pop and rock music

Nick Cave Searches for Solace on ‘Ghosteen’

Nick Cave Searches for Solace on ‘Ghosteen’

Four years after his son’s fatal accident, the Australian musician has made an eerie, meditative album.
Elton John Puts Down in Words How Wonderful (and Weird) Life Has Been

Elton John Puts Down in Words How Wonderful (and Weird) Life Has Been

The rock star’s memoir, “Me,” traces his path from suburban homebody to superstardom and beyond.
Prince’s Estate to Trump Campaign: Don’t Play ‘Purple Rain’

Prince’s Estate to Trump Campaign: Don’t Play ‘Purple Rain’

The estate said that despite an agreement last year not to use Prince’s music, the song was played at the president’s rally on Thursday night in Minneapolis, the singer’s hometown.
Sulli, South Korean K-Pop Star and Actress, Is Found Dead

Sulli, South Korean K-Pop Star and Actress, Is Found Dead

Sulli, 25, was known for being outspoken. She was found in her home on Monday, the authorities said, with no signs of foul play.
Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. and Dave Matthews Band Nominated for Rock Hall

Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. and Dave Matthews Band Nominated for Rock Hall

At a time of transition for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the artists on the shortlist span generations and genres.
A Songwriting Dispute Brews Over ‘Truth Hurts,’ Lizzo’s Biggest Hit

A Songwriting Dispute Brews Over ‘Truth Hurts,’ Lizzo’s Biggest Hit

Two brothers say the song’s signature lyric came out of their writing session, and are seeking credit. The singer’s team says the claim has no merit.
A Teenager, Her Ukulele and a Bedroom Pop Empire in the Making

A Teenager, Her Ukulele and a Bedroom Pop Empire in the Making

mxmtoon’s diaristic songs have helped her win audiences on nearly every social media platform. But she’s in no rush to cash in on viral fame.
The Genius Behind the Grateful Dead

The Genius Behind the Grateful Dead

Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia were one of rock’s great creative duos.
Vagabon Found Her Voice in Indie Rock. Then Found a New One.

Vagabon Found Her Voice in Indie Rock. Then Found a New One.

On her second album, “Vagabon,” Laetitia Tamko shifts away from the style that brought her an international audience with “Infinite Worlds” two years ago.
Floating Points, Electronic Music’s King of Pain

Floating Points, Electronic Music’s King of Pain

The last time the English musician Sam Shepherd made an album, it took five years. His intense new record, “Crush,” took five weeks. What changed?
This Week in Business: A Brexit Battering, and Mark Zuckerberg Plays Defense

This Week in Business: A Brexit Battering, and Mark Zuckerberg Plays Defense

Plus, the monthlong strike at General Motors may be over soon.

Nick Tosches, Fiery Music Writer and Biographer, Dies at 69

He brought a brash style to coverage of the rock world in the late 1960s and ’70s, then applied similar skills to novels and books on Dean Martin and Sonny Liston.
A Church Service Inspired by Beyoncé, No Halo Required

A Church Service Inspired by Beyoncé, No Halo Required

The Beyoncé Mass explores how issues of race and gender impact the lives, voices and bodies of black women. (It’s not, however, about worshiping Beyoncé.)
King Princess Puts Modern Romance in a Musical Time Machine

King Princess Puts Modern Romance in a Musical Time Machine

On her debut album, “Cheap Queen,” 20-year-old Mikaela Straus crafts candid songs grounded — but not stuck — in past generations’ pop.
Foals Are Writing the Soundtrack to an Apocalypse

Foals Are Writing the Soundtrack to an Apocalypse

The English rock band captures “the insecurities and perils” of life today on a two-part album fueled by climate anxiety.
Flea Had a Wild Life. Then He Joined Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Flea Had a Wild Life. Then He Joined Red Hot Chili Peppers.

In a new memoir, the bassist describes how he expanded his consciousness, found his muse and landed in a storied rock band.
Michael Stipe on Working While He Sleeps and Savoring Mistakes

Michael Stipe on Working While He Sleeps and Savoring Mistakes

The artist and musician discusses his new photography book, “Our Interference Times,” and his unusual daily routine.
Michael Kiwanuka Felt ‘One Step Away.’ Now He Has a Seat at the Table.

Michael Kiwanuka Felt ‘One Step Away.’ Now He Has a Seat at the Table.

The London-born son of Ugandan immigrants on alienation, getting married and his self-assured new album, “Kiwanuka.”
One of Britain’s Top Young Composers (Just Don’t Call Her Classical)

One of Britain’s Top Young Composers (Just Don’t Call Her Classical)

Anna Meredith has written music for orchestras and choirs. But her latest venture is an album with her band.
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