Mariah Carey, Neptunes, Lennox in Songwriters Hall of Fame
After a glittering career stuffed with No. 1 hits — not to mention a two-year pandemic delay — Mariah Carey was finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, but not before challenging her new fellow members to do better by women.
Paul Simon sells song catalog to Sony Music Publishing
Sony Music Publishing announced Wednesday, March. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Paul Simon is the latest icon to sell his rich catalog of songs. Sony Music Publishing announced Wednesday that it has acquired Simon's catalog, which includes six decades of music, from his time in Simon & Garfunkel to his solo career. Ad“I’m pleased to have Sony Music Publishing be the custodian of my songs for the coming decades. Sony Music Publishing also represents catalogs by Motown, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Ashford & Simpson, Leonard Cohen and more.
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and The Go-Go's nominated for Rock Hall
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The band made this years list of nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There are two newly eligible acts in Jay-Z and Foo Fighters while artists nominated for the first time include Blige, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Warwick and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is already in the hall as a member of Nirvana. “This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates,” said John Sykes, Chairman of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement Wednesday.
Neil Young becomes latest artist to sell stake in his songs
FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, Neil Young performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo in Napa, Calif. Young has become the latest artist to strike gold with his song catalog. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Neil Young has become the latest musician to strike gold with his song catalogue, selling a 50 percent stake in his music to a British investment company in a deal announced on Wednesday. Merck Mercuriadis, founder of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said that he bought his first Neil Young album when he was seven years old. “Neil Young, or at least his music, has been my friend . In the song, Young sang: “Ain't singin' for Pepsi, ain't singin' for Coke.
New this week: 'Saved by the Bell,' Miley Cyrus & McCarthy
(Trae Patton/Peacock via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. The Melissa McCarthy comedy, her latest with director-husband Ben Falcone ("Tammy," “The Boss"), had been headed to theaters but will instead debut Thursday on HBO Max. —AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Miley Cyrus is ready to rock ‘n’ roll on her new album. The pop star recruited some famous rock stars to help on her seventh studio release “Plastic Hearts,” including Stevie Nicks, Billy Idol and Joan Jett. Everyone wears wear full hazard protection gear as they navigate a “giant house of cards.”— Can you have a “Saved by the Bell” without Screech?
'American Idol' contestant Nikki McKibbin dies at 42
FILE - Nikki McKibbin celebrates during the final episode of Fox's television competition "American Idol," in Los Angeles, in this Sept. 4, 2002, file photo. McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of "American Idol," died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. She was 42. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, File)
'American Idol' contestant Nikki McKibbin dies at 42
FILE - Nikki McKibbin celebrates during the final episode of Fox's television competition "American Idol," in Los Angeles, in this Sept. 4, 2002, file photo. McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of "American Idol," died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, File)ARLINGTON, Texas – Nikki McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of American Idol, has died. ``You’ve got a career ahead of you.″In a statement, American Idol sent its condolences to McKibbin's family and friends. “She was part of our American Idol family and will be truly missed.”
Stevie Nicks joined TikTok so she could lace up her skates, sing ‘Dreams’ and drink some Ocean Spray
You might know him as TikTok star Doggface, who now famously posted the viral TikTok of him longboarding down the street listening to Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 hit “Dreams” while sipping out of a bottle of Ocean Spray cran-raspberry drink. Because of the TikTok, “Dreams” is up in the charts, Apodaca is releasing a Halloween costume based off the video, and Stevie Nicks has joined TikTok to upload her own version of the “Dreams” video. As many of us know, Nicks is a member of Fleetwood Mac and wrote and sings “Dreams.”It’s a song she wrote when she was breaking up with fellow Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham. For any Nicks fan, it’s incredible to just hear a snippet of her singing “live.”Oh, and don’t forget about the bottle of Ocean Spray. You can see Nicks' video below.
Outtakes: Stevie Nicks on Petty, Prince, Beyoncé and Harry
FILE - Harry Styles, right, presents a trophy to Stevie Nicks at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 29, 2019. I feel like I know Beyoncé even though I really don’t know her at all. I hope you’re wrong.’ But he’s absolutely right.”_________CALL ME MAYBESpeaking of friends Stevie Nicks have been in touch with — don’t count the members of Fleetwood Mac. I’m really, really good friends with Mick,” she said. That’s really good too because that kind of keeps you in sort of that mindset also,” she said.
On edge of 72, Stevie Nicks just wants to sing a song live
FILE - Stevie Nicks performs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 29, 2019. During that time, she recorded the new single Show Them the Way" and edited her new concert film Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – It’s Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Stevie Nicks is singing on the phone. Nicks is 72 and doesn’t want to be homebound when she prefers to be singing live on the road. “This song really is a prayer.
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ is gaining popularity, thanks to that hilarious now-viral TikTok
Fleetwood Mac’s classic hit “Dreams,” sung by the witchy Stevie Nicks, is having a breath of new life, thanks to a TikTok that recently went viral. He’s just enjoying life and jamming out to some Fleetwood Mac. The TikTok blew up on social media, and even Fleetwood Mac’s Twitter account took notice, and tweeted “We love this!” to all of its followers. As if this story couldn’t get any better, Fleetwood Mac’s drummer, Mick Fleetwood, recently joined TikTok so he could recreate the now famous video. Now twirl, Stevie Nicks, twirl!