35 Years Ago: Joe Jackson Reinvents Himself on ‘Night and Day’
Joe Jackson moved to New York and had the biggest hit of his career, "Steppin' Out," on 1982's 'Night and Day.'
35 Years Ago: Duran Duran Invents the ’80s on ‘Rio’
Duran Duran's second album turned them into global stars and helped create the visual aesthetic that defined the decade.
45 Years Ago: Lou Reed Strikes Out on His Solo Debut
Lou Reed's solo debut found him recording some Velvet Underground leftovers with two members of Yes.
How 50 of Alternative Rock’s Biggest Bands Got Their Names
Find out what's behind the nomenclature for some of history's biggest alternative bands.
20 Year Ago: The Wallflowers Release Their Breakthrough ‘Bringing Down the Horse’
Frontman Jakob Dylan could never escape the shadow of his legendary dad, but for a good chunk of the '90s, he became an icon entirely on his own.
Soul Asylum Announce Summer Tour With the English Beat in Support of ‘Change of Fortune’
The '90s radio mainstays will team up with ska revivalists the English Beat for a string of North American tour dates beginning in June.
25 Years Ago: Violent Femmes Get Their Second Wind With ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’
Back in 1991, the eternal alternative underdogs from Milwaukee updated their early sound and gave the world their vision of "American Music."
Watch Billy Corgan Play an Acoustic Cover of Prince’s ‘The Cross’
Corgan and touring bandmate Sierra Swan delivered a straightforward take on the song last week backstage on Smashing Pumpkins' acoustic-electro tour, In Plainsong.
14 Years Ago: Wilco Release Their Embattled Masterpiece ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’
The story behind the strained creation and unconventional release of Wilco's landmark fourth album has ascended to the level of postmodern folklore.
Purple Reign: The Revolutionary Spirit of Prince Transcends His Immense Musical Influence
A generational creative force and a seemingly ageless pop culture iconoclast, Prince seemed to be immortal. And, in a way, he actually is.