Pride Month 2020: Label-defying artist Arca is redefining 'normal' with her surreal brand of queer expression
Pride Month 2020: Label-defying artist Arca is redefining 'normal' with her surreal brand of queer expression

The Latinx nonbinary trans artist's unique brand of electronica dance-pop fused with hip-hop and the traditional Venezuelan ballad is redefining what music can sound like

'White Pony' Turns 20: Mike Shinoda reveals how Deftones's iconic album inspired Linkin Park
'White Pony' Turns 20: Mike Shinoda reveals how Deftones's iconic album inspired Linkin Park

Linkin Park wouldn't have written 'A Place for My Head' if not for Deftones

Black Eyed Peas reveal the real reason why Fergie left and how Latin stars are helping them rule charts again
Black Eyed Peas reveal the real reason why Fergie left and how Latin stars are helping them rule charts again

The group's new album, 'Translation', includes numerous collaborations with guest stars from the Latin music scene as well as their new featured artist, the Filipina singer J Rey Soul

'Live From Seoul with Luv': When, where and how to stream Monsta X's virtual live stream concert
'Live From Seoul with Luv': When, where and how to stream Monsta X's virtual live stream concert

Continuing their highly successful 2020 run, Monsta X is giving fans an exclusive virtual concert featuring never-before-seen performances and a unique setlist

Metallica Mondays: Band treats fans to 2008 Madrid gig, here's how you can watch the fundraiser live
Metallica Mondays: Band treats fans to 2008 Madrid gig, here's how you can watch the fundraiser live

Metallica have been pulling out all the stops for their fans during this pandemic by playing live sets every week that also serve as donation parties for Covid-19 relief

'The True Story of Bananagun': The genre-blending Bananagun make a solid debut with Fela Kuti-inspired record
'The True Story of Bananagun': The genre-blending Bananagun make a solid debut with Fela Kuti-inspired record

With elements from '60s and '70s psychedelia and Afrobeat as well as contemporary indie pop/rock, Bananagun is ready to introduce the world to their unique sound

Pandemic Playlist: Top 5 John Legend tracks to inspire change and a sense of community in these trying times
Pandemic Playlist: Top 5 John Legend tracks to inspire change and a sense of community in these trying times

Legend is most known for his smooth, sultry ballads, but the singer has often used music as a way to speak on important social issues

'Look For The Good' Review: Jason Mraz's album is flushed with hope and a Bob Marley-inspired reggae flavour
'Look For The Good' Review: Jason Mraz's album is flushed with hope and a Bob Marley-inspired reggae flavour

The essence of Mraz's music has always been about feel-good vibes and his new album has plenty to say to a world reeling from the effects of 2020

'Sing the Snow Away: The Chunklet Years': Honey Radar's compilation record is a nostalgic ride
'Sing the Snow Away: The Chunklet Years': Honey Radar's compilation record is a nostalgic ride

With a slew of original tracks, a couple of lives, as well as The Fall and The Monkees covers, this release gives us some of the best of the band's '60s-style rock sound

Public Enemy's Chuck D rallies in fiery anti-Trump anthem 'State of the Union (STFU)' to 'end this clown show'
Public Enemy's Chuck D rallies in fiery anti-Trump anthem 'State of the Union (STFU)' to 'end this clown show'

The song's scathing lyrics label President Trump as a 'White House killer' and 'Nazi Gestapo dictator' while calling for citizens of the United States to 'end this clown show'

'Disgusted!': Yung Miami furious after City Girls' new album 'City On Lock' leaked online, but fans thrilled
'Disgusted!': Yung Miami furious after City Girls' new album 'City On Lock' leaked online, but fans thrilled

The album was originally scheduled to drop in the early hours of June 20, but the recent leak had given fans a sneak preview of their exciting new bops.

