Al Shipley

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Every David Bowie Album, Ranked

The man born David Jones adopted the stage name David Bowie in 1966, avoiding confusion with The Monkees’ Davy Jones. But then he just...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2022: Women and ‘80s Pop Win Big

On Wednesday morning, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the seven artists who will be inducted this November in Los Angeles: Pat...

Every Sonic Youth Album, Ranked

Guitarists Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo and bassist Kim Gordon founded Sonic Youth in New York City in 1981, bringing Michigan-born drummer Steve Shelley...

Every Neil Young Album, Ranked

Neil Percival Young grew up in Winnipeg, but he moved to America in the ‘60s to become the greatest rock star Canada has ever...

DMC on His New Children’s Book Darryl’s Dream and Run-DMC Classics

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is 57, but he still speaks with the boundless energy and commanding voice that he changed the music world with as...

The Beat of a Different Drummer: 10 Albums Where a New Drummer Put a Spring in the Band’s Step

The drummer is the job in a rock band with the highest turnover rate — a cliché lampooned memorably in This is Spinal Tap....

The 10 Best Indie and Alternative Steely Dan Covers

Once upon a time, Steely Dan were hipsters. As frontman Donald Fagen explained in his 2013 book, Eminent Hipsters, he and Steely Dan co-founder...

The 50 Best Live Albums of the 1970s

The concert industry exploded in the 1970s, and the live album, a stopgap project once reserved for only the biggest artists, became a compulsory...

The 10 Best Daft Punk Songs

On Monday morning, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, better known as the iconic French dance duo Daft Punk, released a cryptic eight-minute...

Rock Hall of Fame 2021 Nominations: The Snubs, Surprises, and Long Shots

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame traditionally announces its annual slate of nominees in October and narrows it down to a set...

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