rock-and-roll

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.

Ten Times the Grammys Actually Got It Right

Sure, music’s biggest night is often an embarrassment. But let’s toast those rare winners who were absolutely deserving, from the Beatles to Billie Eilish.

Craig Finn Looks Back at a Year in Lockdown

The Hold Steady frontman reflects on staying sane during COVID, deciding not to be a father and why his band’s new album is the rock ‘n’ roll we need right now