Music

BTS Close Out ‘Tonight Show’ Residency With Disco ‘Dynamite’

BTS wrapped up their virtual five-night Tonight Show residency Friday with their hit “Dynamite.” For the pre-taped performance, the K-pop act conjured up disco days as BTS piled onto a dance floor under a half-dozen mirrorballs to deliver their latest single. The performance then concluded with a group rollerskating session. …

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Machine Gun Kelly Reinvents Himself as a Pop-Punk Whiner – and it Works

Machine Gun Kelly made his name as a Cleveland rapper known for his high-adrenaline rhyming style and occasional beefs with Eminem. But on Tickets To My Downfall he tries a new gambit that works surprisingly well, switching to late-Nineties/early-2000s pop punk, with Blink 182’s Travis Barker producing and playing drums. …

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Nas, Fivio Foreign, A$AP Ferg Celebrate New York in ‘Spicy’ Video

Nas just dropped a new video for “Spicy,” a collaboration with Fivio Foreign and A$AP Ferg. The track comes from Nas’ latest album King’s Disease. In the visual, directed by Jack Begert, the three hip-hop stars celebrate New York City with an on-location shoot across the boroughs, performing in a church …

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Music at Home: Walls of Sound

I’ve spent quarantine living with my girlfriend in a scantly furnished family home in Brooklyn. We’re surrounded by empty walls that constantly echo our conversations, and to pass the time — and fill all that extra space — we play music as loud as it will go. The louder we …

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Selena Gomez Drops Demo Version of ‘Lose You to Love Me’

Selena Gomez has released a demo version of her single “Lose You to Love Me.” The hit ballad appeared on her album Rare, released in January.  Gomez co-wrote the single with her frequent collaborators Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels as well as producer Finneas, best known for his work with his …

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Alanis Morissette, ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Cast to Host Biden Fundraiser

Alanis Morissette and the cast of Jagged Little Pill will be hosting a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the Broadway show’s producers announced on Friday. The virtual fundraiser to benefit the Biden Victory Fund will be held on Tuesday, October 13th, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET …

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RS Charts: Internet Money, WhoHeem, Conway the Machine Lead Breakthrough 25 Chart

Internet Money, the L.A. producer collective co-founded by Taz Taylor and Nick Mira, lead this month’s Breakthrough 25 Chart after the success of their collaborative debut album, B4 the Storm. From August to September, Internet Money gained over 21 million on-demand audio streams. B4 the Storm has been a massive …

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Hear Ingrid Andress’ Version of the Song She Wrote for Charli XCX

Roughly six months after releasing her debut album Lady Like, Ingrid Andress has issued a deluxe version of the project with a handful of new recordings. Among them are a new take on her Number One hit “More Hearts Than Mine” featuring Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big …

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Rolling Stone 500: How Bob Dylan Made ‘Blood on the Tracks’

As part of our newly updated survey of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, we’re publishing a series of pieces on the making and impact of key records from the list. Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks came in at number nine. The following piece was originally published in a Dylan special …

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Joni Mitchell Drops Demo of First Original Song, ‘Day After Day’

Joni Mitchell has dropped her first original composition, “Day After Day.” The track appears on the upcoming collection Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967), out October 30th. The recording is from August 24th, 1965, off a demo she recorded for Jac Holzman, co-founder of Elektra records. It opens …

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