pop and rock music

The Look: ‘Behold Death, Darkness, Chaos and the Void’

The Look: ‘Behold Death, Darkness, Chaos and the Void’

Kevin McArdle and DJ Hodges performing with their band Skullsplitter at Sabor Norteño in the Corona section of Queens.
Abba Records New Songs for First Time Since 1982 Split

Abba Records New Songs for First Time Since 1982 Split

Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden in 1974. The group split in 1982, but has recorded two new songs.
Ssion, a D.I.Y. Hero of the Technicolor Underground, Returns Refreshed

Ssion, a D.I.Y. Hero of the Technicolor Underground, Returns Refreshed

Cody Critcheloe, who makes music and art under the name Ssion, is releasing “O,” his first album in seven years.
Van Morrison Would Rather Play Jazz Than Talk About It

Van Morrison Would Rather Play Jazz Than Talk About It

Van Morrison’s new album is a collaboration with the gifted Hammond B-3 player Joey DeFrancesco.
Prince’s Family Sues Hospital That Treated His First Opioid Overdose

Prince’s Family Sues Hospital That Treated His First Opioid Overdose

Prince’s family says that the medical care he received at an Illinois hospital a week before his death was faulty, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
Prince’s Family Sues Hospital That Treated His First Opioid Overdose

Prince’s Family Sues Hospital That Treated His First Opioid Overdose

Prince’s family says that the medical care he received at an Illinois hospital a week before his death was faulty, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
Critic’s Notebook: The New ‘American Idol’: Youth Gone Wild and an Understanding Dad

Critic’s Notebook: The New ‘American Idol’: Youth Gone Wild and an Understanding Dad

Ada Vox, a drag queen who had auditioned for “American Idol” previously as Adam Sanders, is one of the promising hopefuls on the debut season of the rebooted show on ABC.

Watch How a Pop Hit Is Made

Using voice memos, demos, texts and interviews, we reconstruct the wild ride of how Zedd, Maren Morris and a 23-year-old songwriter turned a few chords into an enormous hit, “The Middle.”
Prince’s Friends Fiercely Guarded His Privacy, Complicating Overdose Investigation

Prince’s Friends Fiercely Guarded His Privacy, Complicating Overdose Investigation

The crowd outside Paisley Park, Prince’s home and studio in Chanhassen, Minn., on April 22, 2016, the day after he was found dead inside.
Prince’s Friends Fiercely Guarded His Privacy, Complicating Overdose Investigation

Prince’s Friends Fiercely Guarded His Privacy, Complicating Overdose Investigation

The crowd outside Paisley Park, Prince’s home and studio in Chanhassen, Minn., on April 22, 2016, the day after he was found dead inside.
Avicii, Electronic Dance Music Producer and D.J., Is Dead at 28

Avicii, Electronic Dance Music Producer and D.J., Is Dead at 28

Tim Bergling, also known by the stage name Avicii, in 2013.
Playlist: The Playlist: Prince’s Own ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ and 12 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Prince’s Own ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ and 12 More New Songs

Two years after Prince’s death, his estate has released his original 1984 recording of the song that became a 1990 hit for Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
Prince’s Overdose Death Results in No Criminal Charges

Prince’s Overdose Death Results in No Criminal Charges

Prince in Paris in 2009. In dealing with chronic hip pain, he apparently became addicted to painkillers and died of an overdose in 2016.
Prince’s Overdose Death Results in No Criminal Charges

Prince’s Overdose Death Results in No Criminal Charges

Prince in Paris in 2009. In dealing with chronic hip pain, he apparently became addicted to painkillers and died of an overdose in 2016.
Prince’s Overdose Death Results in No Criminal Charges

Prince’s Overdose Death Results in No Criminal Charges

Prince in Paris in 2009. In dealing with chronic hip pain, he apparently became addicted to painkillers and died of an overdose in 2016.
Review: Beyoncé Is Bigger Than Coachella

Review: Beyoncé Is Bigger Than Coachella

Beyoncé‘s headlining performance at Coachella, one year after it was originally scheduled. Force and determination were evident throughout the two-hour concert.
David Foster, the Godfather of Schmaltz

David Foster, the Godfather of Schmaltz

David Foster at the Town Hall Theatre in Manhattan, N.Y.
Playlist: The Playlist: Nicki Minaj Is Ready to Rumble, and 11 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Nicki Minaj Is Ready to Rumble, and 11 More New Songs

Nicki Minaj returned this week, throwing jabs on two new tracks, “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li.”
Review: A Reverent Elvis Doc Separates the Trailblazer From His Tragedy

Review: A Reverent Elvis Doc Separates the Trailblazer From His Tragedy

Presley captivated the country with his blend of gospel, blues, country and bluegrass, of black and white influences. Yet the more popular he got, the more backlash he faced.