Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins never saw a spotlight they didn't want to step into. In this list, we shine one directly onto each of their albums.
Often imitated but never duplicated, Green Day blew open the doors for neo-punk and pop-punk in the '90s before redefining the genre for the new millennium.
Even more so than usual, this week's installment of Mandatory Music is brought to you by the letter M.
We still have a hard time grasping it, but 2015 marks the 29th installment of the internationally-heralded music festival known simply as SXSW.
Every supergroup has an origin story but some are far more surprising than others.
They used to wish they were special. Now they're the most artistically significant band of the past two decades.
There will never be another Nirvana, but these current bands prove there could be another Bleach.
Listen to five songs released this week that you need to hear now.
Some are sacrilegious, others are sexually explicit and at least one is about serious digestive problems. Check out 27 band names sure to elicit a reaction.
While your list might not match up perfectly with ours, let's all at least agree there's never been any such thing as a bad Foo Fighters album.