How Paul McCartney Pared Down on ‘Unplugged’
“This is how we started out, you know,” he said during the 1991 all-acoustic performance.
How Peter Gabriel Conquered the World With ‘So’
Between Genesis and early solo outings, he was already a rock star. Then he went supernova.
How Elvis Costello Said Goodbye to the Attractions on ‘All This Useless Beauty’
One of the most potent partnerships in rock history makes its last stand.
25 Years Ago: Violent Femmes Get Their Second Wind With ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’
Back in 1991, the eternal alternative underdogs from Milwaukee updated their early sound and gave the world their vision of "American Music."
Watch Billy Corgan Play an Acoustic Cover of Prince’s ‘The Cross’
Corgan and touring bandmate Sierra Swan delivered a straightforward take on the song last week backstage on Smashing Pumpkins' acoustic-electro tour, In Plainsong.
14 Years Ago: Wilco Release Their Embattled Masterpiece ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’
The story behind the strained creation and unconventional release of Wilco's landmark fourth album has ascended to the level of postmodern folklore.
Purple Reign: The Revolutionary Spirit of Prince Transcends His Immense Musical Influence
A generational creative force and a seemingly ageless pop culture iconoclast, Prince seemed to be immortal. And, in a way, he actually is.
Key Members Who’ve Been Snubbed by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
They all suffered a particularly cruel fate: Being left out.
33 years Ago: Violent Femmes Release Their Legendary Self-Titled Debut
The Milwaukee trio emerged from the indie underground in 1983 with a folk-punk cult classic that's become a timeless soundtrack wherever there's teen angst.
The Stories Behind the Songs of the Doors’ Last Hurrah, ‘L.A. Woman’
On the anniversary of the release of 'L.A. Woman,' we look at the multitude of influences on Jim Morrison's swan song.