How The Smiths’ Debut London Gig Set Them Up For Stardom
The Smiths’ first ever London concert paved the way for greater things, including their history-making deal with Rough Trade Records.
Best Chaka Khan Songs: 10 Unstoppable Funk Belters
Connecting the past and future of Black music, the best Chaka Khan songs stride from empowering anthems to straight-up floor-fillers.
Songwriters Who Are Poets: 20 Musicians Whose Lyrics Are High Art
As these songwriters who are poets have shown, lyrics can stand apart from music to be recognised as creative works in their own right.
Best Mother’s Day Songs: 40 Tracks To Show Mothers You Love Them
Whether reflective or celebratory, the best Mother’s Day songs are emotional outpourings that give thanks to the women that raise us.
‘CRASH’: Behind Charli XCX’s “Most Sexualised, Vampiric” Album
Going full-throttle on her ‘CRASH’ album, Charli XCX invited fans to ‘get on my level and enjoy the fucking party… or just not be invited’.
4 Minutes: The Story Behind Madonna’s Quickie With Justin Timberlake
4 Minutes was a first for Madonna – inviting Justin Timberlake into the studio, the “Queen Of Pop” shared the billing on one of her records!
Best Alice Cooper Band Albums: Their Studio Discography, Ranked & Reviewed
Courting controversy and commanding sales in equal measure, the best Alice Cooper band albums are some of the wildest known to rock.
‘Coverdale • Page’: How Two Rock Icons Teamed Up For A Classic Album
‘Coverdale • Page’, the collaboration between Whitesnake singer David Coverdale and Led Zeppelin guitar hero Jimmy Page, still sounds potent.
Prince’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction: The Full Story
On the night of his Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction, Prince delivered an epic tribute to George Harrison. Here’s the full story…
Let’s Dance: The Story Behind David Bowie’s Floor-Filling Hit Song
A genre-spanning tribute to Black-music history, Let’s Dance was the song that made David Bowie a pop giant.
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