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5.23.19

The Who's 'Tommy' Is 50, So Here Are Nine More Essential Rock Operas

Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and Co. may have introduced the world to the form, but they were far from the first—or last—to tell stories with bombast.

5.14.18

Nearly 50 Years Into Her Career, Laurie Anderson Is Still Fearless

At 70, Laurie Anderson is producing some of her best work ever. We spoke to the experimental icon about politics, art and virtual reality.

8.7.17

Todd Haynes Is Directing a Velvet Underground Documentary Series

The filmmaker behind 'Velvet Goldmine' and 'I'm Not There' will interview surviving members and dig through archival footage for the upcoming docuseries.

4.15.17

These Are the 20 Best Gorillaz Collaborators

Ahead of 'Humanz,' we ranked the guest vocalists who have helped bring Damon Albarn's cartoon band to life.

4.13.17

These Are the 20 Best Gorillaz Collaborators

Ahead of 'Humanz,' we ranked the guest vocalists who have helped bring Damon Albarn's cartoon band to life.

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4.6.17

A New Documentary Explores the Work of Legendary Rock Photographer Mick Rock

Barnaby Clay on 'Shot! The Psycho-Spirtual Mantra of Rock,' his new film about the rock'n'roll photographer.

3.14.17

Watch the Trailer for 'SHOT!,' the Doc That Explores the Golden Age of Rock from Behind the Camera Lens

The VICE-produced film is coming out April 7 and follows iconic photographer Mick Rock, who worked alongside David Bowie, Lou Reed, and more.

1.8.17

Photographer Mixes Lou Reed Lyrics With Mongolian Emptiness in this Ghostly Series

Italian photographer Alessandro Zanoni makes like a poetic ghost in his lyrical photographs of a deserted urban town.

10.7.16

From T. Rex to Trump: The Enduring Legacy of Glam"

Writer Simon Reynolds's eighth book is a look at how glam is more than just The Thin White Duke. We also pose an important question: Is Donald Trump glam?

8.28.16

Andy Warhol Wanted Lou Reed to Be His 'Mickey Mouse'

The authors of 'Please Kill Me' talked with Warhol's "boy," Billy Name, a key figure in the 60s art scene who built the Factory, as well as witnessed the rise of Edie Sedgwick, the Velvet Underground's breakup, and the time Warhol was almost murdered.

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