The Number Ones: Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”

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Fleetwood-Mac-DreamsIn The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »

Miley Cyrus Can’t Stop Getting In Her Own Way

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Miley CyrusCan you believe it’s been less than 10 years since Miley Cyrus released “Party In The U.S.A.”? The song, which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her bridge from the Disney Channel to a grownup mainstream audience, feels like it has existed for several lifetimes. It was in fact released in August … More »

Songland Is The Voice For Music Nerds

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SonglandHere is the genius of Songland: It’s every music reality show you’ve ever seen, but it’s also every makeover show you’ve ever seen. Like the best minds in the songwriting industry it spotlights, the NBC series — airing Tuesdays at 10PM ET — has managed to distill lots of familiar ingredients into something fresh. There’s … More »

Bradford Cox Walks Gucci Runway Show

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Bradford CoxDeerhunter frontman Bradford Cox wears a lot of hats: indie-rocker, actor, dog owner, Billy Corgan nemesis, curmudgeon, a lot of actual hats. And now, he’s added a new one to his collection: fashion model. More »

Stevie Nicks Becomes First Woman To Be Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Twice

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Stevie Nicks & Harry Styles @ 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame InductionAlready a Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer as part of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks was inducted as a solo act as part of the Class of 2019 on Friday (March 29) at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. More »

Rock Hall Names 2019 Induction Speakers: Trent Reznor, David Byrne, Janelle Monaé

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Trent-Reznor“Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, who knows what that is. I don’t give a shit. It’s irritating every year that suddenly my inbox lights up with, ‘Oh man, sorry about …’ I don’t give a fuck!” That was Trent Reznor, talking to Stereogum last year about all the times that the Rock … More »

We’ve Got A File On You: Sharon Van Etten

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Sharon-Van-Etten-Remind-Me-TomorrowWe’ve Got A File On You is a new reboot of an old-school Stereogum franchise. Once called Annotated Media Guide, these are interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. Almost 10 years ago, Sharon Van Etten released her debut … More »

Radiohead, The Cure, Janet Jackson Among Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2019 Inductees

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RadioheadIt could’ve been a whole lot worse! The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has just announced its 2019 class of inductees, and if you’re willing to accept the idea that the Hall Of Fame is a legitimate enterprise, the newest acts in the Hall might represent some progress from the baby-boomer ’60s-rock template. A … More »

Lindsey Buckingham Reveals Stories Behind His Solo Songs And Whether He’ll Ever Rejoin Fleetwood Mac

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“It certainly has been … a surprising year,” Lindsey Buckingham joked from the stage at Manhattan’s Town Hall last week. Fleetwood Mac’s erstwhile singer and guitarist is playing shows in support of Solo Anthology, a career-spanning collection that’s somehow his first-ever hits package 37 years into a successful solo career. The just-released 6xLP version of … More »

Rage Against The Machine, Radiohead, Devo, The Cure Lead 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations

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Rage-Against-The-MachineIt’s time to start arguing again! The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has announced this year’s wave of nominations: 15 artists who will have the chance to join the class of 2019 inductees. We have a whole lot of repeat nominees this year, including notable 2018 snubs Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine. And … More »