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Yeezy to Disney: Kanye West shatters year-long Twitter silence

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LOS ANGELES Kanye West said on Wednesday that he had fired his manager and suggested he may run for U.S. president in a frenetic Twitter spree in which he promised four new albums and compared himself to Henry Ford and Walt Disney.

Fleetwood Mac says Lindsey Buckingham split over tour dispute

LOS ANGELES The members of Fleetwood Mac on Wednesday said they parted ways with longtime guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, one of the rock group's most influential members, due to conflicts over their upcoming North American tour.

25 Apr 2018

Motor racing: U.S. Grand Prix signs up Bruno Mars and Britney Spears

U.S. Grand Prix organizers have enlisted Bruno Mars and Britney Spears to boost the crowds with concerts before and after this year's Formula One race in Austin, Texas.

25 Apr 2018

Stockholm church bells play 'Wake me up' in Avicii tribute

STOCKHOLM Church bells played one of Avicii's biggest hits in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Tuesday, paying tribute to the DJ and record producer who was found dead last week. | Video

People, 24 Apr 2018

Rapper Meek Mill freed from U.S. jail after months-long campaign

Rapper Meek Mill, who had been incarcerated for five months on a probation violation, was released from a Pennsylvania jail on Tuesday, his attorney said, after the state's top court granted him bail, capping a star-laden campaign to have him freed.

25 Apr 2018

Anti-Semitic letter by Wagner sold at auction in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM A letter written by German composer Richard Wagner that underscored his anti-Semitism was sold to Jewish collector from Switzerland at auction in Israel on Tuesday for $34,000, the auction house said.

24 Apr 2018

Music streaming revenues surge and investors like the beat

LONDON Online streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have become the recording industry's single biggest revenue source, overtaking physical sales of CDs and digital downloads for the first time, a trade group said on Tuesday.

Tech, 24 Apr 2018

EU opens competition probe into Apple's bid for music app Shazam

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators opened an investigation on Monday into Apple's bid for British music discovery app Shazam, concerned the deal might give the iPhone maker an unfair advantage in poaching users from its rivals.

Tech, Deals 23 Apr 2018

Probe into Prince's opioid death brings no criminal charges

CHASKA, Minn. A two-year investigation into the death of "Purple Rain" singer Prince failed to determine where he obtained a counterfeit painkiller laced with fentanyl, resulting in no criminal charges, a Minnesota prosecutor said on Thursday. | Video

People 20 Apr 2018

Family of late Swedish DJ Avicii says grateful for tributes

LOS ANGELES The family of Swedish electronic music DJ and producer Avicii on Monday said they were grateful for the numerous public tributes paid to the "Wake Me Up" hitmaker but offered no details on his unexpected death.

People 23 Apr 2018