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Like Father, Like Son (or Daughter)

Sean Lennon, Rufus Wainwright, and Amy Allison aren’t the only mighty musical offspring to step outside the shadows of famous parents.

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The Songsmiths of NYC’s Sixth Borough

Roger Street Friedman, Emily Duff, and Sport Murphy are all the real deal.

What Happened When The Beatles Did Covers? Beautiful Things!

From Chuck Berry to Carl Perkins to The Marvelettes, John, Paul, George and Ringo put their own spin on quite a few standards.


In Celebration of Prince’s Multiple Personalities

To mark the one-year anniversary of his passing, a look at Prince’s musical identities, from rock guitarist to jazz piano man.

rock songs about jesus

The 5 Best Rock Songs About Jesus

Depeche Mode and The Velvet Underground find the spirit.