'Unfollow the Rules': Baroque pop star Rufus Wainwright 'emulates the greats' on diverse and genre-bending LP
'Unfollow the Rules': Baroque pop star Rufus Wainwright 'emulates the greats' on diverse and genre-bending LP

While all the traits of a classic Wainwright album are present here, including his gorgeous vocals, the album lends itself to subtlety instead of grandeur, making for something in between peaceful and nostalgic

'American Idol' alum Chris Sligh battling Covid-19-related pneumonia, worried fans wish him swift recovery
'American Idol' alum Chris Sligh battling Covid-19-related pneumonia, worried fans wish him swift recovery

Chris Sligh was admitted to the hospital on July 6 after two days of symptoms becoming more serious. He was diagnosed with double pneumonia and is at home recovering

'Disney Channel Summer Sing-Along': Airdate, list of performers and how to watch the musical extravaganza featuring Demi Lovato
'Disney Channel Summer Sing-Along': Airdate, list of performers and how to watch the musical extravaganza featuring Demi Lovato

Featuring fan-favorite Disney stars singing iconic Disney movie songs, the show is set to be a wonderful reprieve from lockdown monotony

Young Thug slams Pusha T for dissing Drake on unreleased Pop Smoke song, fans say feud should've ended in 2018
Young Thug slams Pusha T for dissing Drake on unreleased Pop Smoke song, fans say feud should've ended in 2018

Pusha T's verse in question takes aim at Drake, suggesting that the latter is a snitch which adds to the ongoing heat between the two rappers

Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett postpones Seconds Out tour to 2021 fall, adds eight more UK dates
Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett postpones Seconds Out tour to 2021 fall, adds eight more UK dates

Steve Hackett will also publish his autobiography 'A Genesis In My Bed' on July 24

Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood postpone July 7 Facebook concert, announce two-week coronavirus quarantine
Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood postpone July 7 Facebook concert, announce two-week coronavirus quarantine

It is understood that a close member of their camp had been infected and they wanted to follow all necessary health and safety protocols to minimize the risk of infection

'Sweet Night': BTS' Taehyung turns first male soloist to hit #1 on iTunes in over 100 countries
'Sweet Night': BTS' Taehyung turns first male soloist to hit #1 on iTunes in over 100 countries

The track is part of the soundtrack for the TV show 'Itaewon Class' and marks Taehyung's first official release as a soloist

Ringo Starr's Big Birthday Show: Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow,  Dave Grohl and more make it a night to remember
Ringo Starr's Big Birthday Show: Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Dave Grohl and more make it a night to remember

The one-hour-long broadcast was a celebration of Ringo Starr's 80th birthday, with plenty of musical performances from celebrity guests and all proceeds from donations going to charity

Marcus King announces 'Four of a Kind, Live From Nashville' star-studded livestream series
Marcus King announces 'Four of a Kind, Live From Nashville' star-studded livestream series

The series will benefit MusiCares, a non-profit charity that helps struggling musicians

Destination Jam: Our Top 5 Kasabian songs pay tribute to the British rockers following Tom Meighan's departure
Destination Jam: Our Top 5 Kasabian songs pay tribute to the British rockers following Tom Meighan's departure

Need something to keep you entertained while at work or play? Our daily Destination Jam playlist has been fine-tuned with some great selections for you from music legends — Kasabian

'We Are One': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix documentary on activists fighting violence worldwide
'We Are One': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix documentary on activists fighting violence worldwide

The documentary, built around the Lamomali collective project 'Solidarité', explores the lives of these individuals, who have faced violence themselves, and their efforts to change the world

'Radio Disney Presents ARDYs Summer Playlist': Airdate, line-up, host and all you need to know about the music special
'Radio Disney Presents ARDYs Summer Playlist': Airdate, line-up, host and all you need to know about the music special

We have all the info you need to enjoy the upcoming music celebration 'Radio Disney Presents ARDYs Summer Playlist'

MEAWW's Basement Tapes: Gaidaa blends genre-bending style with political lyrics in music suited for the times
MEAWW's Basement Tapes: Gaidaa blends genre-bending style with political lyrics in music suited for the times

