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Spinal Tap vs. Hollywood For years, Harry Shearer, one of the creators of the comedy classic This Is Spinal Tap, received royalty checks for …

Thurston Moore: The First Time I Saw Bands at CBGB (in 1976) I graduated from Bethel High School in Connecticut in 1976. The only …

George Michael Mattered Beyond the Music If you were around in October of 1987 and had MTV then, you remember. You remember the camera …

Bay of punks: remembering when punk rock invaded San Francisco The scene in the Bay Area was never chronicled in the same way as …

Prince’s Closest Friends Share Their Best Prince Stories He was a legend, a virtuoso, one of the true gods of music. But he was …

The Story of ‘Ella and Louis,’ 60 Years Later Nineteen fifty-six was a defining year for American popular music. The foundations of rock and …

How Pop Culture Wore Out Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ Leonard Cohen’s ballad “Hallelujah” has become so inescapable that the songwriter once asked for a break …

New York Rock: The Birth of Punk, an Oral History Joey Ramone, Richard Hell, Blondie and others describe the organic 1970s movement for nonconformists with …

How ‘Boy’ Transformed U2 Into Legends Between September of 1979 and May of 1980, U2 released seven tracks, on three different 45s. These songs …

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Phish Shreds America: How the Jam Band Anticipated Modern Festival Culture In the viral video that became known as “What Phish Sounds Like to People …