Mumford & Sons' new five-song EP is a tonal and rhythmic departure from the band's past three albums. Written with Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, Malawian group The Very Best and South African band Beatenberg, "Johannesburg" blends Mumford's folk sounds with African rhythms and instruments with rich results.
Anthony D'Amato's work has been compared to Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel and early Bob Dylan, and while those are lofty invocations -- and there's really only one early Dylan -- the comparisons have some validity.
Streaming-only tracks from services such as Apple Music and Spotify will be considered for next year's Grammy Awards for the first time, organizers announced on Thursday.
Band of Horses, "Why Are You OK" (Interscope Records)
Elton John, Ricky Martin and Melissa Etheridge are among the gay artists using their voices to respond to the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub.
A scheduled performance in the southeastern Chinese city of Guangzhou by a Taiwanese children's choir has been canceled, after the choir sang the national anthem of the Republic of China at the inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen on May 20.
The opening to Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," one of rock 'n' roll's best-known ballads, was played for jurors Tuesday in a case brought by the estate of a dead musician that claims it was stolen by the men credited with creating it.
Lil Wayne is in stable condition in Omaha after suffering what his publicist described Tuesday as two minor seizures.
Ringo Starr, who spreads a message of peace and love every year on his birthday in July, said he wants that message to hit home even harder this year in the wake of Sunday's Orlando shooting.
Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater says she's proud to be among the few women to be awarded the nation's highest jazz honor.