Mark Hoppus Gives Update on Cancer Treatments

The 49 year-old rocker revealed last week that he has cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy for the last three months. “I have cancer,” Hoppus wrote. “It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to get me through this. I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m […]

Lydia Lunch’s Infinite Rebellion – The New York Times

For nearly two hours on a recent afternoon, Lydia Lunch sat in her bright Brooklyn apartment and spoke with bracing speed, and at an alarming volume, about rape, murder, incest, genocide, racism, sadism, torture and — for a thunderous encore — the apocalypse. Because she has spent more than four decades broadcasting her belief that such brutal subjects lie at […]

Jack Savoretti Leads U.K. Albums Chart Race

Europiana accumulates the most physical sales and downloads over the weekend, and should give Savoretti his fourth consecutive Top 10, the OCC reports. Meanwhile, Tyler, The Creator enjoys a solid start with his sixth record Call Me If You Get Lost (Columbia). It’s new a No. 3 and is on track for the U.S. hip-hop artist’s highest-charting album ever in […]

Review: At Caramoor, a Concert Signals Return and Remembrance

KATONAH, N.Y. — Before a concert by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s on a steamy Sunday afternoon here at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, a jubilant James Roe, the ensemble’s executive director, told the audience that these musicians had not presented a live, in-person performance in 472 days. This return meant more than a mere visit from […]

Gaana Raises $40 Million From Tencent

Indian streaming service Gaana has raised $40 million in debt funding from Tencent, the Chinese tech giant that owns 20% of Universal Music Group. Gaana, which is also backed by The Times Internet, the digital arm of India media conglomerate the Times Group, also passed a resolution to increase its commercial borrowing ceiling in order to get funds from Tencent Cloud Europe, according to a report […]

Violinist Apologizes for ‘Culturally Insensitive’ Remarks About Asians

A master class by the renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman was supposed to be the highlight of a recent virtual symposium for young musicians hosted by the Juilliard School. Instead, Zukerman angered many of the roughly 100 participants in the class on Friday when he invoked racist stereotypes about Asians, leading Juilliard to decide not to share a video of his […]

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ Returns to No. 1, Four Weeks Later

Three weeks ago, a vinyl bonanza from Taylor Swift blocked Olivia Rodrigo from enjoying a second run at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, but now the teenage newcomer is back on top. “Sour,” the debut album by Rodrigo, the 18-year-old pop phenomenon and Disney actress, returns to No. 1 with the equivalent of 105,000 sales in the United […]

BET Awards 2021: The Best Moments

The fiery awards came to an end with a heartfelt tribute to DMX by Method Man, Swizz Beatz, Busta Rhymes, Griselda and The LOX. Check out a recap of some of the most show-stopping moments of the 2021 BET Awards: Migos light up stage, plus Cardi B and Offset reveal they are expecting baby No. 2 Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for […]

Bruce Springsteen Reopens Broadway, Ushering In Theater’s Return

But he also tried to make sense of the moment, of a long year filled with loss and isolation during the pandemic. “It’s been a long time coming,” Springsteen said to the crowd after finishing the first song, stepping away from the microphone and speaking directly to the crowd. “In 71 years on the planet, I haven’t seen anything like […]

Justin Cosby, Co-Founder of Australia’s Inertia Music, Dies at 50

There are no further details available as to the cause of his death. As the sad news spread, Australia’s music community turned to social media to remember a top-notch music man with a gentle nature. “I’m just shocked to hear of the passing of beautiful Justin Cosby,” wrote indie-pop singer and songwriter Holiday Sidewinder. “He signed me when I was […]

Hiatus Kaiyote’s Life-Affirming, Genre-Defying Cosmic Soul

The Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote emerged in 2013 with an amorphous sound that pulled in rock, funk and soul, and caught the ear of Questlove, Erykah Badu and Q-Tip. Drake was listening, too: In 2017, he sampled a song from the band’s second LP for his playlist “More Life.” The group’s singer and guitarist, Naomi Saalfield, known as Nai Palm, […]

Migos and Pregnant Cardi B Perform at the BET Awards 2021

Migos took the stage at the 2021 BET Awards tonight (June 27) for a performance of multiple songs from their recently released Culture III album — with a special guest showing up with an unexpected new look. Taking the stage in matching shiny button-downs and pants (and gas masks, initially), the trio performed Culture III single “Straightenin” amidst a post-apocalyptic backdrop of fire […]

Frederic Rzewski, Politically Committed Composer and Pianist, Dies at 83

Frederic Rzewski, a formidable composer and pianist who wrote and performed music that was at once stylistically eclectic and politically committed, died on Saturday at his summer home in Montiano, Italy. He was 83. The cause was cardiac arrest, the publicist Josephine Hemsing said in an email. Mr. Rzewski’s anti-establishment thinking stood at the center of his music-making throughout his […]