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Playlist: The Playlist: Offset Repents, and 13 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Offset Repents, and 13 More New Songs

Offset's solo album, “Father of 4,” showcases his efforts at rebranding himself into an introspective rapper and thoughtful family man.
Peter Tork, Court Jester of the Monkees, Is Dead at 77

Peter Tork, Court Jester of the Monkees, Is Dead at 77

The Monkees in a scene from their television show, from left: Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones and Peter Tork. The Monkees were an unabashedly manufactured band, and Mr. Tork was positioned as
He Sounds Just Like Freddie Mercury. And That’s Good for Business.

He Sounds Just Like Freddie Mercury. And That’s Good for Business.

Marc Martel is a vocal doppelgänger for the Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. It’s brought him international fans, live gigs and subtle screen time in “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Trying to Stop Brexit, Using Catchy Songs and Washboard Abs

Trying to Stop Brexit, Using Catchy Songs and Washboard Abs

The members of the Breunion Boys, a Dutch boy band formed in response to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. From left: Joshua Alagbe, Seyed Hosseini, Hajo Reurs, Pablo Ramos and Gilles
Kacey Musgraves on Celebrating Her Grammys With Mick Jagger and a Chicken Sandwich

Kacey Musgraves on Celebrating Her Grammys With Mick Jagger and a Chicken Sandwich

Kacey Musgraves won four Grammys, including album of the year, last Sunday. “I went straight from shaking Mick Jagger’s hand to having a fried chicken sandwich in my hand,” she said.
Playlist: The Playlist: Unreleased Tom Petty, and 13 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Unreleased Tom Petty, and 13 More New Songs

“For Real” is another release from the archives of Tom Petty, who died in 2017.
Ryan Adams Album Release Canceled Amid Report of F.B.I. Inquiry

Ryan Adams Album Release Canceled Amid Report of F.B.I. Inquiry

The release of the first of three new Ryan Adams albums, “Big Colors,” has been put on hold indefinitely, according to music retailers.
F.B.I. Opens Inquiry Into Ryan Adams’s Explicit Communications With an Underage Fan

F.B.I. Opens Inquiry Into Ryan Adams’s Explicit Communications With an Underage Fan

F.B.I. agents took the first steps to open a criminal investigation into whether Ryan Adams committed a crime engaging in sexually explicit communications with an underage fan.
F.B.I. Opens Inquiry Into Ryan Adams’s Explicit Communications With an Underage Fan

F.B.I. Opens Inquiry Into Ryan Adams’s Explicit Communications With an Underage Fan

F.B.I. agents took the first steps to open a criminal investigation into whether Ryan Adams committed a crime engaging in sexually explicit communications with an underage fan.
Album Review: Ariana Grande Is Living a Public Life. The Real Reveals Are in Her Music.

Album Review: Ariana Grande Is Living a Public Life. The Real Reveals Are in Her Music.

Ariana Grande takes intriguing leaps on “Thank U, Next,” bringing a new fluidity to her singing.

Nonfiction: Run-DMC, Aerosmith and the Song That Changed Everything

In “Walk This Way,” the reporter Geoff Edgers tells the story of a crucial moment in the history of pop music.
Past Tense: For One Night in 1965, the Supremes Brought the Two Detroits Together

Past Tense: For One Night in 1965, the Supremes Brought the Two Detroits Together

"One of the most popular rock and roll combinations in the nation, the Supremes, entertain the party," read the photographer's notes. June 18, 1965.
Critic’s Notebook: Want to Be Heard During the Grammys? Maybe Stay Home

Critic’s Notebook: Want to Be Heard During the Grammys? Maybe Stay Home

Drake’s appearance to accept the Grammy for best rap song was a surprise. Then producers cut his microphone off.
The Best and Worst of the Grammys

The Best and Worst of the Grammys

Cardi B danced atop a posh set and rapped while luxuriating on a grand piano during her performance of “Money.”
Playlist: The Playlist: Ariana Grande’s Next Step, and 12 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Ariana Grande’s Next Step, and 12 More New Songs

Ariana Grande’s new album, “Thank U, Next,” is part of her plan to release music more like a rapper.
in her words: For the Women of Pop Music, Cash Is Queen

in her words: For the Women of Pop Music, Cash Is Queen

Surfers, including Bianca Valenti and Paige Alms, at Maverick’s.
in her words: For the Women of Pop Music, Cash Is Queen

in her words: For the Women of Pop Music, Cash Is Queen

Surfers, including Bianca Valenti and Paige Alms, at Maverick’s.
in her words: For the Women of Pop Music, Cash Is Queen

in her words: For the Women of Pop Music, Cash Is Queen

Surfers, including Bianca Valenti and Paige Alms, at Maverick’s.