Candy, Sandy and Rosie: Bruce Springsteen’s Greatest Title Characters
He's at his best when he devotes a single song to a single relationship.
35 Years Ago: John Hughes’ ‘Pretty in Pink’ Explores Teen Romance
Every character in the writer's most mature teen romance has something in common: Nobody is getting the love they want, need and think they deserve.
Underrated Led Zeppelin: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
Some of the band's most ambitious, interesting songs are deep cuts and lesser-known tracks.
How Elvis Costello Reinvented Himself on ‘King of America’
Songwriter's 10th LP showed he could lovingly riff on Americana royalty.
10 Years Ago: Vampire Weekend Carries Heavy Torch With Their Debut
Vampire Weekend's self-titled debut from January 2008 was heralded as the best of the year and compared to industry heavy hitters — even before its release.
10 Years Ago: Radiohead’s Big ‘In Rainbows’ Gamble Pays Off
After offering a pay-what-you-want model on their website for three months, Radiohead put out a physical CD of 'In Rainbows.'
10 Years Ago: ‘Rock Band’ Changes the Music Video Game Industry
Released in December 2007, 'Rock Band' built on 'Guitar Hero''s success by adding more instruments and new songs every week.
Peter Wolf Looks Back on Tom Petty, Ahead to Possible HOF Entry
Peter Wolf has been spending a lot of time lately looking both forward and backward.
30 Years Ago: Midnight Oil Make Australian Politics Global With ‘Diesel and Dust’
A tour of the center of Australia resulted in the material on Midnight Oil's breakthrough, 'Diesel and Dust.'
Nile Rodgers Remembers Chris Cornell and George Michael: Exclusive Interview
We spoke with Nile Rodgers about his friendship with Chris Cornell and George Michael, Chic's upcoming album and the influence of Earth, Wind & Fire.
How Bob Seger Finally Became an Overnight Star With ‘Night Moves’
He's often thought of a poor man's Bruce Springsteen. Not only is the accusation wrong, it's ignorant.
10 Years Ago: The Hold Steady Explode on the Scene With ‘Boys and Girls in America’
The Hold Steady's third record, 'Boys and Girls in America,' saw them update classic rock for the '00s.