Frank Ocean sat in a chair onstage at FYF Fest, a pair of large, studio-style headphones clamped over his ears.
The enigmatic R&B star was singing — first his song “Close to You,” which he said he’d based on Stevie Wonder’s cover of the old Carpenters hit, then a bit of the Jackson 5’s “Never Can Say Goodbye” — while behind him Brad Pitt appeared in high-definition close-up on an enormous video screen.Read more
Plenty of expected voices joined the online chorus lamenting the death of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, who died Thursday at 41 of an apparent suicide.
There were tweets from some of the many bands, such as Imagine Dragons and You Me at Six, that drew inspiration from Linkin Park’s blend of crunching heavy-metal guitars and sleek hip-hop rhythms.Read more
It's a tangential moment in the Emmy Award-nominated documentary “American Epic,” but one that grabs viewers' attention.
Recording engineer Nicholas Bergh cranks the handle on a 90-year-old recording device — one he spent more than a decade on during a detective-like quest to painstakingly restore it to working condition.Read more
The members of Slowdive never foresaw this twist in their story. Well on their way to becoming a revered footnote in the history of 1990s rock, the seminal English shoegazers are reunited, and even relevant again.Read more
Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the Los Angeles hard rock band Linkin Park, led the sextet to become one of the biggest acts of the 2000s, its mix of guitars and hip-hop defining the ensuing years in rock.
The act’s debut, “Hybrid Theory,” reportedly sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S. alone.Read more