Friday Features: ENZI, Venus Furs and more battle isolation, racial identity and misogyny in these new releases
Friday Features: ENZI, Venus Furs and more battle isolation, racial identity and misogyny in these new releases

Worldwide protests continue amid an ongoing pandemic and artistes are discovering more and more about what it means to write honest music from this space

'J Laser' Review: Each song in the self-titled EP is a powerful dose that will leave you craving for more
'J Laser' Review: Each song in the self-titled EP is a powerful dose that will leave you craving for more

Jordan Lawlor aka J Laser has started his new solo project and will release his self-titled debut EP on June 26

Diddy's REVOLT TV says 'f**k you too' Eminem as rapper disses Joe Budden in 'Bang' leaked version
Diddy's REVOLT TV says 'f**k you too' Eminem as rapper disses Joe Budden in 'Bang' leaked version

Joe Budden has often criticized Eminem's tracks and in return the rapper made sure to diss the host in his songs

Drake continues his Rolling Stone Artists 500 No. 1 reign for third week in a row with 122M streams
Drake continues his Rolling Stone Artists 500 No. 1 reign for third week in a row with 122M streams

Lil Baby fell behind Drake on the Artists 500 chart at No. 2 from his previous position at No. 5

BTS host 'Stay Gold' buying party for latest track, fans flood social media to announce their contributions
BTS host 'Stay Gold' buying party for latest track, fans flood social media to announce their contributions

'Stay Gold' by BTS is a previously unreleased big-beat ballad that was included as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of their recent studio album 'Map of the Soul: 7'

Pandemic Playlist: 5 Cyndi Lauper songs celebrating the music of the longtime LGBTQIA++ advocate this Pride Month
Pandemic Playlist: 5 Cyndi Lauper songs celebrating the music of the longtime LGBTQIA++ advocate this Pride Month

Who are some of your favorite heterosexual supporters of the LGBTQIA++ community? We choose Cyndi Lauper. Check out our favorite tracks by the iconic singer

Deftones announce reissue of 'White Pony' with remix LP 'Black Stallion' and fans can't keep calm
Deftones announce reissue of 'White Pony' with remix LP 'Black Stallion' and fans can't keep calm

In celebration of White Pony's 20th anniversary, Deftones gave updates on a new album as well as a reissue and remix version of 'White Pony'

Kurt Cobain’s 'MTV Unplugged' guitar sells for $6M at auction, becomes world's most expensive guitar ever sold
Kurt Cobain’s 'MTV Unplugged' guitar sells for $6M at auction, becomes world's most expensive guitar ever sold

The Nirvana frontman used the 1959 Martin D-18E guitar at the iconic Nirvana set on 'MTV Unplugged' in 1993

Francois Klark drops stunning ASL video for 'Always' from the soundtrack of Netflix's 'Feel The Beat'
Francois Klark drops stunning ASL video for 'Always' from the soundtrack of Netflix's 'Feel The Beat'

The film uses various versions of the track throughout, including one performed by Disney's 'Descendants' star Sofia Carson and another choreographed by Mia Michaels

Tash Sultana covers dark and haunting 'Through The Valley' song for 'The Last of Us Part II' video game launch
Tash Sultana covers dark and haunting 'Through The Valley' song for 'The Last of Us Part II' video game launch

The Aussie music star helped celebrate the June 19th launch of the popular Playstation video game by playing the 2016 hit originally performed by Ellie from 'The Last Of Us'

'Verzuz': John Legend and Alicia Keys mark Juneteenth with piano battle, fans call them 'true talents'
'Verzuz': John Legend and Alicia Keys mark Juneteenth with piano battle, fans call them 'true talents'

'Folks...this is what TRUE talent looks like. They both sound just like the records,' said a fan

Juneteenth 2020: Alicia Keys, Anderson .Paak, Wale and more drop powerful songs addressing police brutality
Juneteenth 2020: Alicia Keys, Anderson .Paak, Wale and more drop powerful songs addressing police brutality

Juneteenth, a day commemorating the emancipation of the last enslaved African-American people in the US, is being celebrated extensively this year

'Lamb Of God' Review: Lamb Of God's hard-hitting album bristles with technical finesse and fiery frustration
'Lamb Of God' Review: Lamb Of God's hard-hitting album bristles with technical finesse and fiery frustration

Vocalist Randy Blythe stated that the album examines the current state of the world and looks at the root causes of our problems and how we can overcome them with the right mindset

'Bigger Love': John Legend's Juneteenth release is a celebration of love, fans call it 'album of the year'
'Bigger Love': John Legend's Juneteenth release is a celebration of love, fans call it 'album of the year'

