E-40, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and Too Short Form New Rap Group

Aging can be a humbling process, but it’s especially fraught in hip-hop. The inevitable march of time has generally been treated as an unforgivable weakness in a culture that often celebrates a particular masculine idea of strength. As a then-26-year-old Compton rapper the Game once put it in a presumed shot at Jay-Z: “You 38 and you still rapping? Ugh.” […]

The FBI Has Released Its Archival File on Kurt Cobain

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released an archival file relating to the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, 27 years after the rock icon died by suicide. The records, now publicly accessible, contain two letters sent to the Bureau requesting that they reopen the investigation into Cobain’s death in 1994. One claims that the police involved in the investigation […]

Coldplay Blasting to U.K. Top 10 With ‘Higher Power’

Expect “Higher Power” to enjoy a bump following Chris Martin and Co.’s performance of the song Sunday (May 9) on American Idol, and again at the top of the 2021 Brit Awards this Tuesday (May 11). At the summit of the chart blast is current No. 1 “Body,” by Tion Wayne & Russ Millions. Last Friday, the single lifted 4-1 to […]

How Operas Are Going Green

The coronavirus pandemic has challenged day-to-day norms in the opera industry. But while addressing those challenges, some houses have found new ways to tackle another crisis with potentially broader implications: climate change. One of them is La Scala, in Milan, which will install solar panels on the roof of its new office tower in December 2022 while further digitizing operations […]

Pearl Jam Have Launched a Huge Online Archive of Their Live Shows

Pearl Jam have launched a website featuring recordings from 186 of the veteran Seattle rockers’ live performances throughout the years, containing over 5,000 individual tracks. Recordings have been collected from nearly a decade and a half of the band’s shows, running between 2000 and 2014, and are accessible via the Deep hub on the band’s official site.Within the trove there […]