At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's lab ... More >>
It's common knowledge that the popular music industry is dominated by a few huge companies, sometimes referred to as the Big Three: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. It used to be the Big Four, until EMI was subsumed into the other three. Before that, it was the ... More >>
Sixty years ago today, Hank Williams hit Number One with the slightly posthumous, very prophetic song "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive," a tune he'd written with Fred Rose just prior to his death, and the last single to be released during his lifetime. Bonus on the freaky scale? Fred Rose wou ... More >>
A New York judge this week ordered Prince to pay a perfume maker nearly $4 million for failing to promote the 3121 line of scents that were a tie-in to the release of 2006's 3121. This is yet another bizarre entry in the life of Prince Rogers Nelson, a life in which each successive chapter manages ... More >>
Rock star is a Minneapolis staple
Courtesy of The Felix CulpaSince the early 2000s, The Felix Culpa has steadily built a large grassroots following for their blend of post-hardcore, arty indie rock, melody, and dissonance. The Illinois/Wisconsin-based quartet recently signed with the West Coast-based indie label No Sleep Reco ... More >>
The compact disc has been like a trinket, a toy, a candy bar or a tabloid placed at the checkout counter to snake a bit more bread out of your near-empty wallet.
The mother of a toddler featured in a viral YouTube video dancing to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" went head-to-head with Universal Music Group... and won!
The Rapture may not mean the end of the world, but the end of the moment is upon them
A Suburbs reissue in every garage!
Or more to the point, who are the Suburbs?