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Ex-teen idol David Cassidy says he has dementia

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LOS ANGELES Former teen idol David Cassidy said on Monday he was suffering from dementia, a day after weekend performances in California in which he forgot his words and appeared to fall off stage raised concern about his health. | Video

Australian rock band Midnight Oil to play first world tour in 20 years

SYDNEY Australian rock band Midnight Oil said on Friday they will play their first world tour in 20 years, vowing to continue their political activism during the six-month, fifty-show world tour.

17 Feb 2017

Kanye West unveils new Yeezy line during New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK Three months after being hospitalized for exhaustion, rapper Kanye West made his first major public appearance on Wednesday, turning up for his Yeezy fashion show during New York Fashion Week. | Video

Pink Floyd's Waters, Mason hope to delight fans, honor crews in new exhibit

LONDON Pink Floyd co-founders Roger Waters and Nick Mason hope an exhibition in May documenting the rock band's 50 years in music will give fans a sense of their live work as well as honor those who helped fulfill their artistic vision.

17 Feb 2017

Sirius XM wins dismissal of Turtles copyright lawsuit in New York

NEW YORK Sirius XM Holdings Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of a New York copyright lawsuit over the satellite radio company's playing of older songs by the 1960s band The Turtles and other artists, reducing the size of a related settlement between both sides in November.

16 Feb 2017

Dr. Luke email shows criticism of Kesha's weight in legal case

Music producer Dr. Luke said in 2012 that musicians were unwilling to give pop singer Kesha their songs to perform because of her weight, according to court documents filed this week amid the singer's case to get out of her recording contract. | Video

16 Feb 2017

2017 MTV Europe Music Awards to be held in 'musical epicenter' London

LONDON The MTV Europe Music Awards will take place in London this year, more than 20 years since the ceremony was last held in the British capital, channel MTV said on Tuesday.

14 Feb 2017

Rock singer Debbie Harry crowned Style Icon at Elle Style Awards

LONDON Debbie Harry, frontwoman of rock band Blondie, was crowned a fashion icon at London's Elle Style Awards, and she thanked her punk influences for defining her style. | Video

14 Feb 2017

Adele sweeps Grammy awards in upset victory over Beyonce

LOS ANGELES Adele swept the Grammy Awards on Sunday, taking home statuettes for the top prizes - album, record and song of the year - in a shock, history-making victory over Beyonce on a night marked by political statements and emotional tributes. | Video

13 Feb 2017

Lady Gaga enjoys Billboard boost after headlining Super Bowl

LOS ANGELES Lady Gaga soared back up the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday after a flawless performance at the Super Bowl halftime show gave her catalog of music a sales boost.

14 Feb 2017
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India needs to create 'bad bank' quickly - Arvind Subramanian

NEW DELHI India's finance ministry on Wednesday backed a call by the Reserve Bank of India to set up an institution similar to a "bad bank," saying urgency was needed to address troubled loans weighing on the banking sector that were hobbling investment and growth.