Music

McCartney III

Paul McCartney to release new album recorded alone in lockdown

Paul McCartney is to release a new album made entirely alone during lockdown. McCartney III, comes out on 11 December and will become the third in a loose trilogy of releases for which he has isolated himself from collaborators, after McCartney in 1970 and McCartney II in 1980.

Spencer Davis Group

Spencer Davis dies aged 81

Spencer Davis, who as bandleader with the Spencer Davis Group topped the UK charts twice in the mid-60s, has died aged 81 while being treated for pneumonia in hospital.

John Lennon

Killer Mark David Chapman denied parole for 11th time

Mark David Chapman, who murdered John Lennon outside his New York apartment in 1980, has been denied parole for the 11th time. A parole board at Wende correctional facility near Buffalo, New York, denied Chapman’s release, though detailed reasons have not been given. He will have to wait two years before applying for parole again.

Jack Sherman

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, dies aged 64

The former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman has died at the age of 64.

Britney Spears

Now she wants to remove her father as guardian

Britney Spears is seeking to make major changes to the court-appointed conservatorship that has controlled various aspects of her life since a public breakdown in 2008.

Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay

Two men charged in long-unsolved 2002 murder

A federal grand jury has indicted two men in the long-unsolved murder of Jam Master Jay, the pioneering DJ of Run-DMC who was killed in 2002, prosecutors said Monday.

Taylor Swift

Trump's trying to 'blatantly cheat' election

Taylor Swift on Saturday tore into President Trump, saying he is engaging in a “calculated dismantling” of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and accused him of trying to “blatantly cheat” the election.

Dolly Parton

'Our little white asses' aren't the only ones that matter

Acclaimed country singer and performer Dolly Parton voiced her support for the Black Lives Matter movement in a wide-ranging interview with Billboard.

Detail: Noel Christopher Fisher

Grammy-winning producer faces 15 counts of sexual assault

Detail, who produced Beyoncé and Jay-Z hit Drunk in Love, being held on nearly $6.3m bail for alleged crimes between 2010 and 2018.

Suspended

Rapper Talib Kweli banned from Twitter

The US rapper Talib Kweli has been barred from Twitter after sending dozens of messages to a woman, Maya Moody, on the platform.

Beyoncé

5 Crowning Achievements in ‘Black Is King’

Designed to be a re-imagination of the 2019 film The Lion King, Queen Bey looks to recreate the Black experience, mainly for young African American boys and girls on the project.

Folklore

Taylor Swift Achieves Seventh No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

Taylor Swift’s Folklore flies in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, capturing the biggest week for any album since Swift’s last release, 2019’s Lover.

2020 MTV Video Music Awards

Ariana Grande & Lady Gaga lead nominations

MTV announced the nominations for the 2020 Video Music Awards. Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga lead with nine nominations each - including a co-nomination for video of the year for "Rain on Me" - followed by Billie Eilish and The Weeknd with six each.

Folklore

Taylor Swift announces surprise album

Taylor Swift has announced the surprise release of her eighth album, Folklore. The Grammy-winning songwriter produced and co-wrote much of the album alongside Aaron Dessner of the National.

Eton John

Renate Blauel changed identity to shed ties

Sir Elton John’s ex-wife Renate Blauel adopted a new identity and went into hiding in a British village in an attempt to shed her connection to the singer, according to court filings in her multimillion pound legal case against the songwriter.

Kanye West

Help me getting on South Carolina's presidential ballot

Kanye West has asked fans to sign a petition calling for him to be added to the presidential election ballot in South Carolina.

Megan Pete

Megan Thee Stallion was shot multiple times

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion said on Wednesday that she was shot multiple times on Sunday, but expects to fully recover.

Geburtstag

Ringo Starr wird 80

Wie die Karriere von Ringo Starr wohl verlaufen wäre, wenn er im August 1962 «Nein» gesagt hätte? Sicher wäre er als Musiker nie so erfolgreich gewesen, hätte er das Angebot von John Lennon, Paul McCartney und George Harrison abgelehnt, Nachfolger des gefeuerten Schlagzeugers Pete Best zu werden.

Deutschland

Rolling Stones an der Spitze der Charts

Die Rolling Stones haben mit ihrem Song «Living In A Ghost Town» die Spitze der deutschen Single-Charts erobert. Das sei die erste Nummer-eins-Single seit 1968 für die Briten («Jumpin' Jack Flash»), wie GfK Entertainment mitteilte.

Election 2020

Rolling Stones want sue Donald Trump over use of songs

The Rolling Stones are threatening Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives.

Slavery

Only the Chicks - no Dixie

The US country trio Dixie Chicks have changed their name to the Chicks because of connotations with the word Dixie, which was used to describe the Confederate US states that upheld slavery.

Shortnews

Formel 1

Alonso kehrt zu Renault zurück

Der Spanier Fernando Alonso soll übereinstimmenden Medienberichten zufolge 2021 sein Formel-1-Comeback geben. Der zweimalige Weltmeister hat bereits einen Vertrag unterschrieben und soll in der nächsten Saison wieder für Renault fahren. Der 38-Jährige würde demnach das Cockpit von Daniel Ricciardo übernehmen, der zu McLaren wechselt. Alonso wurde mit Renault 2005 und 2006 Weltmeister. Sein letztes Formel-1-Rennen hatte der Asturier beim Saisonfinale 2018 in Abu Dhabi bestritten. Seitdem war er unter anderem in der Rallye Dakar aktiv.