Arts & Culture

Mumford and Sons criticized for posing with provocative academic, Henry Rollins and Iggy Pop join William Shatner on his first Christmas album and Will Ferrell enlists all-star band for charity concert. 

Dickey Betts of The Allman Brothers Band to undergo brain surgery after fall, Bob Dylan and Fleet Foxes ready big box sets, Jim James announces tour of swing states to help get out the vote and the late producer Richard Swift puts out new single on day his family scatters his ashes in Oregon. 

Mark Knopfler gets nostalgic on new album, Nick Cave joins Marianne Faitfhull for haunting new single and Apple Music debuts new song search function using lyrics. 

Twitter goes crazy over credit card commercial, Bob Seger turns a page and German doc says Russian riotter poisoned.   

Lily Allen alleges music industry exec. sexually assaulted her, Sufjan Stevens to reissue Christmas box set on vinyl and Memphis to induct the Queen of Soul and The Box Tops into their Hall of Fame 

Spotify increases download cap, Girls star explores Gallagher Brothers' sibling psychology and Hendrix' Electric Ladyland turns 50.

Jason Isbell & John Prine clean up in Nashville, member of Russian punk band allegedly poisoned and Rev. Al Green covers Freddy Fender.

Sir Paul's strange interview, Tom Waits sings Italian anti-fascist folk, Jack White's the toast of Washington