The singer — whose career spanned decades and included collaborations with John Lennon, Mick Jagger and Stevie Ray Vaughn — released his latest album, Blackstar, on Friday. He died Sunday of cancer.
Category: Pop Culture
A Los Angeles jury has determined that singers Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke lifted portions of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up” when writing their hit “Blurred Lines.”
On Sunday, the London Philharmonic debuted a new piece of music based on Roald Dahl’s Dirty Beasts. With Matilda playing to sold-out crowds on Broadway and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory running in London’s West End, this is just the latest work by the author to get a musical soundtrack.
Later, they’d get weird, experimental, and rebellious, but when the Beatles made their U.S. television debut 50 years ago, they were still just a band — but a magically brilliant band.
Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson get together for the umpteenth time (well, sixth time) to provide live commentary on the Grammy Awards.
Ozy.com co-founder Carlos Watson talks about a rising star who has made writing about hip-hop serious business, and the advertising tactics that life insurance companies are using to attract young people.
Marc Hirsh argues that the Best New Artist award, the kids’ table of the Grammys, ought to go the way of the dodo bird, for everyone’s sake and everyone’s sanity.