Featuring the likes of Jhene Aiko, Gray Clark Jr, and more, the album precedes Legend's Verzuz battle with Alicia Keys and fans are going gaga over it

Pride Month 2020: Fighting bathroom bill to marriage inequality, Jay Z and Beyoncé are powerful LGBTQ+ allies
Pride Month 2020: Fighting bathroom bill to marriage inequality, Jay Z and Beyoncé are powerful LGBTQ+ allies

The couple took a significant stance in supporting the community when they accepted GLAAD Media's Vanguard Award in Los Angeles last year

'Translation': The Black Eyed Peas drop album featuring Shakira, fans say they'll only stream Latina star's song
'Translation': The Black Eyed Peas drop album featuring Shakira, fans say they'll only stream Latina star's song

Fans lavished praise on the iconic singer and threw shade at The Black Eyed Peas with comments like 'Shakira doing charity' and 'Shakira carried it all'

'The Album': Teyana Taylor celebrates Juneteenth with a record on black excellence, fans call it 'perfection'
'The Album': Teyana Taylor celebrates Juneteenth with a record on black excellence, fans call it 'perfection'

The album features musicians Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, Kehlani, Quavo, Rick Ross and many more R&B legends

Duffy drops moving track 'River In The Sky', baring her soul after nightmarish sexual assault ordeal
Duffy drops moving track 'River In The Sky', baring her soul after nightmarish sexual assault ordeal

The singer had previously revealed that she had been raped, drugged and held captive in a horrific incident that required her to retire from the public eye in order to fully recover

Black Eyed Peas rock at Democracy Summer 2020 with 'Mamacita' and 'Where Is The Love?', urge youth to vote
Black Eyed Peas rock at Democracy Summer 2020 with 'Mamacita' and 'Where Is The Love?', urge youth to vote

The virtual concert joins forces with Rock the Vote to encourage young people around the US to vote this presidential election

Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish join 600 artists to petition Congress to save independent music venues
Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish join 600 artists to petition Congress to save independent music venues

'We will know American is back when our music venues are filled with fans enjoying concerts safely,' they wrote in the letter

'How You Like That': Blackpink fans hail band's new look in teasers, while others feel 'YG hates Jisoo'
'How You Like That': Blackpink fans hail band's new look in teasers, while others feel 'YG hates Jisoo'

All four concept videos featured snippets of the song set to camera robot-filmed videos, but Jisoo's teaser appears to be the most heavily edited of the four which has left Blinks upset

Noname responds to alleged J Cole diss with 'Song 33', an eloquent and timely track about black injustices
Noname responds to alleged J Cole diss with 'Song 33', an eloquent and timely track about black injustices

J Cole's 'Snow On Tha Bluff' was a critique of the tone in which the Black Lives Matter protests were being voiced, which many people saw as a direct response to Noname's posts on social media

Pride Month 2020: Sufjan Stevens’ music resonates with the queer community, his sexuality matters not
Pride Month 2020: Sufjan Stevens’ music resonates with the queer community, his sexuality matters not

That his music makes queer folks feel heard is a beautiful thing but does it matter if he is straight or gay? And more importantly, do we deserve to know that?

'Lonely Diamond' Review: Ocean Alley blend soulful sounds with groovy vibes on this trippy musical cruise
'Lonely Diamond' Review: Ocean Alley blend soulful sounds with groovy vibes on this trippy musical cruise

'Lonely Diamond' melds '70s guitar rock, country and western, old-school funk and synth-heavy new wave tones into a heady yet soothing listening experience

'Homegrown': Neil Young's 'lost' folk-rock record from the '70s is a painfully personal story of heartbreak
'Homegrown': Neil Young's 'lost' folk-rock record from the '70s is a painfully personal story of heartbreak

The moments of grief see a brief reprieve from a few oddly-placed tracks that share a love for marijuana as well as Florida

'Nothing Good Is Normal' Review: Buckle up, this messy ride by Permanent Collection is a hidden freedom anthem
'Nothing Good Is Normal' Review: Buckle up, this messy ride by Permanent Collection is a hidden freedom anthem

Permanent Collection, the solo project of Jason Hendardy, releases its sophomore studio album 'Nothing Good Is Normal' on June 19

