

Slipknot tops Billboard album chart as Swift eyes big debut

LOS ANGELES - Heavy metal rockers Slipknot took the lead on the weekly U.S. Billboard chart on Wednesday, a week ahead of Taylor Swift's projected year's biggest album opening.

29 Oct 2014

Rap's Suge Knight, comedian Katt Williams arrested in robbery case

LOS ANGELES - Hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of stealing a camera from a celebrity photographer in Beverly Hills last month, the Los Angeles County District attorney said on Wednesday.

29 Oct 2014

Rocker Phil Collins brings Alamo collection 'back home' to Texas

SAN ANTONIO - British rock legend Phil Collins brought his massive collection of Alamo artifacts on Tuesday to the San Antonio site those in the Lone Star State call the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" for a museum that will be named in his honor.

28 Oct 2014

Rock star Sting's musical 'The Last Ship' docks on Broadway

NEW YORK - "The Last Ship," a musical by Grammy-winning rock star Sting based on his childhood in a shipbuilding town in northeastern England, landed on Broadway with a star-studded opening. | Video

People, Arts 27 Oct 2014

Former Cream frontman Jack Bruce dies aged 71

LONDON - Jack Bruce, who formed influential British rock band Cream in the 1960s with guitarist Eric Clapton, has died aged 71, his family said on Saturday.

People 25 Oct 2014

Trip Tips: New York City for music lovers

NEW YORK - There are 8 million rhythms in the naked city.

24 Oct 2014

Streaming music service Deezer expands into talk radio with Stitcher deal

SAN FRANCISCO - Online music service Deezer is acquiring radio and podcasting app Stitcher, adding a vast catalog of talk radio programs that the company hopes will make it stand out in a crowded streaming music market.

Tech, Deals, 24 Oct 2014

UK lawmakers slam police over Cliff Richard house search

LONDON - The search of Cliff Richard's house by police investigating allegations of child sex crimes, which was broadcast live on television, was "inept" and caused "irreparable damage" to the British singer's reputation, lawmakers said on Friday.

23 Oct 2014

'American Idol' singer Clay Aiken seeks win in first political bid

ASHEBORO N.C. - "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is back on tour. This time he is trying to win over North Carolina voters with his political chops rather than his voice, and he has less than two weeks left to do it.

Politics, Television, 23 Oct 2014
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Book Talk: Alan Cumming believes in putting everything out there

BOSTON - Scottish actor Alan Cumming has won accolades for his performances, including current stints as a manipulative Chicago political operative on TV's “The Good Wife” and a revival of his Tony-winning role in the Broadway musical “Cabaret.”

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