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Hear An Eyewitness Account of Eric Clapton’s ‘Full-Tilt Racist’ 1976 Onstage Rant

In the new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, senior writer David Browne discusses his recent blockbuster feature on Eric Clapton, which delved into the rock icon’s embrace of COVID-19 vaccine skepticism and his anti-immigration onstage rant in the Seventies … Continue reading

Lana Del Rey Gets Literal About Painting ‘Blue Banisters’ in New Clip for Title Track

Lana Del Rey breaks out the blue paint and cake batter in the new video for “Blue Banisters,” the title track from her next album, out this Friday, Oct. 22.  The clip toes the line between literally and abstractly complementing … Continue reading

Chris Brown, Noted Judge of Character, Calls Kyrie Irving ‘The Real Hero’ for Anti-Vaxx Stance

Chris Brown has gone to bat for his friend and NBA star Kyrie Irving, calling him “the real hero” for his stance against Covid-19 vaccine mandates. In an Instagram Stories post on Wednesday, October 20th, Brown said he stood with … Continue reading

Monsta X Detail New English-Language Album ‘The Dreaming’

Monsta X have announced their upcoming English-language album: The Dreaming arrives on December 10th via Intertwine (BMG) in collaboration with Starship Entertainment. Preorders launch on Friday. The 10-song set includes the previously released single “One Day,” which arrived last month … Continue reading

Duran Duran and Tove Lo ‘Give It All Up’ for You on New Song

Duran Duran and Tove Lo have teamed up for new single “Give It All Up.” The song appears on the band’s 15th album, Future Past, which arrives on Friday. Tove Lo’s pretty vocal runs intermingle with Simon Le Bon’s emotive … Continue reading

R. Kelly’s Chicago Trial on Federal Sex Crimes Charges to Begin in August 2022

Three weeks after R. Kelly was found guilty of federal sex trafficking and racketeering charges in New York, the singer learned Wednesday that his Chicago federal trial for sex crimes and child pornography will begin August 1st, 2022.  At a … Continue reading

A 1987 Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead Concert Has Surfaced for Fans to Fight Over

Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead’s July 19th, 1987 show at Eugene, Oregon’s Autzen Stadium has circulated in bootleg circles for decades, and it’s now available on YouTube Music under the title Honky Tonk Lagoon. This doesn’t appear to be … Continue reading

John Mayall Won’t Tour Anymore, But He Has at Least One More Album in Him

There’s a growing list of veteran pop and rock acts who’ve announced an end to touring — Paul Simon, Joan Baez, Elton John — and we can now add another: John Mayall. The godfather of the British blues scene, who … Continue reading

Tomorrow x Together’s Yeonjun, Taehyun Plead for Love to ‘Stay’ in Justin Bieber, Kid Laroi Cover

K-pop phenoms Tomorrow x Together members Yeonjun and Taehyun have released a cover of the Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s hit song “Stay.” In an accompanying video for their rendition, Yeonjun and Taehyun perform the song from a bedroom covered … Continue reading

Animal Collective Preview First Album in Six Years With Swooning New Song ‘Prester John’

Animal Collective are back with a new song, “Prester John,” which will appear on what will appear on the group’s next album, Time Skiffs, out February 4th, 2022 via Domino. “Prester John,” per a release, was created by combining two … Continue reading

World Cafe 30th Anniversary Playlist: 1992

Enlarge this image World Cafe celebrates 30 years with a 1992 playlist. WXPN WXPN To celebrate the 30th anniversary of World Cafe, we’ll be looking back and posting playlists from each year of the show. As music has evolved over … Continue reading

Anjimile, 'Stranger'

YouTube On his 2020 debut album Giver Taker, singer-songwriter Anjimile brought a mix of influences — a love of Sufjan Stevens, technical knowledge from singing in youth choir, the African pop of his parents’ childhood — to some very personal … Continue reading

Kanye West is now officially 'Ye'

Enlarge this image Ye, then known as Kanye West, attends the Versace fall 2019 fashion show on Dec. 2, 2018 in New York City. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Roy Rochlin/Getty Images The rapper formerly known as Kanye West is officially now … Continue reading

Boston Modern Orchestra Project is honored for championing overlooked American music

Enlarge this image Gil Rose and Boston Modern Orchestra Project recording in Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Mass. Chuck Furlong/Boston Modern Orchestra Project Chuck Furlong/Boston Modern Orchestra Project Most orchestras emphasize music by composers we’re all familiar with: Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and … Continue reading

Yasmin Williams: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Credit: Courtesy of the artist The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, … Continue reading

Let's go deep on Yola's 'Stand For Yourself'

Enlarge this image Yola Joseph Ross/Courtesy of the artist Joseph Ross/Courtesy of the artist “Stand For Myself” “Diamond Studded Shoes” “Dancing Away In Tears” “Starlight” If Yola‘s debut album, Walk Through Fire, was about surviving the struggle and overcoming the … Continue reading

'Genius' actor Cynthia Erivo opens up her voice on 'Ch. 1 Vs. 1'

The British actor and singer played abolitionist Harriet Tubman in Harriet, and Aretha Franklin in Genius: Aretha. Now Erivo has a debut album. “I sing often with a bit of a smile,” she says. TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH … Continue reading

Stromae, 'Santé'

YouTube Welcome back Stromae. While rumors continue to buzz about a new album, the Belgian polymath has released “Santé,” a new single (and a touching video) celebrating our working-class heroes. Propelled by an irrepressible, loping beat and the effervescent sheen … Continue reading

The Blues Brothers in Minneapolis – October 2019

Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi keeping the tradition alive. A band behind them packed with Grammy Awards, paying homage all the while paying forward keeping the tradition of blues music alive. They always have a great time performing and that … Continue reading

Darci Lynne & Wayne Brady in Nashville – June 2019

America’s Got Talent for sure. Darci Lynne’s talent is remarkable, a craft that is continually honed. Wayne Brady’s charisma easily carried a room of greater than 5,000 people. A family-friendly corporate event which we are thankful to play our part … Continue reading

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