Remembering the late rocker and his undervalued versatility.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine pays tribute to the producer who helped elevate the Beatles’ talents and pioneered new ways of thinking in pop.
Following last weekend's death of drummer Tommy Ramone—the towering punk band's last surviving original member—Evan Minsker looks back on his personal history with the Ramones and details why Tommy was so important to their entire ethos.
We pay tribute to the late Chicago footwork ambassador with an essay on his art and influence by Miles Raymer, along with a gallery of previously unpublished photos by Erez Avissar.
Artists including Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin, Nico Muhly, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, Wilco's Glenn Kotche, and the National's Bryce Dessner pay tribute to the late experimental composer Robert Ashley in their own words.
Stuart Berman pays tribute to rock's original iconoclast—a man who saw beauty in the strange, dark corners of music and humanity.
Jason Heller pays tribute to the late keyboardist and producer, whose endlessly funky playing has been featured on albums by Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, and Frank Zappa, and sampled by everyone from Kanye West to Daft Punk.
Graphic designer and album art pioneer Storm Thorgerson died yesterday at age 69. Eric Harvey pays tribute to the British artist's wildly eclectic, six-decade career and highlights nine of his most iconic covers, from Pink Floyd to the Mars Volta.
Steven Hyden remembers the film critic, whose infinite curiosity and inclusiveness served as a model for culture writers-- and fans-- of all stripes.
Stephen M. Deusner remembers the late Midwestern singer/songwriter, who passed away last weekend at age 39, and details highlights from his prolific career as leader of Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co., and more.
Founding Olivia Tremor Control member Bill Doss brought together the very people who can be the most skeptical toward the idea of "music bringing people together." Matt LeMay pays tribute to the singer and guitarist, who passed away at age 43.
After her death from cancer at age 63, Piotr Orlov looks back on the life of the disco great, whose music cultivated a future made of elastic rhythm as well as a new social reality that reflected the struggles and triumphs of the gay-rights movement.
Through his increasingly aware art and beliefs, MCA offered a relatable blueprint for growing up the right way. Mark Richardson remembers the Beastie Boys great as a welcoming everyman who was never afraid to change.
Following the Band drummer's death from cancer at age 71, Stephen M. Deusner looks back on his long career, from his early rockabilly days to his worthwhile final recordings, and compiles a 20-song playlist of highlights.
The Apple innovator not only reinvented computing, he also changed the course of popular music as we know it. Eric Harvey breaks down his legacy as a music technology pioneer.
Following her death at age 27, a look at the soul singer's music and troubled life.