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After short hiatus, Lady Antebellum is back with new music

Thursday, January 19, 2017 3:05am

In this Jan. 9, 2017, photo, the members of Lady Antebellum, from left, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott, and Charles Kelley pose in Nashville, Tenn. The Grammy-winning vocal group released a new single, “You Look Good,” Thursday, Jan. 19, from their forthcoming album “Heart Break,” which comes out on June 9. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The short hiatus country vocal trio Lady Antebellum announced in 2015 kept them apart for longer than they had been in a decade. Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley went in different directions on their solo albums, while Dave Haywood honed his skills as a producer.

Music Review: Delbert McClinton, at 76, brings it once again

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 2:05pm

This cover image released by Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers shows "Prick of the Litter," the latest release by Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men. (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers via AP)Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men, "Prick of the Litter" (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers)

Vikings Theme Music Composer Demonstrates Instruments

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:01pm

Vikings Theme Music Composer Demonstrates InstrumentsEinar Selvik is a Norwegian musician who leads the project Wardruna, which creates modern folk music using ancient Nordic spiritual concepts and instruments. He's also, along with Trevor Morris, a composer for the History series Vikings , which explores similar themes of Old Norse history and spirituality. Selvik has even appeared on the show performing his compositions, which add authenticity and historical context to the series. Selvik stopped by the office to show off some of the instruments he uses for Vikings : the bukkehorn, the tagelharpa and the lyre. The bukkehorn is a horn in both senses of the word -- a musical instrument made from the horn of a goat -- that creates a mournful sound perfect for funeral scenes. The tagelharpa is the oldest Scandinavian bowed instrument. It's a primitive, challenging instrument with three horsehair strings, but Selvik makes it sing. The lyre is a small harp that Selvik frequently uses for the score and has played on-screen. Check out the video to see how all of them come together to create Vikings ' haunting theme music. For more of Selvik's music, check out Wardruna on iTunes. Vikings airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on History.

Soundtrack to golf: Music played on range at Abu Dhabi event

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:21am

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Looking relaxed in his black shorts and ankle-length socks, Thongchai Jaidee took aim at the range and hit a shot into the cloudless sky to the backdrop of "The Zephyr Song" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Red Hot Chili Peppers to head new Lollapalooza Paris

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:13pm

US singer Anthony Kiedis (R) and US drummer Chad Smith perform with their band Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd and the Pixies will play the inaugural Paris edition of Lollapalooza as the longstanding US alternative culture festival expands. Lollapalooza will take place on July 22-23 at the Longchamp Racecourse in the west of the French capital, the Parisian government announced in November. Unveiling the lineup on Tuesday, promoter Live Nation said the headliners would include veteran Los Angeles alternative band Red Hot Chili Peppers, fellow US rockers Imagine Dragons and R&B sensation The Weeknd.