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  • Watch Coldplay and Michael J. Fox go 'Back to the Future' at concert

    Watch Coldplay and Michael J. Fox go 'Back to the Future' at concert

    Michael J. Fox joined Coldplay on stage at a New Jersey concert where they paid tribute to "Back to the Future" by playing two songs the actor performed in the iconic 1985 movie. Fox walked on stage at MetLife Stadium Sunday night just moments after the band showed a video of a fan asking them...

  • Punk pioneer Alan Vega dies at 78

    Punk pioneer Alan Vega dies at 78

    Former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins says punk pioneer Alan Vega has died. Rollins announced the death on his website and has released what he describes as a family-approved statement. It says Vega died in his sleep Saturday night at age 78. The statement doesn't list a cause or say where Vega...

  • Artscape headliner Wyclef Jean turns focus back to music

    Artscape headliner Wyclef Jean turns focus back to music

    Wyclef Jean has released very little music this decade, and yet the 46-year-old pop/rap producer, singer and songwriter has had no trouble keeping his name in the news. He unsuccessfully ran for president of Haiti, published a memoir (“Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story”) and played the head of a music...

  • Taylor Swift defends herself in latest salvo in Kanye battle

    Taylor Swift defends herself in latest salvo in Kanye battle

    It's Taylor vs. Kanye, part 242, with a dash of Kim Kardashian. West's famous wife stirred the pot of beef between Taylor Swift and Kanye West on Sunday, when on Snapchat, she posted video of a phone call between the rapper and pop superstar about his song "Famous," in which he rapped: "I feel...

  • From Brand New and Modest Mouse at Merriweather, contrasting takes on alt-rock in 2016

    From Brand New and Modest Mouse at Merriweather, contrasting takes on alt-rock in 2016

    There was a noticeable contrast Tuesday night between Brand New and Modest Mouse at the bands’ joint tour stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia.  The former, which played first as the sun still scorched, seemed like an act nearing its end, while the latter displayed a convincing gusto,...

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