Some songwriters have a greater ability to pluck classic songs from the ether than others, so what sets the great ones apart from the rest?
Passionate and highly personal accounts of extraordinary lives, the best music memoirs offer everything from creative insights to rock’n’roll excess.
In a few short years, Sam's songs and vocal technique influenced so many of the upcoming generation of stars.
It’s hard to remember a time when Bon Jovi weren’t yet world-beaters, but on 21 January 1984 they released their first, self-titled album.
Charles Edwin Hatcher on 21 January 1942 in Nashville. He's affectionately remembered by everyone who ever heard or met him as Edwin Starr.
“What I really want people to realise is that this group, The Band, was one of the most unique musical entities ever in the history of rock and roll.”
The winners will be revealed next month at the annual awards ceremony, which is due to take place at London’s The O2 on 18 February.
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From the first talkie, theme songs in movies have found a treasured place in the popular consciousness, as these 50 best film songs prove.
On 29 November 1986, Bon Jovi were sitting pretty at the top of the US singles chart for the first time with You Give Love A Bad Name.
The videos are for 'Love Again' and a recent live performance of Bruce Springsteen’s Tucson Train.'
Unafraid to speak up against injustice, the best protest songs take on the issues of their day, but transcend their eras to speak to future generations.
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cray from the artists’ original intentions.
Bruce Springsteen and TV personality Jon Stewart, both of whom have frequently contributed to the event since its inception, are among the other participants.
With 'Making Movies,' the band entered a new decade well on the way to the radio-friendly roots-rock sound that would go on to dominate the 1980s.