Music

Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times’ Returns to Albums Chart Following Massive Reissue

In 1987, Prince released Sign o’ the Times, a double-album masterpiece which showed his breathtaking range — from aching balladry to brittle funk, lush pop to stomping rock — without sacrificing ankle-breaking danceability. And now, it’s back on the charts.  Sign o’ the Times encompassed 16 songs, but that was …

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Music Scholar Finds Forgotten Film That Inspired John Lennon’s ‘Grow Old With Me’

A music scholar has discovered which baseball film inspired John Lennon’s “Grow Old With Me,” solving the decades-old mystery about the origin of one of the singer’s final songs prior to his 1980 murder. The opening lyric in “Grow Old With Me” quotes Robert Browning’s 1864 poem “Rabbi ben Ezra,” …

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‘SNL’: Megan Thee Stallion Slams Kentucky AG With ‘Savage’ Performance

Megan Thee Stallion delivered a powerful performance of her “Savage” remix as part of the rapper’s active Saturday Night Live debut. Midway through the rendition of “Savage,” gunshots stopped the performance and, through audio clips, Megan Thee Stallion slammed Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who recently opted not to pursue …

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See Brittany Howard Perform Three ‘Jaime’ Songs on ‘CBS This Morning’

Just over a year after the release of Brittany Howard’s solo debut Jaime, the Alabama Shakes singer performed three standouts from the LP for CBS This Morning’s “Saturday Sessions.” For the mini-set — which came just days after the singer played her “Baby” on The Late Late Show — Howard …

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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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