Billy Bragg

RIP Ian McLagan: Five of his Best

The Small Faces and the Faces are two of the greatest bands in British rock history, and the story of both bands is remarkably similar: a mercurial, egotistical lead singer being driven to the very peak of his game by a backing band of ...

A Covers Tribute: The Smiths’ ‘Queen Is Dead’ Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago this month, Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce issued The Smiths‘ landmark LP, The Queen Is Dead. And to many faithful fans, the 10-song collection is the band’s finest hour; a sonically ...

Music Roundup: ‘All You Need Is’ Duran Duran

Out today is the new album from English new wave legends Duran Duran. All You Need Is Now marks the quartet’s 13th studio album, which is being hailed a solid return to form à la their 1982 classic LP, Rio.