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Last Build Date: Sat, 27 May 2017 13:52:14 -0700

 



Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69

Sat, 27 May 2017 12:45:10 -0700

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A publicist for rock legend Gregg Allman says the organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band has died. He was 69. Ken Weinstein confirmed Saturday that Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia. Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates for health reasons. In March 2017, he canceled performances […]



Photos: Sasquatch! Festival — Day 1

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:32:42 -0700

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Thousands attend Sasquatch! Festival at The Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Wash., Friday, May 26, 2017.



Rocker Chris Cornell remembered as ‘voice of our generation’

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:54:13 -0700

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The Seattle native was a leading voice of the grunge movement in the 1990s. He was buried Friday under overcast skies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.



Sights and sounds from Sasquatch! Music Festival — follow along live

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:39:19 -0700

Can't make it to the Gorge this weekend? You can still live vicariously through these live updates.



Commentary: On its anniversary, rethinking the Beatles’ ‘best’

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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A Los Angeles Times columnist writes that “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” simply doesn’t “grab me the way the Beatles’ other records do, even (or especially) after hundreds of listens over dozens of years.”



After Manchester attack, Aerosmith still on European tour

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:29:06 -0700

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LONDON — Aerosmith’s Joe Perry says the band’s European dates will not be canceled in the wake of Monday’s deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Perry said he initially thought the band should postpone the tour, but then decided that’s not what Aerosmith fans would want. “I don’t think I want […]



British social-media celebrity among dead from concert blast

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:39:12 -0700

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MANCHESTER, England  — It was not just family and friends mourning Martyn Hett this week. Even Mariah Carey was shocked by his death in the Ariana Grande concert bombing. Carey posted a picture of Hett — one of 22 people killed in Monday night’s bombing at the Manchester Arena — on Instagram wearing a T-shirt […]



Building where Pearl Jam was born in the basement up for sale

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:48:48 -0700

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Black Dog Forge, which sits on top of one of the most historic basements in Seattle, is up for sale. A fan has started a GoFundMe campaign, aiming to help save the space.



Ariana Grande suspends world tour, cancels some Euro stops

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:43:14 -0700

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NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande suspended her Dangerous Woman world tour and canceled several European shows Wednesday due to the deadly bombing at her concert in Manchester, England. Shows Thursday and Friday in London were canceled, along with concerts through June 5 in Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland. Refunds will be granted, the pop […]



7 reasons why Chance the Rapper is a star

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:30:26 -0700

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Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder is a fan, and so are millions of others.



Young Nebraska priests’ chants become best-selling album

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:14:06 -0700

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DENTON, Neb. (AP) — At the sound of a tap, dozens of young men clad in black cassocks and white surplices rise from kneeling positions to watch two of their brother priests begin a chant. With a gentle wave of the Rev. Zachary Akers’ arm, the other priests pick up the song. Their voices float […]



In an area bloated with festivals, Sasquatch! still stands out

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Sasquatch! 2017 is May 26-28 at The Gorge Amphitheatre with headliners Chance the Rapper, Twenty One Pilots and LCD Soundsystem. There are a few things different about Sasquatch! this year. Here’s what you need to know.



Sasquatch! 2017: Day-by-day highlights

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed with all the choices, check out these recommendations for each day.



Watch: Katy Perry explains feud with Taylor Swift on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:20:27 -0700

Singer songwriter Katy Perry joined James Corden on his lively and popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment on “The Late Late Show” and explained for once and for all the source of the bad blood between her and singer Taylor Swift. Perry, who sang along with Corden vigorously through “Firework,” “Dark Horse” and “Roar” as well as […]



Watch Ann Wilson, Ryan Adams, Living Colour and more perform Chris Cornell tributes

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:40:03 -0700

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Bands have been covering Soundgarden and Chris Cornell songs since his death last week.



Drake dominates, Cher reflects and Celine Dion commemorates ‘My Heart Will Go On’ at Billboard Music Awards

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:31:10 -0700

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Here are the memorable moments from Sunday night's 2017 Billboard Music Awards.



SIFF documentary paints portrait of Bainbridge Island guitarist Bill Frisell

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:34:19 -0700

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A new documentary screening at the Seattle International Film Festival on Sunday, May 21, will offer a new look at the renowned artist both in and out of the recording studio.



Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he killed himself

Fri, 19 May 2017 05:12:06 -0700

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Rock musician Chris Cornell's wife on Friday said he may have taken more of an anti-anxiety drug than he was prescribed.



Chris Cornell: Soundgarden’s dark knight of the grunge-music scene

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:06:42 -0700

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“Chris Cornell painted in song the darkness and beauty of life in Seattle,” said Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready. Cornell died Wednesday at the age of 52.



2017 Pemberton Music Festival canceled after bankruptcy filing

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:49:53 -0700

Slated to run July 13 to 16, it would have been the fourth year for the Pemberton, B.C., event. There will be no automatic refunds for ticket holders, who may have to wait weeks to learn whether they will get their money back.