The 16 most-anticipated albums of November

As 2017 winds to a close, after a year that’s seen the release of thousands of albums—an unusually large number of which are quite good!—it seems almost unthinkable that November would still have more to give. But with new records from the likes of Björk, Angel Olsen, Shamir, Sharon Jones, and more still in the…

Lollapalooza 2015: Scantily clad teens, evacuations, and Paul McCartney

It never rained on Lollapalooza, but that didn’t stop the fest’s organizers, C3, from both evacuating the whole fest Sunday afternoon under threat of thunderstorms and then, later that night, shutting down the festival’s closers 30 minutes early. That kind of rainy speculation put a damper on the annual event, which…

Here’s how alike “Stay With Me” and “I Won’t Back Down” really are

Everyone already knew that Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” and Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” sounded similar. (Hell, that’s probably why Smith ponied up and gave both Petty and Jeff Lynne songwriting credit yesterday.) But a YouTube clip that’s been making the rounds really drives that message home. User Envanligfjant…

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Bono had the good sense to change that awful lyric for the new “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

The charity song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” has done an incredible amount of good in the past 30 years, providing famine relief to Africa both with sales from its various versions (1984, 1989, 2004) and by inspiring Live Aid, which raised even more cash. As we reported last week, another group of superstars from…