Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
The origins of heavy metal are often disputed... We attempt to track down the history of the term and answer the question, Where does heavy metal come from?
From Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to Metallica’s James Hetfield, and many more, the inventors – and survivors – of thrash metal share their war stories.
Girl groups go all the way back to the birth of pop, and their long and honourable dedication to delighting the ears deserves far more recognition than it gets.
For every anthem and romantic ballad, female artists have also asserted their independence through empowering lyrics, challenging the constraints of gender stereotypes, bad relationships or the music industry itself.
Steeped in tradition while pushing music into new frontiers, modern R&B has infiltrated the mainstream and become the go-to sound for pop music.
New Orleans music has a rich history. Whether you’re in town for Mardi Gras, or seeking authentic jazz performances, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
The history of recorded jazz is hard to pin down. So many conflicting stories make up a rich patchwork that guides us towards the truth of how jazz began.
Love makes the world go round, but love also goes round itself, in the grooves of the majority of the greatest pop songs ever made.
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
The love song: some of these songs celebrate love and some dump on it, but they all have one thing in common... that love is the highest of human emotions.
From doorknobs to ‘Nessun Dorma’, Decca Records’ story is one of innovation, revolutionising the way sound has been recorded, sold and enjoyed.
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?
Film musicals, a true American art form, have celebrated freedom in the cinema, self-expression and the pursuit of dreams down life’s yellow brick road.
Artists have always tried to go one better than Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, the song that arguably defines the holiday season like no other.