Obsessive music fan, specifically Bowie, Heart, Cheap Trick, Roxy Music, etc.
How R.E.M. Careened Into the Future With ‘Accelerate’
As its title implies, this record possesses great urgency.
Hear Toto’s ‘Africa’ Performed by Old-Fashioned Computer Equipment
Toto's 'Africa' sounds pretty awesome when performed by outdated computer equipment.
Prince Gifts the Bangles a Hit with ‘Manic Monday': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
The Bangles had their first major hit in 1986 with "Manic Monday," a song Prince gifted to them.
Matthew Lineham, Creator of the ‘A Very New Wave Christmas’ Ornament Series, on His Festiv…
Meet Matthew Lineham, the artist and music fan behind the clever and inspired 'A Very New Wave Christmas' ornaments.
The Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones Discusses His Band’s ‘Mixtape’-Like New Album: Exclusive In…
We spoke with Kelly Jones of Stereophonics about their new album, 'Scream Above the Sounds,' and their 20-year career.
When the Kinks Got Deceptively Festive on ‘Father Christmas’
The Kinks' "Father Christmas," which was released as a single on November 25, 1977, is a rather unlikely holiday song.
20 Years Ago: Duran Duran Make Music History by Selling ‘Electric Barbarella’ as a Digital…
Duran Duran were pioneers in e-commerce by selling "Electric Barbarella" online. But retailers were not happy.
How ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Revolutionized Teen Movies
Cameron Crowe's first movie got all of the details of high-school life right, especially the music the students were listening to.
30 Years Ago: The ‘La Bamba’ Soundtrack Puts Los Lobos Atop the Charts
Los Lobos became unexpected stars in the summer of 1987 thanks to their hit cover of Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba."
Why Steve Perry Is the San Francisco Giants’ Bill Murray
One surefire way to lure the singer to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction might be to promise him tickets to a baseball game.
25 Years Ago: The Sugarcubes End on a High Note With ‘Stick Around for Joy’
The Sugarcubes released their final album, 'Stick Around for Joy,' on Feb. 18, 1992.
35 Years Ago: Huey Lewis and the News Get Their First Hits With ‘Picture This’
1982's 'Picture This,' the second album by Huey Lewis and the News, brought them their first taste of stardom.