The Surveillance Apparatus That Surrounded Britney Spears

An account by a former employee of the security team hired by Ms. Spears’s father created the most detailed portrait yet of the singer’s life under 13 years of conservatorship.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #ingham-samuel-d-iii, #pop-and-rock-music, #privacy, #rosengart-mathew-s, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952

‘Controlling Britney Spears’ Reveals New Details of Her Life Under Conservatorship

A new documentary by The New York Times features interviews with key insiders and people with firsthand information about how the conservatorship controlled the pop star’s life.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #framing-britney-spears-tv-program, #fx-tv-network, #hulu-com, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952

Barbara Campbell Cooke, 85, Widow of the Slain Sam Cooke, Is Dead

They were teenage sweethearts, but their marriage turned tragic, and when she married the protégé singer Bobby Womack, the publicity was intense and the boos were loud.

#cooke-barbara-campbell-1935-2021, #cooke-sam-1931-64, #deaths-obituaries, #pop-and-rock-music, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #womack-bobby

Britney Spears: End Conservatorship, but Remove My Father First

The singer’s lawyer requested the installation of a temporary conservator, citing her need to negotiate a prenuptial agreement and ongoing “anguish and harm.”

#pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #wills-and-estates

Sarah Dash, the ‘Glue’ of the Vocal Trio Labelle, Is Dead at 76

She brought her church-rooted soprano and high harmonies to the rock and funk powerhouse best known for the No. 1 hit “Lady Marmalade.”

#dash-sarah, #deaths-obituaries, #hendryx-nona, #labelle-music-group, #labelle-patti, #lady-marmalade-song, #pop-and-rock-music, #rhythm-and-blues-music

The 18-Year Wait for New Wrens Music Is Over. Sort Of.

The New Jersey indie rockers promised a final album. Their day jobs and families have expanded, but the band’s two creative forces kept writing — separately.

#aeon-station-music-group, #bissell-charles, #content-type-personal-profile, #observatory-album, #pop-and-rock-music, #whelan-kevin-singer, #wrens-the-music-group

Fall Brings a Bounty of New Albums. Watch for These 3.

A long-running indie band (Parquet Courts), a star-in-waiting (Remi Wolf) and a producer stepping into the spotlight (Illuminati Hotties) are ones to watch this season, our critic says.

#illuminati-hotties-sarah-tudzin, #juno-album, #let-me-do-one-more-album, #parquet-courts-music-group, #pop-and-rock-music, #sympathy-for-life-album, #wolf-remi

Fall Preview: The Thrill is Back. So Is the Anxiety.

This new cultural season promised the most triumphant of returns, but the vagaries of the virus have ushered in nervousness, too.

#art, #blue-album, #brooks-garth, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mac-taylor, #mitchell-joni, #movies, #pop-and-rock-music, #television, #theater

Britney Spears Announces Engagement to Longtime Boyfriend Sam Asghari

In the wake of recent developments in the battle over her conservatorship, the singer announced plans to wed for the third time.

#asghari-sam, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #weddings-and-engagements

Carl Bean, Gay Singer Who Turned to Preaching, Dies at 77

After recording “I Was Born This Way,” a club favorite, he entered the ministry and founded a church for the L.G.B.T.Q. community.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #bean-carl-1944-2021, #black-people, #christians-and-christianity, #deaths-obituaries, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #i-was-born-this-way-song, #los-angeles-calif, #pop-and-rock-music, #unity-fellowship-church

Overlooked No More: Sinn Sisamouth, ‘King’ of Cambodian Pop Music

He and his singing partner, Ros Serey Sothea, drew from a wide range of Western and local influences. They disappeared after the Khmer Rouge seized power in 1975.

#biographical-information, #cambodia, #khmer-rouge, #pop-and-rock-music, #ros-serey-sothea, #sinn-sisamouth

J Balvin Attempts to Reintroduce Himself on ‘Jose’

The Colombian star skips innovation and presents an impressionistic inventory of the sounds that established him as a global force on his sixth studio album.

