pop and rock music

Michael Rainey, Boutique Owner in Swinging London, Dies at 76

Michael Rainey, Boutique Owner in Swinging London, Dies at 76

Michael Rainey in 1966. He opened his London boutique, Hung on You, the year before, and his designs became popular with celebrities and rock stars.
It’s Not Their Pop Idol, but a Bot. Fans Cheer Anyway.

It’s Not Their Pop Idol, but a Bot. Fans Cheer Anyway.

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performing in Houston last year. The group is among the bands and celebrities using chatbots to communicate with fans through Facebook Messenger.
It’s Not Their Pop Idol, but a Bot. Fans Cheer Anyway.

It’s Not Their Pop Idol, but a Bot. Fans Cheer Anyway.

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performing in Houston last year. The group is among the bands and celebrities using chatbots to communicate with fans through Facebook Messenger.
Prince’s Death: One Year Later, Unsolved Mysteries

Prince’s Death: One Year Later, Unsolved Mysteries

The urn containing Prince’s ashes, built to resemble the compound, Paisley Park, where he lived, is kept inside the atrium there.
Retiring: Hey Hey, My My: Aging Rock Fans Still Hold Their Lighters High

Retiring: Hey Hey, My My: Aging Rock Fans Still Hold Their Lighters High

Joanne Warren, center, and Mark Hover, right, listening to Yonder Mountain String Band on Thursday night at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, Calif. Now that he is retired, Mr. Hover, 65, says he
Chuck Berry Is Hailed as a Rock Trailblazer and a St. Louis Hero at His Funeral

Chuck Berry Is Hailed as a Rock Trailblazer and a St. Louis Hero at His Funeral

Edward Thien, one of the mourners who paid respects to Chuck Berry at Mr. Berry’s funeral in St. Louis on Sunday.
Bruce Hampton, 70, Jam Scene Patriarch, Dies After Collapsing Onstage

Bruce Hampton, 70, Jam Scene Patriarch, Dies After Collapsing Onstage

Col. Bruce Hampton at the Fox Theater in Atlanta on Monday.
In China, It’s the Party That Keeps the Boy Band Going

In China, It’s the Party That Keeps the Boy Band Going

From left, Wang Yuan, Wang Junkai and Yiyang Qianxi of the Chinese boy band TFBoys performing at an awards ceremony in Beijing last year.
Café Tacvba Sees a Dark Future and Plays On

Café Tacvba Sees a Dark Future and Plays On

The Mexican rock band Café Tacvba. From left, Emmanuel del Real, José Rangel, Enrique Rangel and Rubén Albarrán.
The 5 ‘Handsome Girls’ Trying to Be China’s Biggest Boy Band

The 5 ‘Handsome Girls’ Trying to Be China’s Biggest Boy Band

The women of Acrush at a dance studio in Beijing in April. There are slick boy bands and foxy girl groups, but Acrush seeks to appeal to those who reject gender norms.

Panic After Terrorist Bombing at Ariana Grande Concert

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadly explosion at an arena in Manchester, England, where the American pop singer Ariana Grande had been performing on Monday night.
In Manchester, a Loud Bang, Silence, Then Screaming and Blood

In Manchester, a Loud Bang, Silence, Then Screaming and Blood

A young girl wearing an Ariana Grande tour T-shirt in Manchester, England, on Tuesday, near the scene of the deadly attack.

Witnesses Describe Manchester Attack

Children, teenagers and adults tell of seeing bodies on the ground and of scrambling to escape the Manchester Arena when a bomb exploded after an Ariana Grande performance.
What Ariana Grande Represents to Her Fans

What Ariana Grande Represents to Her Fans

Ariana Grande performing at Madison Square Garden in February during her “Dangerous Woman” tour.
What Ariana Grande Represents to Her Fans

What Ariana Grande Represents to Her Fans

Ariana Grande performing at Madison Square Garden in February during her “Dangerous Woman” tour.
What Ariana Grande Represents to Her Fans

What Ariana Grande Represents to Her Fans

Ariana Grande performing at Madison Square Garden in February during her “Dangerous Woman” tour.
The Saturday Profile: From Heavy Metal Frontman to Taiwan’s Parliament

The Saturday Profile: From Heavy Metal Frontman to Taiwan’s Parliament

Freddy Lim, a member of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, inside his office in Taipei in December. He put his career as a frontman of the heavy metal band Chthonic on pause to take on the role.