rock-and-roll

Why Can’t Rock Stars Stop Making Movies About How Much Being A Rock Star Sucks?

‘The Nowhere Inn’ is just the latest film in which a musician wants us to know that their life isn’t as great as it seems

‘Nothing Else Matters’ Was the Moment Metallica Stopped Caring About Selling Out

Over their career, the thrash-metal veterans have been derided for courting mainstream success. But this power ballad’s enduring popularity is tied to the fact that it’s a song about not worrying what the world thinks of you

The Unabashed Male Beauty (and Sexism) of ’80s Hard Rock

Authors Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock discuss their exhaustive oral history ‘Nothin’ But a Good Time’ and how hair metal’s party-hearty ethos reflects the Reagan era and still speaks to fans

The History of the Irish Hating U2

Dublin’s hometown band has often had a hard time in their home country. Sometimes it’s because they’re too famous. Other times, it’s a lot more complicated.

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