King Charles III’s coronation: Buckingham Palace reveals details of three-day celebration

London CNN — Buckingham Palace on Saturday revealed details of King Charles III’s coronation, set to be less extravagant than his mother’s ceremony 70 years ago, in a reflection of the cost-of-living crisis many Britons are enduring. Three days of celebrations will take place, with the coronation on Saturday May 6, a “Coronation Big Lunch” … Read more

Foo Fighters to carry on, but as a ‘different band’ after Taylor Hawkins’ death

London CNN — The Foo Fighters will continue as a band following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins last year, although it will be a “different” group, they have said. In a statement posted on Instagram at the weekend, the rock band called 2022 “the most difficult and tragic year” that they had known. They … Read more

Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green dead at 45

CNN — Just days after his cancer diagnosis was publicly announced, Jeremiah Green – the drummer for the rock band Modest Mouse – has died, according to statements from his mother and bandmates. He was 45 years old. “It is with a very heavy heart that the Green and Namatame families announce the passing of … Read more

Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler accused of sexual assault of a teen in the 1970s

CNN — A woman has filed a lawsuit against Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, alleging sexual assault, coercion of an abortion and involuntary infamy in the 1970s when she was a minor and he was in his mid-20s. Attorneys for Julia Misley, formerly known as Julia Holcomb, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in Los Angeles … Read more

Maxi Jazz, lead singer of dance group Faithless, dies at 65

CNN — Maxi Jazz, the British musician best known as the lead vocalist for dance group Faithless, has died, according to the band. The band announced Jazz’s passing in a Facebook post on Saturday. The singer, born Maxwell Fraser, was 65 years old. He died peacefully in his sleep on Friday night, according to Faithless’ … Read more

Nick Carter denies rape allegation as ABC pulls Backstreet Boys holiday special

CNN — Backstreet Boys’ member Nick Carter is being sued by a 39-year-old woman with autism and cerebral palsy who says the singer raped her as a teenager on the group’s tour bus in 2001. Shannon “Shay” Ruth filed a sexual battery lawsuit in Clark County, Nevada, on Thursday in which she claims that Carter … Read more

Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac dead at 79

CNN — Christine McVie, the singer-songwriter behind some of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, died Wednesday following a brief illness, according to a statement posted by her family on her verified Instagram account. She was 79. “On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death. She … Read more

Irene Cara, ’80s pop star behind ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ theme songs, dies at 63

CNN — Actress and singer Irene Cara, an Oscar and Grammy winner best known for the theme songs of “Fame” and “Flashdance” in the early ’80s, has died, her publicist said. She was 63. “Please share your thoughts and memories of Irene,” Judith Moose said in a tweet announcing the singer’s death. “I’ll be reading … Read more

Kris Wu: Chinese-Canadian pop star sentenced to 13 years of prison for rape in China

Hong Kong CNN — A Chinese court in Beijing sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu, also known as Wu Yifan, to 13 years in jail after finding him guilty of sexual offenses, including rape, the court said in a post on its official Weibo account. Wu rose to fame as a member of popular Korean-Chinese … Read more

BTS singer Jin set to begin South Korea military service, source says

Seoul, South Korea CNN — K-pop superstar Jin will begin his mandatory military service next month, a source with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed Friday, after the BTS singer appealed to the supergroup’s devoted fans to stay away from his South Korean army training center. The source said the 29-year-old star, BTS’ oldest member, … Read more