Past Events: 2023

Noah Kahan and Gracie Abrams Get Morbid on Gruesome Love Song ‘Everywhere, Everything’

It’s seventh grade, the day of the final English exam, and Noah Kahan and Gracie Abrams have spent all semester singing and playing guitar and piano when they should have been studying, letting that copy of Romeo and Juliet collect … Continue reading

Pink Extends ‘Trustfall’ With Deluxe Edition Featuring Marshmello, Sting, Brandi Carlile

Pink isn’t quite done with her Trustfall just yet. The singer and songwriter has extended her ninth studio album with three additional songs and six live recordings captured during the world tour she completed in support of the record. Among … Continue reading

21 Savage Shines At His Tour-Closing Homecoming Show In London

Last night, rapper 21 Savage completed his first-ever European headlining tour with a show at London’s O2 arena. The concert was the rapper’s veritable homecoming to his birthplace of London, where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia with his … Continue reading

Taylor Swift’s Publicist Shuts Down ‘Insane’ Rumor That Singer Secretly Married Joe Alwyn

Taylor Swift‘s long-time publicist Tree Paine has put a stop to rumors that the pop singer secretly married ex-boyfriend Joe Alwyn. Responding to Instagram gossip account Deuxmoi, which has made several claims that Swift and Alwyn tied the knot in … Continue reading

Aja Monet: Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: NPR Djembe. Drums. Piano and bass. A sweeping groove beckoned, welcoming us into the world of surrealist blues poet, Aja Monet. Transformed into a lush garden, the Tiny Desk blooms with the stanzas, sounds and legacy of jazz poetry. … Continue reading

Jung Kook Taps Usher for Smooth Pop Remix of ‘Standing Next to You’

BTS member Jung Kook has dropped his highly-anticipated remix of “Standing Next to You,” which features Usher. The new version, which was teased earlier this week, of the hit single sees the pair sharing vocals as a duet. A press … Continue reading

Beyoncé Welcomes Fans to ‘My House’ on Fast-Talking New Single

Come On In The track is the singer’s first new music since last year’s Renaissance Beyoncé has dropped a new single, “My House,” to coincide with the release of her latest documentary, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé. The song was … Continue reading

Lana Del Rey Channels Her Inner John Denver With ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ Cover

Rocky Mountain High The queen of Americana covers Denver’s 1971 hit At this point in her career, Lana Del Rey could release an entire album of her excellent covers — from Sublime’s “Doin’ Time” to Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your … Continue reading

Hall & Oates War: Judge Extends Freeze on Sale of Oates’ Business Stake

A Nashville judge ruled Thursday that John Oates must remain in a holding pattern and take no “further action” to sell his half of his business partnership with Daryl Hall against Hall’s wishes. Oates must wait for the arbitrator selected … Continue reading

‘We Were Unstoppable’: Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke and Dinah Jane on Reuniting for Holiday Single

Dinah Jane was in bumper-to-bumper traffic from L.A. to her native Orange County when she put on Under the Tree, a Christmas EP recorded by her Fifth Harmony bandmate Ally Brooke. “I was going, ‘Oh my gosh, this is actually … Continue reading

Kelly Clarkson’s Ex-Husband Ordered to Pay Her $2.6 Million for ‘Unlawfully Procured’ Business Deals

Kelly Clarkson‘s ex, Brandon Blackstock, owes her $2,641,374 for allegedly making business deals on her behalf against the law, according to a California labor commissioner. People reports that Golden State law requires that managers cannot act as agents, so the … Continue reading

Shane MacGowan, irascible frontman of The Pogues, has died at age 65

Enlarge this image Shane MacGowan live onstage in 1988, courtesy of the documentary film Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan. Andrew Catlin/Magnolia Pictures Andrew Catlin/Magnolia Pictures Shane MacGowan, the hard-drinking frontman for Irish punk band The Pogues, … Continue reading

When stars are on stage, this designer makes it personal for each fan in the stadium

Enlarge this image For Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour Es Devlin designed a spherical portal — a 50-foot wide aperture — from which the star, her dancers and musicians could emerge and withdraw between songs. Es Devlin/Thames & Hudson Es Devlin/Thames & … Continue reading

Remembering musician, composer and artist Catherine Christer Hennix

Catherine Christer Hennix combined drones and minimalism with mathematics, logic, and spirituality. Hennix died earlier this week in her home in Istanbul, Turkey, at age 75. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Catherine Christer Hennix was an expansive musician, composer and artist, … Continue reading

Sampha: Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: Photo: Keren Carrión When Sampha first performed at the Tiny Desk in 2017, it was just him and his keys. But for this second round, he had a very specific vision to execute. Accompanied by a spirited four-piece band … Continue reading

A judge awards Aretha Franklin's properties to her sons, citing a handwritten will

Enlarge this image In this Dec. 4, 2008 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during the 85th annual Christmas tree lighting at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Mary Altaffer/AP Mary Altaffer/AP DETROIT — A judge overseeing the estate … Continue reading

'Mr. Big Stuff' singer Jean Knight has died at age 80

Jean Knight, the New Orleans-born soul singer behind the infectious 1971 hit “Mr. Big Stuff,” has died. She was 80. JUANA SUMMERS, HOST: Jean Knight, the soul singer best known for the song “Mr. Big Stuff,” died last week at … Continue reading

John Cale, ever restless, keeps moving out of his comfort zone

Enlarge this image John Cale says hip-hop is the avant-garde of today. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images With a legendary musical career that spans decades, John Cale is still restlessly creating and collaborating on new … Continue reading