Appropriating the King of Pop: The Far Right Co-Opts Michael Jackson

October 08, 2021

Michael Jackson has been named the "king of pop" for his timeless hits as a member of the Jackson 5 and as a solo artist. His lyrics have brought individuals across the world together as one. "Billie Jean" and "Thriller" are some of his best-known songs, but it is "They Don't Really Care About Us"...

What Life as a Musician Is Like

April 15, 2021

NBA Star Listens to His “Mom’s Music”

February 22, 2019

There’s a long, culturally complex relationship between basketball, race, music and the American way of life. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. When not reporting on events that take place in the arena, stadium, ring or on the court, national sports media in the US occasionally invites us...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Rock Music “Canon”

September 07, 2018

The Pythagorean “music of the spheres” has evolved into the economic sphere of marketable sounds. Writing for The Guardian, Michael Hann explores the question of the meaning of modern commercial music, especially in the Anglophone West. In his piece, “Bland on Blonde: why the old rock...

A Bad Year For Music Lovers

December 28, 2016

Looking back at the musicians we lost in 2016. The year 2016 will not only be remembered for Britain’s Brexit and Donald Trump’s stunning victory, but also the artists who sadly passed away. As if the loss of David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen wasn’t hard enough to take, George...