Music

Joan Jett, Underwood To Perform 'Sunday Night Football' Open

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer Fred Gaudelli knew NBC would have to come up with something grand for this season's "Sunday Night Football" opener given this is the NFL's 100th anniversary. It didn't take long for the show's executive producer to arrive at something as Carrie Underwood came up with...
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Elton John Slams Media For Criticizing Harry, Meghan

LONDON (AP) — Singer Elton John says he's "deeply distressed" by media accounts that criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking a private jet to go on vacation despite the flight's carbon impact of the planet. John took to Instagram on Monday to slam stories that suggested that Prince...
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Village People Co-founder, Songwriter Henri Belolo, Dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Henri Belolo, who co-founded Village People and co-wrote their classic hits "YMCA," ''Macho Man" and "In the Navy," has died. He was 82. Scorpio Music, founded by Belolo, announced on Wednesday that Belolo died Saturday. No details about the death were provided. Belolo was born in...
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Tamron Hall Talks Prince At TV Critics Meeting

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A few months before Prince died, he asked his friend Tamron Hall where he would go if he wanted to discuss his life. At the time, the TV personality was co-host of the third hour on NBC's "Today." Prince said he was going to talk to Charlie Rose, who had an eponymous...
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Judge Could Consider Handwriting Expert For Franklin's Will

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A judge is expected to consider a request for a handwriting expert to examine wills discovered in couch cushions after Aretha Franklin's death. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Oakland County Probate Court, north of Detroit. A handwritten 2014 document shows Franklin...
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B.B. King's 'Lucille' Guitar Going Up For Auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Her name was "Lucille," and in B.B. King's hands she gave voice to the "King of the Blues." Julien's Auctions announced Tuesday that King's black Gibson ES-345 prototype guitar is among the items from his estate that will go up for bid on Sept. 21. Julien's says Gibson gave King...
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[PHOTOS] Queen & Adam Lambert In Concert

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Austin Butler To Star As Elvis In Baz Luhrmann-helmed Biopic

NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic has found its King. After a competitive casting contest, 27-year-old actor Austin Butler has been cast as Presley. Ansel Elgort, Harry Styles and Miles Teller all reportedly tested for the role ultimately won by Butler, who last year appeared in...
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Singer Patti LaBelle To Be Honored With Street Naming

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Patti LaBelle is being honored in her hometown of Philadelphia with her very own street. A stretch of Broad Street will be renamed for the legendary soul singer during a ceremony Tuesday. The thoroughfare between Locust and Spruce Streets will be called "Patti LaBelle Way."...
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New Music From Whitney Houston...Seven Years After Her Death

Seven years after her death a Whitney Houston recording is getting new life. According to E! News , Houston first performed a cover of Steve Winwood's "Higher Love" at a concert in Japan in 1990. A year later she recorded it to be included on her third studio album, "I'm Your Baby Tonight," but it...
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