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Singer Keely Smith, who found fame partnered with husband Louis Prima, dies at 89

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 22:07:48 -0500

The singer, known for recordings of pop and jazz standards, won a Grammy in 1959 for 'That Old Black Magic.'


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Kiss frontman Gene Simmons denies accusations of sexual misconduct

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:47:49 -0500

A radio personality has filed suit against the musician, alleging he made 'unwanted, unwarranted sexual advances.'


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Vote your faves into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:44:53 -0500

Radiohead, Nina Simone and Judas Priest are among 19 artists up for induction in 2018.


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Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone tapped for 2018 Rock Hall of Fame

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:21:39 -0500

The Cars, Dire Straits and Sister Rosetta Tharpe will also be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in April.


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'The Chronic' at 25: How Dr. Dre changed hip-hop with solo debut album

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:54:54 -0500

The rap legend's 1992 masterpiece took West Coast hip-hop to new heights, and inspired the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West.


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Federal grand jury indicts jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:26:14 -0500

The action comes about 2½ years after a WWL-TV began a series looking into his actions.


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Review: Eminem eviscerates Trump on thoughtful 'Revival', but his misogyny remains

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:55:47 -0500

The Detroit native's problematic portrayal of women endures as he gets sharply political on his first solo effort in four years.


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Fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone says Russell Simmons attempted to rape her in 1991

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:19:46 -0500

The fashion publicist powerhouse says music mogul Russell Simmons tried to rape her in 1991. Nine other new allegations hit Simmons on Wednesday.


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Is 2017 the year we retire ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:37:29 -0500

In the wake of many sexual harassment claims, is 2017 the year we retire ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’?


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Jon Bon Jovi on Rock Hall of Fame: 'Timeless and classic was always the goal'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:13:34 -0500

Bon Jovi joins the Cars, Dire Straits, Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018.


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Bon Jovi among 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:59:38 -0500

See which music legends just made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



Morrissey vs. the media: 'Der Spiegel' publishes audio of singer's Kevin Spacey comments

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:28:13 -0500

German magazine 'Der Spiegel' publishes audio of its Nov. 15 interview to counter singer's claims he never defended Kevin Spacey against abuse claims.


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Pat DiNizio, voice of the Smithereens, dies at 62

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:16:13 -0500

Pat DiNizio's brooding and embracing songs helped make the Smithereens music stars with songs such as 'A Girl Like You' and 'Blood and Roses.'


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See 'America's Musical Journey' dance to the giant screen in exclusive full trailer

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:04:15 -0500

Singer Aloe Blacc leads the jumbo-screen exploration of how America became the cradle of so many powerful music forms.


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These 10 people made the biggest impact in entertainment this year

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:25:09 -0500

The USA TODAY Life staff has chosen 10 people who helped rescue us from the appalling headlines of 2017.


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Disney exec suspended after child sex abuse charges filed

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:56:30 -0500

Jon Heely, an executive with the Walt Disney Co., has been charged with three felony counts of child sex abuse. He pled not guilty to the charges.


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Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme apologizes for kicking photographer

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:57:19 -0500

Josh Homme has issued an apology to a photographer who says his violent actions sent her to the ER.


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Remembering Otis Redding and family, 50 years after his untimely death

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:14:38 -0500

"Big O." continues to have a huge influence on music and on the lives of those who knew him.


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USA TODAY's 10 favorite albums

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 11:12:11 -0500

New albums from Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and Haim rank among this year's best.


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Playlist: Five For Fighting and Jim Brickman's holiday favorites

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:41:04 -0500

To celebrate their new song for the troops, 'Christmas Where You Are,' two singers teamed up for a playlist of holiday classics for USA TODAY.


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