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Rob Tannenbaum is the co-author of the acclaimed book I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution. He’s been a contributing editor at GQ, Playboy, DETAILS and Rolling Stone.
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.

Roll Over, Beethoven: A Rocker’s Guide to 20th-Century Classical

Roll Over, Beethoven: A Rocker’s Guide to 20th-Century Classical

How pop’s cutting edge found comrades in the renegades of modernism and postmodernism.

Lost Soul, Lost Album: Understanding Neil Young’s ‘Homegrown’

Lost Soul, Lost Album: Understanding Neil Young’s ‘Homegrown’

Shelved in the ’70s, the LP sheds light on a turbulent personal and artistic epoch in the singer-songwriter’s life.

Born on the Bayou: The Genesis of Roots Rock & Americana

Born on the Bayou: The Genesis of Roots Rock & Americana

Back to basics with CCR, Dylan, the Byrds and more.

TIDAL Primer: The British R&B Explosion

TIDAL Primer: The British R&B Explosion

The Stones, the Pretty Things, the Animals and more remake American R&B on their own rough-and-ready terms.

The Downtown Scene & the Sound of Mutant Disco

The Downtown Scene & the Sound of Mutant Disco

When dance-floor grooves collided with post-punk NYC spirit…

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