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Exit sound man: Producer Bob Rock sells rights to Metallica, Michael Buble songs

Exit sound man: Producer Bob Rock sells rights to Metallica, Michael Buble songs

TORONTO — Canadian record producer Bob Rock is joining a chorus of musicians selling off rights to their past work, reaching a deal with a U.K. investment firm for more than 40 songs from Michael Buble and Metallica.

Singer Randy Parton, Dolly Parton's brother, dies at 67

NASHVILLE — Country star Dolly Parton said her brother Randy Parton, who sang and performed with her, as well as at her Dollywood theme park, has died. He was 67.
Natiruts, Marley, Aparicio sing for unity of the Americas

Natiruts, Marley, Aparicio sing for unity of the Americas

NEW YORK — With a trilingual song that calls for the people of the Americas to unite in a more fair and loving world, Brazilian reggae band Natiruts, Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley and Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio hope to make the whole continent
Who really had the album of the year? Emily Lazar did.

Who really had the album of the year? Emily Lazar did.

NEW YORK — Chris Martin admits that Coldplay’s latest album could have sounded terrible if it wasn’t for one person — mastering engineer Emily Lazar.
Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.
University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job

University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job

BALTIMORE — The president of a historically Black university in Maryland was so captivated by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s poem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration that he offered her a job -- on Twitter.
Organists offer soundtrack to jabs at medieval UK cathedral

Organists offer soundtrack to jabs at medieval UK cathedral

SALISBURY, England — David Halls isn’t a doctor, nurse or ambulance driver, but he wanted to contribute in the fight against COVID-19.
Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

LONDON — Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row.

Comfort TV viewing gives ratings boost to football, dramas

LOS ANGELES — An unprecedented impeachment hearing failed to keep TV viewers from settling back into familiar, escapist habits last week.
With B.C. movie theatres closed, Rio indie cinema says it will reopen as a sports bar

With B.C. movie theatres closed, Rio indie cinema says it will reopen as a sports bar

One of Vancouver's most prominent independent movie houses is rebranding itself as a sports bar in an attempted workaround of the province's COVID-19 health orders.