Thursday, July 23, 2015
Taylor Swift led nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, but quickly was embroiled in controversy when rapper Nicki Minaj suggested she was passed over because of racial bias.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Ballads glorifying Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's daring jailbreak were composed shortly after his escape. Now T-shirts and hats featuring the Mexican drug kingpin's face are flying off the shelves.
Dieter Moebius, a pioneer of electronic music whose art background led him to develop ambient soundscapes, died Monday. He was 71.
Wayne Carson, a prolific songwriter whose hits for other stars included the Elvis Presley classic "Always on My Mind," died Monday. He was 72.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Strumming away at his guitar in a forest clearing in Poland, Belarussian rocker Lavon Volski shout-sings into the microphone: "Break everything, break the system."
Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and then fuel its success with the lyrics he wrote for the band, has died. He was 74.
On the night of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan strode onto a stage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in an electric guitar and gave the music world a shock.
British jazz pianist John Taylor has died after suffering a heart attack onstage at a music festival in France, the show's organizers said.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is throwing a major jam this weekend in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
On the fringes of the MTV era, Faith No More started confounding audiences with hard-edged rock that brought in funk, hip-hop and even samba and polka.