Billy Yeager, in a still from a video on YouTube offering "rare footage for sale."
Still from YouTube
March 23, 2017 The story of a mysterious Florida musician, fake identities and the record-breaking sale of a rare album that might not actually exist.
Detail of the album art for CHUCK.
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March 22, 2017 The song is taken from Berry's first record in 38 years, CHUCK, due out on June 16.
Natalie Portman in the video for James Blake's "My Willing Heart."
March 20, 2017 Shot just days before Portman gave birth to her second child, the video curves its melancholy around a new arrival.
Chuck Berry in 1958, posing with his Gibson hollow-body electric guitar.
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March 18, 2017 Berry was central to the development of rock 'n' roll, with indelible hits like "Maybelline," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Rock and Roll Music" and "Johnny B. Goode."
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Legendary harmonica player James Cotton, who died aged 81 after a 72-year-long career.
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March 16, 2017 During his 72-year career, Cotton became one of the greatest and most respected bluesmen of the latter 20th century.
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Paul McCartney during Paris Fashion Week, 2016.
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March 15, 2017 McCartney has long sought control of The Beatles hits he co-authored and has filed a court case against the company that controls them.
Ronald Clump in the video for BADBADNOTGOOD's "Lavender."
March 15, 2017 President Trump's lawyer also responded to the satirical music video from BADBADNOTGOOD, Snoop Dogg and Kaytranada, calling it "totally disgraceful. Snoop owes the president an apology."
Lorde performs "Green Light" on Saturday Night Live on March 12.
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March 13, 2017 It's usually enough not to embarrass yourself on Studio 8H's stage. Lorde, in fact, did a great job.
Frank Ocean at the White House in October 2016.
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March 11, 2017 Ocean unveils his first new music since the release of Blonde.
Briggs, one-half of A.B. Original, in the video for "ICU" (feat. Thelma Plum).
March 10, 2017 The hip-hop duo's independently released Reclaim Australia beat out Nick Cave and DD Dumbo, among others.
David Bowie, performing "Rebel Rebel" on Feb. 13, 1974.
March 10, 2017 A proper dig into the vault and a live show from 1974 will hit stores in late April.
A crowd in line at the 2015 SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas.
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March 3, 2017 A clash between SXSW and artists over legal language regarding international musicians at the festival boils down to fine print and big ideas.
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Lady Gaga performs during The 59th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. on Feb. 12, 2017
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March 1, 2017 Gaga will take over the Saturday night headliner slot at the desert festival.
Art for The Chopstars' Purple Moonlight.
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February 27, 2017 Moonlight's Oscar win for Best Picture was well-deserved — and a new, freelance soundtrack is, too.
Welcome to Austin, capital of Texas.
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February 24, 2017 As the face of Austin's music office prepares to depart, the city's problems and successes may offer a lesson for the world at large about globalization and technology.