Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney arrives with his band to give a surprise pop up concert in Times Square on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in New York. McCartney will release his new album called "New" on October 15. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

McCartney gives impromptu concert in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney was on a roll this week. A day after performing at a New York City high school, the ex-Beatle surprised fans Thursday with an impromptu concert in Times Square. […]

10/11/2013

Paul McCartney performing at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., July 9, 2013.  (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Invision/AP, File)

McCartney celebrates anniversary at NY high school

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney celebrated his second wedding anniversary with his wife and a few hundred high school students on Wednesday. The 71-year-old performed at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, which […]

10/09/2013

Musician Carole King (AP Photo)

Carole King is MusiCares person of the year

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that King will be saluted by performers […]

09/19/2013

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Kid Rock, Rolling Stones on scalping, summer tours

NEW YORK (AP) — Kid Rock is a scalper. The 42-year-old Grammy winner, who is launching a summer tour where most tickets are priced at $20, said he’s scalping about 1,000 tickets from each show […]

05/25/2013

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Top stars square off for summer tour dollars

(AP) – All anyone’s been talking about are those aged wonders The Rolling Stones and their 50th-anniversary tour, but there’s so much more happening on the road this summer. It’s a crowded tour market and […]

05/23/2013

The British Library building in London. (AP Photo)

Beatles’ lyrics headed for British Library

LONDON (AP) — Shakespeare, the Magna Carta — and now some of John Lennon’s finest lyrics. The British Library on Wednesday added substantially to its already formidable collection with handwritten lyrics to Beatles’ classics “Strawberry […]

05/22/2013

Henry Diltz's photograph of Jimi Hendrix at the original Woodstock festival in August 1969. (PRNewsFoto)

1969 Hendrix telegram: Can Paul come to play?

LONDON (AP) – Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles. Fans of the late trumpet and guitar masters have long known that Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix had been making plans to record together in the […]

05/10/2013

Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler at a 2004 performance in Japan. (AP Photo)

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry honored for songwriting

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — They’ve been larger-than-life performers for decades, but now Steven Tyler and Joe Perry’s songwriting skills are getting the attention.

04/10/2013

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Historic Motown Steinway piano back in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — An 1877 Steinway grand piano used by Motown greats during the label’s 1960s heyday, and restored thanks to Paul McCartney, is back home in Detroit, officials announced Monday.

04/01/2013

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Monroe, Eisenhower letters to be auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) — Marilyn Monroe’s letter of despair to mentor Lee Strasberg and Dwight D. Eisenhower’s heartfelt missives to his wife during World War II are among hundreds of historical documents being offered in an online auction.

03/30/2013

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