Each Tuesday on the Style blog, we round up the latest pop music headlines along with all of Style’s pop music coverage from the previous week.


View Photo Gallery: Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons says Adam Yauch, the gravelly voiced Beastie Boys rapper who co-founded the seminal hip-hop group, has died at age 47.

- Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz are thanking Beastie Boys fans mourning the death of their bandmate Adam "MCA" Yauch. Diamond wrote on Facebook that "the last few days have just been a blur of deep emotions for our closest friend, band mate and really brother." Diamond and Horovitz also posted a message on the band's official tumblr. Yauch died on Friday after a years-long battle with cancer.

- In today’s Post: Burt Bacharach in in Washington this week to accept the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. On songwriting, Bacharach says, "I didn't like rock-n-roll. I knew more than three chords."


View Photo Gallery: Songwriting partners Burt Bacharach and Hal David will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from President Obama.

- Also in today's Post, our weekly album reviews: David Malitz
ventures down Silversun Pickups' middle-of-the-road-rock; Sarah Godfrey reviews dancehall reggae phenom Romain Virgo; and Allison Stewart offers her take on the latest mix-tape from DMV rapper Black Cobain.

- And in case you missed it, catch up on last week's profile of chart-topping rock band fun., as well as concert reviews of Kid Ink and the Kennedy Center's Marvin Gaye tribute.