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  • Elvis' private jet auctioned off after sitting for 35 years

    May 27, 2017 7:12 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years. GWS Auctions Inc. says the plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at a California event featuring celebrity memorabilia. The auction house says Elvis designed the... more »
  • Autopsy: Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging

    May 18, 2017 1:53 PM

    DETROIT - A medical examiner has determined that Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging in a Detroit hotel room following a concert. A full autopsy report was not yet completed Thursday afternoon. Two Detroit newspapers had earlier cited a police spokesman Cornell was found with "a band around... more »
  • Rapper Lil Boosie pepper sprayed while shopping in Biloxi

    April 10, 2017 5:37 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie was pepper sprayed by a security guard while shopping in a Mississippi department store Sunday. A video posted by a fan shows Boosie arguing with the security guard at a Dillards before Boosie and two others are pepper sprayed in the... more »
  • Family and friends pack service for Chuck Berry

    April 9, 2017 8:28 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Music legend Chuck Berry was remembered by friends and fellow musicians at his funeral Sunday. People who played and worked with Berry as he built a career on hit songs such as "Johnny B. Goode" spoke emotionally about the 90-year-old who died last month. Gene Simmons of... more »
  • Questions swirl about Prince's health with unexplained death

    April 23, 2016 3:36 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. He also had an ability to put on shows that were electrifying in their athleticism. But after his death at age 57 questions are swirling over whether the music superstar had been hiding serious health problems... more »
  • Tributes to Prince spring up across the US

    April 22, 2016 5:06 AM

    CHANHASSEN, Minn.- Tributes to Prince are springing up across the country, on buildings, bridges and Broadway. In New Orleans, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome glowed Thursday night with the late singer's signature purple, as did San Francisco's City Hall and Madison Square Garden in New York. In Minnesota, where Prince was found... more »
  • Adele's 'Hello' is 1st song to sell 1 million in a week

    November 3, 2015 9:00 AM

    NEW YORK- Adele's "Hello" has become the first song to sell one million tracks in a week. Nielsen Music said Monday that Adele's comeback track sold 1.11 million digital songs, setting a new record. Flo Rida's "Right Round" previously had the record for most downloads in a week with 636,000.... more »
  • Folk singer behind popularity of 'We Shall Overcome' dies

    May 8, 2015 10:38 AM

    KNOXVILLE- The musician and folk singer who promoted the song "We Shall Overcome" and is credited with helping it rise in popularity as an anthem during the civil rights movement in the 1960s has died. Guy Carawan's wife, Candie, said Friday that he died May 2, at his home in... more »
  • Singer Percy Sledge dies in his Baton Rouge home Play Video

    April 14, 2015 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," has died. He was 74. "He wasn't just a part of our community but a soul legend," said Rob Payer, station production and music director at WBRH-FM, 90.3. "He was loved... more »
  • 'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68

    February 16, 2015 3:19 PM

    NEW YORK - A singer-songwriter who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst "It's My Party" and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry" and "You Don't Own Me" has died. Lesley Gore was 68. According to her partner of 33 years,... more »
  • Ex-Eurythmics' singer asks OK for music video

    December 16, 2014 1:24 PM

    DERIDDER - Local officials in west Louisiana say former Eurythmics singer and guitarist Dave Stewart plans to film a new music video early next year in their century-old Gothic Revival jail. Secretary-treasurer Tayra DeHoven says the Beauregard Parish Police Jury had voted to allow it if she OK'd the lyrics... more »

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