The show helped usher in an era where fans campaigned for their faves, prefab pop and authenticity weren’t contradictions, and anyone could make themselves a star.
Guy Carawan, who died at 87 on May 2, is credited with turning the song from an obscure protest song into a civil-rights anthem.
Historical, musical, and quantitative evidence shows that the rise of rap is the most important thing that has ever happened to the genre.
On tour, the singer's gorgeously rendered grief comes with a dose of wit.
New albums from Mumford & Sons, Best Coast, and My Morning Jacket try to separate emotion and sentimentality.
Ben E. King, dead at 76, contributed to so many classic hits, but "Stand by Me" alone would have ensured his immortality.
The Magic Whip, the band's first album in 12 years, uses a familiar sound to document unfamiliar places.
Montage of Heck offers the most intimate portrait possible of the Nirvana singer. That still doesn't mean you can understand him.
After a period away from the public eye amid a confrontation with her longtime collaborator, the pop star played a tiny rock venue in Washington.
Twenty-five years ago, Sinead O’Connor’s cover of an obscure track written by Prince hit number one, becoming one of the best-known pop songs of the decade.
The band's sophomore album, Sound & Color, offers up sound experiments that are as wild as the voice over them.
The 16-year-old music festival in the California desert is being overshadowed by the parties, lounges, and extracurricular events organized by brands like H&M and Lacoste.
If anyone should be ditching the format, it's young, Internet-native musicians like Tyler, the Creator and Kendrick Lamar. Why do so many artists stick by it in the streaming age?
The late Percy Sledge's best-known hit portrays one-sided, obsessive infatuation, which is part of what makes it such a classic.
Maybe she's fighting ageism. But maybe she's making it worse.
Fear not dead pop stars' holograms—they're more natural than they seem.
Some people obsess over the lyrics of Don McLean's 1971 hit. Others just appreciate it as enduring pop.
Beyonce and Rihanna's exclusive Tidal releases show that what was once a listener's paradise is now being carved into fiefdoms as competition between streaming platforms intensifies.
Jay Z and other ultra-famous stars declare a revolution in the form of $20-a-month subscriptions.
The genre has had a bad reputation since the 1960s, but the singer-songwriter succeeds by focusing on aesthetics over evangelism.