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Metallica returns with '72 Seasons'; band not slowing down

Sunday, 4 June 2023, 08:36 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Zoom has been credited for keeping students and teachers connected, the judicial system working and fitness classes jumping. You can add a Metallica album to that list. The hard rockers met...

Following stroke, Lucinda Williams back with book and album

Monday, 22 May 2023, 08:01 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

Lucinda Williams is returning to the spotlight this spring with an autobiography, a new album and concert appearances around the world. Less than three years ago, there was real worry that her...

Alicia Keys reimagines iconic hit for 'Bridgerton' prequel

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 15:08 Last update: about 18 days ago Associated Press

At the famous Abbey Road Studios in London to present a special selection of songs recorded in spatial audio for Apple Music, Alicia Keys revealed another upcoming project: a reimagining of an iconic...

Why is R&B music more explicit than ever? It's complicated.

Monday, 8 May 2023, 07:26 Last update: about 28 days ago Associated Press

Tank was nervous after sending his manager a preview of "When We" — he'd never released a song that explicit. "He's like, 'You're crazy, but it's jammin'!'" the R&B singer recalled. "It...

Q&A: Shania Twain talks rebuilding confidence with new album

Thursday, 4 May 2023, 11:04 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Shania Twain felt the need on her new album to empower herself the same way she has uplifted listeners with hits like "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" and "She's Not Just a Pretty Face." So she set...

K-pop's NCT127 adds neo-chill hop to album repackage

Tuesday, 2 May 2023, 12:15 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

"Ay-Yo — The 4th Album Repackage" NCT127 (SM Entertainment) NCT127 should be credited as inventors of a new genre: neo-chill hop. Their upcoming repackage "Ay-Yo" of their fourth...

Elle King settles in Nashville as a mom and country singer

Thursday, 27 April 2023, 08:40 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Singer Elle King has never fit neatly into any one box. Her early years were split between Ohio, New York City and Los Angeles and her rock music was always banjo-based, with elements of bluegrass,...

Etta Marcus swings wide on 'Heart-Shaped Bruise'

Sunday, 23 April 2023, 06:43 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

"Heart-Shaped Bruise" by Etta Marcus (Polydor) Etta Marcus hates being called a sad girl. Her major label debut, "Heart-Shaped Bruise," features its share of pain and loss, but the...

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