Sound of silence opens UK's Glastonbury before Manchester classics fill the void


GLASTONBURY, England Britain's Glastonbury Festival fell silent for a minute on Friday in memory of recent terror attacks and the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, before Hacienda Classical eased revelers into the first day of music at the world's biggest greenfield festival.

Prodigy, one half of New York rapper duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42

LOS ANGELES Prodigy, one half of New York rapper duo Mobb Deep, died on Tuesday days after being hospitalized for complications related to sickle cell anemia, his publicist said. He was 42.

21 Jun 2017

Livestreams, bad blood drive Katy Perry's 'Witness' to No.1

LOS ANGELES After weeks of promotion, a 96-hour livestream and an attempt to end some bad blood with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry's "Witness" made its debut atop the U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Monday, the singer's third chart-topping album.

20 Jun 2017

Lynyrd Skynyrd sues ex-drummer over movie about 1977 plane crash

NEW YORK Surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd have filed a lawsuit against the Southern rock band's former drummer to halt the production of a movie depicting the 1977 plane crash that killed lead singer Ronnie Van Zant.

20 Jun 2017

Beyonce's father confirms the birth of her twins in Twitter message

The father of pop star Beyonce turned to Twitter on Sunday to say his daughter was now the mother of twins, confirming earlier reports of the year's most highly anticipated celebrity birth. | Video

19 Jun 2017

Whitney Houston was never ready for fame, says new documentary

LONDON Before the millions of record sales, hundreds of awards and international acclaim, Whitney Houston was simply "Nippy from Newark", a naive young girl, ill prepared for fame. | Video

16 Jun 2017

Bob Dylan accused of borrowing some of Nobel lecture from study guide

LOS ANGELES Bob Dylan has been accused of borrowing heavily for part of the Nobel Literature Prize lecture he finally delivered to the Swedish Academy last week.

15 Jun 2017

Ice Cube gets Hollywood star, thanks all 'who helped me get here'

LOS ANGELES Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday and thanked everyone who helped his career in music and movies. | Video

13 Jun 2017

YouTube singer Austin Jones arrested on child pornography charges

LOS ANGELES A 24-year-old YouTube singer with a teen fan base has been charged with using social media to solicit explicit videos from two young female fans.

15 Jun 2017

Halsey becomes first solo woman to top Billboard 200 chart in 2017

LOS ANGELES U.S. pop singer Halsey scored her first No.1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Hopeless Fountain Kingdom," making her the first solo female artist to top the album chart in 2017, according to data on Monday from Nielsen SoundScan.

12 Jun 2017

As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, U.S. expected to OK India drone purchase

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON The United States is expected to authorize India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, two sources familiar with the situation said, ahead of a visit next week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to revitalise ties in his first meeting with President Donald Trump.