ABBA Shock: Pop Icon Group Officially Announces Heartbreaking Retirement After 'VOYAGE' Era

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ABBA, the Swedish pop icons, officially delivered heartbreaking news to their fans.READ MORE


ABBA Bidding Goodbye After 'Voyage' Tour, Agnetha Faltskog Hints

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ABBA surprised the industry with their comeback this month, but the band's return is reportedly short-lived.READ MORE


ABBA 'Seriously Considering' 9-Figure Deal to Replace Celine Dion in Her Las Vegas Residency? [REPORT]

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'ABBA' is finally reuniting after 40 years but is it true that they're secretly negotiating to replace Celine Dion for a residency in Las Vegas?READ MORE

Amanda Seyfried

WATCH: Amanda Seyfried Sings Hilarious Google-Translated ‘Mamma Mia’ Songs On 'Fallon'

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Amanda Seyfried hilarious sang a Google-translated version of ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.' The actress plays the role of Sophie on 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.'READ MORE


Mamma Mia! Abba Reunites To Create New Music After 35 Years

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Abba reunited in the recording studio and came up with two new tracks for their upcoming tour. The '70s music icons will also perform the track during a broadcast in December ahead of their planned hologram trek.READ MORE

Peter Bjorn and John

Peter Bjorn and John Share New Tracks During 'World Cafe' Session

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Swedish indie pop outfit Peter Bjorn and John recently debuted two new tracks during a "World Café Live" recording session.READ MORE

Mans Zelmerlow

Eurovision 2015 Results: Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow Beats Out Russia

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Sweden is once again on top of the European pop music world as Mans Zelmerlow took home the Eurovision prize, securing his homeland's sixth victory in the event. He performed a pop number, "Heroes," which gathered 365 points from the 40 countries voting in this year's competition.READ MORE

'Mamma Mia!' on Broadway

'Mamma Mia!' to Close on Broadway; ABBA-Based Musical Played 14 Years, Brought in $2 Billion

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'Mamma Mia!,' one of the longest-running musicals in Broadway history—based on the music of Swedish pop superstars ABBA—will close down during September, ending at just less than 14 years of performances. For reference, some titles that it recently passed for longest runs: 'Rent,' 'Fiddler on The Roof,' 'Grease' and 'Miss Saigon.'READ MORE

Jeff Lynne and lesser star Tom Hanks.

7 Songs You Didn't Know Jeff Lynne Helped Write: Sam Smith, George Harrison and...The Pussycat Dolls?

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Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" was one of the biggest songs of 2014 and this week's big news was that Tom Petty would receive a songwriting credit for the song due to its similarities to his own "I Won't Back Down," a coincidence that Petty referred to as a "musical accident no more no less." Although Petty has appeared in all of the headlines, an equal amount of the songwriting credit was also awarded to Jeff Lynne, the frontman for the Electric Light Orchestra, who has been behind the scenes on many a track. Check out a list of Lynne's other surprise songwriting credits, not counting work with band's he's a part of, including the Traveling Wilburys.READ MORE


2015 GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inductees: Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Bonnie Raitt and More Make the Cut

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The GRAMMY Hall of Fame has announced its 2015 class of inductees. Today (Dec. 15), the body announced the 13 albums and 14 songs that will be honored in the new year, including cuts from ABBA, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt and Leonard Cohen.READ MORE


8 Band Names Based On The Member's Names: NSYNC, TLC, And More

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Anyone who has ever played in a band can tell you just how difficult coming up with a good name is, but these eight bands managed to come up with distinctive, memorable names by using the names of the people in the band.READ MORE

Andrew Lloyd Webber (left) and Tim Rice, circa 1970.

Happy Birthday Tim Rice! Music Times Lists Eight Great Tracks from His Work with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John and Disney

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Today marks the 70th birthday of Tim Rice, one of the most accomplished lyricists in both film and theatre. Even if the name doesn't ring a bell, you'll no doubt recognize many of the songs listed below and the works they appear in. After all, Rice has worked on many a project along with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John and more. These are just eight we knew offhand, ranked in terms of our personal favorites, but the rest of his catalogue deserves perusal.READ MORE

ABBA: Read between the lines.

ABBA's garish stage outfits were actually tax-evasion strategy, Björn Ulvaeus reveals

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What do Swedish pop phenomenon ABBA and cartoon metal group Dethklok have in common? Both have used investments into elaborate live performance materials in order to avoid paying taxes. READ MORE

'I just can't right now' - A certain Music Times writer when finding out about this news.

ABBA reunion, tour possible for 'Waterloo' 40th anniversary? One member says yes

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The biggest hypothetical reunion in music is probably Led Zeppelin. Music Times would argue that ABBA is no. 2, and for the first time in a long while, the possibility of the Swedish pop group reforming for at least one show seems to be a possibility. Agnetha Faltskog, the member of the group who is viewed by many to be the most resistant to reunion, told a German newspaper that something could happen during 2014 to mark the 40th anniversary of the group's landmark album Waterloo. READ MORE

Chicago's Ravinia Festival Embraces Musical Change While Staying True to its Classical Roots

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The Ravinia Festival may earn more money from its pop acts, but the fest hasn't turned its back on its classical roots.READ MORE

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