Rock and roll has often been an enterprise in which adult men who disdained conventional morality sold fantasies of sexual rebellion to infatuated teenage girls.
In the wake of a somewhat unflattering Jann Wenner biography and two boneheaded exercises in journalism, Rolling Stone is mounting a full-court defense of its 50-year legacy.
With ‘Reputation,’ Taylor Swift has sold more albums in four days than any other album has sold the entire year. This is the free market at its finest.
What you don’t get when you’re watching a documentary film like this are two facts: You’re not a genius, and you’re not that lucky.
For centuries, we’ve mythologized the sound and quality of Stradivarius instruments. Now, a blind test shows that audiences prefer the sound of new violins.
Nat Hentoff was widely known as a muckraking journalist, a defender of free speech and the Bill of Rights but, most of all, as a passionate advocate for jazz.
Long gone are the ballads of the common man. In their place, we’ve got lots of booze, driving on dirt roads, and objectifying lyrics about women.
The ever-increasing popularity of streaming services like Spotify speaks volumes about the changing view in American society toward the meaning of ownership.
From school to college to the music industry to Hollywood, Ice Cube made the American dream his reality and went from gangsta rapper to role model.
For some gut-level, intuitive reason, I have a stubborn suspicion that we’ll get to see Bowie again some day.
The independent music scene is the most ideologically monolithic brand of entertainment on the market.
Whether on tour, on Twitter, or on Tumblr, the songstress shows it’s personal and it’s business.
Lana Del Rey is authentic, even if she never kissed a girl, liked it, and wrote a thumping pop anthem in response.
Daryl Hall’s show revives and refreshes music traditions, avoiding the pop idol and the autotune.
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