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“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.

Conversations

“You Don’t Really Know What Funk’s Gonna Tell You Until It Speaks”: Bootsy Collins in Conversation

“You Don’t Really Know What Funk’s Gonna Tell You Until It Speaks”: Bootsy Collins in Conversation

The groove maestro on his star-packed new album, George Clinton’s controlled chaos and how the funk persists in our concert-free reality.

Short Sweet ‘Sex’: Circle Jerks’ Debut at 40

Short Sweet ‘Sex’: Circle Jerks’ Debut at 40

Punk hero Keith Morris and an admirer/interrogator, the punk-rooted singer-songwriter Jesse Malin, delve into the making of an essential hardcore album.

“It Takes a While to Perfect Your Soul”: A Conversation With Sonny Rollins

“It Takes a While to Perfect Your Soul”: A Conversation With Sonny Rollins

The jazz immortal on baseball, Bird, Coltrane, his ceaseless spiritual journey and an explosive upcoming archival release from 1967.

Discover

Make It a Double

Make It a Double

Inside five classic rock, pop and funk albums whose sessions were too sprawling for the record industry.

Murda She Wrote: October 2020

Murda She Wrote: October 2020

In this very scary season, stay positive with new music from Popcaan, Chronixx, Spragga Benz and Skillibeng.

Features

DJ Screw: Time Stretched

DJ Screw: Time Stretched

How the visionary’s legacy thrives 20 years after his passing.

Dub for Breakfast: The Lost (& Found) Legend of Pylon

Dub for Breakfast: The Lost (& Found) Legend of Pylon

A sprawling new box set unravels the story of the Athens scene’s “tragically underappreciated” heroes.

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.

Essays

On ‘WAP,’ the Blues and the ‘Big Long Slidin’ Thing’

On ‘WAP,’ the Blues and the ‘Big Long Slidin’ Thing’

The song of the summer had roots running through the history of Black American pop — or, rather, American pop, period.

The Velvet Underground’s ‘Loaded’ at 50

The Velvet Underground’s ‘Loaded’ at 50

Guided by commercial aspirations, a neglected VU lineup did justice to some of Lou Reed’s most inviting songs.

Essays  / Rock
Early Sides Now: Joni Mitchell’s Archives Unearthed

Early Sides Now: Joni Mitchell’s Archives Unearthed

A deep dive into the compelling, revealing 119-track box set.

Culture

Foundations & Migrations, Joy & Resistance

Foundations & Migrations, Joy & Resistance

How interdependent Black and Latinx communities and heritages created hip-hop culture and reggaeton.

Songs of Protest & Healing: Meshell Ndegeocello on the Gospel of James Baldwin

Songs of Protest & Healing: Meshell Ndegeocello on the Gospel of James Baldwin

How the cultural and literary icon continues to deliver lessons of freedom, humanity and humility.

Latin Music’s ‘Urbano’ Reckoning

Latin Music’s ‘Urbano’ Reckoning

Is it time to retire the term?

In Memoriam

The Guitar God’s Guitar God

The Guitar God’s Guitar God

A ‘Guitar Player’ magazine writer-editor and devoted Eddie Van Halen disciple on how EVH changed his instrument, and rock and roll, forever.

“We Were Blessed to Have Him”

“We Were Blessed to Have Him”

Animals as Leaders’ Tosin Abasi reflects on the genius of Eddie Van Halen.

Kool and the Gang’s Ronald Bell: 1951 – 2020

Kool and the Gang’s Ronald Bell: 1951 – 2020

The late co-founder and his brother helmed their group from jazz to funk to astonishing, enduring commercial success.

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