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The Rise of the Spice Girls Generation

The Rise of the Spice Girls Generation

Their fans are old enough to take over the world, just as the Spice Girls are back.
The Rise of the Spice Girls Generation

The Rise of the Spice Girls Generation

Their fans are old enough to take over the world, just as the Spice Girls are back.
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Collaborations’: So Many Guests, So Many Questions

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Collaborations’: So Many Guests, So Many Questions

His new album features Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and countless other stars. But why?

Alan Rogan, Keeper of Rock Guitars, Smashed Ones Included, Dies at 68

Of all his clients — the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney among them — Pete Townshend of the Who posed the biggest challenge: repairing what he deliberately wrecked.
‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Is a Portal to 1985. Here’s What It Sounded Like.

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Is a Portal to 1985. Here’s What It Sounded Like.

Listen to a playlist of songs from the summer that brought Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” and Aretha Franklin’s “Freeway of Love.”
The Country-Rap Song Taking Over Nashville? It Isn’t ‘Old Town Road’

The Country-Rap Song Taking Over Nashville? It Isn’t ‘Old Town Road’

Billboard removed Lil Nas X’s “country trap” record from a country chart. So why did Blanco Brown’s “trailertrap” song “The Git Up” make it to No. 1?
Liv Tyler Learns From Her Anxiety

Liv Tyler Learns From Her Anxiety

Fame still makes her anxious. But she loves doing the work that gets her there.
A Tour of the Tour Buses

A Tour of the Tour Buses

“Can’t wait to get on the road again,” goes the Willie Nelson song. Here’s how two bands — one in a van, one in an, er, bigger conveyance — go from gig to gig.
ILe Carries Latin Pop Back to the Future

ILe Carries Latin Pop Back to the Future

The Puerto Rican singer and songwriter’s latest album, “Almadura,” is rooted in the past but upends old assumptions. She’ll bring its songs to the Latin Alternative Music Conference.
How Music Can Rev Up a High-Intensity Workout

How Music Can Rev Up a High-Intensity Workout

Volunteers reported enjoying intense exercise most when upbeat music was playing, compared with when they heard a podcast or nothing.
How Music Can Rev Up a High-Intensity Workout

How Music Can Rev Up a High-Intensity Workout

Volunteers reported enjoying intense exercise most when upbeat music was playing, compared with when they heard a podcast or nothing.
Spanish-Language Music Has Gone Global. Watch Rosalía Make Her Hit ‘Con Altura’

Spanish-Language Music Has Gone Global. Watch Rosalía Make Her Hit ‘Con Altura’

Two Spaniards, a Canadian, a Colombian and a clip from a Dominican television show helped turn a tribute to reggaeton into one of the hottest international songs of the summer.
As BTS’s Reach Expands, an Army of Dedicated K-Pop Translators Grows

As BTS’s Reach Expands, an Army of Dedicated K-Pop Translators Grows

The fans who devote their time to interpreting lyrics, tweets and interviews for listeners who don’t speak Korean are hard-working, passionate and unpaid.
Jesca Hoop Gazes Gently Into Darkness on ‘Stonechild’

Jesca Hoop Gazes Gently Into Darkness on ‘Stonechild’

On her fifth solo album, the singer and songwriter teams with the producer John Parish, and strange things still happen in her music.
Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ Returns, Scaled Down but Big Hair Intact

Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ Returns, Scaled Down but Big Hair Intact

In a limited run Off Broadway, the jukebox musical about love and rocking out in the 1980s now includes songs by Def Leppard.
Kidz Bop Is a Juggernaut of the CD Age. Can It Survive the Streaming Era?

Kidz Bop Is a Juggernaut of the CD Age. Can It Survive the Streaming Era?

The series of children’s cover records has scored 24 Top 10 albums since 2001. But kids’ listening habits have shifted, too.
Kidz Bop Is a Juggernaut of the CD Age. Can It Survive the Streaming Era?

Kidz Bop Is a Juggernaut of the CD Age. Can It Survive the Streaming Era?

The series of children’s cover records has scored 24 Top 10 albums since 2001. But kids’ listening habits have shifted, too.
Bryan Adams talks Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and J.Lo as Shine A Light tour hits Canada

Bryan Adams talks Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and J.Lo as Shine A Light tour hits Canada

Bryan Adams is shining his light on Canada this summer. The Canadian rocker is playing seven dates of his Shine A Light world tour — named after the 2019 studio album of the same name — back home this
Taylor Swift’s Feud With Scooter Braun Spotlights Musicians’ Struggles to Own Their Work

Taylor Swift’s Feud With Scooter Braun Spotlights Musicians’ Struggles to Own Their Work

Prince, Janet Jackson and Jay-Z all fought to control their master recordings. In a blog post about the sale of her former record label, Swift put her personal spin on the issue.
The Rolling Stones Know What You Need: An Annuity

The Rolling Stones Know What You Need: An Annuity

The bad boys of rock ‘n’ roll are back on tour, sponsored by a group whose members see Stones fans as prime targets for a financial product geared toward retirement.