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Radiohead return to Toronto, demand answers in fatal stage collapse

Radiohead return to Toronto, demand answers in fatal stage collapse

TORONTO — The lead singer of Radiohead sharply criticized the lack of progress in determining how a stage collapsed and killed a drum technician in Toronto during the British band’s first concert in
How Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Saved and Ruined My Life

How Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Saved and Ruined My Life

A scene from the Opéra de Montréal’s production of “Another Brick in the Wall,” an opera based on Pink Floyd’s 1979 album “The Wall,” making its American debut in Cincinnati this week.
He Gleefully Inhabits the Grateful Dead. No Tie-Dye, Please.

He Gleefully Inhabits the Grateful Dead. No Tie-Dye, Please.

The drummer Joe Russo leads a Grateful Dead tribute band that energetically revisits the band’s catalog in inventive ways.
Cliff Richard, British Pop Star, Wins Privacy Suit Against BBC

Cliff Richard, British Pop Star, Wins Privacy Suit Against BBC

The singer Cliff Richard spoke to journalists in London on Wednesday after the High Court ruled in his favor in the privacy case he brought against the BBC.
Cliff Richard, British Pop Star, Wins Privacy Suit Against BBC

Cliff Richard, British Pop Star, Wins Privacy Suit Against BBC

The singer Cliff Richard spoke to journalists in London on Wednesday after the High Court ruled in his favor in the privacy case he brought against the BBC.
How Benny Blanco Became the Most Popular Oddball in Pop Music

How Benny Blanco Became the Most Popular Oddball in Pop Music

Benny Blanco is a hitmaking songwriter and producer who estimates that “like 75 percent” of his success has come from being a good hang.

Death Metal Grandma

A 96-year-old who fled the Holocaust finds a new way to be heard.
Spike Jonze Can Dance. But His Best Choreography Is Behind the Camera.

Spike Jonze Can Dance. But His Best Choreography Is Behind the Camera.

Spike Jonze, with the camera, filming FKA twigs in a dance-rich ad for the Apple HomePod.
Album Review: Dirty Projectors Find Love in Dystopian Times on ‘Lamp Lit Prose’

Album Review: Dirty Projectors Find Love in Dystopian Times on ‘Lamp Lit Prose’

Dirty Projectors’ “Lamp Lit Prose” is the band’s shiniest, catchiest set of songs yet.
Elvis Costello Cancels European Tour after Cancer Surgery

Elvis Costello Cancels European Tour after Cancer Surgery

Elvis Costello performing at a festival in Madrid last month. His European tour, which was slated to run through July 16, has been canceled.
Review: ‘Whitney,’ a Pop Music Tragedy, Is Sad, Strange and Dismaying

Review: ‘Whitney,’ a Pop Music Tragedy, Is Sad, Strange and Dismaying

Whitney Houston with, from left, Michael Houston, Robyn Crawford, Gary Houston and Ellen White, as seen in the documentary “Whitney.”
Teddy Geiger Tried Teen Pop Fame. Now She’s Back on Her Own Terms.

Teddy Geiger Tried Teen Pop Fame. Now She’s Back on Her Own Terms.

Teddy Geiger, perhaps the most prominent producer and songwriter in pop who also happens to be a transgender woman, worked on 11 songs on Shawn Mendes’s No. 1 self-titled album.
The Rise and Fall of China’s ‘Stout,’ ‘Dark’ and ‘Not Pretty’ Pop Star

The Rise and Fall of China’s ‘Stout,’ ‘Dark’ and ‘Not Pretty’ Pop Star

Wang Ju, a contestant on the popular online Chinese talent show “Produce 101,” performing in the show’s finale on June 23.
Playlist: The Playlist: Lost (and Found) John Coltrane, and 10 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Lost (and Found) John Coltrane, and 10 More New Songs

The John Coltrane record “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album,” which was recorded in 1963 and stashed away, arrives on Friday.
Vinnie Paul, Pantera Drummer and Heavy Metal Innovator, Is Dead at 54

Vinnie Paul, Pantera Drummer and Heavy Metal Innovator, Is Dead at 54

Vinnie Paul, a founder of the heavy metal band Pantera. He began playing the drums when he was 14, and often performed with his brother.
Vinnie Paul, Pantera Drummer and Heavy Metal Innovator, Is Dead at 54

Vinnie Paul, Pantera Drummer and Heavy Metal Innovator, Is Dead at 54

Vinnie Paul, a founder of the heavy metal band Pantera. He began playing the drums when he was 14, and often performed with his brother.
Review: ‘The King’ Chases the American Dream and Elvis

Review: ‘The King’ Chases the American Dream and Elvis

Eugene Jarecki’s documentary “The King” tells two stories — one about Elvis Presley, the poor boy who became a king, and the other about the United States. Here, the king is in the Army.