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What is it about dashed expectations that breed singer-songwriters? As the Sixties dream cratered, a golden era peaked in Laurel Canyon — think Joni, Jackson, Sweet Baby James — with a tendency...

J. Cole traverses the landscape of his musical world, looking at the past, present and the future, while asserting his own standing within the rap pantheon in his new song “Middle Child.”...

Welcome to ‘Will I Get Fired For This?,’ an occasionally recurring column in which staff writer Charles Holmes — whose duties include but are not limited to watching and writing about...

Cardi B is the latest artist to line up a Las Vegas residency as the Palms Casino Resort revealed Wednesday that the rapper would perform a string of dates this spring at the casino’s forthcoming...

Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, has announced new tour dates for 2019. The 31-date trek includes headlining sets interspersed with shows in support of Mumford & Sons. Marshall’s tour kicks off...

Puerto Rican reggaeton star Ozuna confirmed in a press statement on Wednesday that he had fallen victim to a blackmail scheme involving an inappropriate video filmed when he was 16 years old. “Our...

Growing up in a small North Carolina town, young Randy Bruce Traywick learned to play guitar by the time he was eight. Two decades — and a slight name change — later, Randy Travis was one...

Bad Bunny conjures his own female proxy in the Latin trap king’s surreal new “Caro” video. The clip opens with the original Bunny in a plush cotton robe, getting his nails painted...

The Nigerian stars Mr. Eazi and Burna Boy practice their apologies in the new clip for “Miss You Bad,” which brings the concept of the Stylistics’ “Break Up to Make Up”...

Michael Rubin, a co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, used to have a recurring argument with the rapper and hardcore 76ers fan Meek Mill. “Meek would say, ‘Michael, there are two Americas,’”...

The music of XXXTentacion, the 20-year-old Florida rapper who was fatally shot in a robbery last June, surged on the U.S. music charts after his untimely death. As a result, other often better-known...

Pop-rock hitmakers Walk the Moon released their new video for “Timebomb,” that’s reminiscent of White Stripes’ stark colors and minimalism. The Ohio quartet stage...

Little more than three months after 12 people were murdered by a gunman at a Southern California country bar and music venue, the Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives initiative — the...

Brandi Carlile leads a lineup of roots-oriented performers announced for this year’s Americana Spring Celebration, an annual benefit retreat hosted at a Smoky Mountains luxury resort in East Tennessee....

For years, it was one of baseball’s most reliable traditions: Yankee closer Mariano Rivera trotting out from the bullpen to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” It was fitting theme music...

Cassadee Pope has given yet another preview of her upcoming album Stages with the release of the ballad “If My Heart Had a Heart.” The song follows Pope’s recent offerings “Take...

Like countless other Americans, drummer Antonio Sanchez was appalled by the anti-Mexican rhetoric Donald Trump spewed during his presidential campaign. On his 2017 album, Bad Hombre, the Mexico City–born...

Last summer, the Michael Jackson estate and Columbia Live Stage announced that they were developing a new stage musical inspired by the life of the dead pop star. On Wednesday, they confirmed...

Recently, Josh Malerman was able to splurge in a way many indie rockers can’t. At a book store in East Lansing, Michigan, he stumbled upon a copy of Stephen King’s 1977 novel Rage, a school-shooting...

Twenty One Pilots spend time with a playful-yet-ominous animated creature in their new “Chlorine” video. Throughout the cryptic clip, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun repeatedly fill up a swimming...

Y La Bamba have unveiled a dizzying, psychedelic clip for their new track, “Boca Llena.” The song is the third single off the group’s upcoming LP, Mujeres, outon February 8th on...

Ryan Adams enlists John Mayer‘s guitar skills to the singer’s moody new track “Fuck the Rain,” the latest single off Adams’ upcoming Big Colors. Adams said of “Fuck...

Lucinda Williams adds a touch of her native Louisiana grit to the Southern Gothic of Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe,” in a version of the quintessentially mysterious tune that supplements...

Beck recorded an ornate cover of Colourbox’s “Tarantula,” a song later made famous by This Mortal Coil, for his contribution to a compilation of songs inspired by Alfonso Cuarón’s...

Jenny Lewis explores unfulfilled desire on her alluring new song “Red Bull & Hennessy.” The track marks the first sample of her upcoming fourth solo LP, On the Line, out March 22nd via...

Parker Millsap highlights the majesty of life on the road in his vibrant new music video for “Let a Little Light In,” a track from 2018’s Other Arrangements LP. Directed by Tim Duggan,...

Pixies will issue a new studio album in September and document the recording process with an upcoming behind-the-scenes podcast, “Past Is Prologue, Pixies.” The alt-rock band recorded their...

Nearly 45 years after he ushered in one of the most influential music series on television in the last half-century, Willie Nelson returns this weekend to Austin City Limits for the 18th time. In this...

Chris Stapleton will resume his ongoing All-American Road Show with a string of just announced summer tour dates. As on past installments of the Road Show — which began in 2017 — Stapleton...

Brothers Osborne made their debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, performing the smoldering “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You).” The song appears on the CMA-winning...

Lauren Jauregui performed a dreamlike version of her solo single “More Than That” on Tuesday’s Late Late Show With James Corden. The former Fifth Harmony member sang from within a massive...

Edwin Birdsong, the jazz and funk keyboardist whose music has been sampled by artists like Daft Punk and DJ Premier, died Monday. He was 77. The musician’s son, Singh Birdsong, and his ex-wife,...

Nile Rodgers and Chic are giving away free tickets to their upcoming show in Washington D.C. to federal government employees that are either furloughed or working without pay during the ongoing...

Ariana Grande unveiled the track list for her forthcoming album, Thank U, Next. The pop star posted a snapshot fo the track list on her Instagram story and linked to a different account, @sweetener,...

Last summer, upstart bluegrass singer-guitarist Billy Strings received an enthusiastic standing ovation when he warmed up the audience for the Del McCoury Band at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium....

Welcome to ‘Will I Get Fired For This?,’ an occasionally recurring column in which staff writer Charles Holmes — whose duties include but are not limited to watching and writing about...

A judge slapped R. Kelly’s Chicago recording studio with 66 building code violations on Tuesday, totaling a potential $66,000 per day, and ordered that the studio — a space that the singer...

Gillian Welch had a brush with the Academy Awards universe back in 2000, when the Coen Brothers’ acclaimed O Brother, Where Art Thou? was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography....

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, which documents the legendary guitarist’s July 4th, 1970 performance at the Atlanta International Pop Festival, will be screened in select movie theaters around the...

Dido unveiled an empowering new break-up ballad, “Give You Up,” off her forthcoming LP, Still On My Mind, out March 8th via BMG. “Give You Up” boasts a simple arrangement that...

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