How Public Enemy brought the noise and revolutionized hip-hop.
Behind one of the best documentaries ever made about a band — even if the band wasn’t real.
Looking back on the Gen-X classic.
How radio preachers and John Dean’s Watergate testimony found their way into a Talking Heads album.
The song where everyone knows the words, but few know what those words mean.
How therapy revealed some of Richard Pryor’s best material.
How the 1965 R&B classic made Wilson Pickett a star.
How the jazz great ditched guitar picks and created a masterpiece.
The mysterious story of Bobbie Gentry and her famous song “Ode to Billie Joe.”
The characters in Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” were not only larger than life, they were real people.