Rock music

Rod Argent, from left, Hugh Grundy, Chris White and Colin Blunstone, of The Zombies, arrive at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
March 29, 2019 - 11:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): ___ 11:25 p.m. The Zombies were first eligible for induction into the Rock Hall about 30 years ago. They didn't make it then, and were passed over again in 2017 and 2018. With their fourth nod,...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 file photo, Jon Thor Birgisson, center, from the Icelandic rock group Sigur Ros, performs at the Corona Capital music festival in Mexico City. Members of the Icelandic band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion, three years after local authorities launched a probe into the avant-garde rock band’s finances. The indictment, issued by the District Prosecutor on Thursday, March 28, 2019 accuses the Nordic nation’s prominent musicians of submitting incorrect tax returns from 2011 to 2014, evading a total of 151 million Icelandic Krona ($1.2 million). (AP Photo/Christian Palma, file)
March 28, 2019 - 9:19 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Members of the Icelandic avant-garde rock band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion three years after authorities launched a probe of the group's finances. An indictment issued by the district prosecutor Thursday accused the prominent musicians of submitting...
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March 28, 2019 - 5:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — German hard rock group Rammstein is being criticized for a video promoting the release of its new single "Deutschland" that features band members dressed as concentration camp inmates standing on a gallows. Jewish groups and others called the video tasteless and unacceptable, while...
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March 25, 2019 - 11:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Scott Walker, the influential singer, songwriter and producer whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," has died. He was 76. The record company 4AD announced the death on Monday. The company said he died Friday afternoon in London...
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March 21, 2019 - 7:17 am
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial intelligence-powered Doodle. Thursday's animated Google Doodle shows the composer playing an organ in celebration of his March 21, 1685, birthday under the old Julian calendar. It encourages...
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March 18, 2019 - 9:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library has opened an archive dedicated to pioneering alternative rock musician Lou Reed. The library acquired the archive after performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson, who was married to Reed, decided to share it with an institution that could preserve...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2007 file photo, Dick Dale, known as "The King of the Surf Guitar," performs at B.B. King Blues Club in New York. Dale has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dale passed away Saturday night, March 16, 2019. No other details were available. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 17, 2019 - 9:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dick Dale passed away Saturday night. No other details were...
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Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks to local residents during a meet and greet at the Beancounter Coffeehouse & Drinkery, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Burlington, Iowa. O'Rourke announced Thursday that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 14, 2019 - 9:41 pm
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is not in favor of traditional reparations for African-Americans for the legacy of slavery but says it is important to confront the...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2008, file photo, Don Randi, from left, Glen Campbell and Hal Blaine, representing session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, hold up their hands after placing them in the cement following the induction ceremony for Hollywood's RockWalk in Los Angeles. Drummer Blaine, who played on many of the biggest hits in music history, has died. Blaine's son-in-law Andy Johnson tells The Associated Press that Blaine died of natural causes Monday, March 11, 2019, at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 90. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
March 12, 2019 - 1:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music's most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," died Monday...
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FILE - This Aug. 9, 2007 file photo shows music producer Phil Spector's mansion on Grand View Drive in Alhambra, Calif. The hilltop Los Angeles-area mansion where Spector killed actress Lana Clarkson in 2003 is for sale at $5.5 million. The chateau known as "Pyrenees Castle" sits on 2.5 acres (1 hectare) in Alhambra. Spector is serving 19 years to life after his murder conviction in Clarkson's death, found shot to death in the foyer of the 8,700-square-foot (808-square-meter) home. (AP Photo/Richard Hartog, Pool, File)
March 11, 2019 - 8:50 pm
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — The hilltop Los Angeles-area mansion where music producer Phil Spector killed actress Lana Clarkson in 2003 is for sale at $5.5 million. The Daily News reported Sunday that the walled French-style chateau known as "Pyrenees Castle" sits on 2.5 acres (1 hectare) in Alhambra...
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