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Jagger and Scorsese strum up rock 'n' roll's 'Game of Thrones'

Paris - The 1970s may have been the decade that fashion forgot, but Martin Scorsese believes that was because the world was too busy with drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll to care.

Dancing at dawn: S. Africa's new pre-work party scene

Johanesburg - As dawn breaks over a Johannesburg park, some 300 people dance in silence, some dressed as Batman, Spiderman or Wonder Woman.Others are in tutus, black catsuits or animal "onesies". Many have masks and painted faces.

New Pussy Riot video slams corruption-accused chief prosecutor

Moscow - Russian punk band Pussy Riot, which became a symbol of resistance for a church performance slamming President Vladimir Putin, released a new protest song Wednesday mocking a senior official for alleged corruption.

Adele wants Donald Trump to stop using her music at rallies

Adele is not happy that Donald Trump has been using her songs at his campaign gigs and has told him he does not have permission to do this.

Haiti president attacks critics in carnival hit

Port-au-prince - Outgoing Haiti President Michel Martelly, a former music star, has found fresh success with a sexually loaded song attacking his critics, amid a political crisis over who will succeed him.

Spotify reportedly launching streaming video service this week

Spotify will launch its upcoming streaming video service later this week according to reports. Android users may be able to start watching video within the next few days and iOS users will only be waiting a little longer.

Rapper Mos Def to stand trial in S. Africa over 'world passport'

Johanesburg - American rapper Mos Def will be tried in a South African court in March after being arrested for presenting a "world passport" when trying to fly out of the country, officials said Wednesday.

Bowie fans congregate for London tribute concert

London - Karaoke, electro, harp and even musical saw versions of David Bowie's greatest hits rang out in London on Sunday as fans gathered for a tribute concert a week on from the pop icon's death.

Review: Brian McKnight soothing on sultry new ballad 'Better' Special

R&B sensation Brian McKnight is back with his new single, the ballad "Better." His new album will be available on Feb. 26.

iTunes Radio free streaming to end as it folds into Apple Music

Apple has announced it will be folding iTunes Radio into Apple Music from the end of January, discontinuing free streaming and requiring users buy an Apple Music subscription to keep listening. The company will continue its free Beats 1 service.

Jazz parades and glittery parties as fans mourn Bowie

New York - From an outrageously costumed parade to a bacchanalian party in heaps of glitter, memorial events to David Bowie are multiplying as fans find their own ways to mourn the rock legend.

Berlin bids farewell to David Bowie

Berlin - Hundreds of David Bowie fans flocked to a memorial event Friday for the pioneering rock artist in the Berlin studio where he recorded three of his landmark albums.

For David Bowie, the Thin White Duke, inspiration was black

New York - Slender and pale, David Bowie counted the dour Thin White Duke among his many incarnations. But his first love was African-American music and his views on race, like his music, were often ahead of their time.

Bowie finale soars on charts after death shock

New York - David Bowie's final album soared toward the top of the charts Tuesday after the music legend's death from cancer stunned the world, with the details still shrouded in mystery two days on.

Bowie's death leaves distraught fans with unanswered questions

London - Music legend David Bowie was famously private during his lifetime but also in his death, with a string of questions about the circumstances of his passing still unanswered Tuesday.

As bisexual alien, David Bowie broke barriers

New York - When David Bowie sang on British television in 1972, the newly famous rock star stretched out his arm and wrapped it around guitarist Mick Ronson.Yet this was not a macho display of male bonding of the sort seen among sports teams.

Op-Ed: Remembering David Bowie — Top 5 albums you need to revisit

The entertainment world lost a music legend, but Digital Journal remembers David Bowie's 5 greatest albums, which are in no particular order.

Angie Bowie to stay on UK reality show after ex-husband's death

London - The ex-wife of David Bowie, Angie, will remain on British reality television show "Celebrity Big Brother" following the death of the music legend, producers said Monday.

PSG threaten British singer M.I.A. over using football jersey

Paris - Paris Saint Germain football club has demanded that British singer M.I.A. remove images of its PSG jersey from her "Borders" music video which features refugees trying to get to Europe.

The wild, groundbreaking styles of David Bowie, fashion icon

Paris - His groundbreaking career was as much about style as it was about music -- David Bowie plundered a wild array of influences to redraw the boundaries of fashion and blur the lines between masculine, feminine and other-worldly.

The Man Who Sold His Songs: Bowie also rocked Wall Street

Paris - David Bowie was not just a musical visionary -- he also made history on financial markets two decades ago when he rocked Wall Street with a "celebrity bond", raising $55 million.

Bowie mysterious to the last on swansong 'Blackstar'

London - Few knew when David Bowie released "Blackstar" on Friday that it would be his final album -- but it is a mysterious and sombre testament which critics hailed as his best work in years.

Germany credits Bowie with 'helping to bring down' Berlin Wall

Berlin - Germany on Monday thanked the late British music legend David Bowie for what it called his role in helping topple the Berlin Wall in 1989."Good-bye David Bowie. You are now among #Heroes.

Iggy Pop hails Bowie as 'light of my life'

London - US rock musician Iggy Pop, a key collaborator of David Bowie on tracks including "China Girl", paid tribute Monday to the icon following his death, calling him "the light of my life"."David's friendship was the light of my life.

Bowie: The 10 key tracks

Paris - David Bowie has been repeatedly voted the most influential rock musician ever by his peers and music critics.

Tributes to music icon David Bowie, dead aged 69

London - The death of music icon David Bowie drew tributes from around the world Monday, with figures from music and showbusiness recalling his transformation of music and trailblazing, androgynous style.Here are some of the reactions:- Madonna: "Talented.

David Bowie: Chameleon of rock

London - From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke and Aladdin Sane, David Bowie was rock's definitive chameleon.

Music legend David Bowie dies aged 69

London - British music icon David Bowie has died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style.

Spotify hit by new $200 million copyright suit

Los Angeles - Streaming leader Spotify has been hit by a new copyright lawsuit seeking $200 million, in the second such case within weeks.

Violinist reclaims Stradivarius left on German train

Berlin - German police on Thursday said they managed to locate and return a Stradivarius violin worth millions to a young musician who forgot it on a train.
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