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Country Star With No. 1 Song: I Was Jailed for Being 'Lippy'

Zach Bryan apologizes for incident with police officer in Oklahoma on Thursday

(Newser) - Country music star Zach Bryan was arrested by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and jailed briefly Thursday in northeastern Oklahoma, according to a video posted on his account on the social media site X, formerly Twitter. Bryan said he was driving through Vinita, about 55 miles northeast of Tulsa, when his...

Smash Mouth Loses Its 'All Star' Frontman
Smash Mouth
Loses Its 'All
Star' Frontman

Smash Mouth Loses Its 'All Star' Frontman

Steve Harwell is dead at 56 of acute liver failure, per the band's manager

(Newser) - Steve Harwell, the longtime frontman of the Grammy-nominated pop rock band Smash Mouth, has died. He was 56. The band's manager, Robert Hayes, said Harwell "passed peacefully and comfortably" Monday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home in Boise, Idaho, per the AP . The cause of...

Parrot Heads in Mourning Over Death of an Icon
Parrot Heads in Mourning
Over Death of an Icon

Parrot Heads in Mourning Over Death of an Icon

"Margaritaville" singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett is dead at 76

(Newser) - Jimmy Buffett's search for that missing salt shaker has just entered a new realm. The millionaire singer-songwriter and businessman described by the New York Times as the "roguish bard of island escapism," known for such singalong hits as "Margaritaville," "Fins," and "Cheeseburger...

Not All of Lizzo's Dancers Are Upset With Her

'Big Grrrl' group thanks singer for 'shattering limitations' after harassment suit by ex-dancers

(Newser) - Lizzo hasn't been having a great month as she defends herself against accusations of sexual harassment and a hostile work environment from three of her former backup dancers. Now, a group of her current dancers are singing her praises, though their comments are creating another mini-backlash. "We have...

Union to Taylor Swift: Please Postpone LA Shows

Singer urged to show solidarity with striking hotel workers

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is concluding the US leg of her earthshaking Eras Tour with six sold-out shows near Los Angeles starting Thursday night, but union officials and politicians have urged her to postpone them in solidarity with striking hospitality workers. In an open letter asking the singer to "Speak Now"...

Madonna: When 'Chips Were Down,' This Is Who Showed Up

Singer, 64, thanks her kids for being there for her amid serious bacterial infection that upended tour

(Newser) - If you want to know what's helped Madonna the most as she continues to recover from a serious bacterial infection, the superstar offered a clue over the weekend. "Love from family and friends is the best Medicine," she wrote Sunday on Instagram . "As a Mother you...

Taylor Swift's Concerts Have Literally Gone Seismic

Activity from Seattle concerts had 2.3 magnitude, beating out 2011 'Beast Quake' at Seahawks game

(Newser) - When commentators say Taylor Swift's concerts are "seismic," they're not simply using a colorful descriptor—they're detailing what appears to be an actual physical manifestation of Swifties' rabid fandom. As part of her Eras Tour, the 33-year-old performer took to the stage at Seattle's...

In Days Before She Died, Sinead Posted About Late Son

London cops say singer's death isn't suspicious; O'Connor remained distraught over death of teen

(Newser) - A cause of death still hasn't been revealed for Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, who died Wednesday at age 56 in London, but cops there now say it wasn't a suspicious one, report the BBC and CNN . Per Metropolitan Police, O'Connor was found shortly before noon local...

Lizzo Does an Aussie 'Shoey'
Lizzo Does an
Aussie 'Shoey'

Lizzo Does an Aussie 'Shoey'

Under duress from the crowd, star takes a modified shot out of her shoe

(Newser) - Lizzo took her tour Down Under, and Down Under did its best to take her down under—vis a vis a very Aussie, very strange drinking stunt. As Yahoo News reports, the rapper was performing at the Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday night when fans shanghaied her into doing a...

Singer Cancels World Tour to 'Adjust' to Tourette Syndrome

Lewis Capaldi struggled to get through his Glastonbury Festival set on Saturday

(Newser) - After struggling to get through his set at the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has called off his world tour. The 26-year-old, who revealed last fall that he had been diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, says he is taking a break "for the foreseeable future" to "...

