‘Zappa’ is a thorough introduction to the life and musical career of the most idiosyncratic and talented artists of the 20th century.
Most people spend their entire lives trying to achieve some measure of immortality. It only took Edward Lodewijk van Halen one minute and 42 seconds.
The Strokes are still together, with new music on the way. Against the odds, they never collapsed under the weight of a tumultuous career.
While not a direct biopic, ‘Rocketman’ is about the soul transformation and exploration of one of the greatest pop rock stars of all time.
Quietly magisterial is one of many phrases one might use to describe the music of Mark Hollis, the recently deceased singer of the band Talk Talk.
Willingness to subsume guitar virtuosity in service to the song will, ironically, be essential to guitarists regaining the cultural spotlight.
The 1970s singer-songwriter never received the mainstream accolades he deserved, but he still had a prolific career worth checking out.
Everything that makes Keith Richards such an improbably lovable figure is on display in the book, making it the perfect way to celebrate his 75th birthday.
In the book ‘Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall,’ Tim Mohr examines the colorful history of East German punk, an account marred only by some knee-jerk politics.
In ‘Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story,’ the most sober member of one of rock and roll’s most legendary and destructive bands reflects on his in and out of the Who.
The classic album was born out of the discord of the late ’60s and The Beatles’ disintegration, and remains poignant in today’s political discord.
Think of it as both a thematically unified playlist and a career overview that highlights a handful of Radiohead’s greatest songs.
This list includes deep cuts, lesser-known singles, and a few personal favorites, with at least one song from every decade of Paul McCartney’s’s post-Beatles career.
David Harsanyi and Mark Hemingway debate their favorite artists and albums, and dive deep into the punk and rock music scenes of the ’70s and ’80s.
Mollie Hemingway, David Harsanyi, and Mark Hemingway host a round table conversation on their favorite artists, albums, and decades of music.
The two-part formula for ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was putting a darker spin on very conventional melodies and employing a lot of dynamics.
It’s time for one of my favorite genres: the end-of-year listicle. So before we shift our attention to 2018, let’s reflect on some of the best music to come out in 2017.
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