Rewinding August | The Best Rap, Soul & Funk

Sure, you want the funk. You need the funk. You gotta have the funk. But some rap, R&B and soul never hurt either. Here are August's finest, freakiest and...

Back Stories | My 2011 Interview With Liam Gallagher

Does it feel like it's been 10 years since Oasis broke up? Because it has been. Exactly 10 years, as a matter of fact. On Aug. 28, 2009, years...

Back Stories | My 2008 Interview With Noel Gallagher

Does it feel like it's been 10 years since Oasis broke up? Because it has been. Exactly 10 years, as a matter of fact. On Aug. 28, 2009, years...

Bad Flamingo | The Tinnitist Interview

They are mavericks. Renegades. Outlaws. Enigmatic loners with no names, no pasts, no places they call home. They play by their own rules, take orders from no one, respect...
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Back Stories | David Clayton-Thomas Talks Woodstock in 2009

Timing is everything. Just ask David Clayton-Thomas. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of his Woodstock performance with Blood, Sweat & Tears. So there's no better time for the...

Rewinding July | The Best Rock & Pop

Need some new sounds to soak up along with those summer rays? You could do worse than July's pop and rock releases. Here's the best of the bunch, listed...

Rewinding July | The Best Indies

Looking for something different? Look no further. There was no shortage of essential indie rock to hear in July. Here's the best of the bunch, listed in alphabetical order....

Rewinding July | The Best Loudness

You know what they say: If it's too loud, you're too ... something. Honestly, I couldn't make it out above the ringing. Anyway, here are some of the noisier...

Rewinding July | The Best Oldies

Everything old is new again — eventually. Here are the best compilations and reissues that came out in July, listed in alphabetical order. Just click on the cover pictures...

Rewinding July | The Best Roots

From jam-band scions to country-rock waitresses, July had plenty to offer roots-music fans. Here are the top releases in alphabetical order — just click on the cover picture to...

Rewinding July | The Best Soundtracks

Every good movie needs a good soundtrack — and here are some of the best that arrived in July, presented in alphabetical order. Click on the cover picture to...

Back Stories | My 2015 Interview With Buddy Guy

July 30 will be bluesman Buddy Guy’s 83rd birthday. I was lucky enough to talk to the legendary singer-guitarist on July 28, 2015 — two days before his 79th...

Back Stories | My 2016 Interview With David Crosby

With the David Crosby documentary Remember My Name opening this week, it seems like a good time to revisit my fall 2016 interview with the folk-rock legend. I had...

Back Stories | My Hilarious 2009 Interview With Steel Panther’s Michael Starr

Since the one and only Steel Panther just announced their fifth studio album Heavy Metal Rules is coming this fall, it seemed as good a time as any to...

Rewinding 2019 (So Far) | The Top 158 Albums

When you listen to as much music as I do — not to mention as many different genres — making best-of lists is a nightmare. I mean, how do...

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