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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2014 file photo, blues musician Taj Mahal performs at All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman, in Atlanta. Taj Mahal, along with Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, and conjunto musician Flaco Jimenez will receive lifetime achievement awards at this year’s Americana Music Association Honors and Awards ceremony this September in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP, File)

Browne, Lynn to get lifetime Americana awards

Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, conjunto musician Flaco Jimenez and blues musician Taj Mahal will receive lifetime achievement awards at The Americana Music Association Honors and Awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, in September. Browne, who has lent his voice to a number of social policy issues including clean energy, will receive ...

School's been out for Alice Cooper for a long time.  He's 65 years old.

White Castle honors Alice Cooper

Shock rocker Alice Cooper loves White Castle sliders. Cooper is such a fan of the little square hamburgers that he showed up at the company headquarters in Columbus on Monday to be inducted into the restaurant's Craver Hall of Fame. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1kzcXsi ) reports that the 66-year-old rock ...

Pink Floyd to release new album after 20-year gap

A fresh Pink Floyd album is on the way — 20 years after the band last released new material. Spokesman Doug Wright confirmed Monday that "The Endless River" will be released in October. It's described as consisting of "mainly ambient and instrumental music" based on 1993-94 recording sessions for the ...

Brian Tiernan of Rensselaer, N.Y., plays a piano and sings Beatles songs with fans before the Paul McCartney “Out There" Tour at the Times Union Center on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. (Photo by Hans Pennink/Invision/AP)

McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization

Paul McCartney returned to a concert stage Saturday after being sidelined for two months because of a virus, spinning out songs from the Beatles, Wings and a solo career that has spanned more than 50 years of rock 'n' roll. "It's great to be back," said McCartney, who turned 72 ...

Headbanging caused brain bleed in Motorhead fan

It may not destroy your soul, but it turns out heavy metal music can be hazardous to your brain. At least in some rare cases. German doctors say they have treated a Motorhead fan whose headbanging habit ultimately led to a brain injury, but that the risk to metal fans ...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2005 file photo, Carmen Electra, right, arrives with husband David Navarro for the 33rd annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles.  A state appeals court has upheld the life sentence for a man who killed two Southern California women three decades ago, including the mother of the guitarist Navarro. City News Service says the 2nd District Court of Appeal upheld the sentence Thursday, July 3, 2014, for John Riccardi. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)

Life term upheld for killer of guitarist's mother

A state appeals court has upheld the life sentence for a man who killed two Southern California women three decades ago, including the mother of guitarist Dave Navarro. City News Service says the 2nd District Court of Appeal upheld John Riccardi's sentence Thursday. Riccardi was convicted of killing his estranged ...

Stephen Fry arriving for the first night performance of the Monty Python Show Live at the O2 Arena, London, Tuesday July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Ian West)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

Dead parrots and lumberjacks please Python fans

Comedy is a bit like history. It repeats itself, and what started out as satire can mellow into farce. The Monty Python troupe burst forth from Britain as the 1960s became the '70s, with a delirious blend of satire, surrealism and silliness. Almost 35 years after their last live performance, ...

FILE - This March 24, 2011 file photo shows musician Lou Reed at the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of "Le Comte Ory" in New York. Reed left an estate worth over $20 million, his executors said in a new court filing that provides a glimpse of the value of the musical rights and other assets he acquired during a more than 40-year career. Reed’s executors _ his business manager and accountant _ have tallied $20.3 million worth of copyrights, music-publishing interests and other assets, they said in court papers filed Monday, June 30, 2014, in Manhattan. Reed died Oct. 27, 2013,  of complications from a liver transplant. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Lou Reed's estate worth over $20M, executors say

Lou Reed left an estate worth over $20 million, his executors said in a new court filing that provides a glimpse of the value of the musical rights and other assets he acquired during a more than 40-year career. Reed's executors — his business manager and accountant — have tallied ...

FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, musician Bobby Womack poses for a portrait to promote a new album, "The Bravest Man in the Universe." Womack, 70, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who impacted artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. Womack's publicist Sonya Kolowrat confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday, June 27, 2014, that the singer died but had no other details to provide. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file)

Bobby Womack, R&B singer-songwriter, dies at 70

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70. Womack's publicist Sonya Kolowrat said Friday that the singer had died, but she could provide no other details. With an incomparable voice few could match, Womack ...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2010 file photo, musician Phil Collins poses for a portrait in New York. Collins was scheduled to the Alamo on Thursday June 25, 2014 to announce that he is donating his collection of artifacts from the Alamo to the former mission and Texas revolutionary fort. (AP Photo/Victoria Will, file)

Phil Collins donates revolution artifacts to Alamo

Remember the Alamo? Phil Collins sure does. The British 1980s music icon was at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and Texas Revolutionary shrine in downtown San Antonio on Thursday, announcing the donation of his collection of related artifacts — one so vast it's considered the world's largest such private ...

FILE - In this  June 26, 2010, file photo, Terence McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, left, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, center, and rock star Mick Jagger, right, watch the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa.  Earlier in that tournament, Jagger had already earned a reputation for losing picks by showing up in the stands with Bill Clinton to cheer on the United States, which lost to Ghana in the second round, and then a day later watched as England was trounced by Germany 4-1. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Gimme Shelter: Brazil mocks Mick as World Cup jinx

The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger can't get no satisfaction from soccer fans in Brazil. In what's becoming something of a World Cup tradition, Brazilians are closely following every team the 70-year-old rock star supports with an eye at mocking him for apparently casting bad spells on his picks. Italy was ...

FILE - In this June 4, 2014 file photo, Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger performs during a concert in Hayrkon Park in Tel Aviv, Israel. In whatís fast becoming something of a modern World Cup tradition, Brazilians are closely following every team the 70-year-old rock star supports with an eye for mocking the alleged spell he casts on every team he picks. Brazilian media has taken to calling his pick, Jaggerís ìpe frio,î a term describing the bad luck he brings teams that translates literally as ìcold foot.î(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

Brazil mocks Mick Jagger's World Cup flop picks

The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger can't get no soccer satisfaction. In what's becoming something of a modern World Cup tradition, Brazilians are closely following every team the 70-year-old rock star supports with an eye at mocking him for apparently casting bad spells on his picks. Italy was the latest victim ...

In this photo taken on Monday, June 23, 2014, rock star Bret Michaels hands an item up to another volunteer from the basement of a Pilger, Neb., home destroyed in last week's tornado. Michaels and his band and crew stopped in Pilger on Monday to see the devastation and do some volunteer cleanup work. (AP Photo/The Norfolk Daily News, Darin Epperly)

Bret Michaels lends a hand at stricken town

Rock star Bret Michaels and his band rolled up their sleeves to help clean up a tornado-damaged Nebraska town and sign autographs for residents and other volunteers. Michaels and company rolled into Pilger on Monday afternoon, a week after an EF4 tornado destroyed or damaged more than half of the ...

Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani acknowledges the applause after presenting his Giorgio Armani men's Spring-Summer 2015 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Milan designers nudge men to dress with derring-do

Milan designers are gently inviting men to add just a little derring-do to their dressing. Feel secure in that double-breasted blazer? Why not snazz it up with a pair of silken shorts and thick-soled sneakers? Like the classic black and white, or red-white-and-blue combinations? Ok, but let's brighten things up ...

Modelos presentan piezas de la colección primavera verano 2015 de Emporio Armani en la Semana de la Moda de Milán en Milán, Italia, el lunes 23 de junio de 2014. (Foto AP/Luca Bruno)

Armani says a white bag is a must-have next summer

Giorgio Armani's fashion must-have for men next summer: A white bag. "You cannot NOT have a white bag," the designer told journalists backstage after his Emporio Armani menswear preview on Monday, the third day of Milan Fashion Week. Emporio's white bags for next summer include backpacks and hand luggage, and ...

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