Courtney E. Smith
Why R.E.M. Wanted to End on a High Note
"We needed to not drive it into mundaneness, and that's where it was going to go."
How Elvis Costello Ended Several Eras With ‘Blood and Chocolate’
It would be the last album co-credited to backing band the Attractions for a decade.
How the Go-Go’s Became MTV Darlings With ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’
Song's cheaply made video helped put the band "on the map."
Stevie Nicks’ ‘Bella Donna': A Track-by-Track Guide
A detailed look at Fleetwood Mac singer's classic debut solo album.
45 Years Ago: Tina Turner Files for Divorce From Ike Turner
After years in an abusive relationship, the legendary singer finally called it quits.
25 Years Ago: Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan Briefly Dies
Singer "flatlined for a couple of minutes" before paramedics brought him back to life.
What Nearly Everyone Got Wrong About ‘Thelma and Louise’
Depending on whom you ask, 1991 classic is a cowboy movie, an outlaw film or a man-hating revenge story of feminism gone way too far.
How a Drug Dealer Helped Inspire Eagles’ ‘Life in the Fast Lane’
Band's 1977 hit was third single from 'Hotel California.'
Prince’s Long Goodbye: What We Learned After His Death
The specter of death was following Prince around well before he died on April 21, 2016.
50 Years Ago: Carole King Shakes Free on ‘I Feel the Earth Move’
'Tapestry''s opening track became album's first single, sharing duties with another classic.