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FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, Russell Simmons speaks appears at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Simmons, in a statement to the paper, vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying all his relations have been consensual. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
Simmons says he will 'defend' himself following rape claimsMusic mogul Russell Simmons says on Instagram that he will "begin to properly defend" himself a day after a New York Times story said three women claimed he raped them
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FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, Russell Simmons speaks appears at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Simmons, in a statement to the paper, vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying all his relations have been consensual. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
The Latest: NYPD investigating Simmons rape allegationsThe New York Police Department has launched an investigation into allegations made by three women who say that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them
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FILE - In this June 12, 2015, file photo, Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band performs at LP Field at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. Three-time Grammy winners Zac Brown Band will perform the national anthem before the college football national championship game in Atlanta on Jan. 8, 2018, the College Football Playoff announced on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.  (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
Zac Brown Band to perform national anthem at CFP title gameThree-time Grammy winners Zac Brown Band will perform the national anthem before the College Football Playoff championship game in Atlanta on Jan. 8
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, Pink performs at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival Day 1 held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Pink is joining the list of stars performing in Minneapolis during Super Bowl week. The singer will perform Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Nomadic Live! in the refurbished Minneapolis Armory building.(Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
Pink joins list of stars performing during Super Bowl weekPink is joining the list of stars performing in Minneapolis during Super Bowl week
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FILE - In this July 4, 2015 file photo, Missy Elliott performs at the 2015 Essence Music Festival Concert in New Orleans. Essence said Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that Elliott, a hitmaking rapper, singer, producer and songwriter, will be honored at the magazine’s annual “Black Women in Music” event. It will take place on Jan. 25, 2018 at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)
Essence magazine to honor Missy Elliott at pre-Grammy eventEssence magazine will honor Missy Elliott at a pre-Grammy Award event next year
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In this Nov. 13, 2017 photo, director Patty Jenkins poses for a portrait in New York. Jenkins was named as one of 2017's breakthrough entertainers by the Associated Press. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
2017 Breakthrough: 'Wonder Woman' director Patty JenkinsPatty Jenkins proved to be a 'Wonder Woman' in her own right as the superhero hit that she directed became the most successful live-action film to be directed by a woman, and one of 2017's most successful and acclaimed movies
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In this Dec. 4, 2017 photo, singer SZA poses for a portrait in New York to promote her latest album, "Ctrl." SZA was named as one of 2017's breakthrough entertainers by the Associated Press. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
2017 Breakthrough: Singer SZA is sizzling in music industrySZA is not just one of the year's best new artists, she's one of the biggest overall artists of the year: She's had multiple songs chart in the Top 40 in a year when male acts overwhelming dominated, and she's also the most nominated female at the Grammys
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FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, Russell Simmons speaks appears at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Simmons, in a statement to the paper, vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying all his relations have been consensual. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rapeThree women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them.
The Associated Press1 day ago
This cover image released by Sony shows "No_One Ever Really Dies," a new release by N.E.R.D. (Sony via AP)
Review: New N.E.R.D. album both frustrating and intriguingMusic Review: The 11-track 'No_One Ever Really Dies' by N.E.R.D. is equal parts experimental, intriguing, frustrating and captivating, true to its side project DNA
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2001, file photo, The Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek, right, guitar Elliot Easton perform during the Lollapalooza music festival at Grant Park in Chicago. Boston-based The Cars, who combined New Wave and classic rock sounds, will be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Rock Hall 2018 class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody BluesIconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, Hubert Wiecek, left, and Waclaw Kieltyka , two of the four members of the Polish heavy metal band Decapitated, leave court in Spokane, Wash. All four members of the band have been released from jail as they await trial on charges of raping a Washington state woman. Defense attorney Steve Graham said his client,  Kieltyka, was ordered released on Monday, Dec. 11 by Spokane County Superior Court Judge Julie McKay. The other three members of Decapitated - Michal Lysejko, Rafal Piotrowski and Wiecek - were released Nov. 22. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File)
All 4 Polish death metal band members released from jailAll four members of a Polish death metal band have been released from jail as they await trial on charges of raping a Washington state woman
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2007, file photo, Pat DiNizio of Smithereens poses for a photograph in New York. DiNizio, lead singer and songwriter of the New Jersey rock band died at age 62. The band announced on Facebook that DiNizio died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.  (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, FIle)
Pat DiNizio, lead singer of Smithereens, dead at 62Lead singer and songwriter of the New Jersey rock band Smithereens, Pat DiNizio, has died at age 62
The Associated Press1 day ago
This cover image released by Columbia Records shows "Something To Tell You," a 2017 release by Haim. (Columbia Records via AP)
The Associated Press names SZA's 'Ctrl' album of the yearSZA's 'Ctrl' has been named album of the year by The Associated Press; others in the top 10 include Kendrick Lamar, Daniel Caesar, Jay-Z and Taylor Swift
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bjorn Ulvaeus, former band of the group ABBA, poses for photographers during a photo call to promote the exhibition 'ABBA: Super Troupers', in London, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Waterloo Station: ABBA exhibit explores band's 1970s riseABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus says new London exhibition about the band took him right back to the 1970s _ and some things haven't changed
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017 file photo, Kesha performs during her Rainbow Tour promoting her latest album "Rainbow," in Nashville, Tenn. Kesha's "Praying," was named as one of the top songs of the year by the Associated Press. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP, File)
AP's top songs of 2017: SZA, Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Sam HuntSZA's 'The Weekend' has been named song of the year by The Associated Press; others in the top 10 include Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Kesha and Sam Hunt
The Associated Press1 day ago
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