Britney Law Army’s Mission Is Keeping a Movement in the Know

For a certain subset of Britney Spears fans, who call themselves her “Army,” there is no cause greater than emancipating Ms. Spears from the conservatorship that controls her life and finances. Thirteen years into the legal arrangement, which Ms. Spears recently described as “abusive,” her devotees are watching a movement that was once on the fringes of pop culture turn […]

Lil Nas X Drops ‘Uncensored’ Version of ‘Industry Baby’ Video

The king of the video rope-a-dope instead posted a “new” visual that starts just like the original, with the shirtless rapper getting sent to prison, shining his Grammy awards in his cell, getting twerked on by his cellmate and taking a long walk to the shower with two other inmates. And then the camera zooms in on the flowing showerhead […]

5 Classical Albums to Hear Right Now

Sigismondo d’India: ‘Lamenti e Sospiri’ Mariana Flores and Julie Roset, sopranos; Cappella Mediterranea; Leonardo García Alarcón, director (Ricercar) Sigismondo d’India was a young Italian composer at the explosively creative dawn of the 17th century, the time of Gesualdo, Frescobaldi, Monteverdi and Caccini. With opera barely in its infancy, d’India was a master of what was then the primary progressive form […]

Simon Cowell’s ‘The X Factor’ Canceled In U.K. After 17 Years

The X Factor, Simon Cowell’s ratings juggernaut that first aired in the U.K. in 2004 and has given rise to some of the biggest pop acts of the 2000s, has been canceled by British network ITV. The broadcaster has confirmed that there are “no current plans” for another season of the show in the U.K. following rumors in the British […]

Tosca, Act I: “Tre sbirri… Una carozza… Presto” – Te Deum, Oliviero de Fabritiis, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Lorin Maazel

By Oliviero de Fabritiis, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Lorin Maazel Listen to Oliviero de Fabritiis, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Lorin Maazel on Apple Music. Listen to over 70 million songs, ad-free with zero commercials. Plus, get unlimited downloads […]

How Foo Fighters’ ‘My Hero’ Influenced ‘Ted Lasso’ Season 2

Among his favorite recurring sketches are what the comedian-actor calls “bar songs,” which involve “four guys sitting around listening to a song.” “The first one I did was an idea that I’d had to ‘Danny’s Song’ by Loggins and Messina,” Sudeikis recounted. “Especially when it’s something that went verse into the chorus, verse into the chorus, you would tell a […]

Review: With Fresh Subtlety, Opera Returns to New York City

Opera is back in New York City. On Tuesday evening, two months before the Metropolitan Opera is scheduled to reopen, a full-scale live performance took place, for the first time since before the pandemic. And it was in the Met’s shadow, in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, where Teatro Nuovo presented a semi-staged, concert-dress version of Rossini’s “The Barber of […]

Marilyn Manson Claims Assault Allegations are ‘Coordinated Attack’

Esmé Bianco’s harrowing accusations of sexual assault and abuse at the hands of Marilyn Manson are “untrue, meritless,” and part of a “coordinated attack by multiple plaintiffs,” the goth-rocker claims in a new court filing. Earlier this year, Bianco, a star from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, stepped forward to join others who’ve accused the musician of years-long abusive behavior. […]

Dusty Hill, Long-Bearded Bassist for ZZ Top, Dies at 72

Dusty Hill, the quiet, bearded bass player who made up one third of ZZ Top, among the best-selling rock bands of the 1980s, has died at his home in Houston. He was 72. His bandmates Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons announced the death on Wednesday through Facebook and Instagram. They did not provide a cause or say when he died. […]

John Mayer’s ‘Sob Rock’ Rules at No. 1 on Top Album Sales Chart

Sob Rock is Mayer’s fifth No. 1 on Top Album Sales and 11th top 10 overall. He’s also led the tally with The Search for Everything: Wave One (2017), Born and Raised (2012), Battle Studies (2009) and Heavier Things (2003).   Of Sob Rock’s debut sales of 61,000, physical album sales comprise 39,000 of that figure (23,000 vinyl LPs, 15,000 […]

Joey Jordison, Slipknot Drummer, Dies at 46

Joey Jordison, the founding drummer for the ghoulishly theatrical metal band Slipknot, who helped write many of the group’s best-known songs and often performed wearing a crown of thorns and a silver mask streaked with black paint, died on Monday. He was 46. His family confirmed the death in a statement, which did not say where he died or specify […]

Pharaohe Monch Unmasks Mental Health Struggles

Each video in the Sound Mind Unmasked series features an artist sharing their mental health journey, opening up about the toll touring and recording can take. Unmasked is focused on as shining a light on free mental health resources available to everyone, as well as fostering an open dialogue about mental health for artists and audiences alike. Uncompromising dialogue has […]