Pandemic Playlist: Top 5 Placebo songs that are a celebration of the LGBTQIA++ friendly band's amazing music
Pandemic Playlist: Top 5 Placebo songs that are a celebration of the LGBTQIA++ friendly band's amazing music

As the celebrations for June being Pride Month 2020 continue in full swing, we thought it'd be a great time to revisit one of the most popular bands in the alternative rock circuit

Ashnikko releases new track 'Cry' featuring Grimes, fans hail the 'queens' for the perfect song
Ashnikko releases new track 'Cry' featuring Grimes, fans hail the 'queens' for the perfect song

The Grimes and Ashnikko track 'Cry' fires on all cylinders. Fans find it absolutely perfect

'Was Beethoven Black?': Bizarre post claims composer was African, Internet says 'history is being whitewashed'
'Was Beethoven Black?': Bizarre post claims composer was African, Internet says 'history is being whitewashed'

According to a picture being circulated on the internet, Beethoven may have been a black man and not the white man we have seen in his portraits

MEAWW's Basement Tapes: Bellsavvy is a body positivity icon who is here to help you love yourself
MEAWW's Basement Tapes: Bellsavvy is a body positivity icon who is here to help you love yourself

Following a mental breakdown resulting from intense body-shaming, the singer chose to craft an empowering track built on the idea of self-love

Cravity drop fresh, summer fun music video for 'Cloud 9' and it is already sending fans' hearts soaring
Cravity drop fresh, summer fun music video for 'Cloud 9' and it is already sending fans' hearts soaring

Just in time for the summer season, Cravity take their fans on an exciting road trip to 'Cloud 9'

Earl Sweatshirt weighs in on J Cole-Noname controversy, says a 'lid has been lifted' on black women's pain
Earl Sweatshirt weighs in on J Cole-Noname controversy, says a 'lid has been lifted' on black women's pain

J Cole's new 'Snow On The Bluff' has attracted a lot of praise and criticism ever since its release with the rapper stressing that how you say something is just as important as the message

Lady A (formerly Antebellum) apologize to Anita White for 'appropriating' name, fans say band 'missed the point'
Lady A (formerly Antebellum) apologize to Anita White for 'appropriating' name, fans say band 'missed the point'

The word Antebellum's racist connotations, particularly its connection to slavery, prompted the group to change their name, but they failed to check if their new name was already in use

'Snow on tha Bluff' controversy: Chance the Rapper slams J Cole for allegedly calling out Noname in the song
'Snow on tha Bluff' controversy: Chance the Rapper slams J Cole for allegedly calling out Noname in the song

On June 17, although Cole didn't confirm his track is about Noname, he encouraged his Twitter followers to follow her

Beyonce and Jay-Z sued by Dr L'Antoinette Stines over taking credit for her monologue on song 'Black Effect'
Beyonce and Jay-Z sued by Dr L'Antoinette Stines over taking credit for her monologue on song 'Black Effect'

Dr L'Antoinette Stines claims that her voice was used on the first minute of the 'Black Effect' song despite her being told it was only going to be used for promotional purposes

Pandemic Playlist: Top 5 Spice Girls tracks that celebrate feminism and queer communities in full glory
Pandemic Playlist: Top 5 Spice Girls tracks that celebrate feminism and queer communities in full glory

The quintet dominated the British pop scene in the '90s and made their feminist ideals, including inclusivity, abundantly known

Pride Month 2020: Rob Halford's coming out was a defining moment in LGBTQIA++ culture, here's why
Pride Month 2020: Rob Halford's coming out was a defining moment in LGBTQIA++ culture, here's why

The trailblazing Judas Priest frontman was widely revered and reviled by the notoriously homophobic metal community after he came out in a 1998 MTV interview

MEAWW's Basement Tapes: Singer Tiggs Da Author is an Afrobeat, Afrojazz and Afrosoul extraordinaire
MEAWW's Basement Tapes: Singer Tiggs Da Author is an Afrobeat, Afrojazz and Afrosoul extraordinaire

He has already captured the attention of fellow artists in the industry, having collaborated with Sway, Paigey Cakey, TZZ, Jess Glynne and Lady Leshurr