Today, we asked “Five Questions” to LaRonda Davis, the president of the Black Rock Coalition. The BRC is a collective of artists, writers, producers, publicists, activists and music fans dedicated to the complete creative freedom of Black artists. Founded by musician Vernon Reid, journalist Greg Tate and producer Konda Mason, the organization celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with unique performances and events.
As noted in these pages recently, there’s been a rush of excellent rock ‘n’ roll documentaries of late.
We are very excited to launch a new feature of exclusive excerpts from upcoming and soon-to-be-released books. Today, we showcase Chapter Five from Kent Crowley's new book Long Promised Road: Carl Wilson, Soul of the Beach Boys-The Biography.
As AC/DC launched their “Rock or Bust” tour in the States amid substantial personnel changes, we revisited author Jesse Fink (The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC) and put “Five Questions” to him about the band's latest assault on world eardrums.
Today, "Five Questions" are again put to David Browne, who recently answered 5 Q's for us about his recent book on the Grateful Dead titled
The love song is timeless. From its beginnings, it has been shaped by bohemians and renegades, slaves and oppressed minorities, prostitutes, immigrants and other excluded groups. But what do we really know about the origins of these intimate expressions of the heart? And how have our changing perceptions about topics such as sexuality and gender roles changed our attitudes towards these songs?