Music

Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Rebounds to Number One on Strength of CDs

Taylor Swift’s Fearless (Taylor’s Version) takes Number One on the Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums Chart for a second time, rising 98 positions after a limited release of autographed CDs, as well as a vinyl edition. Fearless (Taylor’s Version) first debuted atop the RS 200 in April, with the biggest …

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Morgan Wallen and Cam Join Eric Church Onstage (Separately) in Philly

Eric Church performed a pair of solo concerts this weekend in Pennsylvania after members of his band tested positive for Covid-19. The country singer Cam joined him onstage in Pittsburgh on Friday night and surprised fans again on Saturday in Philadelphia. Morgan Wallen was a special guest at Church’s Philly …

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Carlos Santana, Chris Stapleton Bring Deep Grooves, Guitar Solos to New Song ‘Joy’

Carlos Santana has tapped Chris Stapleton for a new song, “Joy,” from the guitarist’s upcoming album, Blessings and Miracles, out October 15th via BMG. “Joy,” as its title suggests, is a celebratory, uplifting track, though that euphoria is couched in a heavy, yearning groove that blends elements of reggae, blues, …

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Eric Clapton Isn’t Just Spouting Vaccine Nonsense—He’s Bankrolling It

Cambel McLaughlin thought he was being punked. An unapologetic opponent of lockdowns and Covid-19 vaccine skeptic — he is, as he puts it, “pro-medical choice”— the 27-year-old Brit is founder of Jam for Freedom, a group of U.K. musicians that plays for free in public spaces, spreading the anti-lockdown word …

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Paul McCartney Claims John Lennon ‘Instigated’ the Beatles’ Breakup in New Interview

Paul McCartney discusses the breakup of the Beatles and says John Lennon “instigated” the band’s split in an upcoming interview with BBC Radio 4. Over 50 years after the Beatles’ disbanded, McCartney is still often cited as the root for their breakup because he revealed in an April 1970 “self-interview” …

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Olivia Rodrigo Talks ‘Heartbreak Songs’ and Going to Therapy on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

Olivia Rodrigo appeared on CBS Sunday Morning — from the childhood bedroom where she wrote many of what became her hits — to discuss her meteoric rise over the past year, her new album Sour and going to therapy. CBS’ Tracy Smith first gave viewers a rundown of Rodrigo’s career …

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Watch the Ohio State Marching Band’s Incredible Halftime Salute to Rush

The Ohio State University Marching Band staged a halftime salute to Rush — and paid tribute to the band’s late drummer Neil Peart — during the Buckeyes football team’s home game Saturday versus Maryland. The marching band delivered renditions of Rush’s “Tom Sawyer,” “Limelight,” “Red Barchetta,” “Fly by Night” and …

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Watch Halsey, Lindsey Buckingham Perform ‘Darling’ on ‘SNL’

In her fourth SNL appearance as musical guest, Halsey was joined onstage by singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham for a stunning performance of “Darling” — an acoustic ballad from the singer’s latest album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. Halsey also delivered a fiery performance of their lead single “I …

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Adele Previews New Song ‘Easy on Me’ Ahead of Single’s Release

Adele offered a preview of her new song “Easy on Me” on Instagram Live Saturday ahead of the single’s release on Friday, October 15th. The singer, whose new album 30 has not yet officially been announced, shared a 45-second snippet of the ballad, stopping right as the chorus was about …

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The Weeknd on U.N. Goodwill Ambassadorship: ‘We Need to Save Lives for All People’

The Weeknd was named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations’ World Food Programme at a ceremony Thursday in Los Angeles. The honor comes six months after Abel Tesfaye, the Toronto-raised son of Ethiopian immigrants, donated $1 million to relief efforts in Ethiopia during the conflict between the nation’s government …

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