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Who Is BTS and Why Are They Taking Over the Pop Music World?

K-pop phenoms BTS beat out several political figures — and even our own planet — to take first place in Time magazine's 2018 online poll for person of the year. How did they pull it off?

5 Reasons Concert Tickets Are So Expensive

You paid how much for that Taylor Swift concert? Why are musicians charging so much for live shows these days?

Mamma Mia! The ABBA Quiz

Take a chance on our ABBA quiz and find out how much you know about the 70s Swedish supergroup!

Who Is Sister Christian, Anyway?

Is she a nun? A jilted lover? We know you're dying to find out.

How Kronos Quartet and NASA Will Transform the Solar Eclipse Into Music

The renowned string quartet will improvise live music to accompany 'space sounds' created by sonification of the total solar eclipse.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Bob Marley

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery by learning more about this reggae superstar.

How Does the YMCA Feel About the Village People Song 'Y.M.C.A.'?

Nearly four decades after the Village People anthem hit the discos, the song's namesake still isn't really ready to fully embrace it.

5 Things You Didn't Know About 'London Calling'

When the Clash started working on their third album, they had no idea it would be so influential.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Jim Morrison

Which other famous rock star inspired the Lizard King's persona?

What Does Your Playlist Say About Your Personality?

Whether you love cheery pop tunes or melodramatic ballads has a lot to do with your age and gender, right? Actually, your musical taste depends more on your personality.

Pianist Plays Gorgeous Music While Floating in the Arctic Ocean

Ludovico Einaudi's 'Elegy for the Arctic' is part of a Greenpeace campaign to draw attention to the region's rapidly melting ice.

Killer Mike Talks Activism and Music at SxSW

Music executive Shanti Das and rapper Killer Mike have a conversation about Atlanta, music and social justice.

Love Kate Bush? Join the Crowd. Literally.

Reenactments of the 'Wuthering Heights' video are happening all over the world in July.

5 Times David Bowie Was Censored in the Past

Overt religious themes? Canine-human hybrids? Gender-bending marionettes? Yep, David Bowie did it all, and often faced censorship because of it.

Where Have All the Angry Mainstream Musicians Gone?

Protest music? What's that? Maybe musicians today are too concerned about getting paid. Or maybe there are ones who care, but industry forces make it tough to get heard.

You Might Not Get to Hear Wu-Tang Clan's Latest Album

That infamous pharma exec Martin Shkreli just bought the sole copy. Bummer.

Not All Musicians Live Fast and Die Young

Sure, some do, but it depends on what kind of music you're listening to.

Was Major Tom a real astronaut?

Did David Bowie really write "Space Oddity" to pay tribute to a brave astronaut who was lost in space? Or is it solely a testament to Bowie's unique brilliance?

Who was the fifth Beatle?

John, Paul, George and Ringo were the Fab Four of The Beatles – or did they have a fifth member? Legend hints there was one, but who was he?

Does 'Dark Side of the Moon' really synch with 'The Wizard of Oz'?

Many Pink Floyd fans can attest the band's music can be mind-altering. So it's no surprise that if you have a feeling that you're not in Kansas any more, it might be because you've gone to the Dark Side of the Rainbow.

Waxing Moronic: 10 Wrong Facts From Song Lyrics

Journey, you know we love you, but that "south Detroit" lyric in "Don't Stop Believin'" just mars an otherwise hard-rocking song. There. We got that one off our chest (along with a few others) inside the article.

5 Questions That Still Linger After Michael Jackson's Death

Known as the King of Pop and beloved by millions, Michael Jackson died at his home in California on June 25, 2009. Though his heart failure was ruled a homicide, questions still linger after his death.

Top 10 Beatles Singles

For a week in 1964, the Beatles had 12 songs on Billboard's Hot 100. See our list of the Beatles' top singles.

10 Bands Named After Places

Some musicians love a place so much they name their band after it. See our list of 10 bands named after places. Can you guess what bands made the list?

Music Festival Pictures

Music festivals are a great way to see your favorite bands alongside your fellow fans. See scenes from some of the major music festivals around the country.


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