An attorney for Gregg Allman said Friday that it is "unfortunate, unwarranted and without merit" that the singer is being sued over the death of a young woman killed when a freight train smashed into a Georgia film crew making a movie about Allman's life.
The big news in the music world these days has been the "Stairway to Heaven" lawsuit. The people who run the estate of Randy California, the phenomenal guitarist and songwriter from the phenomenal band Spirit, announced they are suing Led Zeppelin. They claim that the acoustic guitar line at the beginning of "Stairway" was lifted from "Taurus," an instrumental track on the first Spirit album.
With a shower of confetti and the pealing of church bells, the Spoleto Festival USA on Friday opened its new season with a lineup including three operas, a production by Ireland's Gate Theatre and a concert by banjoists Béla Fleck and his wife, Abigail Washburn.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra's bring-your-own-cannabis fundraising concerts kick off Friday.
Go ahead and congratulate country rocker Brantley Gilbert on his No. 1 hit, "Bottoms Up." Just don't buy him a beer.
Twenty-three music acts ranging from '80s rock to ragtime xylophone have been chosen to perform in New York City subway stations.
CHICAGO - A cellphone photo captures a moment while Kelis' latest album, "Food" (Ninja Tune) was being made that suggests a cool dinner party more than a recording session. A group of friends is gathered in a dining room. These are musicians turning work into play - horns and keyboards are in hand and food is on the table. One can almost hear the jokes, the melodies, the conversation unfolding in a casual late-night atmosphere. No one looks like they're in a hurry to get home.
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The voices of fourth-graders sounded throughout the music room at Holy Spirit Elementary School as the students sang "I Want to Know What Love Is" in preparation to perform in concert with the band Foreigner at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.
Bob Marley's estate and Raising Cane's have resolved their legal dispute over the fried chicken finger chain's use of the slogan "One Love," which also happens to be the title of one of the late Jamaican reggae star's biggest hits.
For Lionel Richie, part of parenthood has been payback.
John Travolta came by jet. Justin Bieber made a beeline to the bar. Leonardo DiCaprio mingled with Marion Cotillard. And Robin Thicke sang about his ex.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra music director Leonard Slatkin has signed a three-year extension to lead a French orchestra.
First Thailand's junta seized power, then they commandeered every TV channel for round-the-clock broadcasts of dour announcements and patriotic hymns. The public's verdict: DJ, please change the soundtrack.
A Georgia-based nonprofit founded by the late Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller will oversee a project in Gary aimed at revitalizing an area of the city near Michael Jackson's boyhood home.
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