Music

A Salute to ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome),’ Tina Turner’s Forgotten ‘Mad Max’ Anthem

In the midst of her well-deserved 1980s comeback, the iconic singer decided to play the villain in ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.’ The soundtrack smash that accompanied the film may be a bit cheesy, but it’s had a surprising afterlife in the worlds of high art and indie-rock.

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 Best Infectious Pop Songs Used in Horror Movie Trailers

There’s nothing scarier than Ray Romano reciting ‘Crazy in Love’ as spoken-word poetry

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.