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When America Met Sinead O’Connor

O’Connor’s stand at the 1989 Grammys showcased her power — and made her a threat.
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The Mid-’90s Belonged to Coolio

The late rapper achieved global fame without turning his back on his Compton roots.
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Ashley McBryde Invited Some Friends to Make Her New Fictional-Town Album

“Somebody’s making a salad, somebody’s shooting tequila, someone’s smoking a joint, and one of us is like, ‘I have a jingle for a funeral home!’”
  1. the law
    California’s Landmark Rap-Lyrics Bill Is Now State LawGovernor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that limits the use of rap lyrics as evidence in court.
  2. the industry
    Scooter Braun Has One ‘Regret’ About Buying Taylor Swift’s MastersWith Midnights out soon, what better time to relitigate old drama?
  3. the law
    PnB Rock’s Final Moments Detailed in New Court DocumentsA mysterious “man in red” was present.
  4. explainers
    Everything We Know About PnB Rock’s Murder So FarPolice have arrested three people in relation to the fatal shooting.
  5. my soundtrack song is dropping
    LCD Soundsystem Return With New Noise for White NoiseIn addition to “New Body Rhumba,” they also announced a new Brooklyn residency.
  6. midnights era
    Wait, Is Taylor Swift Just Giving Us Straight Answers?There’s nothing better than “Midnight Rain.”
  7. respect the classics
    Phil Collins and Genesis Now Have a Very Visible $300 Million TouchThey sold their rights, and hope to “bring some of this music back to life.”
  8. all in the band
    Paramore Aren’t Just Back, They’re DatingWell, Hayley Williams and Taylor York are, anyway.
  9. respect the classics
    Bruce Springsteen’s New Era Is All About Soul, ManHe’s pivoting to Motown covers for his new album.
  10. tributes
    Michelle Pfeiffer, Ice Cube, Weird Al, and More Remember CoolioMartin Lawrence, Ice Cube, and Questlove all send their love.
  11. last night on late night
    Future Taps Into His Inner Theater Kid on Jimmy Kimmel Live!With a desk-side performance of “Love You Better.”
  12. obits
    ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ Rapper Coolio Dead at 59A legend of ’90s hip-hop.
  13. huh?
    Watch Lizzo Play James Madison’s Crystal Flute“History is freaking cool, you guys!”
  14. my single is dropping
    Paramore Finally Left the House to Drop ‘This Is Why’With an album of the same name to follow on February 10.
  15. respect the classics
    Over 50 Musicians Paid Tribute to Taylor Hawkins at 6-Hour L.A. ConcertIncluding the Foo Fighters, Def Leppard, Miley Cyrus, Rush, P!nk, Alanis Morissette, his son Shane, and many more.
  16. special
    Shout-Out to the Librarian Who Hooked Lizzo Up With a Crystal FluteShe brought the funk to our last functioning institution.
  17. celebtok
    We Finally Know Why Meghan Trainor Went to That Sex Shop in 2018The worrying everyone was doing? It’s over, darling.
  18. superlatives
    Tegan and Sara on Their Best and Most Pedestrian Music“I hate to say that’s a high point because it came out so long ago. So are we over? I don’t know.”
  19. a long talk
    Life, Death, and Titus AndronicusFrontman Patrick Stickles used his band’s new album to process loss. Now he just needs to get their van fixed.
  20. respect the classics
    How Did a Neil Young Cover End Up in an NBC Ad?And why is Young so mad about it?
  21. trailer mix
    Phil Spector Is a Creep on Trial in the New True-Crime Docuseries Spector“Phil Spector enjoyed bringing people to his home and locking them inside.”
  22. viva las vegas
    Adam Levine to Come Back From This With a Maroon 5 Vegas ResidencyAt least what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
  23. waka waka
    Shakira’s Spanish Tax-Evasion Case Is Going to TrialNo date has been set.
  24. let’s go party
