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Ariana Grande, The Avett Brothers stop the show to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin
August 17, 2018
On Thursday night, following the news of Aretha Franklin's death at age 76, musicians across the country honored the legendary singer with covers of her greatest hits.
Review: Ariana Grande's 'Sweetener' tells her comeback story
August 16, 2018
"Sweetener," the fourth studio album from Grande, is out now. The personal growth the pop star sings about is more existential than the confident sexuality of her previous “adult” album, 2016’s “Dangerous Woman.”
Rapper Juelz Santana pleads guilty, admits attempting to bring a loaded gun on flight
August 16, 2018
Julz Santana admitted Thursday in federal court he tried to bring a loaded gun onto a flight leaving Newark Airport. "It’s in God’s hands" rapper told the USA Today Network in May.
New York Phish festival canceled after severe rainstorm: 'We are so terribly sorry'
August 16, 2018
Curveball festival is canceled: A severe rainstorm created untenable conditions, including the inability to deliver clean drinking water to patrons and vendors, the health department said.
Justin Bieber has a new baby sister; see pictures of little Bay Bieber
August 16, 2018
Justin Bieber has a new half-sister, baby Bay Bieber. His dad is now father to four after his wife, Chelsey, gave birth Thursday.
Aretha Franklin's music tops iTunes, spikes on Spotify after legend's death
August 16, 2018
Franklin's music quickly climbed the iTunes charts Thursday, with her "30 Greatest Hits" album reaching the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj's new album "Queen."
Aretha Franklin's greatest pop culture moments, from 'Blues Brothers' to 'Murphy Brown'
August 16, 2018
From 'Blues Brothers' to Obama's inauguration to the Pavarotti-less Grammys, Aretha Frankin had a knack for big pop-culture moments.
StudioA: Performances by great emerging acts
August 19, 2014
We invite great music artists into our studio for mini-concerts.
Aretha Franklin: The 10 defining songs from her 60-year career
August 16, 2018
There aren't many duds in Aretha Franklin's six-decade catalog, but these are the 10 songs that helped define the Queen of Soul's career.
Aretha Franklin's empowering songs demanded respect, gave a voice to female fans
August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin didn't set out to be a feminist hero, but signature tunes such as 'Respect' and 'Natural Woman' gave voice to females everywhere.
Madonna turns 60: The painful lessons she taught us about aging while female
August 16, 2018
If there’s anyone who knows about the pitfalls of aging while female and famous, it’s Madonna, a singer who has courted controversy from her first hit album, “Like a Virgin" in 1984.
Aretha Franklin's final public performance
August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin's final public performance took place in New York on 7 November 2017 at a gala celebrating the 25th anniversary of Elton John's AIDS foundation. (Aug. 16)
Teyana Taylor leaves Jeremih's tour, offers free shows: 'I will NOT tolerate disrespect'
August 16, 2018
Teyana Taylor announced on Twitter that she will no longer be participating Jeremih's tour, saying she was mistreated. Jeremih seems to have responded to her claims in an Instagram video.
Jean-Michel Blais: 'music is therapy in my life'
August 16, 2018
Pianist Jean-Michel Blais was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome aged 21. The French-Canadian musician discusses how music helped him to manage the physical symptoms of the condition. (Aug. 16)
Aretha Franklin, ‘Queen of Soul’ who transformed American music, dies at 76
August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin, whose impassioned, riveting voice made her a titan of American music, died of pancreatic cancer on Thursday, her niece Sabrina Owens confirmed. She was 76.
Jesse Jackson on Aretha Franklin's civil rights legacy: 'She was the fountain of love'
August 16, 2018
Jesse Jackson recalls how the Queen of Soul gave quietly to the movement her father helped lead.
Lenny Kravitz is praying for Aretha Franklin: 'She means so much to me'
August 16, 2018
Lenny Kravitz and Aretha Franklin performed together at a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert in 2009, and had spoken about collaborating in the future.
Rally to protest parole of John Lennon's killer
August 16, 2018
New York Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis held a news conference and a rally in New York's Central Park to call on the state parole board to deny the release of John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman. (Aug. 15)
Elvis Presley died 41 years ago today: Fans gather at Graceland for vigil
August 16, 2018
Presley died Aug. 16, 1977 at age 42. Ever since, fans have traveled from all over the world to Graceland to honor the singer and actor. Graceland now draws about 500,000 visitors annually.
Playlist: What's Death Cab for Cutie listening to?
August 16, 2018
In honor of the new release 'Thank You for Today,' guitarist Dave Depper shares a playlist of favorites with USA TODAY.
Pearl Jam skewered by Republicans over poster of burning White House
August 15, 2018
Republicans are condemning a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump. Bassist Jeff Ament was unapologetic.
Neil Diamond talks living and performing with Parkinson's Disease, attempting a residency
August 15, 2018
The "Sweet Caroline" singer said he’s not sure he can perform more than one song at the moment, but "the only way I could find out is to actually do it." He believes a residency is a possibility: “It’s just a matter of resting up, finding the time, preparing, and then just doing the show."
Creepy, distorted Lady Gaga pics have fans excited over potential 'new era'
August 15, 2018
Lady Gaga is exciting all her little monsters. This singer posted a series of bizarrely altered photos to Instagram Wednesday, and they have fans wondering if this means a "new era" is coming from Mother Monster.
Aretha Franklin visited by Stevie Wonder
August 15, 2018
Stevie Wonder visited an ailing Aretha Franklin at her home in Detroit on Tuesday.
John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, is up for parole for 10th time
August 15, 2018
Mark David Chapman shot and killed John Lennon outside his Manhattan apartment on Dec. 8, 1980.
Lenny Kravitz talks about Aretha Franklin
August 15, 2018
Lenny Kravitz talks about Aretha Franklin, who is in failing health.
Jean-Michel Blais' unusual teenage music tastes
August 15, 2018
Pianist and composer Jean-Michel Blais says his teenage taste in music was a little out of step with his pals. (Aug. 15)
Aerosmith heading to Las Vegas: Band will launch residency next year
August 15, 2018
The rock band announced Wednesday that "Aerosmith: Deuces are Wild" would kick off April 6, 2019, at the Park Theater, where Lady Gaga will launch her residency in December.
Remembering Prince, 1958-2016
April 18, 2018
Music, music, music: It's Coachella!
April 25, 2016
Photos: 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala
February 15, 2016
Woodstock remembered
February 12, 2016
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