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“The Auteur Approach”: Carly Simon’s Debut Turns 50

“The Auteur Approach”: Carly Simon’s Debut Turns 50

Simon, producer Eddie Kramer and record man Jac Holzman remember the exhilarating, liberating advent of the singer-songwriter era.

Ma Rainey’s Blues Power

Ma Rainey’s Blues Power

Illuminating the legend of the Mother of the Blues — with help from some of contemporary blues’ reigning queens.

RBG at the Opera

RBG at the Opera

Reflecting on the justice’s deeply informed love for the art form, with testimony from some of current opera’s renowned singers of color.

Features

Remember the Sound: An Oral History of Philadelphia International Records

Remember the Sound: An Oral History of Philadelphia International Records

Gamble, Huff and Thom Bell tell the tale of Philly soul.

“We Belong. This Is Our Space.”

“We Belong. This Is Our Space.”

Meet Me @ the Altar aims to change the cultural parameters of pop-punk, onstage and in the crowd.

A Life at the Opera

A Life at the Opera

Alicia Hall Moran’s personal, reflective history of Black excellence in classical music’s most profound storytelling tradition.

Discover

Latin Pop’s New Wave

Latin Pop’s New Wave

Young artists carry the torch for Latin music’s rich history of pop crossover.

“A Perfect Entity”: George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ at 50

“A Perfect Entity”: George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ at 50

Ashley Kahn, editor of ‘George Harrison on George Harrison: Interviews and Encounters,’ considers the legacy of the post-Beatles masterpiece.

Murda She Wrote: February 2021

Murda She Wrote: February 2021

Celebrating Reggae Month with dancehall pioneers, legends and rising stars — U-Roy, Shabba Ranks, Dexta Daps and Blvk H3ro.

Conversations

“Alice Is Kind of Eternal”: A Conversation With Alice Cooper

“Alice Is Kind of Eternal”: A Conversation With Alice Cooper

The affable hard-rock pioneer talks about his Detroit-inspired new album, the band’s early Motor City breakthroughs, and how it’s possible that “somebody else could play Alice” after he’s gone.

Aaron Neville at 80

Aaron Neville at 80

The tender-voiced New Orleanian looks back on his enduring, inspired and surprising career.

“We All Grow Together”: A Conversation With Stone Gossard

“We All Grow Together”: A Conversation With Stone Gossard

The Pearl Jam guitarist on Painted Shield, his project with Mason Jennings, and what the future of touring holds for rock’s most revelatory live band.

In Memoriam

Johnny Pacheco: Tumbao Everlasting

Johnny Pacheco: Tumbao Everlasting

Latin-music legend Eddie Palmieri remembers his dear friend and colleague, who died on Feb. 15.

“He Believed in Me”: John Patitucci Remembers Chick Corea

“He Believed in Me”: John Patitucci Remembers Chick Corea

The generation-defining bassist reflects on his heaven-sent kinship with his late hero and mentor.

SOPHIE: 1986 – 2021

SOPHIE: 1986 – 2021

The electronic-music visionary and queer icon was an essential architect of hyperpop.

Culture

“I Don’t Have Any Regrets”: A Conversation With George Coleman

“I Don’t Have Any Regrets”: A Conversation With George Coleman

The jazz titan looks back on his storied career and a newly released archival live recording from 1971.

“Thankful for Everything”: A Conversation With Sergio Mendes

“Thankful for Everything”: A Conversation With Sergio Mendes

On the cusp of 80, the Brazilian icon reflects on decades of rhythm, melody and joyful living.

Latin Music’s ‘Urbano’ Reckoning

Latin Music’s ‘Urbano’ Reckoning

Is it time to retire the term?

Essays

Phil Collins: His Greatest (Drum) Hits

Phil Collins: His Greatest (Drum) Hits

The prog and pop-rock giant is also an underrated rhythmist of power and panache.

Mask Up

Mask Up

Simon Reynolds on pop and rock history’s obsession with disguise.

The Art of Kinda Fittin’ In: ZZ Top Begins

The Art of Kinda Fittin’ In: ZZ Top Begins

Ben Ratliff on how self-awareness and one culturally savvy guitar picker made that little ol’ band from Texas the long-reigning champs of blues-rock.

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