#j-balvin-1985, #jose-album, #latin-music, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop

Anarchy, and $$$, in the Vintage Punk Clothing Market

Sid Vicious would never believe how much his old clothes are worth, and the lengths to which counterfeiters will go to fake them.

#collectors-and-collections, #counterfeit-merchandise, #fashion-and-apparel, #london-england, #mclaren-malcolm, #pop-and-rock-music, #seditionaries-fashion-label, #westwood-vivienne, #your-feed-fashion

Lindsey Buckingham Has Survived It All

After a heart attack and (another) feud with Stevie Nicks, the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist returns with a new solo album.

#buckingham-lindsey, #content-type-personal-profile, #fleetwood-mac, #lindsey-buckingham-album, #pop-and-rock-music

Britney Spears’s Father Files to End Her Conservatorship

In a new petition, lawyers for James P. Spears wrote that if the singer “believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance.”

#pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #wills-and-estates

The Secret to Yebba’s Debut Album? A Big Voice and Lots of Time.

The 26-year-old singer and songwriter endured a family tragedy on the journey between tasting viral success and assembling a complete artistic vision with Mark Ronson.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dawn-2021-album, #pop-and-rock-music, #smith-abbey-yebba

Signature Moves With Sean Bankhead

The choreographer behind many of the biggest music videos of the year is a pop star’s secret weapon.

#atlanta-ga, #bankhead-sean, #dancing, #fifth-harmony-music-group, #los-angeles-calif, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #tiktok-bytedance

Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’: How 88rising Crafted an Evocative Soundtrack

The Asian arts collective worked closely with the director Destin Daniel Cretton to put its imprint on the anticipated movie.

#88rising-live-nation-entertainment-inc, #asian-americans, #cretton-destin-daniel, #marvel-studios, #miyashiro-sean, #movies, #niki-singer, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #shang-chi-and-the-legend-of-the-ten-rings-movie, #shang-chi-and-the-legend-of-the-ten-rings-the-album-album

The Beach Boys ‘Feel Flows’ Boxed Set Explores the Band’s Reinvention

“Feel Flows: The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions, 1969-1971” explores a time of experimentation and reinvention for the band.

#beach-boys, #content-type-personal-profile, #feel-flows-the-sunflowersurfs-up-sessions-1969-1971-album, #love-mike, #pop-and-rock-music, #wilson-brian-1942, #wilson-carl, #wilson-dennis-1944-92

When the Parking Lot Is Its Own Strange Trip

Outside Dead & Company shows, a tradition started by the Grateful Dead lives on, vivid uniforms and all.

#deadcompany-music-group, #fans-persons, #grateful-dead, #pop-and-rock-music

Lorde Steals Her Sunshine Back

How successful is a sunny new phase of her career, and what does it mean to choose to move away from the expectations of superstardom?

#audio-neutral-informative, #lorde, #pop-and-rock-music, #solar-power-album

Inge Ginsberg, Holocaust Survivor With a Heavy Metal Coda, Dies at 99

Her rich life, spanning three continents and 11 decades, entailed wartime espionage, volumes of poetry, songwriting and a late-career turn as a rock band’s frontwoman.

#concentration-camps, #deaths-obituaries, #ginsberg-inge-1922, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Halsey Connects Past and Future in ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’

On “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,” the 26-year-old musician enlists a longtime role model and takes one step back from confessionals.

#frangipane-ashley-nicolette-halsey, #if-i-cant-have-love-i-want-power-album, #nine-inch-nails-music-group, #pop-and-rock-music

Kacey Musgraves’s Expanding Universe

After two wry country albums and a Grammy-sweeping breakthrough, pop stardom is calling for Kacey Musgraves. Will she answer?

