Happy 69th Birthday, David Bowie
The rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust was decades ago and Aladdin Sane is hardly a lad anymore, but postmodern icon David Bowie gave us all a gift for his 69th birthday.
23 Years Ago: Nirvana Turn Piles of Demos and Outtakes into ‘Incesticide’
This 1992 compilation proved that even Nirvana's outtakes were far more interesting than a lot of the best studio efforts by their peers.
15 Years Ago: Rage Against the Machine Make Their Own Mixtape With ‘Renegades’
Rage Against the Machine's farewell gift to fans in 2000 was a covers album filled with a dozen disparate and classic songs filtered through their own distinct prism.
Throwback Thursday: That Time Johnny Rotten Was on ‘Judge Judy’
Where does the frontman of the Sex Pistols go when he's looking for justice? To the syndicated television chambers of Judge Judith Sheindlin, of course.
Cover Stories: Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Siamese Dream’
The little girls on the cover of Smashing Pumpkins' 1993 breakthrough were immortalized as friends forever. But who are they? And are they still so close?
When Nirvana Unplugged For MTV and Created Another Landmark Album
On Nov. 1, 1994, Nirvana released one of the decade's definitive albums, 'MTV Unplugged in New York.'
Cover Stories: Neutral Milk Hotel, ‘In the Aeroplane Over the Sea’
What connects Neutral Milk Hotel and R.E.M.? You're looking at it.
29 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Bridge the Rap and Rock Divide With ‘Licensed to Ill’
Well, now here's a little story we've got to tell about three bad brothers you know so well.
13 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Release the Artsy and Experimental ‘Riot Act’
Adrift in mid-career doldrums, Pearl Jam grappled with devastating loss and political angst by releasing one of their most muscular and weird albums.
20 Years Ago: Alice in Chains Release Their Self-Titled Third Album
Just as their music was moving further away from darkness, Alice in Chains released what would end up being their final album with frontman Layne Staley.
Cover Stories: Beck’s Design-Your-Own Artwork for ‘The Information’
For his 2006 album, Beck provided fans with blank graph paper, a bunch of stickers and the ability to create a cover the same sort of way he manipulates music.
Cover Stories: Weezer, ‘Raditude’
Meet Sidney, the rescue dog that became an album cover superstar.
The 31 Most Disturbing (Non-Heavy Metal) Album Covers Ever [NSFW]
While it's almost expected of metal bands to push the envelope when it comes to album artwork, it's a little more shocking when other bands do it.
20 Years Ago: Blind Melon Singer Shannon Hoon Dies of a Drug Overdose
It's been two decades since the world lost Shannon Hoon. We take a look back on the life and untimely death of Blind Melon's charismatic singer.
35 Years Ago: U2 Debut With ‘Boy’
U2 emerged out of Ireland with their debut in 1980 and the only thing bigger than their sound was their potential.
Cover Stories: Public Image Ltd., ‘Metal Box’
Public Image Ltd. didn't just raise the bar for unconventional album covers with 1979's 'Metal Box,' they ignored the bar entirely.