ABBA hope to better than Elvis and Michael Jackson with immersive performance

ABBA hope to better than Elvis and Michael Jackson with immersive performance

Swedish music band ABBA, shown here as wax figures, have sold over 400 million records worldwide. Jonathan Nackstrand | dpa | Getty Images Pop legends ABBA are taking a big punt on their latest immersive project, founding member Bjorn Ulvaeus has told CNBC. The much-anticipated immersive performance called ABBA Voyage is billed as “a concert … Read more

Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter Aimee escapes Hollywood studio fire

Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter Aimee escapes Hollywood studio fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s daughter Aimee was among those who escaped a Hollywood recording studio fire that killed a 26-year-old music producer, Sharon Osbourne and others who work in the space said. Aimee Osbourne’s producer also escaped the blaze that began late Thursday afternoon in the two story commercial building that … Read more

Bombarded at home, Ukraine finds symbolic win at Eurovision – POLITICO

Bombarded at home, Ukraine finds symbolic win at Eurovision – POLITICO

TURIN, Italy — While in the third month of fighting Russia’s invasion at home, Ukraine came out victorious at Europe’s musical Eurovision competition. Swept along on a wave of solidarity, the Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra racked up a record popular vote after performing a catchy folk-rap tune and sending an emotional plea for the bombarded … Read more

Ukraine band makes plea for Mariupol at Eurovision

Ukraine band makes plea for Mariupol at Eurovision

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band, Kalush Orchestra, made an impassioned plea to free people still trapped in a besieged steel mill in a strategic Ukrainian port city on Saturday night after performing in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, where bookmakers tip them to win. “I ask all of you, please help Ukraine, … Read more

As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for his soul

As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for his soul

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A toxic cesspool. A lifeline. A finger on the world’s pulse. Twitter is all these things and more to its over 217 million users around the world — politicians, journalists, activists, celebrities, weirdos and normies, cat and dog lovers and just about anyone else with an internet connection. For Elon Muskits … Read more

Young Thug’s song lyrics used as evidence in gang indictment

Young Thug’s song lyrics used as evidence in gang indictment

CNN — Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug’s lyrics are being cited as evidence in a sweeping 56-count gang indictmentagain raising a debate over whether lyrics are protected free speech. According to the 88-page indictment obtained by CNN, lyrics from the rapper’s popular songs – including “Slime Sh*t,” “Original Slime Sh*t,” and “Anybody” – were used as … Read more

The Judds, Ray Charles join the Country Music Hall of Fame

The Judds, Ray Charles join the Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ray Charles and The Judds joined the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in a ceremony filled with tears, music and laughter, just a day after Naomi Judd died unexpectedly. The loss of Naomi Judd altered the normally celebratory ceremony, but the music played on, as the genre’s singers and … Read more

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76. The daughters announced her death on Saturday in a statement provided to The Associated Press. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the … Read more

Astroworld movie set for release despite lawyers’ concerns

Astroworld movie set for release despite lawyers’ concerns

HOUSTON (AP) — The experiences of panicked concertgoers who couldn’t breathe and had no clear path to escape a massive crowd surge at last year’s deadly Astroworld music festival in Houston are featured in a documentary set for release Friday. But lawyers for Live Nation, which is being sued for its role as the festival’s … Read more