#content-type-personal-profile, #country-music, #musgraves-kacey, #pop-and-rock-music, #star-crossed-album

The Uniform Cool of Charlie Watts

With his Savile Row suits, custom shirts and jazzman’s assurance, the Rolling Stones drummer staged his own quiet rebellion.

#content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #london-england, #pop-and-rock-music, #rolling-stones, #suits-apparel, #watts-charlie, #your-feed-fashion

Why the Baby on Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Album Is Suing Now

Spencer Elden, 30, says Nirvana engaged in child pornography when the band used a picture of him naked on the cover of the breakthrough album.

#california, #child-pornography, #cobain-kurt, #elden-spencer, #nevermind-album, #nirvana-music-group, #pop-and-rock-music, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Lorde Opts Out on the Provocatively Subdued ‘Solar Power’

The singer and songwriter trades the sonic dynamism and moodiness of her 2017 album “Melodrama” for sun-soaked self-assurance on an LP that doesn’t always come into focus.

#antonoff-jack, #lorde, #pop-and-rock-music, #solar-power-album

Charlie Watts, the Unlikely Soul of the Rolling Stones

In a band that defined debauched rock ’n’ roll, he was a quiet, dapper jazz fan. But their unusual chemistry defined the rhythm of the Stones, and of rock.

#jazz, #pop-and-rock-music, #rolling-stones, #watts-charlie

Charlie Watts, Bedrock Drummer for the Rolling Stones, Dies at 80

Mr. Watts, who had no taste for the life of a pop idol, was an unflashy presence with the band and brought to it a swinging style.

#charlie-watts, #deaths-obituaries, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #rolling-stones

Even Billy Joel Mocked ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire.’ I Loved It.

As a 4-year-old, our critic couldn’t get enough of this manic 1989 hit, a crash course in U.S. history. Now the song lives on in parodies and memes.

#joel-billy, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #we-didnt-start-the-fire-song

Don Everly, Older Brother in Groundbreaking Rock Duo, Dies at 84

The Everly Brothers were the most successful rock act to emerge from Nashville in the 1950s, rivaling Elvis Presley for airplay on the radio.

#country-music, #deaths-obituaries, #everly-don, #everly-phil-1939-2014, #nashville-tenn, #pop-and-rock-music, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-and-museum

For Aretha Franklin, a Grudge Was a Way to Earn R-E-S-P-E-C-T

The Queen of Soul was constantly trying to bend the world to her will. 

#detroit-mich, #franklin-aretha, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #respect-movie

How Aaron Dessner Found His Voice (With an Assist From Taylor Swift)

The “shy” producer and musician from the long-running indie-rock band the National emerges via his own project with Justin Vernon, Big Red Machine.

#big-red-machine-music-group, #content-type-personal-profile, #dessner-aaron, #how-long-do-you-think-its-gonna-last-album, #pop-and-rock-music, #vernon-justin-1981

Saving Pop Punk? That’s Just Their Warm-Up Act.

Meet Me @ the Altar want to be household names — and that’s not a crazy notion.

#florida, #fueled-by-ramen, #music, #paramore-music-group, #pop-and-rock-music, #women-and-girls

Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’ Stays No. 1

George Harrison’s 1970 triple album “All Things Must Pass” also returns to the Top 10 for the first time in 50 years thanks to a host of reissues.

#all-things-must-pass-album, #eilish-billie, #happier-than-ever-album, #harrison-george, #pop-and-rock-music

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Team Up Again, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Lizzo featuring Cardi B, Machine Gun Kelly, Brandee Younger and others.

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Britney Spears Judge Denies Motion to Expedite Hearing About Her Father

A judge overseeing the singer’s case ruled that a court date to address removing or suspending James P. Spears as conservator would remain scheduled for September.

#penny-brenda, #pop-and-rock-music, #rosengart-mathew-s, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

Paul Cotton, Mainstay of the Country-Rock Band Poco, Dies at 78

He joined the band for its third album and expanded its emotional and stylistic palette with his sinewy, blues-inflected guitar work and brooding baritone vocals.

