Phife Dawg, a masterful lyricist whose witty wordplay was a linchpin of the groundbreaking hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, died Tuesday from complications resulting from diabetes, his family said in a statement on Wednesday. He was 45.
After back-to-back tours and albums, Bonnie Raitt said finally finding time to deal with the deaths of her father, mother and brother helped her break writer's block and craft songs for her latest album and tour.
A Gloria Gaynor disco anthem, George Carlin's seven dirty words routine and coverage of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game are among 25 sound recordings that have been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.
Bob Mould, "Patch the Sky" (Merge Records)
Asia-Pacific nations could soon have the chance to compete in their own version of the Eurovision Song Contest, pitting K-pop and Bollywood talent against stars from mainland China and Japan.
Prince announced he's writing his memoir, told the audience he was leaving to change clothes and came back to perform songs for the feverish New York City crowd.
Peter Maxwell Davies, an experimental, socially radical composer who served as Queen Elizabeth II's official master of music, has died. He was 81.
Eying the multiethnic troupe of 20-somethings rocking out in the East Room to tales of the American Revolution, U.S. President Barack Obama wagered a safe guess: The Founding Fathers never dreamed of this.
A U.S. metal singer who gave a Nazi salute at a concert has pulled out of a European tour even after a French festival came under fire for standing by him.
Radiohead announced Monday concerts in six cities around the world as speculation builds for the experimental rockers' much-anticipated but unannounced ninth album.