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Before 'American Idol,' There Was the Eurovision Song Contest
5 Things We've Always Wondered About Andy Gibb
Charlie Watts, Legendary Rolling Stones Drummer, Dies at 80
Can 'One-hit Wonders' Live Off Royalties Forever?
The National Museum of African American Music Takes the Stage in Nashville
Why Are Boy Bands Bigger Stars Than Girl Groups?
The Light and Airy Lyre Has Plucked Its Way Through the Ages
Getting to Know the Didge, the 'World's Healthiest Instrument'
The Electric Guitar Made for Women Rockers
If There's No Fat Lady Singing, Is the Opera Over?
Johann Sebastian Bach: A Duelling, Fighting, Hard-drinking Rock Star Turns 336
'Baby Shark' and Other Kiddie Tunes That Hit the Billboard Charts
Ukraine's entry, Kalush Orchestra's "Stefania," combines traditional folk sounds with modern hip-hop. Sentimental and upbeat at the same time, the song has become an anthem for the war-torn nation and will likely win the contest.
The Rolling Stones drummer infused one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands with a ton of rock and a lot of jazz. His death today leaves a huge hole in rock music.
The crowd-sourced syllabus, which is typically circulated through hashtags on social media, has grown popular over the past several years. And of course there's one for the K-pop phenom BTS.
The lyre is a small U-shaped harp that has appeared all over the world, from the ancient Greco-Roman culture, to India, Africa and beyond. Do people still play this ancient stringed instrument?
The newly opened National Museum of African American Music celebrates the legacy and contrubutions of Black musicians in all genres, from hip-hop, rap and soul to jazz, funk, blues and pop.
On Sept. 5, 2020, a small crowd gathered in the St. Burchardi church in Halberstadt, Germany, to hear the first sound change in almost seven years to an organ piece by composer John Cage that will go on until the year 2640.
This smooth music style of the late '70s and early '80s features a SoCal vibe and lots of collaboration among its practitioners (Toto, Michael McDonald, etc.) Don your captain’s hat, grab a pina colada and test your yacht rock knowledge!
Known for his lilting cover of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow,' which he sang while playing the ukulele, IZ was a big part of the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance.
The droning didgeridoo, or didge, is an ancient wind instrument created by the aboriginal people of northern Australia, but still widely played today.
By Jeremy Glass
With a fiercely loyal fanbase, kawaii band BABYMETAL is reshaping heavy metal into something the world has never quite seen before.
The stereotype that female opera singers are all overweight is as old as the opera itself. But is weight really necessary to be a great soprano?
By Meg Sparwath
The story goes that the only explanation for Robert Johnson's sudden prowess at playing the blues must have been an unholy alliance with Satan. But what was the truth?
By Dave Roos
Bach was and is a towering figure in musical history, but what is it that makes him so great?
The addictive kid's song is now the most-downloaded YouTube video of all time. And before that, it accomplished the rare feat of hitting the Billboard charts. It's not the only kiddie song to make it big.