#cotton-paul-1943-2021, #country-music, #deaths-obituaries, #poco-music-group, #pop-and-rock-music

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, Rock Journalist, Dies at 75

She took the music seriously at a time when not many writers did. Among her books was a memoir of her life with one of its biggest stars, Jim Morrison.

#deaths-obituaries, #doors-the-music-group, #jazzpop-magazine, #kennealy-morrison-patricia-1946-2021, #morrison-jim, #pop-and-rock-music, #the-doors-movie, #writing-and-writers

Shoe Obsession for the Ages: Prince’s Killer Collection of Custom Heels, Now on View

The beautiful ones, they hurt you every time.

#paisley-park-chanhassen-minn, #pop-and-rock-music, #prince-1958, #shoes-and-boots

Dusty Hill, Long-Bearded Bassist for ZZ Top, Dies at 72

The band, known for its hard-charging, blues-inflected rock, was one of the biggest acts of the 1980s, selling more than 50 million albums.

#deaths-obituaries, #hill-dusty, #nineteen-hundred-eighties, #pop-and-rock-music, #rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-and-museum, #texas, #zz-top

Testing Britney Spears: Restoring Rights Can Be Rare and Difficult

To get out of conservatorship, the pop star will likely have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, an uneasy melding of legal standards and mental health criteria.

#california, #los-angeles-calif, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pop-and-rock-music, #psychology-and-psychologists, #spears-britney, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

‘We Intend to Cause Havoc’ Review: Zambia Rock, Rediscovered

This new documentary takes its title from the acronym of WITCH, a once-popular Zambian combo.

#arlotta-gio, #documentary-films-and-programs, #pop-and-rock-music, #we-intend-to-cause-havoc-movie, #zambia

Prominent Lawyer in Discussions to Represent Britney Spears

Mathew Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor, plans to attend a hearing on Wednesday and make the case that the singer should be permitted to hire him for her conservatorship battle.

#mathew-rosengart, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

Cannes Film Festival: ‘Val,’ ‘The Velvet Underground’ and Famous Jerks

Two documentaries take different approaches to their star subjects. One, about the actor Val Kilmer, prefers to be hands-off. The other, about Lou Reed, welcomes complications.

#actors-and-actresses, #documentary-films-and-programs, #kilmer-val, #pop-and-rock-music, #reed-lou-1942-2013, #the-velvet-underground-movie, #val-movie

Jam & Lewis Shaped Pop History. They’re Working on Its Future, Too.

The writing and production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis helped give Janet Jackson and others decades of hits. Now they’re bringing their “newstalgic” sound to their own LP.

#black-history-continued-2021, #content-type-personal-profile, #jamlewis-volume-one-album, #jimmy-jam-and-terry-lewis, #pop-and-rock-music, #rhythm-and-blues-music

Springsteen on Broadway: Showing Us How Many Lives We Contain

Two critics on the show’s return — a turning point in live theater and another stage in the rock star’s lifelong evolution.

#broadway-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #pop-and-rock-music, #springsteen-on-broadway-play, #springsteen-bruce, #theater

Ellen McIlwaine, Slide Guitarist With a Power Voice, Dies at 75

Early in her career she played with Jimi Hendrix. She went on to record several well-regarded albums. But she remained under the radar.

#blues-music, #deaths-obituaries, #folk-music, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #mcilwaine-ellen-1945-2021, #pop-and-rock-music

Amber Tamblyn: Britney Spears’s Raw Anger, and Mine

What I know about the toxic combination of money and fame for young women.

#pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #women-and-girls

Britney Spears’s Courtroom Plea Spurs Questions for Her Lawyer

The singer said she had not known she needed to petition the court to be released from her conservatorship, placing a focus on the court-appointed counsel who has represented her for 13 years.

#ingham-samuel-d-iii, #legal-profession, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates