Past Events: 2022

Second Woman Sues Estate of Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic Records Over Sexual Assault Claims

Dorothy Carvello, a former A&R executive at Atlantic Records who previously accused Ertegun of sexual assault in her 2017 book, filed a lawsuit on Sunday

Hamish Kilgour, Co-Founder of New Zealand Indie Pioneers the Clean, Found Dead

The drummer and singer-songwriter had been missing for just over a week

SZA Taps Phoebe Bridgers, Travis Scott for ‘S.O.S’ Album

Out Friday, the 23-song record also features Don Toliver and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Tory Lanez Released From House Arrest as Trial in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Begins

A Los Angeles judge said the rapper needs his freedom for “trial preparation”

Will Ferrell Brought His Signature Cowbell to His Son’s First Live Show

Magnus Ferrell covered Radiohead’s “Creep” and played three originals at a special benefit concert

The Walkmen’s ‘Extreme Hiatus’ Extremely Over With More 2023 Reunion Shows

The indie rock vets have added additional gigs to their previously-announced (and already sold-out) New York City run

Arrest Made in Death of Migos Rapper Takeoff

33-year-old Patrick Xavier Clark was arrested Thursday night and charged with murder. His attorney claims he’s innocent

Goo Goo Dolls Plot ‘Big Night Out’ Summer Tour With O.A.R.

Tour will support Goo Goo Dolls’ LP Chaos in Bloom and O.A.R.’s The Arcade

Guns N’ Roses Sue Weapons Dealer for ‘Particularly Damaging’ Name Association

Lawsuit claims Texas Guns and Roses intentionally confuses customers into believing it was created in association with the band

‘Emo Multiverse Is Glitching’: The 1975’s Matty Healy Performs With Dashboard Confessional

“I didn’t tell anyone,” Healy later said about surprising even his bandmates about joining the emo rock band on stage

Stromae: Tiny Desk Concert

The Belgian superstar’s Tiny Desk is a portrait of a world-class showman at the height of his powers. (Image credit: Credit: Bob Boilen/NPR)

The timeline of events leading up to the Tory Lanez assault trial

The trial comes after two years of back-and-forth and division in the hip-hop world. Lanez is charged with shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion. (Image credit: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

U2, Gladys Knight, George Clooney among 2022 Kennedy Center honorees

Amy Grant, George Clooney, Gladys Knight, U2 and Tania León attended a dinner at the U.S. State Department and a gala tribute event. The 45th annual Kennedy Center Honors airs on CBS later this month. (Image credit: Gail Schulman/CBS)

How the Fantastic Four took Double Dutch to new heights

The ties between Double Dutch and hip-hop can be traced to Nelly’s “Country Grammar,” Missy Elliott’s “Gossip Folks” and “Throw It Back,” and the Cartoon Network animated series Craig of the Creek. (Image credit: Courtesy of Fantastic Four)

Composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on Lincoln Center's orchestral tribute to the Notorious B.I.G.

NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe speaks with composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson about Lincoln Center’s orchestral tribute to the Notorious B.I.G.

Daddy Yankee led reggaeton's global rise. As he bows out, the genre enters a new era

‘The Big Boss’ took a genre from working-class neighborhoods and turned it into a commercial powerhouse. But as the trailblazer retires, reggaeton meets a new moment for rebellion and experimentation. (Image credit: Victor Bizar Gomez for NPR)

What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening, viewing and reading

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour share what’s bringing them joy. This week: Midwest Modern Twitter account, Unclear and Present Danger podcast, Gemini Rights and more. (Image credit: Kyle Gustafson/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

A man has been charged with murdering Migos rapper Takeoff

Houston police announced Friday that Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, has been charged with murder in connection with Takeoff’s fatal shooting outside a bowling alley last month. (Image credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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