TV and film composer Brian Reitzell always turns to the Blue Note label for inspiration. Here are the 16 tracks he can’t live without.
Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce… together they turned live shows into an art form, but the best Cream live performances reflect their individual brilliance.
Like all award shows, the Grammys are always bound to satisfy, surprise and rankle in equal measure, and there have been some surprising wins in the past.
It’s better to burn out than to fade away… but sometimes a band does neither. After decades on the road, the oldest bands in music history still bring the noise.
From confessional ballads to dancefloor hits and opera-tinged anthems, Freddie Mercury’s solo singles chart the singer’s restlessly creative spirit.
Tracing their entire career, these Beastie Boys photos capture the group as hardcore punks, 70s throwbacks and “appropriately” attired jazz cats.
Are they Nameless Ghouls? Who is the real Papa Emeritus? Ghost are perfect enigmas. Here are ten facts you need to know about Sweden’s heavy metal icons.
The 20 best pop albums of all time have touched hearts around the world, represented cultural eras and, invariably, sound fresh to this day.
Hip-hop has always been politically charged, but with racial and social divisions becoming ever more fractured, conscious hip-hop is making a return.
Pick any number of Chris Cornell quotes at random and you’ll find a candid, considerate, thought-provoking artist offering insights into his life and art.
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.
The best ECM albums reveal why the label’s unique style and sound has made it one of the most forward-thinking jazz record labels of all time.
Reflecting and commenting on the world around them, the most gifted and charismatic MCs have taken the politics of hip-hop into the mainstream.
The best Paul McCartney songs reveal that, as a solo artist, he has always continued to explore the boundaries of pop and rock music.
The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ album has attracted enough cover versions to create countless alternative albums. Here we pick the best of them.
Staged for causes as disparate as famine relief, racism and AIDS awareness, the biggest benefit concerts have been unforgettable global events.