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Pixies frontman is troubadour of alt-rock after 30-year career

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LONDON Pixies frontman Black Francis has been called many things in his time - surrealist poet, alt-rock progenitor and singer in "one of America's greatest bands ever," that last one according to Bono of U2. | Video

Mick Jagger a dad again at 73

NEW YORK Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger became a father for the eighth time on Thursday when his ballet dancer girlfriend gave birth to a son in New York, his publicist said. | Video

People, Dec 08 2016

British prog rock musician Greg Lake dies of cancer

Greg Lake, the singer and bass player for British 1970s progressive rock groups Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and King Crimson, has died of cancer, his former manager said on Thursday.

Dec 08 2016

Singer Rag'n'Bone Man wins BRITs Critics Choice Award

LONDON British singer-songwriter Rag'n'Bone Man has won the 2017 BRITs Critics Choice Award, following in the footsteps of Adele, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding. | Video

Dec 08 2016

Pandora looking at bidders beyond Sirius XM: CNBC

Internet radio provider Pandora Media Inc is looking at potential acquirers beyond satellite radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc, CNBC reported, citing sources.

Beyonce leads Grammy nominations as pop, R&B dominates top fields

LOS ANGELES Beyonce got a leading nine Grammy nominations on Tuesday, followed by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West with eight nods each, as pop, R&B and hip hop took center stage in the contest for the music industry's highest honors. | Video

Dec 06 2016

David Beckham's son Cruz, 11, releases debut music single

LONDON Cruz Beckham, the 11-year-old son of soccer star David Beckham and his fashion designer wife Victoria, launched his music career on Wednesday, releasing a song about Christmas for charity. | Video

People Dec 07 2016

Patti Smith and a speech by proxy to fill Dylan void at Nobels

STOCKHOLM Nobel literature laureate Bob Dylan will provide a speech and fellow American singer-songwriter Patti Smith will perform one of his best-known songs in his absence during Stockholm's prize celebrations, the awards body said on Monday.

Dec 05 2016

Russian choreographer Eifman brings 'Up and Down' to London

LONDON Russian choreographer Boris Eifman's latest ballet 'Up and Down' arrives on the London stage this week, a two-act ballet set to the music of composers George Gershwin and Franz Schubert that chronicles a young psychiatrist's descent into madness. | Video

Arts, Dec 07 2016

Matt Goss says 2017 Bros reunion gigs will wow fans

LONDON Singer-songwriter Matt Goss says he and his twin brother Luke will make sure their Bros reunion tour wows fans of the British 1980s pop band when they come to Britain next August. | Video

Dec 02 2016
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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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