Anyone who has closely followed his career during his lifetime and after his untimely death in 1997 knows Buckley's uncanny gift of covering a popular or obscure song and making it his own.
Though he has become one of music's most enduring talents, Mathis was also a superlative athlete in his high school and college years.
Though they didn't do the deal for just the piano, Keys says she did get something pretty special out of those negotiations
Frank Loesser disliked repeating himself. When he produced book, music and lyrics for The Most Happy Fella in 1956, he decided to go operatic. Not all the way, but more than he ever had before -- "My Time of Day" from Guys and Dolls, notwithstanding.
"Desolation Row" is over eleven minutes of anything, everything. For nearly fifty years, Bob Dylan's fans, critics, and writers have been trying to say what it's about. To me, it's a song I love to listen to, and one of the last great works of Modernism.
Whenever performers -- such as Mary Bridget Davies in A Night With Janis Joplin, at the Lyceum -- impersonate iconic figures, they're going to be compared to the original, whether they like it or not. They certainly can't be surprised when they are.
As David Bromberg says of Dylan, "the man can put across a song like no one else can." Give him an instrument or two, a microphone, and let him sing. What a present, what a feast, that these songs on Another Self Portrait show just that side of Bob Dylan.
Trent Reznor admitted that he hasn't exactly been upfront about NIN's plans. "I've been less than honest about what I've
As Leonard Cohen's new album, Old Ideas, diffuses its way into the pop-culture universe, Columbia Records is prodding it along with Old Ideas With New Friends, a compilation of artists covering their Cohen favorites.
In early June, about three weeks before Beyonce's latest album came out, one of her songs, a collaboration with the rapper
My Top Ten list of the year has very little, if any connection, with what people who still pay attention to the hipster music scene and read the Billboard charts would consider the best records of the year. And to be honest, I don't give a crap.
Why are we so afraid to tell people the truth? In 15 Reasons People Don't Tell the Truth, Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks put not
James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" became such a pop radio and television hit that here in the U.S., I believe we claim him as an American.