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Pearl Jam guitarist McCready proud of 30 years of 'Ten'

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready remembers the band was already great as it prepared to record its classic debut album “Ten.” Pearl Jam started recording sessions in late March 1991 and the album that launched the band out of Seattle’s meteoric rise was released five months later. Pearl Jam should be on the road celebrating 30 years of “Ten” with a tour.  Pearl Jam’s postponed European tour was rescheduled for June and July 2022. The delay not only put any plans to celebrate “Ten” on hold, Pearl Jam has still yet to tour in support of last year’s release, “Gigaton.” McCready says the band is ready to hit the road and tour again after a lengthy break.

'Nothing less than a giant': Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family statement Friday. He was 50.

Kim Kardashian files to divorce Kanye West

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce Friday from Kanye West after 6 1/2 years of marriage. Sources familiar with the filing but not authorized to speak publicly confirmed that Kardashian filed for divorce in Los…

Luke Combs apologizes for Confederate flag imagery

Country star Luke Combs has apologized for appearing with Confederate flags in the past, saying he is now aware of how painful it is. Combs had a conversation with singer Maren Morris during a radio broadcasters conference on Wednesday in which they addressed the flag and the genre's reckoning with racism. “There’s no excuse for those images,” said Combs, a 30-year-old North Carolina singer-songwriter who has had two multiplatinum albums and several hit country songs. The discussion came weeks after country star Morgan Wallen was suspended from his label and removed from radio stations after being caught using a racial slur. 

Bruce Springsteen faces drunken driving charge in New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge in New Jersey. A spokesperson for the National Park Service says Springsteen was arrested Nov. 14 in the Gateway National Recreation Area. He received citations for driving while under the influence, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. The spokesperson says Springsteen was cooperative throughout the process. The arrest was first reported by TMZ.com. A message was left seeking comment from Springsteen's publicist. 

Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76

Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old. Publicist Jay Schwartz says Wilson died Monday night at her home in Nevada and that the cause was not immediately clear. Wilson, Diana Ross and Florence Ballard made up the first successful configuration of The Supremes. She stayed with the group until it was officially disbanded by Motown in 1977. The group's first No. 1, million-selling song, “Where Did Our Love Go,” was released June 17, 1964. Motown founder Berry Gordon says he's extremely shocked and saddened to hear of her death. He says the Supremes were “always known as the sweethearts of Motown.”

Sophie, Grammy-nominated artist, dies aged 34

Grammy-nominated experimental pop artist and producer Sophie Xeon -- publicly known as SOPHIE -- died in a "terrible accident" on Saturday morning aged 34, according to a statement from the musician's record label Transgressive. "Tragically our beautiful Sophie passed away…

Walla Walla Hall of Fame inducts young rapper

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -The City of Walla Walla is looking for influential locals to add to its new Hall of Fame. When you visit the city's website, you'll see big names like movie star Adam West, Actor Connor Trinneer, and…

Country music legend Charley Pride dies at 86

Country music legend Charley Pride died Saturday at age 86, a representative for the singer announced. Pride died in Dallas of complications from Covid-19, the release said. Born on March 18, 1934, in Sledge, Mississippi, the singer was a sharecropper's…

Taylor Swift dropping surprise album tonight

(CNN) -- It's the holiday season and Taylor Swift has a gift. The singer announced Thursday that she was dropping her ninth studio album. She shared the news via her verified social media.   "I'm elated to tell you…

Spotify releases top artists, songs streamed in 2020

NEW YORK -- The year isn't quite over, but Spotify has already released it's "2020 Wrapped" list of the world's top podcasts, artists, albums, songs, and playlists. Bad Bunny topped the list as the most-streamed artist of the year --…

Grammy Awards 2021: List of nominees in top categories

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. RELATED: List of winners at the 2020 American Music Awards — Album of the year: “Chilombo,” Jhené Aiko; “Black Pumas…