"It feels really strange to also be like, 'Hey, would you like to write about this brand new band? By the way, our entire society is crumbling.'"
'How to Be a Rock Critic,' an off-Broadway play about the pioneering rock critic, is a great reminder of how much the role has changed.
We speak to Maan Abu Taleb about the challenges of running the world's premier Arabic-language online music magazine
I was a living cliche: a failed musician who then spends his time criticizing other musicians.
From Bey to Prince to Mariah, Sylvia Patterson's quizzed them all and navigated some dicey waters. She talks frankly here, plus read an exclusive extract from her book.
Have we created a climate that’s just too overwhelmed by negativity?
In response to a negative review of Three Imaginary Boys, The Cure reworked one of their tracks to create the best musical comeback of all time.
Is there anything more worthless than music journalists? Maybe just art school kids and suburban teens. Find out in this week's Band for Life.
Some thoughts on the "Darwinistic page-view coverage of anything": As print publications move toward blogging, online advertising is becoming the lifeline of music journalism. Herein lies the problem.