Angus and Julia Stone on ‘united history’, embracing authenticity and new album Cape Forestier

So much of being an artist is rooted in self-belief, in trusting your storytelling and knowing what you have to say matters. This message of self-affirmation has stuck with sibling duo Angus and Julia Stone throughout their careers, spanning six studio albums together and their solo ventures. For almost two decades, the pair have captivated … Read more

Jack Black ends Tenacious D tour after bandmate’s Trump shooting comment

The comedy rock duo Tenacious D — made up of Jack Black and Kyle Gass — has canceled the rest of their tour after Gass’ remarks about the assassination attempt on Donald Trump. While onstage at a concert in Sydney on Sunday, Gass was presented with a birthday cake and asked to “make a wish” … Read more

Singer Ingrid Andress says she was drunk during panned MLB anthem performance, will get treatment

After a widely panned performance of the U.S. national anthem at the MLB Home Run Derby, country singer Ingrid Andress apologized Tuesday and said she was drunk. “I’m checking myself into a facility today to get the help I need,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “That was not me last night. I apologize to … Read more

Music Review: Glass Animals weave heartstring-tugging vignettes on new album

Love songs have existed for millennia but leave it to Glass Animals to give them a refreshing spin, where love isn’t always a honeymoon phase or heartbreak — it’s much, much more. The British indie-pop band, known for hits like 2014’s “Gooey” or 2020’s viral “Heat Waves,” has won listeners over with its unique, often … Read more

Griff has opened for some of pop’s biggest stars. Now she has a debut album of her own to tour

British singer-songwriter Griff’s career has been an undeniable whirlwind. Less than two years after releasing her first single — and finishing her A-level exams — she won the Brit Award for Rising Star. Then she opened for Dua Lipa. Then Ed Sheeran. Then Coldplay. Then Taylor Swift. In between those gigs, solo shows and music … Read more

50 Cent Ties His Classic Song To Trump Assassination Attempt: ‘I Know The Vibes’

The rapper — whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III — was shot nine times and survived back in 2000, three years prior to releasing the classic hip-hop song where he touched on his close encounter with death. 50 Cent, in the hours after the Trump rally that killed one attendee, performed the song … Read more

Katy Perry Reacts To Criticism Of Her ‘Women’s World’ Video

Katy Perry seems to be attempting damage control after her latest music video was slammed across the internet. On Thursday, the pop star shared the official video for her song “Woman’s World” from her forthcoming album, “143.” Fans and critics quickly voiced their dissatisfaction with the ostensibly feminist anthem on X (formerly Twitter). The Guardian’s … Read more

Laura Marling on Parenthood, Psychoanalysis, and the Powerful Intimacy of Her Upcoming Eighth Album ‘Patterns in Repeat’

In the very first seconds of Laura Marling’s upcoming album, we hear the rustle of distant footsteps. Then comes Marling’s own voice, chatting to someone in her studio, before a folksy strum of acoustic guitar announces the beginning of the track. There’s the giggle of an infant, followed by Marling’s own laughter, as she launches … Read more

LL Cool J relearned ‘how to rap’ on his first album in 11 years, ‘The FORCE.’ Here’s how

NEW YORK — The Grammy award winning rapper-actor- author LL COOL J will release his first new album in 11 years, “The FORCE” in September — 40 years into his hip-hop career. Not that he hasn’t been making music in that time. “I’ve always tinkered around in the studio here and there,” he told The … Read more

Pop-soul band Lake Street Dive wants to spread a little joy around. What’s wrong with that?

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — Lake Street Dive chooses to spread some joy. You got a problem with that? The veteran pop-soul band’s upbeat approach permeates the new disc “Good Together,” with the title track’s sprightly synthesizers pushing along members’ Rachael Price and Akie Bermiss duet about of a couple in that stage … Read more