20-year-old Netherlands-based Dutch-Sudanese singer Gaidaa's multicultural and multilingual backgrounds bring a sense of authenticity and freshness to her sound

Zack de la Rocha wields the guitar in pre-Rage Against the Machine band Hard Stance in resurfaced 1990 footage
Zack de la Rocha wields the guitar in pre-Rage Against the Machine band Hard Stance in resurfaced 1990 footage

Presented by hate5six and shot in March 1990 at the Hollywood Live nightclub, the 30-minute clip shows Zack without his famous dreadlocks, jumping and firing up embers on stage

Black Thought EP 'Streams of Thought, Vol 3: Cane and Abel' to feature Pusha T and Swizz Beatz; check tracklist
Black Thought EP 'Streams of Thought, Vol 3: Cane and Abel' to feature Pusha T and Swizz Beatz; check tracklist

The album will also include guest features from heavy hitters in the music industry like Portugal The Man, ScHoolboy Q and The Last Artful, Dodgr

Red Velvet's Irene and Seulgi drop sultry 'Monster' video, fans come up with 'lesbian vampire fiction' theory
Red Velvet's Irene and Seulgi drop sultry 'Monster' video, fans come up with 'lesbian vampire fiction' theory

Fans think the video is inspired by the 1872 gothic novella 'Carmilla' by Irish author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, which many believe to be one of the first vampire fiction works

Kodak Black apologizes to Nipsey Hussle for remarks on Lauren London, fans ask ‘dead man before Black woman?’
Kodak Black apologizes to Nipsey Hussle for remarks on Lauren London, fans ask ‘dead man before Black woman?’

While some fans praised him for apologizing, others took offense to the fact that he would rather apologize to a dead Black man than a woman who was still alive

Amine drops single 'Compensating' ft Young Thug, announces upcoming studio album 'Limbo'
Amine drops single 'Compensating' ft Young Thug, announces upcoming studio album 'Limbo'

The rapper's upcoming record will feature his recent tracks ‘Shimmy’ and ‘RiRi’. The LP follows his 2018 album ‘OnePointFive’

'P***y Talk': City Girls-Doja Cat music video's sex appeal wins hearts, fans say they can't stop watching
'P***y Talk': City Girls-Doja Cat music video's sex appeal wins hearts, fans say they can't stop watching

The visual is accompanied by the release of City Girls' new sophomore studio album, 'City on Lock', which features Doja Cat and other guest appearances from Yo Gotti, Lil Baby, and Lil Durk

'The Outside': ToBy's breezy, introspective rap is perfect for a summer filled with deep thoughts and yearnings
'The Outside': ToBy's breezy, introspective rap is perfect for a summer filled with deep thoughts and yearnings

'The Outside' is a beautifully-crafted EP that blends ToBy's external sources of inspiration with his inner monologue

TI challenges 50 Cent to Verzuz IG Rap Battle while wishing him happy birthday, Fiddy blows smoke back at him
TI challenges 50 Cent to Verzuz IG Rap Battle while wishing him happy birthday, Fiddy blows smoke back at him

TI made the challenge on his Instagram video while wishing the celebrity rapper a happy birthday. 50 Cent responded with some friendly banter of his own

Juice WRLD-Halsey single 'Life's a Mess' drops ahead of his first posthumous album, fans say it's 'beautiful'
Juice WRLD-Halsey single 'Life's a Mess' drops ahead of his first posthumous album, fans say it's 'beautiful'

'The melody is beautiful, the lyrics are beautiful, your voices together are beautiful. Everything is perfect,' says a fan after listening to the new single

Metallica Mondays: Here's how to live stream the rock gods performing at their 2007 gig in Lisbon, Portugal
Metallica Mondays: Here's how to live stream the rock gods performing at their 2007 gig in Lisbon, Portugal

This online concert will not only keep fans entertained during the ongoing social-distancing quarantine period, but also serves as a worthy fundraiser for Covid-19 relief

Destination Jam: Five reggae-influenced tracks that help you make sense of the world right now
Destination Jam: Five reggae-influenced tracks that help you make sense of the world right now

If there's one genre that can really help make sense of the wild world we live in, it's reggae, and from protest to healing, these reggae tracks are as inspiring as they are relaxing

