Prince’s “1999”: A Breakout Project
Forty years ago, Prince boldly planted his Minneapolis flag in the realms of rock, funk, and pop with the “1999” album.
The Rock Concert – A (Crazy) Oral History
They started as sock hops then morphed into legendary arena shows. The new book, “Rock Concert,” traces the rise of a cultural touchstone.
John Mellencamp: Pink Houses and America
John Mellencamp has always told stories about the heartland. But one song in particular captures a larger picture of America – then and now.
Whatever Happened to Kip Winger?
His name conjures the shirtless rockstar of the 80s. But Kip Winger has a far more interesting story that crosses over…into classical?
Is “Zenyatta Mondatta” The Police’s Perfect Record?
The Police’s “Zenyatta Mondatta” is one of the hookiest albums of the 80s. But the band still has mixed feelings about it.