Britney Spears Recording Spurs End of LA Courts Audio Program

When asked what is the court’s general policy is on taking action if a proceeding is recorded without permission, L.A. County Superior Court Communications Director Ann E. Donlan said only: “Parties who publish unauthorized recordings of court proceedings in violation of a court order are subject to sanctions and other potential liability pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section […]

Springsteen on Broadway: Showing Us How Many Lives We Contain

GREEN He reads much of the script — which is already a gloss on “Born to Run,” his 2016 autobiography — from quite visible monitors, yet he is surprisingly adept at the illusion you mention: He plays himself, or a series of selves, with great confidence and skill. When he said he doesn’t understand himself even after 40 years of […]

Olivia Rodrigo, Courtney Love and the ‘Sour Prom’ Image

“People copy all the time, they call it homage, but sometimes the copy is just too blatant and it is quite annoying,” she wrote in an email. “I actually tried to sue once, but it is very complicated and in the end not worth it. Today social media is doing the job.” Mr. Walker, who photographed the “Sour Prom” image, […]

Hayley Kiyoko Caps Off Pride 2021 with “Chance” and “Found My Friends”

Advocating and fighting for LGTBQ+ rights has also led Kiyoko to be a visible, vocal presence during annual Pride celebrations. She recently partnered up with Billboard and Facebook to perform live versions of her new singles “Chance” and “Found My Friends,” two tracks that showcase Kiyoko’s intimately personal storytelling. “Chance” is pure yearning set to a pulsing, joyful beat. Kiyoko […]

Britney Spears’s Father Calls for Inquiry Into Singer’s Control Claims

James P. Spears, the father of Britney Spears and the man who has long had a leading role in overseeing his daughter’s affairs, on Tuesday called for an investigation into the singer’s claims last week that she had been abused under her conservatorship, including being made to perform and take medication against her will. The court filings on behalf of […]

Megan Thee Stallion Partners With CashApp For $1 Million Stock Give-Away

Back in March, Meg launched a $1 million Women on Top philanthropic campaign with Fashion Nova seeking to empower women by supporting their eduction, business, charities and organizations with donations, scholarships and grants. Every day throughout March, which was Women’s History Month, Fashion Nova Cares highlighted the female recipients who were pre-selected to receive $25,000 or more, for a total of […]

Luke Hemmings Shares Debut Solo Single ‘Starting Line’

“Starting Line” discusses “missing various memories,” Hemmings explains in a statement. “You’re reflecting on your youth and all of the madness and craziness. It’s like you’re forgetting so many pieces of your life—not from vices or anything—but from the sheer volume. I had to figure out how to fill a lot of gaps for myself in a positive way. It’s […]

Igor Levit on Frederic Rzewski: ‘The People’s Composer’

The composer Frederic Rzewski, who died on Saturday at 83, left behind a complicated legacy. He wrote intensely political works but didn’t identify as a political artist. In the hours after his death was announced, some musicians described him on social media as warm and encouraging, others as prickly and sometimes troubling. Yet his stature in the field is immense, […]

Gangstagrass Perform on ‘America’s Got Talent’: Watch

The group’s performance of original song “Bound to Ride” started out with just a country vibe, thanks to some powerful banjo (Dan Whitener) and fiddle (Brian Farrow) playing, as well as tight bluegrass harmonies, before the two Gangstagrass MCs — R-SON the Voice of Reason and Dolio the Sleuth — traded bars to bring that “hee-haw hip-hop” Terry promised. “These are my […]

Ellen McIlwaine, Slide Guitarist With a Power Voice, Dies at 75

“When we came back to the United States and I started college in Tennessee, the only piano was in the boys’ dorm,” she said, “so I borrowed a guitar that belonged to somebody, and I liked it.” She dropped out of college and tried art school in Atlanta, playing in clubs while studying. The singer and songwriter Patrick Sky saw […]

Five Finger Death Punch Ties Record For Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1s

Five Finger Death Punch now boasts 11 total No. 1s on Mainstream Rock Airplay, dating to its first, “Coming Down,” in September 2012. The band ties Godsmack for the fourth-most leaders since the chart began in 1981. Most No. 1s, Mainstream Rock Airplay16, Shinedown15, Three Days Grace13, Van Halen11, Five Finger Death Punch11, Godsmack10, Disturbed10, Foo Fighters10, Metallica10, Tom Petty […]