Submitted by Associated Press on June 20, 2011
BURBANK, Calif. – The rapper Tone Loc has been arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence in Southern California.
Burbank police Sgt. Tracy Sanchez says 45-year-old Anthony Smith was arrested Saturday. That's Tone Loc's real name.
Sanchez could not confirm that the man arrested is Tone Loc, but Smith's birthdate and description in Los Angeles County jail records match those of the rapper. Sanchez also could not provide any details about the alleged victim or the circumstances.
Submitted by Sylvia Hui on June 19, 2011
LONDON – Amy Winehouse canceled part of her European tour on Sunday, a day after the British singer was heavily booed for being late and displaying erratic behavior on stage during a concert in Serbia.
The concert late Saturday in the Serbian capital of Belgrade kicked off what was to be a 12-date tour of Europe. But Winehouse decided to cancel appearances in Istanbul on Monday and in Athens on Wednesday, according to a statement from publicity company Outside Organization.
Submitted by Kiley Armstrong on June 19, 2011
NEW YORK – A grateful Nation thanks him for his service.
The E Street Nation - a world-wide community wrapped around the nucleus of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - has lost its beloved Big Man, Clarence Clemons.
"The whole E Street Nation is in mourning. This is an awful moment," grief-stricken Springsteen author Dave Marsh said Saturday night on E Street Radio after the news of the saxophonist's death.
Submitted by David Bauder on June 19, 2011
NEW YORK – E Street will never be quite the same.
The death of saxophone player Clarence Clemons ripped a hole in Bruce Springsteen's music and onstage life, taking away a figure who had served him loyally for decades and never failed to add joy to the E Street Band's epic performances.
Clemons died Saturday at age 69, about a week after he suffered a stroke at his home in Singer Island, Fla.
Submitted by Associated Press on June 19, 2011
BELGRADE, Serbia – Amy Winehouse was booed and jeered during a concert in Serbia's capital as she stumbled onto the stage, mumbled through her songs and wandered off.
Serbian media described the concert late Saturday kicking off her European tour before some 20,000 fans as a "scandal" and a "disaster." The Blic daily said the concert was "the worst in the history of Belgrade."
Submitted by Wayne Parry on June 19, 2011
ASBURY PARK, N.J. – Clarence Clemons, the larger-than-life saxophone player who helped catapult Bruce Springsteen to rock fame, was known as "The Big Man," a nod to his physical size as well as his stage presence and booming sax notes.
Submitted by Associated Press on June 19, 2011
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Clarence Clemons, the larger-than-life saxophone player for the E Street Band who was one of the key influences in Bruce Springsteen's life and music through four decades, has died. He was 69.
Clemons was hospitalized about a week ago after suffering a stroke at his home in Singer Island, Fla. He died of complications from the stroke, spokeswoman Marilyn Laverty said Saturday.
Submitted by Jonathan Landrum Jr. on June 18, 2011
ATLANTA – Eddie Montgomery of the country duo Montgomery Gentry thought he was only getting a sore hip checked out when his doctor spotted a "shadow" on his X-ray. It turned out to be prostate cancer.
The singer was diagnosed in November, a time he describes as one of the most frightening of his life. But he was able to have the tumor surgically removed.
Submitted by Associated Press on June 18, 2011
NEW YORK – New York City prosecutors say a former payroll manager embezzled about $421,000 at a record label that features rock artists ranging from Megadeth to the Steve Miller Band.
Sharanda Houser on Friday pleaded not guilty to grand larceny and falsifying business records. She's being held on $25,000 bail.
The Manhattan district attorney says the 35-year-old Houser stole from Roadrunner Records for six years before being fired for unrelated reasons last year. Prosecutors say she submitted bogus expenses in executives' names and had the reimbursements wired to her.
Defense lawyer Montell Figgins says he wants to have a forensic accountant investigate.
Submitted by Derrik J. Lang on June 17, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Rebecca Black's official "Friday" music video has been taken off YouTube.
The page where the video starring the 13-year-old singer once played now says it "is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black."
Black's spokesman says her team sent a takedown notice to YouTube because of a dispute over the video with Ark Music Factory, the company Black's parents paid $4,000 to produce the song and video.