First Country: Eric Church, Thomas Rhett & More

Tim McGraw, Here on Earth (Ultimate Edition) McGraw drops the deluxe version of his current album, Here on Earth, with six additional tracks, most of which are already available to fans, including “Keep Your Eyes on Me,” the stately, dramatic ballad with wife Faith Hill originally featured in the 2017 movie The Shack; “Gravity” from Free Solo; and “Undivided,” his current […]

Phoebe Bridgers Reworks Paul McCartney, and 11 More New Songs

Don’t take Paul McCartney’s enduring gifts — natural melody, succinctly surprising lyrics, sly chord progressions, tidy arrangements — for granted. Other songwriters don’t. Lest anyone has, the 78-year-old Sir Paul enlisted younger admirers (Beck, St. Vincent, Blood Orange, Anderson .Paak, Josh Homme, Dominic Fike) to rework the songs from his 2020 solo-in-the-studio album, “McCartney III,” as the new “McCartney III […]

Tribeca Festival Will Open With ‘In the Heights’

The Jon M. Chu-directed film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning Broadway musical is set to hit theaters and, for 31 days, HBO Max, like the rest of Warner Bros.’ 2021 slate, on June 11. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Tribeca for a city-wide takeover of In the Heights,” Chu said in a statement. “New York, and specifically Washington Heights, […]

Gustavo Dudamel, Superstar Conductor, Will Lead Paris Opera

Neef pointed out that Yannick Nézet-Séguin, 46, the Met’s music director since 2018, did not start there with an enormous repertory, either. “The question is not about quantity,” Neef said. “And these things are a little bit deceptive: When you look at the list of operas Gustavo has conducted, it’s from Mozart to John Adams. He’s been conducting opera as […]

Fyre Festival Ticket Holders Win $7,220 Each in Class-Action Settlement

Nearly four years after an infamous festival that was billed as an ultraluxurious musical getaway in the Bahamas left attendees scrounging for makeshift shelter on a dark beach, a court has decided how much the nightmare was worth: approximately $7,220 apiece. The $2 million class-action settlement, reached Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York between […]