This summer marked the 15 year anniversary of the greatest song of all time. I KNOW. I couldn't believe it either but 15 years have come and gone since the first time you heard "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas. FIFTEEN. YEARS. CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE THAT!? "Smooth" is a song that has transc ... More >>
"The album is dying in front of our very eyes," Variety columnist and music business know-it-all Bob Lefsetz wrote recently based on weak LP sales, including Katy Perry's Prism, which sold only about 220,000 copies in its first week. "If your plan is to increase your audience, spread the word and ... More >>
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The truest part of a Charles Bradley performance doesn't happen onstage, where he falls to his knees, flings his arms from the microphone, blows kisses to the crowd, and pushes himself past the emotional brink, where words can't follow and a painful howling rises up instead. It's when he's off the s ... More >>
In the two-family house where I grew up in Bensonhurst, the two musical acts I heard most often, blasting from stereos at the top and bottom of the house, were the Beatles and Donna Summer. The former was more my parents' speed, although my teenaged cousins who lived downstairs played the Fab Four ... More >>
A new book celebrates a mid-'70s scene's surprising diversity in real-time
Frank Micelotta / FOXAllison and Adam on Rat Pack night There are only five contestants left, meaning that by the time the show starts, it's almost over! Since we already know Adam Lambert is going to win, this is really all just a formality, but let's take a stroll through it together, shall we? ... More >>
Liz Phair indulges in a robust chat about her debut, with a brief side of yelling
Amy channels Ronnie Spector's high hair and Cleopatra eyes
Rock legends in the making they may be, but for now the NYU Clive Davis alums may have to stick to YouTube for exposure
Growls, snarls, bitesFaye Driscoll tries a little cat fight
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists mingle rampant Europhilia with "American Girl"
Chatting with Legally Blonde's Orfeh. Plus: Outtakes from the urban-myth closet.
Random obsessions and vexations, born of both young tyros and inexplicably still-rocking old people
Talking with Scissor Sisters stylist Laura Dawson
19761985: Punk to Pomo, Basquiat to Breakdancing
The dame from Oz gathers her gladiolus for her Broadway return
The Loser's Lounge ventures into the present and other dangerous conceptual realms
A great tradition strives to keep itself young by discovering its inner Melissa Manchester
Musical pornographer Janet Jackson shocks a stupefied America into outrage and erection
Sex Drive Outpaces Death Drive as the Biz Goes Down the Toilet
Taking a manifestly skillful, manifestly simplistic oeuvre seriously now that it's news
Lots of heretofore unthinkable cover versions assure first place for the little British guy
Move over Dionne, Luther, Elvis tooMr. Biggs wants a piece of Burt Bacharach now
Rap Trounces Rock Below the Mason-Dixon
Bruce Springsteen Has Been Proposed As a New Jersey Senate Candidate. Boss?
The Self-Proclaimed 'Biggest Enemy of Indian Gambling' Has Suddenly Backed a Plan To Build Casinos on Seminole Land