Poison’s ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’ Turns 30: Bret Michaels Reflects on the ‘Therapeutic’ Smash | By October 1988, Poison’s sophomore album was already a multi platinum smash. Then its chart-topping power ballad took the band to the next level.
Slayer Close Out First Leg of Farewell Tour with Blistering, Career-Spanning Austin Performance | With the first leg of their farewell tour under their belt, Slayer inched closer to leaving this world just as they entered it: on their own terms.
Ten Years Ago, Panic at the Disco Took a 'Pretty' Big Risk With Their Second Studio Album | The band’s psychedelic sophomore effort failed to connect with their pop-punk fan base — but it established a precedent for the rest of their career.
August Burns Red Singer Jake Luhrs Talks Grammy Nod, 'Wolverine Screams' & Getting Stuck in an Elevator | Luhrs recapped the heart-wrenching incident on the phone and discussed why “Invisible Enemy” resonates so deeply with him.
Nikki Sixx, Mick Rock & More Share Favorite David Bowie Memories & Songs at Sonos' 'Song Stories: Bowie' Event | After a successful debut last month in London, the New York installation welcomed musicians, photographers and writers whose lives were radically altered by Bowie’s music in unique ways.
Iron Maiden Frontman Bruce Dickinson Talks Beating Cancer and Having the Time of His Life | Beating cancer inspired the frontman to write his new memoir, 'What Does This Button Do?
Sixx:A.M. Reflect on 'The Heroin Diaries' & Discuss How It's a 'Gateway to Sobriety' | The trio is releasing a reissue of their first album this week in honor of its 10th anniversary.
L7's Donita Sparks Talks Trump, Music Industry Sexism and the Band's Enduring Legacy | Donita Sparks talked to Billboard about the new documentary, sexism in the music industry and L7’s enduring legacy.
The Killers and Panic! at the Disco: How the Two Veteran Rock Bands Took the Long Way to the Top | Broadly speaking, The Killers and Panic! followed similar career trajectories, culminating in their eventual rises to the top of the charts.
Nicki Minaj's 'Queen' Rollout Reeks Of Desperation And Hypocrisy | The only explanation for the existence of “FEFE” is that Minaj, now 35, made a shameless attempt to stay relevant.
Chance The Rapper's Chicagoist Purchase Sets A Dangerous Precedent For Artist-Media Relations | Hopefully, Chance the Rapper will let Chicagoist's editorial staff use their discretion when publishing.
Drake Might Have Another Release Ready For His Next Record Deal -- But How Much Is Too Much? | Drake releasing a new project anywhere in the near future wouldn’t feel like a treat; it would feel like a burden.
How The Carters And Kanye West View Wealth Differently On Their New Albums | Whereas Beyoncé and Jay-Z view their wealth as a means to transcend adversity, West views wealth as a snare.
Why Kanye West And Kid Cudi's 'Kids See Ghosts' Succeeds Where 'Ye' Fails | West works best with a collaborator who speaks his language and forces him to expand his own sonic palette.
Here's How The Smashing Pumpkins' Reunion Differs From Guns N' Roses' | The difference lies in the roles that the bands’ members play.
'God's Plan' Is Proof That Drake Should Never Release Another Album | If Drake were smart, he would take the enormous success of “God’s Plan” as a sign and stop releasing albums altogether.
Bruno Mars Is The Album Of The Year Winner The Grammys Deserve | The Grammys played it safe and pandered to pop’s lowest common denominator — and in hindsight, it couldn’t have happened any other way.
Tommy Wiseau Unfiltered: What You Wish He Had Said At The Golden Globes | Tommy Wiseau didn't get to speak onstage at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. Turns out he had too much to say anyway.
Dead Cross Is as Aggressive as Slayer and as Weird as Fantômas | Stream the debut from Dave Lombardo and Mike Patton's new hardcore band, which captures the fury of the genre’s forbearers.
How Green Day's ‘Nimrod’ Set the Course For the Rest of Their Career | Nimrod’s legacy extends far beyond this track—if not for this album, Green Day might not exist today.
The 8 Best Post-Guns N' Roses Albums by GN'R Members | Slash, Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan all took their shots at post-GN'R glory.
The 15 Best Guns N’ Roses Songs | Celebrate 30 years of ‘Appetite for Destruction’ with a trip down seedy Sunset Boulevard.
PUP: The Best of What's Next | A day at Warped Tour with Canadian pop-punk band PUP.
The Death and Resurrection of Faith No More | Faith No More was never a band known for sustainability or predictability.
God, Guns & Guitars: Willie’s Picnic | Midwest farmer’s daughters, dirt road anthems, and a whiskey river.
Inside Full Service Circus’ Musical Festival | Can’t get on the bill at ACL? Start your own backyard fest.
SXSW Music Keynote: Garth Brooks | Country music standard talks up songwriters.
