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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 …

Charli XCX: I Want It That Way

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

British pop singer Charli XCX made her mark both writing and featuring on the uncontrollably catchy Icona Pop hit “I Love It,” but she is undoubtedly a successful solo artist, opening up for Santigold and Coldplay in 2012. Last week she touched down in Chicago, where a fan captured her performing at the Boys Town record shop Borderline Music. Whether a nod to its gay-friendly …