Rolling Stones North American tour to start in Chicago

Entertainment 05/16/19, 07:37

The Rolling Stones are ready to get back on the road after postponing their North American tour because Mick Jagger needed medical treatment .The rockers announced Thursday the No Filter tour will kick off in Chicago with two shows on June 21 and 25. All the cities previously postponed are ...

Woodstock 50 plans roll on; court nixes cancellation bid

Entertainment 05/15/19, 19:02

The Woodstock 50 festival is back on after a court rebuffed an ex-investor's effort to cancel the anniversary extravaganza — but organizers will have to do without some $18 million, at least for now.Manhattan judge Barry Ostrager ruled Wednesday that the festival's former chief backer, Amplifi Live, couldn't singlehandedly call ...

Clash over Woodstock 50 fest’s prospects plays out in court

Entertainment 05/13/19, 17:41

Woodstock 50 festival organizers and their onetime financial partner traded accusations of broken promises as they argued Monday over whether the anniversary show can go on.With under 100 days to go, the two sides clashed in a New York courtroom over money, control, changes in plans and whether it's still ...

North and South Korean musicians perform together in China

Asia & Pacific 05/12/19, 02:13

A South Korean violinist and a North Korean singer on Sunday held a rare joint performance they hope would help bring the divided Koreas closer together via music — especially at a time of emerging tensions amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy. Violinist Won Hyung Joon and his North Korean soprano partner, Kim ...

Woodstock 50 concert organizers sue investor that backed out

Entertainment 05/09/19, 20:22

A dispute over the future of the Woodstock 50 festival has spiraled into a court fight, with organizers suing and at least temporarily silencing a former investor that sought to call off the anniversary show.Woodstock 50 organizers are accusing ex-partner Dentsu Aegis Network of verbally and financially sabotaging the big-name ...

Sale of tickets for Woodstock 50 delayed for now

New York 04/25/19, 10:00

The much-anticipated sale of tickets for this summer's Woodstock 50 anniversary concerts have been put on hold for now.Tickets for the three-day festival on Aug. 16-18 were supposed to be available on Monday. The festival released a statement Thursday, saying: "Woodstock 50 has delayed its on sale while we refine ...

Tip your band, say honky tonk musicians, during NFL Draft

Football 04/24/19, 07:29

Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL Draft, but the hundreds of musicians working in honky tonk clubs just blocks from the draft stage want football fans to remember to tip the band.With turnout expected for each day to reach 100,000 ...

Paul Simon to donate festival proceeds to environmental orgs

Entertainment 04/23/19, 10:25

Paul Simon is donating all net proceeds from his 2019 Outside Lands Festival performance to two environmental organizations.Simon announced Tuesday that his Aug. 11 performance will benefit the San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of the Urban Forest.The Outside Lands Festival will take place Aug. 9-11 at San Francisco's Golden ...

Iron Maiden singer made honorary citizen of Bosnia’s capital

Entertainment 04/06/19, 07:12

Bosnia's capital has declared Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson an honorary citizen for the concert the heavy metal band performed while the city was under siege during the 1992-95 war.Sarajevo Mayor Abdulah Skaka on Saturday presented the award at city hall. He says Iron Maiden's arrival to the city ...

Review: How sweet the sound is in Aretha doc ‘Amazing Grace’

Entertainment 04/02/19, 18:26

After many dangers, toils and snares, the long-lost Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" has finally seen the light, and good Lord is it good.Filmed over two sessions in January 1972 at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in the Watts section of Los Angeles, it captures Franklin at the ...

Loretta Lynn sings with friends at birthday concert

Entertainment 04/01/19, 23:58

Loretta Lynn was honored like country music royalty by country and rock stars alike with gifts of flowers and songs during a concert Monday night celebrating her upcoming 87th birthday.Lynn, whose birthday is April 14, closed out the all-star concert in Nashville, Tennessee, by singing her signature hit, "Coal Miner's ...

Cardi B, Meek Mill, Migos to perform at Summer Jam concert

Entertainment 04/01/19, 16:50

Cardi B, Meek Mill and Migos will perform at the annual Summer Jam concert , one of the year's top hip-hop shows.New York radio station Hot 97 announced Monday that the June 2 concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will also include performances by Tory Lanez, A ...

Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott nervous about rock hall speech

Entertainment 03/28/19, 11:58

Joe Elliott has no problem addressing huge crowds at concerts and festivals. But when his band Def Leppard gets inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, it's the speech that will make him uneasy."Getting up and going 'How's everybody doing? Are we ready to rock?' is ...

Dubai denies there were plans for R. Kelly concert

Entertainment 03/24/19, 09:50

Dubai's government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges.In a rare statement, the government's Dubai Media Office also denied claims by ...

Update: No decision on R. Kelly’s Dubai travel request

Entertainment 03/22/19, 11:09

The Latest on R. Kelly's request to travel to Dubai for concerts (all times local):11 a.m.An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his criminal attorney asked for more time to provide details to the court about concerts the singer wants to perform next month in Dubai.FILE - ...

Judge expected to rule on R Kelly request to fly to Dubai

Entertainment 03/21/19, 23:09

A Chicago judge is expected to rule on whether to let R. Kelly travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped singer pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges.A hearing Friday follows a defense motion saying the 52-year-old singer hopes to do up to five ...

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