Stories tagged: music
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Rock superstar Tom Petty dead at age 66 after cardiac arrest
The rock icon had been found unresponsive at his home earlier on Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Rock superstar Tom Petty dies at 66
Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Nostalgia mixes with newer tunes as the Scorpions rock Spokane Arena
The German rock band the Scorpions kept things in high gear at nearly sold out Spokane Arena show on Friday night.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Review: Macklemore gets back to the fun on solo ‘Gemini’
This time around, Macklemore may have stayed away from the heavy messages. But with everything going on the world, some fans might say “Gemini” is the perfect feel-good distraction.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
A path to possible wealth: Getting a little Shady
Royalty Flow Inc., through its parent Royalty Exchange, is offering stakes in Eminem’s recordings from 1999 to 2013 through an initial public offering of stock. The company hopes to raise …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Broadway star Idina Menzel marries ‘Rent’ co-star Aaron Lohr
“Dad & son walked me down the aisle. It was magical,” the singer-actress wrote in a Facebook post announcing her marriage. “Thank you to everyone who helped make my wedding …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Concert review: Jason Aldean leaves his country tattoo on town
Anticipation morphed into mania. Jason Aldean appeared on the stage after most fans had been waiting in the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena for nearly two hours on Saturday night.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
A kick with the Shins: Band coming to Spokane in support of ‘Heartworms’
Frontman James Mercer said he’s having a blast with the current lineup of the Shins, which will play the Knitting Factory on Sunday in support of the new album, “Heartworms.”
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Aldean brings country up-and-comers to Spokane Arena show
All by himself, Jason Aldean is plenty popular enough to fill major concert venues. But country music fans get a bonus with Aldean’s “The Don’t Know” tour, which is stopping …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
Linkin Park announce Chester Bennington tribute concert at Hollywood Bowl
Though no lineup details have been revealed, the band said in a statement that they’ll be joined by a number of artists who knew Bennington or were influenced by his …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 6 a.m.
Review: Cat Stevens sounds like his ‘70s self on new album
The artist now known as Yusuf/Cat Stevens did more than borrow from his own catalog for his latest album. He also reunited with the producer and acoustic guitarist who worked …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
John Prine takes home artist of the year at Americana Awards
Folk singer/songwriter John Prine was awarded the artist of the year, while one of his proteges, country singer Sturgill Simpson, took home album of the year at the Americana Honors …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Polish metal band Decapitated accused of gang-raping Spokane woman after concert
A woman said she was gang-raped by all four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated in the bathroom of their tour bus after an Aug. 31 concert in …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Lady Gaga says she’s taking a ‘rest’ from music
Lady Gaga says that she’s planning to take a “rest” from music and “slow down for a moment for some healing.”
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
Troy Gentry of country duo Montgomery Gentry dies in crash
Duo last performed in the Spokane area in August 2014 with a headlinging set at the Festival at Sandpoint.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Kid Rock keeps up criticism of Kaepernick, others at concert
Kid Rock has again criticized NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, while insulting white supremacists and teasing at some kind of political future.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Navah Perlman brings memories of a life in music to Spokane
Anchoring the pieces together will be stories from her life, accompanied by photographs. She calls the show, “Navah Perlman’s Unforgettable Musical Memoirs,” a “classical cabaret.”
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Antonoff staying mum about Taylor Swift’s target in new song
When asked who Swift is referring to, Antonoff told The Associated Press: “That’s for her to tell you.”
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Showtime to air rare Prince music film, ‘Sign O’ the Times’
Directed by Prince himself, the film was created as an in-theater companion to his 1987 double album of the same name.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Taylor Swift ends intrigue, announces new album in November
“reputation” will be out Nov. 10. The first single is supposed to drop Thursday night.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
Billy Joel dons Star of David jacket during NYC show encore
The “Piano Man” didn’t comment from the stage on his attire Monday. But his performance came more than a week after a rally by neo-Nazi and other groups in Charlottesville, …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
A reptilian tail? A solar eclipse. Taylor Swift teases fans
As for the video clip that appears to be a twitchy reptilian tail, well, we’re not sure how that might play into Swift’s anticipated sixth studio album that all of …
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Cash family: Keep Johnny’s name away from ‘hateful ideology’
In a lengthy Facebook post from son John Carter Cash, the siblings say they were “sickened” when they learned of a video of a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi wearing a T-shirt with …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Keith Urban’s tour stop at Northern Quest promises a night of hits
Keith Urban has released eight albums since he broke onto the American country music scene with his 1999 self-titled album. His music has evolved considerably over that span, going from …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Silent song finds iTunes popularity due to special role
“A a a a a Very Good Song” costs 99 cents for just under 10 minutes of dead air.
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Willie Nelson cuts show short, cites Utah’s high altitude
The legendary country singer, days after a performance in the Spokane area, ended his show early at the USANA Amphitheatre in suburban West Valley City on Sunday night.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Beneath gray skies, Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival rolls on
The looming threat of heavy gray rain clouds didn’t dissuade dozens of concert goers from attending the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake on Sunday
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Old-fashioned street fair attracts big crowd to Garland Avenue
Thousands of people turned out for an old-fashioned neighborhood party Saturday as the 15th annual Garland Street Fair once again filled the streets with food, music and vendors.
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, noon
‘American Idol’ winner plans concert at prison where ‘Shawshank Redemption’ was filmed
“American Idol” Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze performed “Paranoia” in the prison’s chapel for a Facebook Live session in April. He liked the acoustics so much that he is coming …
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
OutKast’s Big Boi gives puppy to girl paralyzed in shooting
Big Boi, whose real name is Antwan Patton, also has agreed to pay off the girl’s medical bills and renovate her bathroom to make it handicap accessible.