The Gospel According to Kanye | Rapper levitates the Frank Erwin Center.
Steven Tyler’s Country Romp | Aerosmith frontman’s roots excursion rocks Nashville twang.
Wheeler Walker, Jr. Kicks Ass/Eats Out | Meet the LeBron James of country music.
Being Alice Cooper | Detroit legend’s six degrees of separation from all rock.
Metal’s Beach Boys: Def Leppard | Phil Collen details UK hitmakers’ musical work ethic.
Black Sabbath: Never Say Die | Doom pioneers bid dramatic farewell to North America.
ACL Review: Kendrick Lamar | Superstar MC grapples with superstardom in real time.
Bright Lights Over Gary Clark Jr. | Heft and heart for the first of three solo hometown gigs.
Hikes and Boyfrndz Mosh McAllen | Austin twofer ventures far south on a Lone Star trek.
J. Cole schools mumble rappers and trap stars alike at Jmblya | This year’s Jmblya corrected some of last year’s growing pains, but it still had its hiccups.
SXSW 2018: Matt Bellamy’s Beatles tribute supergroup was mostly fine, sometimes fab | I’ve seen Paul McCartney in concert five times, and never have I sweat, ached and cursed as much as I did trying to see a Beatles cover band this afternoon.
SXSW 2018: In Khalid’s utopia, all are welcome | You can see the world in Khalid’s smile.
Review: ACL Live isn’t ACL Live without St. Vincent | By the time the curtains opened completely to reveal the singer in a pink leather bodysuit and matching thigh-high boots, it was clear St. Vincent would be running her own show.
A working-class guitar hero | After nearly 15 years in Austin, guitarist Eric Tessmer is ready for next phase of career.
The Black Angels chant their ‘Death Song’ to navigate troubled times | Local psych-rock quintet honors convention while updating sound on fifth LP.
Panic! at the Disco threatens Frank Erwin Center with a good time — and delivers | Truth is, Panic’s continued relevance and ability to pack arenas is something of a miracle.
After 30 years, Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ still inspires fans to use their illusion | At the end of their myth, the Most Dangerous Band in the World is now… punctual?
Tyler, the Creator drops the shock tactics—and makes his prettiest album yet on ‘Flower Boy’ | The rapper just wants to enjoy right now, today. But that’s not always easy.
Vince Staples just made the second-best rap album of the year with ‘Big Fish Theory’ | He doesn’t care about your year-end list, but he’s going to be on it.
Lorde’s stunning new album proves young people need space to make mistakes | On ‘Melodrama,’ Lorde finds her safe space.
Harry Styles finds pleasure in the past on his earnest, exhilarating solo debut | The 23-year-old pop star emerges from One Direction with an indelible mix of tender acoustic balladry and raucous garage rock
Senses Fail and the relentless pursuit of screamo | Senses Fail wrapped up the Quince Años Tour last month, commemorating the band’s 15th anniversary by playing Still Searching in its entirety for the first time.
On ‘Pure Comedy,’ Father John Misty sounds paralyzed by his fear of the future | The folk singer’s third release as Father John Misty lacks the hooks to support his doomsday musings.
For Napster-era punk Jeff Rosenstock, rocking against Trump is the easy part | Rosenstock is one of many musicians coming to grips with living in the U.S. in the Trump era.
Fader Fort 2017: No Drake, no problem | In its 16th year, the Fader Fort did the only thing it could: Go back to where it all began. Sort of.
Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero talk ‘Best F(r)iends’ and on-set clown attacks | The ‘Room’ stars are back together after 15 years.
‘BoJack Horseman’ wallows in existential dread in its quietly devastating 5th season | Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg plumbs the depths of his characters’ misery and offers a brilliant take on #MeToo.
‘Love’ is still a beautiful disaster in a must-watch season 3 | ‘Love’ technically has a happy ending, but its characters’ greatest triumph is learning how to love themselves.
‘When We First Met’ is a joyless slog that stifles Adam Devine’s charisma | The slacker comedian struggles to carry the cringeworthy Netflix rom-com.
‘The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale’ is vapid, disposable, and totally entertaining | The weekly Netflix talk show puts its host back in his comfort zone.
‘Game Over, Man!’ is a disgusting, occasionally funny ‘Die Hard’ homage | The ‘Workaholics’ trio makes no changes to its tried-and-true comedic formula for this Netflix carnival.
‘Marc Maron: Too Real’ finds humor in the mundanities of everyday life | ‘I don’t know how much time I have left.’
‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’ tracks the comedian’s meteoric rise from astute jokester to household name | Jerry Seinfeld returns to the legendary Comic Strip and reminds viewers why he graduated to arenas in the first place.
‘Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight’ is razor-sharp—save for a terrible Bill Cosby joke | His Netflix special goes there, unfortunately.