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Woman may pursue libel case against Sammy Hagar

A federal appeals court says an Iowa woman who claims rock singer Sammy Hagar fathered her baby 25 years ago may sue him for libel, invasion of privacy, and breach of contract. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the woman, identified only as Jane Doe, may sue the ...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 8, 2014, file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs during the USC Shoah Foundation’s 20th anniversary Ambassadors for Humanity gala in Los Angeles. Springsteen is getting into the picture book business. “Outlaw Pete,” based on a ballad from Springsteen’s “Working on a Dream” album, will be published by Simon & Schuster on Nov. 4, 2014. The book will feature Springsteen’s lyrics and illustrations by Frank Caruso, Simon & Schuster announced Thursday, Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Springsteen picture book out in November

The Boss is getting into the picture book business. "Outlaw Pete," which is based on a ballad from Bruce Springsteen's "Working on a Dream" album, will be published by Simon & Schuster on Nov. 4. The publisher said Thursday that the book will feature Springsteen's lyrics and illustrations by Frank ...

This May 15, 2012 photo provided by the New York State Department of Corrections shows Mark David Chapman at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, N.Y. Chapman, John Lennon’s imprisoned killer, says he still gets letters about the pain he has caused. Chapman was denied release during his eighth appearance before a parole board in August 2014, according to the transcript released by New York state corrections officials, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/New York State Department of Corrections, File)

John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'

John Lennon's imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he caused in his pursuit of notoriety nearly 34 years ago. "I am sorry for causing that type of pain," Mark David Chapman told a parole board last week, according to a transcript released Wednesday. "I am sorry ...

Hotel suite celebrates Boston rock club The Rat

One of Boston's swankiest hotels is paying tribute to a dingy rock club. The Hotel Commonwealth next month will start renting a room called the Rathskeller Suite, named after the club of the same name. Known simply known as The Rat, the club hosted bands that went on to become ...

**FILE**This 1975 file photo shows Mark David Chapman as a member of a YMCA group at Fort Chaffee, Ark. Chapman, who was convicted of shooting former Beatle John Lennon in New York City on Dec. 8, 1980, was denied parole for the fifth time Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008. He became eligible for parole at New York's Attica Correctional Facility after serving 20 years of a maximum life sentence. (AP Photo)

Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside ...

Veteran music agent Peter Grosslight dead at 68

A longtime Los Angeles music agent who represented such artists as Whitney Houston, the Eagles, Tom Petty and Journey has died. The William Morris Agency says its global head of music, Peter Grosslight, died Thursday of pancreatic cancer. He was 68. Grosslight worked at William Morris since 1992, when the ...

Correction: People-Bon Jovi-Christie story

In a story Aug. 16 about Jon Bon Jovi accepting a challenge to douse himself with ice water for charity, The Associated Press erroneously reported the charity he was supporting. It was the ALS Association, not the ALS Foundation. A corrected version of the story is below: Bon Jovi, Christie, ...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2012 file photo Neil Young, right, and Willie Nelson perform  during the Farm Aid 2012 concert at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa. Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast said Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 that Nelson and Young will headline a concert on Sept. 27 on a farm near Neligh in northeast Nebraska. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

Oil pipeline opponents plan concert in cornfield

Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast. Bold Nebraska said Monday the concert will be held Sept. 27 on a farm near Neligh in ...

Paul McCartney performs on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. San Francisco is saying goodbye to the stadium where its beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park — the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs. The storied venue shut down after an evening concert by former Beatle Paul McCartney that finished about midnight. It will then be demolished to make way ...

FILE - This March 16, 2014 file photo shows Grateful Dead alumni Bob Weir and his band, Ratdog, performing in Atlanta. Weir is canceling all of the tour dates he had planned through January 2015. The Grateful Dead founder posted a message Sunday, Aug. 10, on RatDog’s website that says “circumstances have necessitated that all scheduled tour dates for Bob Weir & RatDog are being canceled.” (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP, File)

Bob Weir canceling tour dates for rest of the year

Guitarist Bob Weir is canceling all of the tour dates he had planned through January. The Grateful Dead founder says his tour with his other band, RatDog, won't kick off this week as planned. He posted a message Sunday on RatDog's website saying "circumstances have necessitated that all scheduled tour ...

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29:  Recording artist Pharrell Williams performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Pharrell, Ariana Grande in NFL 'lineup'

Pharrell is bringing "Happy" to the NFL. The platinum-selling musician will perform outside of CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sept. 4 before the Seattle Seahawks play the Greenbay Packers as the NFL kicks off its 95th season. Pop singer Ariana Grande will sing the national anthem. It will air on ...

30 Jan 1992:  Singer John Denver in action during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in Monterrey, California. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn  /Allsport

Singer John Denver's former Aspen home for sale

An Aspen-area house and guesthouse once owned by singer John Denver are for sale for nearly $10.8 million. The Aspen Times reported Friday (http://tinyurl.com/q2zabhm ) that the property includes a six-bedroom main house and a five-bedroom guesthouse in a gated neighborhood. The real estate listing says the two buildings have ...

This June 17, 2014 photo released by Danny Zelisko shows Dick Wagner, left, and Alice Cooper. Wagner, the skilled guitarist who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, and also co-wrote many of Cooper’s hits, died of respiratory failure Wednesday, July 30, his personal manager and business partner said Friday. He was 71. (AP Photo/Danny Zelisko)

Guitarist, songwriter for Alice Cooper dies at 71

Dick Wagner, the skilled guitarist who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, and also co-wrote many of Cooper's hits, died of respiratory failure Wednesday, his personal manager and business partner said Friday. He was 71. Susan Michelson, Wagner's partner in Desert Dreams Productions, said the performer died ...

FILE - This April 22, 2013 file photo shows Memphis-based guitarist Robert Johnson standing by a display of guitars that belonged to Chet Atkins and Johnny Cash that he donated to the National Music Museum in Vermillion, S.D. Johnson also donated the guitar played by Elvis Presley during his final tour. Johnson says the deal to donate the Presley guitar to the museum was legitimate. A federal judge has been asked to determine if Johnson rightfully owned the broken instrument when he donated it last year. The museum insists in a lawsuit that it is the legal owner of the guitar “The King” played during his 1977 tour. Collector Larry Moss says Johnson sold him the guitar earlier. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

Elvis' guitar donor says he is rightful owner

A man who donated to a South Dakota museum a slightly damaged acoustic guitar played by Elvis Presley that is at the center of a custody battle insisted Thursday he had the right to give it away because he owned it. The instrument's fate is now in the hands of ...

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