The passion and soul of Laura Nyro

Twenty years after her death, the rhythmic and shifting life of a songwriter who composed for the stars – but sidestepped celebrity herself – is still tangible in the melodic convolutions of her songs

15 of the biggest scandals in the music industry

Some of our favorite celebrities have been at the center of some shocking controversies. From he-said, she-saids to murder, here are the wildest ones.

PJ Harvey Performs ‘The Community Of Hope’

English singer-songwriter PJ Harvey makes her Late Show debut with a song from her new album 'The Hope Six Demolition Project.'

Record Store Day: 20 Turntable Must-Haves, Including Vinyl by Spotify

As the Byrds once sang, predicting the seasonal vagaries of the future of music retail: Turntable, turntable, turntable. The vinyl resurgence gets celebrated again in a big way with Saturday’s 10th annual April edition of Record Store Day, chock full of hundreds of limited-edition vinyl editions, many of them pressed in unnatural colors not seen

Cuba Gooding Sr., Soul Singer, Dies at 72

Mr. Gooding, the father of the Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., rose to fame as the lead singer of the rhythm-and-blues group the Main Ingredient.

Popcast: A Deep Dig on Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole’s Hip-Hop’s Values

The two rappers recall an earlier time in the genre’s history, in terms of aesthetics and politics. How do they fit in today? A panel discussion, on Popcast.