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Andy Jones Allow me to preface this answer by pointing out that there is no excuse or justification for John Lennon’s neglect of his first son, Julian. It remains one of John’s most grievous mistakes, and it certainly caused a great deal of pain to Julian. That said, this question seeks an answer for why, […]

Alex Johnston Although this question is based on a faulty premise, it’s a very interesting query indeed. If we explore it, we can learn some actual music theory. First off, we must dispose of the premise in the question. Hendrix didn’t invent the chord, which is technically a dom7#9. It’s actually the chord in the opening […]

A conversation about the captivating sounds, burgeoning industry, and increasingly global influence of West African pop music, on our podcast The Pitchfork Review. By Pitchfork November 20, 2020 Davido (photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for 105.1), Wizkid (photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage), and Burna Boy (photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage) Over the last several years, American listeners have grown […]

By Billboard Staff 11/18/2020 The sexiest man alive? Well, that would be Michael B. Jordan, of course. The No. 1 heartthrob was presented to the world during Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night (Nov. 17), with the man of the moment making his entrance disguised in a yellow hazmat suit, and taking a series of questions. Nope, this wasn’t The Masked […]

By Gil Kaufman 11/18/2020 The final list of performers for the 2020 American Music Awards includes Bebe Rexha & Doja Cat, Dan + Shay, Lewis Capaldi, MGK and The Weeknd featuring Kenny G. The show, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, will air live on Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre. Listen: Justin Bieber According to dick clark productions and […]

By Kevin Rutherford 11/18/2020 “Protect the Land” launches at the summit. System of a Down‘s first new material in nearly 15 years is a hit from the start, as “Protect the Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” debut at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on Billboard‘s Hot Hard Rock Songs chart dated Nov. 21. “Land” launches atop the tally with 2.7 […]

By Paul Grein 11/17/2020 These categories are fiercely competitive. There were more than a thousand entries in each of the top three categories: album, record and song of the year. Look for Post Malone, Harry Styles and The Weeknd to do very well in the 63rd annual Grammy nominations, which will be announced on Tuesday (Nov. 24). All three artists could […]

By Rania Aniftos  11/17/2020 dick clark productions and ABC announced on Tuesday (Nov. 17) that Justin Bieber will return to the American Music Awards stage for the first time in four years.. Read: Taylor Swift & Justin Bieber The performance, powered by T-Mobile, will feature a multi-song medley including Bieber’s “Holy” and his poignant Benny Blanco collab, […]

“Mandrill” is the first offering from the five-track The Third Chimpanzee EP By Matthew Ismael Ruiz November 17, 2020 Martin Gore, photo by Travis Shinn Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore has announced a new five-track EP called The Third Chimpanzee. It’s led by a new song titled “Mandrill.” The EP is due out January 29 via Mute. Check out the “Mandrill” visual below. “The […]

A U.S. Attorney claims that Wayne “knowingly possessed a firearm and ammunition in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce” on a December 2019 flight By Madison Bloom and Noah Yoo November 17, 2020 Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. aka Lil Wayne, December 2019 (Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Lil Wayne is facing a new federal weapon charge, as TMZ reports and Pitchfork can confirm […]


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