10 Years Ago: Arctic Monkeys Debut With ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’
Intrinsically millennial and unapologetically fun, the Arctic Monkeys' debut album exceeded the British outfit's considerable (and deserved) hype.
Cover Stories: Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’
The front sleeve of Metallica's 'Master of Puppets' set the tone for thrash metal artwork. Here's the story behind the cover.
31 Years Ago: Red Hot Chili Peppers Release Their Self-Titled Debut
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' path to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame began with this tentative first step.
Cover Stories: Nirvana, ‘Nevermind’
"Full of poetry and cynicism." That's how album cover legends Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis fame describe Nirvana's 'Nevermind' sleeve.
24 Years Ago: Lollapalooza Makes Its Debut
Daytime temperatures hit 111 degrees, Nine Inch Nails played a one-and-a-half minute set and Jane's Addiction got into a fistfight on stage. It's July 18, 1991.
28 Years Ago: Jane’s Addiction Release Self-Titled Indie Debut
In the midst of the hair metal era, Jane's took to the Sunset Strip to record their live debut.
22 Years Ago: Paw Make Their Debut With ‘Dragline’
Paw was the band that put Kansas on the grunge map. And then what?
10 Years Ago: Nine Inch Nails Release ‘With Teeth’
NIN's fourth full length album captures Trent Reznor at a turning point.
Check Out Post-Punk Legends Reimagined as Marvel Superheroes
Artist Butcher Billy reimagines New Wave and post-punk icons like Morrissey as Marvel superheroes and the results are awesome.
Electric Mumfords? Bring It On
Mumford & Sons are following in some very big footsteps with their move from acoustic to electric. Here are four legends who came before them.
Global Release Day: Rail Disaster or Train Saver?
"Global release Friday" might ruin your local record store, but that's nothing new. Technology has been railroading the little guy for years.
Apple Sours on Indie Labels
Format changes and "editorial discretion" slams the iTunes door for many indie labels.