Everyone Wanted to Be Like Ronnie Spector

The Ronettes transcended the art of hitmaking. They set trends.

Mitski in 9 Acts

If the musician has to reveal herself at all, she’d rather do it one short burst at a time.
2022 preview

The Future’s Not All Bad

Believe it or not, there are some things to look forward to this year.
  1. only in new york
    Watch Bill Murray Give an Surprise Concert in Washington Square ParkFeaturing a rendition of “I Feel Pretty.”
  2. obits
    Marty Roberts, of Legendary Lounge Act Marty & Elayne, Has DiedThe married duo played L.A. club the Dresden six nights a week for more than 40 years.
  3. the law
    Jay-Z and Others Urge New York to Stop Using Rap Lyrics As EvidenceHova and other rap luminaries came together to end what they see as a prejudicial practice.
  4. switched on pop
    Behold the Indie K-pop StarWith his new album There and Back Again, Eric Nam searches for footing outside the industry machine.
  5. the law
    Britney Spears Wants Jamie Lynn to Stop Talking About HerThe pop star’s lawyer requested Jamie Lynn “cease and desist from referencing Britney derogatorily.”
  6. grammys 2022
    Grammys Bet on April 3 Awards Ceremony in Las VegasAt the MGM Grand, per the Recording Academy.
  7. respect the classics
    Bono Reviews U2: ‘I’m Just So Embarrassed’Poor fella.
  8. chart update
    Gunna Edges Out the Weeknd in Race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200Happy Drip Season to all who celebrate.
  9. apologies
    Rachel Zegler Apologizes for Turning Britney Spears’s Tweet Into a Monologue“This is not a situation to be taken lightly, and we should all be lifting Britney up in this pivotal time.”
  10. family feuds
    Oops … Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears Are Fighting AgainBritney brought their argument over Jamie Lynn’s memoir into day two.
  11. my single is dropping
    Ye Eases Us Into His New Song ‘Eazy’Featuring the Game and a dig at Pete Davidson.
  12. vulture investigates
    What Details Have Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Been Giving on Their Breakup?The pair were spotted together again, so let’s figure out what really went down.
  13. remembrances
    Everyone Wanted to Be Like Ronnie SpectorThe Ronettes transcended the art of hitmaking. They set trends.
  14. profile
    Mitski in 9 ActsIf the musician has to reveal herself at all, she’d rather do it one short burst at a time.
  15. seeing signs
    GOAT FKA Twigs Drops Caprisongs MixtapeYou’ve got less than a week to brush up on that astrology knowledge before Capricorn season ends.
  16. respect the classics
    Don Henley Also Had the Honor of Being Fired by Steely DanHis “Peg” backing vocals were “no good” and “disappointing.”
  17. rip
    Ronnie Spector, ’60s Girl-Group Icon, Dead at 78“There is absolutely nothing that could dim the light you cast,” Zendaya wrote of the Ronettes leader.
  18. the law
    The Nirvana Baby’s Nevermind Porn Lawsuit Lives OnHere we are now, litigate us.
  19. my single is dropping
    Miranda Lambert Grows Up to Be a Cowboy in New Music VideoFor the wild west single, “If I Was a Cowboy”
  20. my single is dropping
    Mitski Is Feuding With Her (Doll) Self in the ‘Love Me More’ Music VideoAn early entry in Vulture’s 2022 Golden Dollies.
  21. the festival circuit
    Ye, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles Headlining Coachella 2022The festival plans to return for the first time since 2019.
  22. the law
    Nicki Minaj Dropped From Harassment LawsuitMinaj’s lawyer said they will seek “sanctions.” Meanwhile, the case against her husband is still “ongoing.”
  23. videology
    Oh My God, There Are So Many Adeles in the ‘Oh My God’ VideoNot to mention the chairs and apples.
  24. trailer mix
