The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
The funk group's September 1974 chart entry debuted even higher than Hot 100 resident Elton John's 'The Bitch Is Back.'
Our new editorial series centers Black writers writing about Black music, taking a new look at music and moments that have previously either been overlooked or not properly contextualized.
From indelible images to perfect portraits, the 100 greatest album covers provoke and awe just as much as the contents inside.
Hound dogs, salty dogs, rain dogs, the mighty canine appears in countless songs and this list celebrates all the dogs who’ve been saluted in song.
‘Mother’s Milk’ found Red Hot Chili Peppers overcoming a tragic setback to rebuild themselves – and their sound – with a pioneering funk-rap fusion album.
The Garbage frontwoman interviews the likes of Brittany Howard, Matt Berninger, and George Clinton this season.
Endlessly funky, the best James Brown samples reveal why the hardest working man in show business became the most-sampled artist in history.
Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
The new fund is designed to benefit activists and organizations fighting to end systemic racism.
Rising to fame with James Brown’s revue, Lyn Collins fought for female artists during a difficult period, leaving a trail of soul and funk classics behind.
Dr John leaves a remarkable musical legacy that spans funk, blues, jazz, boogie-woogie, rock, psychedelic rock and pop. His influence is monumental.
Beginning at midnight, Questlove, D-Nice, Gilles Peterson and more will celebrate Stevie Wonder’s 70th birthday with non-stop live-streamed DJ sets.
“Sweet Pea cut a larger than life figure”, remembers Don Was. "Every one of the guys in the band looked up to him and loved him dearly".
Funkateers, country stars and punks contributed to the best concept albums in music, proving that prog rockers didn’t entirely own the concept of concepts.