Billie Eilish Has a Message for 'Idiots' Who Call Her a 'Sellout'

Singer doesn't mince words after some critics called her a 'sellout' for new, more feminine style

(Newser) - Want to weigh in on how Billie Eilish's aesthetic has changed over the years? You might want to carefully think through your criticisms beforehand, especially if you don't like her turn toward a softer, more feminine style as of late. Apparently, some fans haven't been keen on...

Petty Family Notches Small Victory in Auction Kerfuffle

Singer's items temporarily taken out of sale block while auction house investigates theft claims

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Tom Petty's family put an auction house on blast and warned fans not to purchase the late singer's items in an ongoing sale, claiming that property had been stolen out of a secured storage site. By Thursday, RR Auction had pulled the memorabilia temporarily from the...

Miley Cyrus' Touring Days Appear to Be (Mostly) Over

Singer tells 'British Vogue' she just 'can't,' because she finds performing for the masses 'isolating'

(Newser) - Party in the USA ? Miley Cyrus will keep that celebration going—and likely keep performing one of her most famous songs—but don't expect to catch her on a full-blown global concert tour anytime soon, not even for her latest album, Endless Summer Vacation. The 30-year-old "...

Don't Know Who Abel Tesfaye Is? Yes, You Do

Canadian singer known as the Weeknd has started using his birth name on social media

(Newser) - The most popular singer on Earth (at least according to Guinness World Records stats) is on social media, but you might not recognize his accounts now—at least not until you get used to his new, actual moniker. The Weeknd, whose birth name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, is now going...

'She Was the Female Bob Dylan'
'She Was the Female
Bob Dylan,' Then Vanished

'She Was the Female Bob Dylan,' Then Vanished

Connie Converse was a folk pioneer before she disappeared, as the 'New York Times' explains

(Newser) - If she had recorded her songs just a few years later, Connie Converse might very likely be a household name to this day, writes Howard Fishman in the New York Times . Instead, she's an enigmatic footnote in modern music history, though interest appears to be growing in her legacy....

Ed Sheeran Shares What He Thinks Swayed Jury

After his copyright trial, singer cites '101 songs' that use the same 4 chords

(Newser) - In the view of Ed Sheeran, the key to persuading a jury that he didn't steal from Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" wasn't the performance of his hit song "Thinking Out Loud" in court, or really anything that the pop star did himself....

Ed Sheeran: 'I'm Done' With Music If I Lose Lawsuit

Singer-songwriter also lets guard down to talk about wife's cancer diagnosis: 'It was horrible'

(Newser) - A verdict is imminent in the six-year copyright infringement case against Ed Sheeran, which is being played out in a Manhattan federal court. If a guilty verdict comes in against Sheeran, however, the 32-year-old singer-songwriter says he'll be washing his hands of more than just this longtime legal battle...

Gordon Lightfoot Dead at 84
Beloved Canadian
Dead at 84

Beloved Canadian Singer-Songwriter Dead at 84

Gordon Lightfoot had just last month canceled planned shows

(Newser) - Gordon Lightfoot, Canada's legendary folk singer-songwriter known for “If You Could Read My Mind" and "Sundown” and for songs that told tales of Canadian identity, died on Monday. He was 84. Representative Victoria Lord said the musician died at a Toronto hospital, the AP reports. His cause...

'Epitome of a Celebrity Activist': Harry Belafonte Dies at 96

Former President Obama once asked him to cut him 'some slack'

(Newser) - Harry Belafonte, the civil rights and entertainment giant who began as a groundbreaking actor and singer and became an activist, humanitarian, and conscience of the world, has died. He was 96, reports the AP . Belafonte died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his New York home, his wife, Pamela, by...

UK Pop Group S Club 7 'Devastated' by Singer's Death

Paul Cattermole, 46, died of so-far unknown causes, right before band's reunion tour in October

(Newser) - Paul Cattermole, a member of early-2000s British pop group S Club 7, has died just weeks after the band announced a reunion tour. He was 46. The band and Cattermole's family said Friday that "it is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved...

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