In a series of discussions with journalist Sean O'Hagan, we meet an older, reflective theologically-probing musician, drawn to the Christian qualities of mercy, atonement and forgiveness.
Like the artist himself, Brett Morgen’s film about David Bowie defies convention to create an extraordinary audiovisual tapestry of an endlessly creative life.
Joni Mitchell’s performance at Newport Folk Festival defied the ‘permissible’ ways older women ‘should’ behave.
Presley never wrote a memoir. Nor did he keep a diary. His music could have been a window into his inner life, but he didn’t even write his songs.
In May of 1972 the Rolling Stones released their 10th British studio album and first double LP, Exile on Main St. Reception was mixed, but the album is now considered a landmark.
As long as you don’t tune out the world and protect your hearing, it’s hard to overdo it.
Hits like Bat of Hell and I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t do That) characterise a career of risk-taking and genre-bending that also saw some spectacular lows.
Nevermind was a cultural phenomenon, though many critics missed its significance at the time.
Eddie Van Halen has died aged 65. He will be remembered for his virtuoso playing, particularly his groundbreaking, two-handed, finger-tapping technique.
Joplin’s voice stirs something deep within us. What is it about her that still makes us listen?
Paul Kelly’s former manager draws on hundreds of interviews for his biography of the singer.
A virtuoso guitarist and songwriter, Green’s career was blighted by drug-amplified mental health problems.
Formed in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Laibach has offended all points of the political spectrum
Little Richard honed his craft as a teenage drag queen. In everything from his hairstyle to his lyrics, we see the influence of gay contemporaries like Esquerita and Billy Wright.
When a 14-year-old Paul McCartney watched Little Richard in the hit film ‘The Girl Can’t Help It,’ he couldn’t have imagined that the two would one day take the stage together.
Richard Wayne Penniman was one of a handful of pioneers who shaped the original rock and roll sound.
Unbridled ambition and bruised egos created an irreparable fissure.
The story of the album, which was released 40 years ago, is a classic tale of how bands struggle with unchecked egos and competing visions.
As the album celebrates its 50th anniversary, an expert in sound recording details how the band deployed stereo and synthesizers to put a unique artistic stamp on this iconic album.
The history of recorded music has been marked by endless artistic and technological changes. While music labels persist, digital technology has profoundly altered why they exist and how they work.