Music

Morrissey Explores New Sounds on His Newest Album, Low in High School

Morrissey Low in High School (BMG / Etienne Records) Low in High School offers a bit of a departure from Morrissey’s signature sound — adding electric pianos, synthesizers and...

Sixties Trans Soul Singer Jackie Shane Lived Ahead of the Curve

She insisted on performing and living life on her own terms — until she suddenly vanished. Back in the swinging ‘60s, there was a transgender R&B singer who headed from...

Mysterious Death Claims Cranberries Lead Singer Dolores O’Riordan at 46

Fans of the Irish rock band the Cranberries are stunned by the news and asking themselves how Dolores O’Riordan could possibly have died at 46....

Did George Michael Have to Have Drugs as Well as Faith?

The world may never know what toxins were coursing through singer/songwriter George Michael’s body when he died. But an ex believes they included liquid G....

Superstars Join Popsmith Yann to Combat LGBT Murders in Brazil

Every 25 hours in Brazil, an LGBT person is murdered. Brazilian pop singer Yann decided that something needed to be done, and he was the one to do it....

Björk is Back, and on Her Newest Album Reaches for Utopia

Björk Utopia (One Little Indian Records) Her last release, 2015’s remarkable Vulnicura, chronicled a bitter split with her former partner (famed artist Matthew Barney)....

Sam Smith’s Music, Gender Neutrality Put Him on Our People We Love List

They took risks, defied expectations, spoke out, redefined cool and made us proud to call them members and allies of our community. Sam Smith How could we not love Sam Smith? In...

The Roaring ’20s Return to LA New Year’s Eve With Postmodern Jukebox

This New Year’s Eve Postmodern Jukebox brings their iconic sound to the Walt Disney Concert Hall for two exciting shows. This YouTube jazz-pop sensation has dazzled the world...

No Doubt Gwen Stefani Fans Will Love Her Holiday Album

It seems each year another music star tries her hand at crafting a memorable holiday album. It’s Gwen Stefani’s turn this year, as she brings her unique sensibility to an...

Think Pink: Topping Our List of People We Love for 2017

They took risks, defied expectations, spoke out, redefined cool and made us proud to call them members and allies of our community....

In Music and in Life, Ani DiFranco Has the Best of Both Worlds

Twenty albums into an unprecedented career, the singular singer-songwriter shares how she crafts her music...

Kelly Clarkson Gets Soulful on Her Newest, Meaning of Life

Kelly Clarkson Meaning of Life (Atlantic Records) Soulful, sensual and brutally honest, the original American Idol’s eighth release is nothing less than a brash attempt to craft...