    Aqua on Their Song ‘Barbie Girl’: ‘It Just Keeps On Giving’And no, the band isn’t mad about not being on the Barbie movie soundtrack.
  25. remembrance
    Pharoah Sanders Found His Voice in New York CityHe arrived broke, homeless, and with little more than his saxophone, and left the unofficial leader of the spiritual-jazz movement.
  26. fine lines
    Kelsea Ballerini’s Country FavoritesFive classic lyrics that inspired the singer to cut loose on her new album.
  27. the festival circuit
    A$AP Rocky Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ for Short Rolling Loud SetAt least he brought out GloRilla.
  28. love can build a bridge
    Wynonna Judd on Touring Without Her Mother“I really miss you. Why aren’t you here so we can argue?”
  29. injuries
    Post Malone Hospitalized With Breathing Difficulties, ‘Stabbing Pain’He promised fans he would reschedule his Boston concert.
  30. rihannaissance
    Rihanna to Headline 2023 Super Bowl Halftime ShowThe most important person the NFL has ever drafted.
  31. rip
    Legendary Saxophonist Pharoah Sanders Dead at 81He “died peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends” in Los Angeles on Saturday morning.
  32. blank space
    If Taylor Swift Isn’t Playing the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Who Is?We have some guesses and suggestions.
  33. album review
    It’s Cam’ron’s HarlemU Wasn’t There, his new album with A-Trak, feels like an uptown therapy session.
  34. it’s the remix
    GloRilla’s Team-Up With Cardi B Will Be Stuck in Your Head Tomorrow, TooWatch the Memphis rapper go uptown.
  35. coming soon
    Everything We Know About Taylor Swift’s MidnightsHer TikToks can reveal only so much.
  36. my single is dropping
    Worry About the New Single From Don’t Worry DarlingProfessional actor Harry Styles shows off his musical side hustle.
  37. my single is dropping
    Shania Twain Is Glamorous As Ever With ‘Waking Up Dreaming’Her first new music in five years.
  38. the law
    Timbaland and Swizz Beatz Settle $28 Million Lawsuit Over Missed Verzuz PaymentsThe musicians sold their live series to the TikTok competitor last year.
  39. the festival circuit
    Drill Rappers Removed from Rolling Loud New York Lineup Over Police Concern22Gz, Sha Ek, and Ron Suno are no longer playing this weekend’s festival.
  40. real news
    Kanye West Headlines Are Coming From All Angles This WeekKeeping up with seven days of drama.
  41. god save the kings
    It’s Time for Northern Boy Autumn“Do you want to make love to a sad old man?”
  42. speaking out
    Greyson Chance Turned Down Final Ellen Appearance Over ‘Manipulative’ BehaviorThe former viral star said the show became a “place of active trauma.”
  43. a long talk
    Come On, Live HappyA quarter-century of feuds, regrets, and (eventual) success with Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite.
  44. switched on pop
    Lady Gaga Loves Her Pequeños MonstruosA brief timeline of the Latin music touches in Mother Monster’s catalogue.
  45. cma awards 2022
    Maren Morris Says She Doesn’t ‘Feel Comfortable’ Going to the CMAsShe told the Los Angeles Times she felt sad going last year.
  46. backstories
    Finding a New Way to Hear Lou ReedThe late Velvet Underground singer’s archivists discuss Words & Music, May 1965.
  47. this love has taken its toll
    Adam Levine Says He Isn’t a Cheat, Just a FlirtBut no word on whether he’s chosen a new baby name.
  48. last night on late night
    Sudan Archives Rocks The Late Show With Her ViolinPerforming “Selfish Soul” — from her wonderful album Natural Brown Prom Queen.
  49. euphemistic eggplant
    50 Cent Legally Asserts That He Has Not Had Penis-Enlargement SurgeryHe’s suing a Miami-area plastic surgeon for implying that he did.
  50. born pink
    The Blackpink Fans Looking to Outfox YouTubeMeet the Blinks’ algorithm-experiment team.
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