Music producer Russell Simmons denies newspaper reports of sexual misconduct


NEW YORK Music and film producer Russell Simmons faced new accusations of sexual misconduct from nine woman dating back to 1983, including four who alleged he raped them, and New York police have opened an investigation, police and U.S. newspapers said on Thursday.

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone among five Rock Hall of Fame inductees

LOS ANGELES "Livin' on a Prayer" rockers Bon Jovi, British bands Dire Straits and the Moody Blues, the late Nina Simone and The Cars will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, organizers said on Wednesday. | Video

14 Dec 2017

U2 knocks Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' off Billboard top spot

LOS ANGELES U2 knocked Taylor Swift off her perch at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with its new release "Songs of Experience," giving the Irish band its eighth No. 1 album in the United States.

12 Dec 2017

Egyptian singer jailed over video inciting debauchery

CAIRO An Egyptian court jailed a little-known singer for two years on Tuesday for inciting debauchery, judicial sources said, after she appeared in a music video in her underwear and suggestively eating a banana.

13 Dec 2017

Apple confirms deal to buy music discovery app Shazam

SAN FRANSICO Apple Inc on Monday confirmed it had reached a deal to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, the U.K.-based app that lets users identify songs by pointing a smart phone at the audio source.

11 Dec 2017

Singer Neil Young's model trains fetch nearly $300,000 at auction

Singer-songwriter Neil Young's extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly $300,000 at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the 72-year-old folk-rock icon.

10 Dec 2017

Thousands mourn rock idol Hallyday at Paris memorial

PARIS Hundreds of thousands of people paid homage to late French rock and roll giant Johnny Hallyday at a Paris memorial service attended by French stars and politicians. | Video

09 Dec 2017

Apple in talks to acquire music identification app Shazam: source

SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc is in talks to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, whose software helps users identify songs by pointing their phone at an audio source, according to a person familiar with the situation.

09 Dec 2017

Spotify and Tencent Music to buy stakes in each other

STOCKHOLM Music streaming company Spotify and the music arm of China's Tencent Holdings Ltd will buy minority stakes in each other ahead of the Swedish firm's expected stock market listing next year, the companies said on Friday.

08 Dec 2017

Petals and confetti shower stage at La Scala opening

MILAN Rose petals, flowers and golden confetti showered the stage of the rarely-performed Italian opera 'Andrea Chenier' at La Scala's season premiere on Thursday.

08 Dec 2017

Explainer: Myanmar wields colonial-era law against Reuters journalists

Myanmar has accused Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act, a little-used hangover from colonial rule. Sam Zarifi, secretary general of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), said the law can ensnare working journalists "at any time".