Musicians react to verdict in Derek Chauvin trial


This afternoon, a Minneapolis jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. The case drew international attention, sparking months of demonstrations and cries for justice in the music community and beyond. Below is a sampling of artists’ reactions today. For more on…

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Musicheads Essential Artist: Prince

Prince at the 2007 Super Bowl

April is Minnesota Music Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Tuesday, April 21, we're shining a light on Prince.

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Interview: Colin Meloy talks 20 Years of The Decemberists

Interview with Colin Meloy of The Decemberists

Colin Meloy and Mac Wilson sit down for a virtual interview as The Decemberists celebrate their 20th anniversary this month. The two look back at iconic releases and memories from The Decemberists' catalog, and discuss the craft of building a setlist in the age of streams.

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Five years without Prince: A timeline


It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since Prince’s tragic death, which still feels so fresh and painful for his millions of “fams” around the world. It’s been an eventful five years, though, with a trove of releases from the Vault, the opening of Paisley Park as a museum, countless tribute performances, and more.…

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Album of the Week: Middle Kids, 'Today We're the Greatest'

Middle Kids

Australia's Middle Kids released their second record in March, 'Today We're the Greatest,' and it's our Album of the week. Frontwoman Hannah Joy talked to Maddie about the themes of reflection and space on the record, writing on the road in America, and recording in a studio for the first time.

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Interview: Colin Meloy talks 20 Years of The Decemberists

Interview with Colin Meloy of The Decemberists

Colin Meloy and Mac Wilson sit down for a virtual interview as The Decemberists celebrate their 20th anniversary this month. The two look back at iconic releases and memories from The Decemberists' catalog, and discuss the craft of building a setlist in the age of streams.

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St. Vincent talks about 'Daddy's Home,' and SNL

Interview with Annie Clark of St. Vincent

St. Vincent's Annie Clark connects with Jade to talk about her upcoming album, Daddy's Home, the visual representations that have accompanied the eras of her discography, and putting together the band for her recent Saturday Night Live performance.

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Today in Music History: Deep Purple made their live debut


Deep Purple made their live debut; George Burns was in the Hot 100; numerous artists paid tribute to the late Freddie Mercury; Aerosmith got a grip with their 11th studio album; The Sound of Philadelphia became the first disco song to reach No. 1 in the singles charts; and 'American Idiot' opened on Broadway, Today in Music History.

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