If the singer in your band suddenly died, would you call it quits? New Order did the opposite, proving in an endless stream of brilliant music that Joy Division was merely a warm-up on the path to pop greatness.
Don't let the man's tender tenor fool you: he's got a dark side. And the juxtaposition of the sweetness and menace are part of what makes the music so compelling.
Aside from John Coltrane's classic quartet, there is no jazz band that can hold a candle to the second Miles Davis quintet.
This week, we look at “Valentine Day”, a short instrumental track from Paul McCartney’s his first solo album McCartney. Perhaps because it appears on
Alex Cuba explains why he just might be the Spider-Man of Latin music.
By 1989, Robert Smith had grown a bit weary of his new found pop stardom and was determined to swim out of the mainstream back into what he thought were the deeper waters of the band's earlier work.
Despite the fact that it was never released as a single, “That Would Be Something” has been well-loved and critically praised throughout the years. Shortly
"I am now walking through the library of tearful memories, and someone really messy has been in here, smoking and drinking and fucking up the order of things. Definitely not a librarian."
When not making amps explode with their dynamic, powerful instrumental rock numbers, the members of New Zealand's Kerretta debate the greatest album of all time in the middle of Kansas while inventing the greatest character George Lucas never made ...
It’s not surprising that Joy Division’s cigarette-smoking crowd of followers in their dark, heavy overcoats would in a few short years become the first wave of gothic rock fans.