EXCLUSIVE | Cronicle's Melanie Mohlkert decodes new single, feels vulnerable after split with Tantrum To Blind
EXCLUSIVE | Cronicle's Melanie Mohlkert decodes new single, feels vulnerable after split with Tantrum To Blind

As Cronicle, Melanie has already released four singles after her Tantrum To Blind days, with her new dark, glistening bop 'Need You To Want Me' showcasing her raw and honest songwriting

Coastin' Review: Iration deliver a summer-ready reggae record that promises to ease those quarantine blues
Coastin' Review: Iration deliver a summer-ready reggae record that promises to ease those quarantine blues

The band have taken their sound to new heights with this album, blending their breezy reggae style with a variety of other genres to create unique music

Wireless Connect 2020: No Merci, Migos bring fest to an epic end with virtual reality sets and BLM shout-outs
Wireless Connect 2020: No Merci, Migos bring fest to an epic end with virtual reality sets and BLM shout-outs

The MelodyVR-assisted show gave viewers a one-of-a-kind at-home experience using interactive 360​° virtual reality

Destination Jam: Our Top 5 San Holo soul-relaxing numbers that will slow your Sunday down
Destination Jam: Our Top 5 San Holo soul-relaxing numbers that will slow your Sunday down

Check out our favorite songs by the Dutch DJ musician, record producer and composer

‘Cantaloupe’: Ex-Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore drops rocking new track from upcoming album 'By the Fire'
‘Cantaloupe’: Ex-Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore drops rocking new track from upcoming album 'By the Fire'

With its hard-driving splashy rock beat and crunchy guitar riffs (with a classic '80s-metal solo toward the end), 'Cantaloupe' points listeners to its vivid imagery portrayed by the lyrics

DJ Khaled confirms his next single will feature Drake, promises 'incredible vocals'
DJ Khaled confirms his next single will feature Drake, promises 'incredible vocals'

DJ Khaled said Drake was like his brother and family who always supported him

Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man reveals collab with Havoc is 'pretty much done', upcoming EP in the works
Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man reveals collab with Havoc is 'pretty much done', upcoming EP in the works

Method Man revealed Havoc and he have recorded an LP together called ‘Dirty P’, which pays homage to late Wu-Tang rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard and late Mobb Deep MC Prodigy

Virgin Money Unity Arena becomes UK's first socially distanced concert venue, to open this summer
Virgin Money Unity Arena becomes UK's first socially distanced concert venue, to open this summer

Shows are scheduled to kick off in August and the venue will announce its initial line-up of artists, comedians and entertainers on July 7

Destination Jam: Top 5 songs that present different slices of America as we celebrate our Independence Day
Destination Jam: Top 5 songs that present different slices of America as we celebrate our Independence Day

Our daily Destination Jam playlist has been fine-tuned with some great selections like Childish Gambino's 'This is America', Jimi Hendrix's 'Star-Spangled Banner' and more

'Moral Panics' Review: Peel Dream Syndicate offers an uplifting mix of post-punk, shoegaze and dream-pop textures
'Moral Panics' Review: Peel Dream Syndicate offers an uplifting mix of post-punk, shoegaze and dream-pop textures

'Moral Panics' can be thought of as a companion piece to the band's previous album, 'Agitprop Alterna', featuring unreleased songs from those same recording sessions

Independence Day: Patriotism in music is a double-edged sword, one that can either make or break an artiste
Independence Day: Patriotism in music is a double-edged sword, one that can either make or break an artiste

Where songs like 'This Is America' are lauded for addressing systemic racism, artistes like Lennon and The Chicks have found themselves at the receiving end of threats for being vocally anti-war

MEAWW's Basement Tapes: Half Past Two is the ska, reggae, pop-punk blend that's been missing from your life
MEAWW's Basement Tapes: Half Past Two is the ska, reggae, pop-punk blend that's been missing from your life

Their latest 3-song EP 'Something Blue' is a ska-core dream, making it the perfect record to explore during a home-bound vacation

'Catastrophic Entertainment': Cocktails deliver a power-pop gem filled with catchy, sun-drenched tunes
'Catastrophic Entertainment': Cocktails deliver a power-pop gem filled with catchy, sun-drenched tunes