    Dave Grohl Is Less Pretender and More Demon in the Studio 666 TrailerYes, he will decapitate you with a cymbal.
  25. the law
    Jamie Lynn Spears Says She ‘Did Take the Steps to Help’ Free BritneyShe also told Good Morning America she wasn’t financially involved in the 13-year conservatorship.
  26. power
    Is This the Trey Songz Reckoning?On Twitter, Songz’s history of alleged sexual and physical violence has resurfaced.
  27. switched on pop
    The Weeknd’s Dawn FM Is a Dirge, a Mirror, and an Echo, Echo, EchoThe pop star compellingly regurgitates past hits to soundtrack the grim present and future of celebrity.
  28. oh dear
    Some of the Pussycat Dolls Say They Didn’t Know Their Reunion Tour Was CanceledUntil lead singer Nicole Scherzinger posted about it on Instagram.
  29. trailer mix
    jeen-yuhs Walks to a February 16 Release on NetflixThe Kanye West trilogy, decades in the making, gets a teaser ahead of its Sundance premiere.
  30. rip
    Woodstock Co-Creator Michael Lang Dead at 77Lang helmed Woodstock ’69 as well as ’94 and ’99.
  31. rip
    Sinéad O’Connor Confirms Death of 17-Year-Old Son“May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example.”
  32. kellyoke
    Kelly Clarkson Serves Up a Waitress Cover of ‘She Used to Be Mine’Because the musical and Sara Bareilles asked so nicely.
  33. videology
    The Weeknd Descends Further Into the Underworld in ‘Sacrifice’Is that how Old Weeknd got on the cover of Dawn FM?
  34. standout performances
    Jim Carrey Not Only Steals But Is the Show on the Weeknd’s Dawn FMHe cameos as the DJ on the album’s radio broadcast from purgatory.
  35. (nothing is) off the table
    Is the Weeknd’s ‘I Heard You’re Married’ About Mrs. Ariana Grande?And while we’re at it, how does Angelina Jolie fit into his Dawn FM narrative?
  36. 2022 preview
    The Future’s Not All BadBelieve it or not, there are some things to look forward to this year.
  37. album review
    The Weeknd Knows No BoundsDawn FM luxuriates in the joy Abel Tesfaye gets in throwing his loyal listeners for a loop.
  38. my album is dropping
    Chlöe Joins Gunna’s DS4Ever With ‘You & Me’The two were spotted holding hands at a Lakers game earlier this week.
  39. my album is dropping
    The Sun Rises on the Weeknd’s Dawn FMJim Carrey approved.
  40. my single is dropping
    Maren Morris Reflects on the Ride in ‘Circles Around This Town’“Tryin’ to say somethin’ with meaning / Somethin’ worth singing about.”
  41. the slap
    The Rum Tum Tugger Got in a CatfightFor he will do as he do do.
  42. 2022 preview
    33 Albums We Can’t Wait to Hear in 2022When Rihanna said “soon soon soon,” how soon?
  43. my sonic universe is dropping
    Tune Into the Track List for the Weeknd’s New Album, Dawn FMWatch the teasers for the After Hours follow-up now.
  44. backstories
    How David Byrne’s American Utopia Went ‘Unplugged’ in Just Six Days“David forgot some lyrics. One of the drummers forgot little breaks or parts. But it felt like making music.”
  45. byrne blog
    David Byrne Claims He’s Not ‘Slick and Perfect’What???
  46. my single is dropping
    Let’s Eat Grandma Ring In 2022 With New Single ‘Happy New Year’Coincidentally off the duo’s upcoming album, Two Ribbons.
  47. legends
    Janet Jackson Tells Her Life Story in New Documentary TrailerIn her own words.
  48. the show must go on
    Miley Cyrus Handles New Year’s Eve Wardrobe Malfunction With EaseEverything that could go wrong did go wrong.
  49. hannah montana forever
    Miley Cyrus and Brandi Carlile Take ‘The Climb’ to New HeightsAt a live New Year’s Eve performance.
  50. rebecca is a food critic now
    On the 12th Day of Christmas, I Found the Meaning of MariahThe emancipation of my stomach from McDonald’s. For now.
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