Chris Redd and Alec Baldwin perform in a spoof of Kanye West's visit to the White House on Saturday Night Live.
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October 14, 2018 The cold open revisited West's bizarre White House soliloquy, while Simon performed an emotional rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
Mountain Man's Magic Ship comes out Sept. 21.
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September 13, 2018 The vocal trio's first album in eight years is most potent when heard in full, from beginning to end, ideally on a back porch.
Eminem, seen here performing in 2017, released his 10th album Friday morning.
August 31, 2018 The rapper's 10th album appeared on streaming services Friday morning.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z in "Apes***."
June 16, 2018 The first video from the couple's Everything Is Love album guest stars the Mona Lisa.
Jóhann Jóhannsson at the 2015 BAFTAs, where he was nominated for the music he composed for the film The Theory of Everything.
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February 10, 2018 The renowned film composer, who scored Arrival and The Theory of Everything, died Friday in Berlin, Germany.
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October 8, 2017 The singer performed the first two singles from his upcoming album, The Thrill Of It All: "Too Good At Goodbyes" and "Pray."
Nelly was taken into custody early Saturday morning after a woman called 911.
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October 7, 2017 The pop star was taken into custody on Saturday morning while on tour in Washington state.
Wily Williams, Beyoncé and J. Balvin teamed up for a remix of "Mi Gente."
September 28, 2017 Queen Bey is donating proceeds from the song to relief efforts in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Guitarist Walter Becker of Steely Dan performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course May 6, 2007 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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September 3, 2017 The guitarist, bassist and songwriter leaves behind a handful of classic albums that blended rock, jazz and sonic perfection in unprecedented fashion.
LCD Soundsystem performs "Call The Police" on Saturday Night Live.
May 7, 2017 Watch James Murphy and crew perform "Call The Police" and "American Dream," which were released on streaming services on Friday.
Loretta Lynn, seen here performing at SXSW 2016, suffered a stroke Thursday night.
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May 5, 2017 The country legend, who just celebrated her 85th birthday, fell ill Thursday night.
Kendrick Lamar at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 16, 2016, in Brooklyn, New York.
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April 14, 2017 The NPR Music staff spent Friday morning listening to the rapper's new album. Here are eight reactions to what will likely go down as one of the best albums of 2017.