In addition to their solid pop record, Cocktails also delivers a stunning cover of Fountains of Wayne's 'Sink To The Bottom'

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine drops third music video since prison release, an all-Spanish fun romp called 'Yaya'
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine drops third music video since prison release, an all-Spanish fun romp called 'Yaya'

His latest offering 'Yaya' is an all-Spanish romp filled with milk and mischief and a bevy of bootylicious dancers

'Wireless Connect': Gunna, Saweetie, Tyga and others kick off MelodyVR's 360° immersive virtual festival
'Wireless Connect': Gunna, Saweetie, Tyga and others kick off MelodyVR's 360° immersive virtual festival

Wireless, the home of grime, hip hop, and R&B in the UK, is going both virtual and international with its 2020 festival

Friday Features: Another Year Unknown, Weathers, Krief and more make for a perfectly rocking week of tunes
Friday Features: Another Year Unknown, Weathers, Krief and more make for a perfectly rocking week of tunes

From folk to dark goth to 2000s punk, this week saw the emergence of some great new rock music

 iHeartCountry 4th of July BBQ: Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina and Old Dominion dazzle with special performances
iHeartCountry 4th of July BBQ: Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina and Old Dominion dazzle with special performances

The event was hosted by Bobby Brown, as the country music stars treated us to some intimate music performances from the safety and comfort of their backyards

Destination Jam: Five songs from Native American artists that speak of their experiences and struggles
Destination Jam: Five songs from Native American artists that speak of their experiences and struggles

From being massacred and having their lands stolen to finding peace and comfort in solidarity and music, these artists speak their truth and honor their ancestors in unique ways

Tom Morello enlists Shea Diamond, Dan Reynolds, The Bloody Beetroots for BLM-inspired fiery track 'Stand Up'
Tom Morello enlists Shea Diamond, Dan Reynolds, The Bloody Beetroots for BLM-inspired fiery track 'Stand Up'

All proceeds from the track will go to groups like the NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour teams up with his family on first solo song in five years, 'Yes, I have Ghosts'
Pink Floyd's David Gilmour teams up with his family on first solo song in five years, 'Yes, I have Ghosts'

David Gilmour is accompanied by his daughter Romany on 'Yes, I have Ghosts' and the song features on his wife Polly Samson's novel 'A Theatre for Dreamers'

'1000 Gecs & The Tree Of Clues': 100 Gecs set to release 19-track remix album next week, check full tracklist
'1000 Gecs & The Tree Of Clues': 100 Gecs set to release 19-track remix album next week, check full tracklist

The album will feature remixes of members Laura Les and Dylan Brady's 2019-released studio album '1000 Gecs'

Feid teams up with reggaeton all-stars including Maluma and J Balvin, drops stunning 'Porfa' remix video
Feid teams up with reggaeton all-stars including Maluma and J Balvin, drops stunning 'Porfa' remix video

'Porfa', which translates to "please" in English, is produced by Sky Rompiendo and is a highlight from Feid's latest studio album 'FERXXO VOL 1: MOR'

Animal Collective amend artwork for 'People' and 2003 album's title to apologize for racial insensitivity
Animal Collective amend artwork for 'People' and 2003 album's title to apologize for racial insensitivity

Animal Collective offered a wholehearted apology for their racial insensitivity and lack of respect for minorities in the past and pledged to make amends as they worked to correct their mistakes

AJ Tracey and Mabel drop collaborative track 'West Ten' with music video and fans are 'hooked on it already'
AJ Tracey and Mabel drop collaborative track 'West Ten' with music video and fans are 'hooked on it already'

The song was co-produced by Fred Again and Take A Daytrip while mixing and mastering was done by Jay Reynolds, who has worked with renowned artistes such as Dua Lipa, Pixie Lott, Headie One etc

Exo's Kai to release solo album eight years after his debut, excited fans say 'God of Dance is coming'
Exo's Kai to release solo album eight years after his debut, excited fans say 'God of Dance is coming'

The idol is known for his stellar dancing and performance skills as a part of Exo and SuperM, but he will get the chance to flex his vocal skills in his upcoming solo debut