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John Mayer Knows He Messed Up. He Wants Another Chance.

LOS ANGELES — John Mayer can explain where he’s been. In fact, once he gets going, he probably won’t stop, given the amount of time he has spent in private processing his recent self-imposed irrelevance — the “lean years,” as he calls them.<p>A generational guitar talent and reliable soft-rock …

Radiohead’s OK Computer at 20: What It Felt Like to Review OK Computer When It First Came Out

<i>This week, we are celebrating Radiohead’s</i> OK Computer <i>with essays, videos, interviews, visual artworks, and more. Check out all of the coverage here.</i><p>Having been a professional critic for several decades, I’ve reviewed something like a thousand records and concerts. Many are a blur. But I’ll always …

Radiohead

Watch This Absolutely Ridiculous Video For A Dance Cover Of Ginuwine's 'Pony'

Pop duo Party Pupils thought long and hard about how to modernize Ginuwine's 1996 hit. Then they unzipped their pants.

'Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll' Director Remembers 'Diabolical' Chuck Berry

Filmmaker Taylor Hackford, who directed Chuck Berry's classic 1987 documentary <i>Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll</i>, penned a tribute to Berry following the rock …

Rock & Roll

"Living the Blues" with Hubert Sumlin

Mayte Garcia Opens Up About Child She Lost With Prince: 'I Don't Think He Ever Got Over It'

In Mayte Garcia's new memoir, <i>The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince</i>, the late rock icon's ex-wife reveals that the sudden death of the couple's son, …

Babies
Podcasting

You See Me Laughin': the last of the hill country bluesmen (Mississippi Blues documentary - 2002)

These Native Hawaiian Musicians Are Bringing Their Island’s History To The World

“In Hawaiian music we are sharing our stories, genealogy, the chronology of Hawaiʻi, and who we are.”<p>Art and activism in Hawaiʻi are fundamentally …

Hawaii

Ed Sheeran Has a Lot of Tattoos

Ed Sheeran has a lot of tattoos. For those who only know Sheeran by his music, this might come as a surprise, but it’s true. He has so many. More …

Taylor Swift

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Max Weinberg Talks 43 Years With Bruce Springsteen, Health Scares

It's been just two days since Max Weinberg came back from New Zealand after the final date of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's "The River …

Rock & Roll

Josh Turner on How Hawaii, the South & a Failed Relationship Impacted His New Album

When Josh Turner releases <i>Deep South</i> on Friday (March 10), it will be his first new album in five years. Nobody has to tell the South Carolina-born …

Music

NBCBLK28: Briana Babineaux: Gospel’s Overnight Wonder

<b>Briana (Bri) Babineaux, 22</b><p><b>Gospel Music Artist</b><p>College student-turned-gospel music success story Briana "Bri" Babineaux came into her celebrity one night in 2015 after a bad breakup.<p>The University of Louisiana student worked through her grief by covering gospel singer Tonéx's new standard, "Make Me …

Rhythm & Blues

Dirty South: Atlanta's Premier Producer

The mastermind behind your favorite rap songs, this Atlanta producer has the entire nation cooking with sauce.

Music

Dirty South: Atlanta's Mad Hairdresser

For this hairstylist, it's not money that Atlanta needs - it's acknowledgment of the situation.

Gentrification

Come Along With ME...

To hear this music you have to be there. Literally

In this lovely talk, TED Fellow Ryan Holladay shares his experiment with "location-aware music." This programming and musical feat involves hundreds …

Detroit Rock Senate? Kid Rock Stepping into Politics?

Is Detroit native Kid Rock thinking about stepping off stage and getting into politics?<p><b>FOX’s Michelle Pollino reports:</b><p><i>Kid Rock heads to Washington, that’s a possibility as the singers name has been thrown out out as a potential Republican for a Senate seat up for grabs next year.</i><p><i>Roll Call reporting</i> …

Elections

Review: Rhiannon Giddens, 'Freedom Highway'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>"I was young, but not for long," sings Rhiannon Giddens in the voice of one of the characters she brings to bloody life on her …

Music

Beyoncé's Grammy snub and the glass ceiling on black art

Beyoncé and Adele went head-to-head four times at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Both were nominated for album of the year, song of the year, record of the year, and best pop solo performance. In every category, Adele was awarded the Grammy. Every time, Beyoncé, the peerless pop music icon of …

Grammy Awards

Is racism why Adele beat Beyoncé at the Grammys?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even Adele thinks Beyoncé should have won the album of the year Grammy over her.<p>When the British pop star tearfully accepted the ceremony's top award Sunday night, she shined a spotlight on the woman she said she has loved since she was 11 years old.<p>"The artist of my life is Beyoncé, and …

Grammy Awards

A few of our favorite strains: 25 ranked reviews from our critics

Published: May 27, 2014, 2:29 pm • Updated: Jul 26, 2016, 2:09 pm<p>The Cannabis Cup has become synonymous with ranking strains of cannabis. Some blogs …

Rihanna Takes Flight

The pop star channels Amelia Earhart in looks that are utilitarian, modern, and sexy.<p>Plane Clothes<p><i>In an essay for Bazaar first published in 1929, Amelia Earhart explains how to fly fashionably.</i><p>What does the woman aviator wear? This question is asked me as often as any other connected with aviation. …

Fashion

Bruno Mars, Drake, and More of the Most Stylish Men in Music Right Now

Women in the music industry are often the ones applauded for their personal style (see: Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Selena Gomez), but there are men equally worthy of praise. The following artists make for some extremely stylish contributions to the industry.

Grammy Awards

Nicki Minaj Passes Taylor Swift for Second-Most Hot 100 Hits Among Women

Minaj debuts as featured on Major Lazer's "Run Up," marking her 71st entry, one more than Swift's total. Among women, only Aretha Franklin has more: …

Music

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Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show included "Telephone" — but not Beyoncé

Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime performance had it all: a national anthem, drones, her suspending herself over the Houston's NRG stadium. What it …