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Van Morrison: The Pettiest Musical Genius of His Time

The Northern Irish rock ’n’ roll icon doesn’t care if you know it

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An Ode to the Greatest Bob Dylan Song You Haven’t Heard

A new box set reveals several versions of one of Dylan’s lost classics. Now’s the time to dive in with the Dylanologists.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Queen That ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Gets Completely Wrong

The iconic Freddie Mercury–led band is the subject of a messy, mediocre biopic. But that shouldn’t diminish Queen’s legacy as one of the great binary-busting bands of all time. Let us count the reasons why.

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John Carpenter’s ‘They Live’ Was Supposed to Be a Warning. We Didn’t Heed It. We Didn’t Even Understand It.

The horror master’s most prescient movie has nothing to do with serial killers or vampires—it’s about greed and propaganda. And it’s truer than ever.

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The 33 Greatest Musical Moments in ‘Dazed and Confused’

Twenty-five years since it was first released, Richard Linklater’s Texas high school classic still rocks

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His Sh*t’s F***ed Up: The Complicated Legacy of Warren Zevon

The late singer-songwriter has been gone for 15 years, but his life and career still aren’t any easier to make sense of: He was as gifted, haunted, and destructive as any musician from his generation.

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“Cocaine, Speed, and Gallons of Jack Daniel’s”: The Last Rock ’n’ Roll Superstars Were … Korn?

Twenty years after ‘Follow the Leader,’ the band’s mega-successful third album, the scourge that was nu metal looks a little different with hindsight. Lead singer Jonathan Davis and the band reflect on a controversial era of music history.

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The Best Tom Cruise Year Is ...

… maybe not the most obvious one. But when Cruise made ‘Cocktail’ and ‘Rain Man,’ he unlocked a new side that would define the quintessential movie star’s career for decades to come.

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The Mysterious Genius of Benicio Del Toro

The star of the summer’s most unlikely sequel ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ is one of the world’s greatest actors. Should he be a bigger star?

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Should Phil Collins Be Celebrated or Vilified?

After an extended hiatus that found him becoming more beloved, the crown prince of middle-of-the-road ’80s Top 40 has embarked on a farewell tour. What will be his legacy?