The site that revolutionized how people released and listened to music has died multiple deaths since its 2003 debut, but it finally gets the eulogy it deserves.
The Messy Making of a Nearly Perfect Hip-Hop Album
Music as original as Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s sounds evergreen, but originality came with a high personal cost for its maker.
The Story of Country Music’s Great Songwriting Duo
Before they released “Wichita Lineman,” the greatest unfinished song of all time, Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb lived surprisingly parallel lives.
Shelved: Van Morrison’s Contractual Obligation Album
This is the sound of not really trying.
Shelved: Lee Hazlewood’s Cruisin’ For Surf Bunnies
It’s no surprise that the legendary songwriter and producer dabbled in surf music. What’s surprising is why music this good remained unreleased for 50 years.
Shelved: Brian Wilson’s Adult/Child
Music from the time after the good vibrations ended.
‘I couldn’t deal with it, it tore me apart’: surviving child sexual abuse
Tom Yarwood was assaulted by his musical mentor, an unnamed celebrated conductor, more than 20 times over the course of three years. Thirty years later, telling the story hasn’t become any easier.
Musicians Come Clean on How They Live, Create, and Thrive While Sober
Chris Heath at GQ interviews nine sober musicians on thriving creatively.
Creating While Clean
Musicians Steven Tyler, Ben Harper, Joe Walsh, and others speak with candor about their journeys to sobriety and how they are in much better places, personally and creatively.
Hellhound on the Money Trail
Standard recording contracts screwed Bluesmen out of royalties in the early 1900s, and the system was no different when Columbia released “Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings in 1990.”