pop and rock music

In ‘Rolling Thunder Revue,’ Scorsese Tries to Capture a Wild Dylan Tour

In ‘Rolling Thunder Revue,’ Scorsese Tries to Capture a Wild Dylan Tour

The director Martin Scorsese mixes fiction and documentary to match the anarchic spirit of the 1975 concerts themselves.
Elton John and Bernie Taupin on How ‘Rocketman’ Captures an R-Rated Life

Elton John and Bernie Taupin on How ‘Rocketman’ Captures an R-Rated Life

The pop star’s friendship with his lyricist is a major focus of the biopic. For years, they each tried not looking back.
Mark Ronson, a Party Boy No More, Tries on Melancholy After a Parade of Hits

Mark Ronson, a Party Boy No More, Tries on Melancholy After a Parade of Hits

With seven Grammys, an Oscar and a host of megahits under his belt, the D.J.-turned-super-producer returns with “Late Night Feelings,” a more left-field divorce album.
Bruce Springsteen Looks West, With Strings and Sorrows

Bruce Springsteen Looks West, With Strings and Sorrows

On “Western Stars,” the songwriter revisits Laurel Canyon pop, experimenting with genre and narratives.
A Billboard No. 1 Is at Stake, So Here’s an Album With Your Taylor Swift Hoodie

A Billboard No. 1 Is at Stake, So Here’s an Album With Your Taylor Swift Hoodie

About half the 39 titles that topped the charts last year were sold as part of ticket or merchandise “bundles.” Now even some who benefited from the strategy are complaining.
A Billboard No. 1 Is at Stake, So Here’s an Album With Your Taylor Swift Hoodie

A Billboard No. 1 Is at Stake, So Here’s an Album With Your Taylor Swift Hoodie

About half the 39 titles that topped the charts last year were sold as part of ticket or merchandise “bundles.” Now even some who benefited from the strategy are complaining.
Bob Dylan’s Glam Hootenanny: Returning to Rolling Thunder

Bob Dylan’s Glam Hootenanny: Returning to Rolling Thunder

Dylan’s 1975 tour was his most peculiar: nostalgic, theatrical, fiery.
Hootie & the Blowfish, Great American Rock Band (Yes, Really)

Hootie & the Blowfish, Great American Rock Band (Yes, Really)

Twenty-five years after the group’s pop supernova “Cracked Rear View,” it’s time for a reassessment.
Madonna at Sixty

Madonna at Sixty

The original queen of pop on aging, inspiration and why she refuses to cede control.

Roky Erickson, 71, Revered Figure of Psychedelic Rock, Dies

He fronted the influential group the 13th Floor Elevators with his scream-inflected vocals, but struggled with mental illness for much of his life.

Review: ‘Rockonomics’ Schools Us in the Costs and Benefits of Creativity

The suicide earlier this year of Princeton economics professor, Alan B. Krueger, colors the reading of his final book: a highly personal exploration of the economics of creativity.
The Economics of Rihanna’s Superstardom

The Economics of Rihanna’s Superstardom

The music industry can tell us a lot about our winner-take-all economy.
Next Out of Prince’s Vaults: The Hits He Gave Away

Next Out of Prince’s Vaults: The Hits He Gave Away

“Originals,” a collection of 15 demos for songs recorded by the Bangles, Kenny Rogers and Sinead O’Connor, is a rough draft of pop genius.
‘Rocketman’ Review: The Fantastical Tale of Elton John, Survivor, Rock God, Camp Icon

‘Rocketman’ Review: The Fantastical Tale of Elton John, Survivor, Rock God, Camp Icon

Taron Egerton brings understated flamboyance and flamboyant understatement to his portrayal of the former Reginald Dwight.
Annie Lennox Cleans House

Annie Lennox Cleans House

Ms. Lennox, in her seventh decade, has deconstructed herself and her various personas for a compelling museum self-portrait.
The National Was Stalled. Two Outsiders Got the Band Moving Again.

The National Was Stalled. Two Outsiders Got the Band Moving Again.

The New York group was ready for a break when the director Mike Mills asked to collaborate. Contributions from Carin Besser, its lead singer’s wife, provided the spark.
Behold Australia’s Grossest Drinking Tradition: The Shoey

Behold Australia’s Grossest Drinking Tradition: The Shoey

The Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo had a shoey after a race in Shanghai last year.
Behold Australia’s Grossest Drinking Tradition: The Shoey

Behold Australia’s Grossest Drinking Tradition: The Shoey

To “do a shoey” is to pour alcohol (usually beer) into a shoe (yours or someone else’s) and chug it. A growing number of celebrities have taken part in the Australian trend.
Rihanna on Race

Rihanna on Race

Rihanna arrives on the red carpet for the 2018 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit.
Whitney Houston’s Estate Plans a Hologram Tour and a New Album

Whitney Houston’s Estate Plans a Hologram Tour and a New Album

The family of the singing star, who died seven years ago, has reached a deal with the marketing company behind the posthumous resurgence of Bob Marley.