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Egyptian singer sentenced to 2 years over racy video


An Egyptian female pop singer has been convicted of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip and sentenced to two years in prison. The Cairo court also ordered Shaimaa Ahmed, better known by her stage name Shima, to pay a fine of 10,000 pounds (about $560).

Hallyday returns to cherished Caribbean island for burial


The body of French rocker Johnny Hallyday was greeted by mournful fans late Sunday on the Caribbean island of St Barts, the paradise bolthole where the millionaire singer owned a cherished home and asked to be buried.

Johnny Hallyday: France’s troubled Elvis dies at 74


Johnny Hallyday, France’s king of rock who has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer, was a leather-clad would-be Elvis who earned love and scorn over five decades spent belting out American rock’n’roll.

New Jimi Hendrix album with unreleased songs coming in March


Unreleased songs recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 will be released next year.