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Replacement singers who worked out well for bands

What works on paper might not pan out onstage or in the studio when it comes to replacing members of bands, particularly singers. The chemistry might or might not be there. The only way to know if something will work is by trying it out. Here's a look at singers who replaced established vocalists.

Juventus-Milan Cup semifinal postponed indefinitely

The Italian Cup semifinal between Juventus and AC Milan scheduled for Wednesday in Turin has been postponed indefinitely as part of measures to stop the spread of the virus outbreak in Italy.

Milan’s struggles have even flummoxed coach Gennaro Gattuso

Even AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso is wondering what has gone wrong. Milan appeared set to qualify for next season’s Champions League last month but has won only one of its past seven matches. The team has now dropped down to fourth place. Gattuso says “we’re struggling and that’s down to me.”

Leonardo Bonucci returns to Juventus, Gonzalo Higuain, Mattia Caldara join Milan

Leonardo Bonucci has sensationally returned to Juventus from AC Milan, with Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara moving the other way. Juventus says that Bonucci and Caldara are direct swaps with each player being valued at 35 million euros. Both players have signed five-year contracts. Higuain has moved initially on loan with Milan having the right to buy the Argentina forward at the end of the season.

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” “Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64.

Female AC/DC tribute band Hell’s Belles return to Spokane with high energy live show

Hell’s Belles are like any AC/DC tribute act. Its members dress up like the Australian heavy metal legends. They rip through the band’s catalog of popular songs. They sound as close to the real thing as you can get. But there’s a slight difference between this band and the one they’re imitating: All five members of Hell’s Belles are women. The Seattle-based group typically hits Spokane a couple times a year, and they perform at the Knitting Factory on Saturday.

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson says he’s not retiring

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson says he’s not retiring from music after doctors told him that he risks substantial hearing loss if he continues to perform in large arenas and stadiums.

AP: U.S. analysts knew Afghan site was hospital

American special operations analysts were gathering intelligence on an Afghan hospital days before it was destroyed by a U.S. military attack because they believed it was being used by a Pakistani operative to coordinate Taliban activity, The Associated Press has learned.

Barcelona to face Milan in Champions League group

Barcelona will again face seven-time winner AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League, and Bayern Munich is in a group that includes Manchester City. Thursday’s draw put Barcelona in Group H with Milan, Ajax and Celtic. Barcelona and Milan were grouped in 2011-12 and then met in the quarterfinals. They faced each other in the round of 16 last season. Bayern, which beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in last year’s final, is in Group D along with Man City, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen. Dortmund is in one of the toughest groups of the tournament alongside Arsenal, Marseille and Napoli. The first group games take place Sept. 17 and 18. – AP

Harvest festival benefits two pet rescue organizations

It started five years ago as a good way to sell a lot of pumpkins. Robin and Eldon Jons of AC Starr Farms, 4603 N. Starr Road, decided to throw a harvest festival. Robin Jons said the couple don’t have kids, but they have pets, all of them rescue animals. The first cat they brought home, Junior, who died last year, was found at Partners for Pets, so they decided to make the the festival a fundraiser for that organization and added River City Pet Rescue in Post Falls, because many of their customers come from Idaho.

Event unites classical music, aerial tricks of Cirque de Soleil

Cirque de la Symphonie combines two venerable European traditions: classical music and the circus. Or, should we say, the cirque. This Spokane Symphony SuperPops concert features high-flying performers more in the tradition of Cirque de Soleil (although not associated with that group) than the Ringling Bros.

Groups suing to protect big worm

A giant, rare earthworm from the Palouse prairie is inching its way to court. Environmental groups contend the federal government has ignored their requests for Endangered Species Act protection for the worm, which grows to a yard long, is thick as a finger and is known to spit lily-scented juices at attackers.