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Lil Peep Died Before Becoming Pop Royalty. His New Music May Change That.

Lil Peep Died Before Becoming Pop Royalty. His New Music May Change That.

Lil Peep died from an overdose in November 2017. “I can’t just leave the music behind,” said Smokeasac, a collaborator who worked on the rapper and singer’s first full posthumous release.
Critic’s Notebook: On ‘More Blood, More Tracks,’ Familiar Bob Dylan Songs Cut Closer to the Bone

Critic’s Notebook: On ‘More Blood, More Tracks,’ Familiar Bob Dylan Songs Cut Closer to the Bone

The 14th release in Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series unearths the original sessions for his 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks.”
Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Hits Pay Dirt, and 11 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Hits Pay Dirt, and 11 More New Songs

Cardi B released “Money,” her first solo song since giving birth in July.
Tony Joe White, ‘Swamp Rock’ Singer and Songwriter, Dies at 75

Tony Joe White, ‘Swamp Rock’ Singer and Songwriter, Dies at 75

Tony Joe White in concert in Amsterdam in 1971. His music came to be known as swamp rock and earned him the nickname Swamp Fox.

diary of a song: ‘Slow Burn’: Watch Kacey Musgraves Turn Country Music Psychedelic

An acid trip sparked a song that set the tone for her genre-bending album “Golden Hour.” Using FaceTime interviews, demos and doodles, we show you how the track came together.
The Beastie Boys Put Down the Mic and Pick Up the Pen

The Beastie Boys Put Down the Mic and Pick Up the Pen

The Beastie Boys’ Michael Diamond (Mike D), left, and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) took a shot at defining their own legacy in their “Beastie Boys Book.”
Readers’ Favorite Protest Songs: A Call to Make Some Noise

Readers’ Favorite Protest Songs: A Call to Make Some Noise

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1963.
Playlist: The Playlist: Esperanza Spalding’s Intoxicating Groove, and 12 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Esperanza Spalding’s Intoxicating Groove, and 12 More New Songs

Esperanza Spalding released her new album,“12 Little Spells,” in videos over the last two weeks.
Live Review: Elton John Stays Flashy on the Long Road to Farewell

Live Review: Elton John Stays Flashy on the Long Road to Farewell

“I will miss you very, very much,” Elton John told the audience at Madison Square Garden at the first of his farewell shows in New York.
Album Review: Greta Van Fleet Blasts Toward the Past

Album Review: Greta Van Fleet Blasts Toward the Past

From left, Sam Kiszka, Joshua Kiszka, Danny Wagner and Jacob Kiszka of Greta Van Fleet. The band’s album “Anthem of the Peaceful Army” is steeped in 1970s influences.
Neneh Cherry Never Stopped Taking Risks. Now She’s Making Politics Personal.

Neneh Cherry Never Stopped Taking Risks. Now She’s Making Politics Personal.

Neneh Cherry recorded her latest album, “Broken Politics,” with the electronic musician Four Tet in the Woodstock studio of an old friend, Karl Berger.
Bruce Springsteen on the Stone Pony: ‘Just a Very Down-Home Place’

Bruce Springsteen on the Stone Pony: ‘Just a Very Down-Home Place’

Bruce Springsteen, right, said what gave the Stone Pony “atmosphere was the bands that were playing.”
Think Tim Jones’s Cosmic R&B Is Weird? Wait Until You Meet His Dummy

Think Tim Jones’s Cosmic R&B Is Weird? Wait Until You Meet His Dummy

Tim Jones, who recorded under names including Preacherman, invented his own instruments and gigged up and down the West Coast while holding down an assortment of day jobs.
Can a Quote-Unquote Band Drag Rock Into the Future? The 1975 Is Trying Its Hardest

Can a Quote-Unquote Band Drag Rock Into the Future? The 1975 Is Trying Its Hardest

Rock bands have “been around for too long,” said the 1975 frontman Matty Healy. “It’s been done in so many good ways.” From left, George Daniel, Mr. Healy, Adam Hann and Ross MacDonald.
Elvis Costello, Carole King and a Song 20 Years in the Making

Elvis Costello, Carole King and a Song 20 Years in the Making

A song Elvis Costello and Carole King wrote in the 1990s, “Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter,” is finally being released on Costello’s new album, “Look Now.”
Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks and Def Leppard Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks and Def Leppard Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Janet Jackson has once again been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, along with 14 other acts.
Critic’s Notebook: In ‘A Star Is Born,’ Lady Gaga Pits Pop Against Authenticity

Critic’s Notebook: In ‘A Star Is Born,’ Lady Gaga Pits Pop Against Authenticity

In “A Star Is Born,” the music made by Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) is seen as more authentic than that made by Ally (Lady Gaga). On the soundtrack, however, she gets all of the better songs.
Live Review: K-Pop Superstars BTS Lit Up Citi Field’s Stage. Their Fans Did the Rest.

Live Review: K-Pop Superstars BTS Lit Up Citi Field’s Stage. Their Fans Did the Rest.

The seven-member K-pop group BTS closed its Love Yourself tour with its first United States stadium show, at Citi Field in Queens.