Hüsker Dü Co-founder and Drummer Grant Hart Dead at 56

Grant Hart, co-founder and drummer for the seminal Minnesota hardcore band Hüsker Dü, has died at 56 after a months-long battle with kidney cancer. Variety first reported the news, which was later confirmed by the band’s publicist, as well as front man Bob Mould. “Grant Hart was a gifted visual …

Madonna Claims Tupac Prison Letter Was Stolen From Her Home

Madonna. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty s Earlier this month, TMZ got hold a revealing letter Tupac wrote in 1995 to his former girlfriend Madonna from prison explaining that their breakup was race-related. The letter is set to go up for sale Wednesday online auction site Gotta Have Rock and Roll, but …

Everything to Know About Lorde’s Melodrama Before Listening

Melodrama is out on Friday. Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival On Friday, former teen prodigy Lorde will release her sophomore album, Melodrama. (It’s out now for all you lucky Aussies and Kiwis.) Now a seasoned 2o-year-old — with plenty swear words sprinkled throughout the album to …

SZA Is Finally in Ctrl: On the Long Road to Her Debut Album

There’s an unapologetically girly quality to Ctrl, Solána Rowe’s, a.k.a. SZA’s, debut album, like she’s thinking aloud about growing up in a dreamy singsong. She’s inspired by teen romances, ’90s Drew Barrymore films, and the preternatural quality Spike Lee movies. On Ctrl, you can hear SZA pulling in all these …

What It Means to Be Halsey

Halsey has an idea. In fact, she’s practically swarming with them, because it’s one those days when the artist born Ashley Frangipane has been unkindly referred to as “extra.” Since this is the part the story that she ten feels irritated by, perhaps it’s best to get it out the …

Camila Cabello Clarifies Why She Left Fifth Harmony

Once a Bo$$, always a Bo$$. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty s Ever since Camila Cabello made the abrupt decision to quit Fifth Harmony, questions about the split have dogged the young, newly solo singer. Rumors fueled by her own former group mates suggested that Cabello wasn’t forthright with the other four …