Rock music

Ex-3 Doors Down bassist gets 10 years on gun charge

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The founding member and former bassist of the rock band 3 Doors Down has been sentenced to 10 years in Mississippi state prison for possession of a firearm by a felon. News outlets report Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Robert Krebs gave Todd Harrell the maximum penalty...
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Beatles recording engineer Geoff Emerick dies at 72

LONDON (AP) — Geoff Emerick, the Beatles studio engineer who entered the music business in his mid-teens and by his early 20s had helped make history through his work on such landmark albums as "Revolver" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," has died. He was 72. Abbey Road Studios, home to...
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Thousands in Central Park panic after barrier collapse

NEW YORK (AP) — Fearing possible gunshots, it took only the collapse of a police barrier at a politically charged New York celebrity music show Saturday to send thousands of spectators fleeing in panic. About 60,000 people had filled the park's Great Lawn for the eight-hour Global Citizen Festival...
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Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush dies at 84

CHICAGO (AP) — Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-like music influenced artists from Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton to the rock band Led Zeppelin, died Saturday at the age of 84, his longtime manager said. Rush succumbed to complications from a stroke he suffered...
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Marty Balin, founder of Jefferson Airplane, dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Marty Balin, a patron of the 1960s "San Francisco Sound" both as founder and lead singer of the Jefferson Airplane and co-owner of the club where the Airplane and other Bay Area bands performed, has died. He was 76. Balin died Thursday in Tampa, Florida, on the way to the hospital,...
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New trial ordered in 'Stairway to Heaven' copyright lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Friday ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led Zeppelin of copying an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven." A federal court jury in Los Angeles two years ago found Led Zeppelin did not steal...
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Russia: Pussy Riot activist treated for possible poisoning

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning. Ekho Moskvy radio and online news portal Meduza reported Wednesday that Pyotr Verzilov has been in emergency care since late...
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U2 reschedules Berlin concert after Bono loses voice

BERLIN (AP) — U2 lead singer Bono is reassuring fans that he'll have his voice back for the rest of U2's European tour after ending a concert in Germany Saturday night, which they are rescheduling. In a statement posted Sunday to U2's website, Bono says that a doctor has ruled out anything serious...
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The Latest: Stevie Wonder closes Franklin funeral with 'As'

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for soul legend Aretha Franklin (all times local): ___ 6:45 p.m. Stevie Wonder wowed with his harmonica skills and then brought the remaining mourners at Aretha Franklin's lengthy funeral to their feet with a moving version of "As." The choir, Franklin's...
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John Lennon's killer denied parole for 10th time

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for a 10th time and will remain behind bars for at least two more years. Mark David Chapman appeared before New York's parole board on Wednesday. In a denial decision obtained by The Associated Press Thursday, the board said it had...
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