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Paul McCartney sues Sony/ATV for Beatles music rights


Former Beatle Paul McCartney sued Sony Corp's music publishing arm on Wednesday in federal court in New York, seeking to reclaim copyrights to 267 Beatles songs that pop star Michael Jackson acquired two decades before his death.

Stella Parton pays tribute in UK to big sister Dolly

LONDON Dolly Parton is getting a tribute from her sister Stella with an album and a UK tour celebrating the singer's contribution to the music industry. | Video

Jan 19 2017

Hip-hop podcast host denied bail over New York concert shooting

NEW YORK A federal judge in Manhattan revoked a hip-hop podcast host's bail on Wednesday after a prosecutor said that a witness could link him to a shooting at a concert last year in which the bodyguard for a rapper he had long feuded with was killed.

Jan 18 2017

Michael Jackson spoof show scrapped after family complaints

LONDON A comic film about Michael Jackson was dropped by British makers on Friday after the daughter of the late American pop star described the episode, which casts a white actor to play her father, as vomit-inducing.

Television, People Jan 13 2017

British singers Church, Ferguson snub Trump inauguration

LONDON/NEW YORK British singers Charlotte Church and Rebecca Ferguson have rejected invitations from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's team to perform at his inauguration next week, they said in separate statements on Tuesday.

Jan 10 2017

New David Bowie EP marks first anniversary of death, 70th birthday

LONDON Fans of David Bowie were able to mark the first anniversary of his death on Tuesday by listening to a new EP from the "Space Oddity" star called "No Plan". | Video

Jan 11 2017

The Weeknd climbs back to top of Billboard 200 with 'Starboy'

LOS ANGELES Canadian hip hop singer The Weeknd climbed back to the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, in a quiet week where no new entries cracked into the top 10. | Video

Jan 09 2017

U2 take 'operatic' Joshua Tree album on tour 30 years on

LONDON Irish rockers U2 said on Monday they would mark the 30th anniversary of their hit album "The Joshua Tree" by playing it in full on a European and North American tour.

Jan 09 2017

Former bandmates mark David Bowie's birthday

Fans and friends of the late British rock star David Bowie attended a charity concert in London on Sunday night to mark what would have been his 70th birthday. | Video

People, Jan 09 2017

British musician Ed Sheeran returns with two new singles

LONDON British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran ended a near-two year hiatus from music by releasing two new singles, "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill", on Friday.

Jan 06 2017

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video

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