Despite starting off as a goof, the Waitresses have come to be respected as enduring, beloved innovators.
A benefit for Artists Against Apartheid at London's Brixton Academy on Dec. 12, 1986 turned out to be the final performance of the Smiths.
We've ranked all 14 of Duran Duran's studio albums, and the mostly live 'Arena.'
After the departure of two members, Duran Duran moved in a new direction on 'Notorious.'
For a simple a capella song, Suzanne Vega's hit "Tom's Diner" has a complex history.
Kraftwerk's influence on electronic music warrants their inclusion into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Men at Work's debut took a while to break in the U.S., but made up for it by staying at No. 1 for 16 weeks.
XTC had the biggest hit of their career with 'Skylarking.'
The British Phonographic Industry looked to convince the public of the dangers of dual-cassette decks.
One of new wave's first great triumphs, the Human League's 'Dare' was a sparkling display of futuristic synthpop.