Horrified by the suffering of the wave of refugees seeking shelter in Europe, the sitarist Anoushka Shankar has turned their plight into a musical journey.
Drake, who has become one of the most successful rappers of the moment even without full-fledged albums, has announced that his long-awaited "Views from the 6" will come out April 29.
Pop superstar Janet Jackson, who turns 50 next month, has promised to resume her world tour in 2017 after abruptly suspending all dates and saying she was starting a family.
Bruce Springsteen on Friday canceled a concert in North Carolina to protest a law that targets transgender people, vowing to fight against "those who continue to push us backwards."
Gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. called their success a lesson for youth as they entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, but the institution came under blistering criticism from fellow honoree Steve Miller.
Paul Simon, the folk star turned world music champion, plans a range of further experimentation including a collaboration with a flamenco band on his new album.
The first "American Idol" finale in 2002 was a battle of the sexes, with Kelly Clarkson the victor over Justin Guarini. The last contest settled the score as Trent Harmon defeated La'Porsha Renae for the crown.
As he worked on his new album, the blues rocker Ben Harper looked on with horror at the killings of young African-Americans and knew he had to put their plight into song.
Five acts ranging from gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. to hard rockers Deep Purple will Friday enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but not everyone wants to celebrate together.
Merle Haggard didn't just write great country songs, he lived them.