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A sad goodby to Tom Petty, Queens of the Stone Age get dramatic, HAIM line-dances, and more in music

Artists for Puerto Rico: Almost Like Praying Thoughts and prayers are welcome but action—service, donations, on-the-ground support (or in some instances, policy change)—really makes the most difference. Everyone’s favorite musical historian Lin-Manuel Miranda has done something stellar, and brought an all-star cast with him. Miranda recorded “Almost Like Praying” with Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Camila Cabello, Ruben Blades, Dessa, Marc Anthony …

Tom Petty: I Won’t Back Down

The remarkably talented musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Tom Petty passed today at 66 years old. Best known for his bands Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, Petty was a dynamic performer who had just finished a three-night stint at the Hollywood Bowl last week. The song “I Won’t Back Down” was the lead single from Petty’s debut album …

Holy Ghost!: Dumb Disco Ideas

A look back at Ray Manzarek, Digable Planets' reissue, "Dumb Disco Ideas" and more in our weekly music recap

Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel, the duo behind Holy Ghost!, released a banger of a song that’s sure to be a summer party anthem with “Dumb Disco Ideas”—contrary to the title. Perhaps they had an inkling it would become a Brooklyn rooftop staple when they teamed up with frequent collaborator Ben Fries to make the video, which forgoes the twosome in favor of an NYC …