• Drake reveals why he doesn't talk to Nicki Minaj, once one of his closest collaborators

    Drake and Nicki Minaj were once as tight as two music superstars can be, but he says that's no...

    Business Insider
  • Prince’s Former Mentor Pepe Willie Recalls the Star's Early Days

    Around 20 minutes into a phone call with Pepe Willie – the Brooklyn-bred songwriter who married Prince’s first cousin Chantal in the early ‘70s, and later introduced Prince to the recording studio – the veteran musician and producer suddenly stops talking about what a joy it was to work with…

    Jon Wiederhorn
  • In 'Popstar,' Lonely Island aim for a 'Spinal Tap' for today

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lonely Island, the trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, has technically already made the leap to the big screen in 2007's wannabe daredevil comedy "Hot Rod." But it won't be until "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" hits theaters that the full experience of…

    Associated Press
  • 'Lost' Medieval Music Performed for First Time in 1,000 Years

    The language of music is universal, but can be lost over time. After a 20-year reconstruction effort, a researcher and a performer of medieval music have brought "lost" songs from the Middle Ages back to life. The "Songs of Consolation" were recently performed at the University of Cambridgein the…

    LiveScience.com
  • The Jayhawks' Gary Louris on New Album and Embracing 'Outsider' Status

    Long before Americana music had a name, it had the Jayhawks. Formed during the heyday of Eighties hair metal, the band offered something different: a sound rooted in American country, British folk, harmony singing and the group's own version of roots-rock. Today, 30 years after the Jayhawks'…

    Rolling Stone
  • Brian Eno's The Ship, and the family tree of ambient music

    How is Brian Eno still finding uncharted waters after half a century spent making music? On The Ship, his first solo album in four years, Eno fuses his signature yawning soundscapes and substantive vocal work for the first time. The result is an album that occupies a space somewhere in between the…

    The Verge
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    15 Stylish Jazz Musicians to Celebrate International Jazz Day (15 photos)

    It’s International Jazz Day! From the famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to a concert series held in Namibia, Africa , this weekend, the whole world is celebrating decades of jazz history and the iconic performers who helped shape it. Jazz has its roots in African-American communities in…

    Sam Lane
  • Rihanna, Calvin Harris Reunite for Addictive 'This Is What You Came For'

    Rihanna  and Calvin Harris  unveiled their latest collaboration, the new song, "This Is What You Came For." Harris' girlfriend Taylor Swift hinted at the single by debuting the single art  on her jacket at Coachella.  "This Is What You Came For" taps into the pair's tradition of arena-worthy…

    Rolling Stone
  • How the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Became String-Music Statesmen

    When the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ambled onto the stage of Nashville's Ryman Auditorium last September, it was a full circle moment for the group of pickers who helped revitalize string music with 1972's seminal Will the Circle Be Unbroken . Taped for the PBS special Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50...

    Rolling Stone
  • Singers Sought for Iconic New York Folk Music Venue's Video

    The nation's longest continuously operating coffeehouse is putting together a video featuring Arlo Guthrie and Garrison Keillor to celebrate the folk music venue's impending renovations

    ABC News
  • NFL Draft prospects got to pick their walkout songs. Jared Goff probably knew the Rams were taking him!

    From Kanye to Bowie, a look at the music NFL Draft prospects wanted to hear for the official start of their NFL careers.

    SB Nation
  • Start of 2nd Weekend of Jazz Fest Soaked by Rain

    The start of the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was marked with thunderstorms, but the music played on to crowds that were thinned by the bad weather

    ABC News
  • 10 Things We Learned From Iggy Pop and Josh Homme's Grammy Museum Talk

    "I'm always ready to take a risk. I don't work in a bank,"  Josh Homme said of Post Pop Depression , his new album with Iggy Pop , during a talk between the two collaborators Wednesday night at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. "I'm here to take a leap...

    Rolling Stone
  • Dan Auerbach, Maren Morris Join Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam

    Now a fixture during Nashville's CMA Music Festival, Marty Stuart's annual Late Night Jam retains some of the down home ethos that was an essential part of the week's experience when it was known as Fan Fair. The 2016 installment, scheduled for June 8th  at the Ryman Auditorium, will...

    Rolling Stone
  • Video: Lost Fania Latin Classics Being Remixed for a New Audience

    Lost for decades, the original session tapes for classic Fania Records artists like Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz and Willie Colon were recently discovered gathering dust on a shelf in a warehouse in rural New York.

    ABC News
  • The Daily Show's 'Black Trump' made a music video using real Trump quotes

    On Thursday night, Black Trump (The Daily Show's Roy Wood Jr.) released a new music video for his song "They Love Me" (feat. Jordan Klepper). Its lyrics are verbatim lines Donald Trump actually said, with sycophantic ad-libs thrown in by Klepper. It's fun, it's (mostly) safe for work, you can dance…

    The Week
  • Stream the Stagecoach Country Music Festival on Yahoo!

    The Stagecoach country music festival, aka the “country Coachella,” features Nashville’s biggest and brightest stars invading the California desert. But if you don’t want to brave the heat (or the Porta-Pottie lines), Yahoo Music and Tumblr will be live-streaming select acts from the festival all…

    Yahoo Music Staff