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  • Muslim rapper cancels Paris Bataclan concert after far-right protests

    PARIS (Reuters) - A French Muslim rapper said on Friday he was cancelling two gigs at a Paris concert hall attacked by Islamist militants three years ago, saying he couldn't go ahead for security reasons after the far-right accused him of stoking divisions.

  • Muslim rapper cancels Paris Bataclan concert after far-right protests

    PARIS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A French Muslim rapper said on Friday he was canceling two gigs at a Paris concert hall attacked by Islamist militants three years ago, saying he couldn't go ahead for security reasons after the far-right accused him of stoking divisions.

  • Elton John signs with Universal 'for the rest of his career'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Elton John has signed a deal with Universal Music Group for his back catalogue and any new work as well as brand management, merchandising and licensing rights, the company said on Friday.

  • Elton John signs with Universal "for the rest of his career"

    LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Elton John has signed a deal with Universal Music Group for his back catalog and any new work as well as brand management, merchandising and licensing rights, the company said on Friday.

  • Album Review: Prince's 'Piano & a Microphone 1983'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Anyone lucky enough to see one of Prince's solo shows knows that he wasn't just an unnaturally gifted songwriter, producer, guitarist, bassist, drummer, arranger and performer -- he was a hell of a piano player too, with a flair for balletic melodies and curlicue vamps. It's a side of his talent that was seen and heard all too infrequently, although it was the format for his final "Piano & a Microphone" tour in early 2016 -- which shares a title with this album, spawned on an autumn night nearly 33 years earlier.

  • Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight pleads to manslaughter days before murder trial

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles court on Thursday to a charge of manslaughter for a 2015 hit-and-run killing, accepting a 28-year prison sentence under a deal with prosecutors days before his murder trial was to begin.

  • Rock band Wolf Alice wins Britain's Mercury Prize

    LONDON (Reuters) - Rock band Wolf Alice won Britain's Mercury Prize on Thursday for album "Visions of a Life", beating off competition from the likes of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and the Arctic Monkeys.

  • Rock band Wolf Alice wins Britain's Mercury Prize

    LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Rock band Wolf Alice won Britain's Mercury Prize on Thursday for album "Visions of a Life," beating off competition from the likes of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and the Arctic Monkeys.

  • Prince vaults open up with jazzy 'Piano & A Microphone'

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A nine-track album from Prince's vast vault of unreleased material goes on sale on Friday, along with a new video highlighting gun violence.

  • Kiss Announce Farewell World Tour: 'Our Biggest Show Yet'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Kiss announced their "End of the Road World Tour" -- which, obviously enough, will be their last. While the group stopped short of announcing dates, the title suggests the tour will be on the scale of Elton John's three-year farewell campaign, which launched earlier this month.

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