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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 …

The Doors: Light My Fire

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

Jim Morrison may have very well been the face of The Doors, but it was keyboardist Ray Manzarek who ignited their worldwide success with his inimitable ability to play a Vox Continental organ with his right hand for the melodies while simultaneously playing a Fender keyboard with his left for the bass chords. Arguably no song better displayed his remarkable talent than the 1967 hit …