Obsessive music fan, specifically Bowie, Heart, Cheap Trick, Roxy Music, etc.
35 Years Ago: XTC Takes a Great Leap Forward with ‘English Settlement’
'English Settlement' has become one of XTC's most enduring releases—a record with much to explore and messages that feel enduring and resonant today.
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.
28 Years Ago: R.E.M. Kicks Off the ‘Green’ World Tour
The Green tour marked many firsts for the band.
35 Years Ago: The Waitresses Cook Up a New Wave Gem With ‘Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful?’
Despite starting off as a goof, the Waitresses have come to be respected as enduring, beloved innovators.
30 Years Ago: The Smiths Play Their Final Concert
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.
Duran Duran Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomeness
We've ranked all 14 of Duran Duran's studio albums, and the mostly live 'Arena.'
30 Years Ago: Duran Duran Regroups and Finds New Paths Forward on ‘Notorious’
After the departure of two members, Duran Duran moved in a new direction on 'Notorious.'
The Unique History of Suzanne Vega’s ‘Tom’s Diner’
For a simple a capella song, Suzanne Vega's hit "Tom's Diner" has a complex history.
5 Reasons Kraftwerk Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Kraftwerk's influence on electronic music warrants their inclusion into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
When Men at Work Became Stars With ‘Business as Usual’
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.