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Grammy Nominations 2018: Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar Lead the Way

Grammy Nominations 2018: Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar Lead the Way

Jay-Z picked up the most nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards. His album “4:44” received eight nods.
2018 Grammy Nominations

2018 Grammy Nominations

Bruno Mars earned six Grammy nominations, including album and record of the year.
Grammy Nominations 2018: Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar Lead the Way

Grammy Nominations 2018: Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar Lead the Way

Jay-Z picked up the most nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards. His album “4:44” received eight nods.
Album Review: U2 Releases ‘Songs of Experience.’ Cynicism Not Included.

Album Review: U2 Releases ‘Songs of Experience.’ Cynicism Not Included.

Bono onstage in Trafalgar Square in London earlier this month.
Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ at 35: A Look Back at the Groundbreaking Album

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ at 35: A Look Back at the Groundbreaking Album

Michael Jackson's Thriller” is displayed at Aoemba Records in Los Angeles in 2009
Holiday Hits, Christmas Comebacks and Some Jingle Bell Schlock

Holiday Hits, Christmas Comebacks and Some Jingle Bell Schlock

Gwen Stefani’s “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” includes familiar songs and her own new ones.
Mitch Margo, an Original Member of the Tokens, Dies at 70

Mitch Margo, an Original Member of the Tokens, Dies at 70

Mitch Margo, second from left, with members of the Tokens. The others, from left, are Eddie Rabkin, Hank Medress, Phil Margo (seated) and Jay Siegel.
Playlist: The Playlist: The Hold Steady Get Revved Up and 9 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: The Hold Steady Get Revved Up and 9 More New Songs

The Hold Steady has released two new singles ahead of a series of concerts in Brooklyn.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Spends a Third Week at No. 1

Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Spends a Third Week at No. 1

Taylor Swift's "Reputation" spent a third week at No. 1, and arrived on streaming services.
Communist-Era Crooner and Far-Right Metal Band Share a Spotlight

Communist-Era Crooner and Far-Right Metal Band Share a Spotlight

The heavy metal band Ortel is known for its anti-Muslim lyrics.
The Star Power of Johnny Hallyday (Jimi Hendrix Was His Opening Act)

The Star Power of Johnny Hallyday (Jimi Hendrix Was His Opening Act)

Johnny Hallyday in concert at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris in 1993, shortly after his 50th birthday.
Playlist: The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

Seun Kuti leads the surviving members of his father’s band, Egypt 80. The group’s new track features Carlos Santana.
Review: Taylor Swift Leads a Jingle Ball Full of Hardheaded Women and Nice Guys

Review: Taylor Swift Leads a Jingle Ball Full of Hardheaded Women and Nice Guys

Taylor Swift showed off the new image that goes with her new album, “Reputation,” at Jingle Ball.
Bon Jovi Leads 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: ‘It’s About Time’

Bon Jovi Leads 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: ‘It’s About Time’

Bon Jovi will join the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2018. The band has been eligible for the honor since 2008.
Happy No More, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D Want to Wake You Up

Happy No More, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D Want to Wake You Up

Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley of N.E.R.D are returning with a jagged album filled with outrage.
Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Black Thought of the Roots freestyled for more than 10 minutes on Funkmaster Flex’s radio show.
Bob Seidemann, 75, Photographer of Rock Stars and Aviators, Dies

Bob Seidemann, 75, Photographer of Rock Stars and Aviators, Dies

To Bob Seidemann, this shot of the Grateful Dead made the musicians look like “mutant transplants from Jupiter, fresh out of their flying saucer.”
Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Join With Live Nation

Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Join With Live Nation

Acknowledging the consolidation in the live music business, Michael Swier, the founder of the Bowery Ballroom and the Mercury Lounge, said, “Going it alone was not an option.”