The Story of the Very First Thing Securely Sold on the Internet
25 years ago, a college kid named Dan Kohn had the novel idea to let people buy things online. The first thing he ever sold was a Sting solo album.
Remembering the Time Slipknot Threatened to Sue Burger King Over Chicken Fries
The masked band's new album 'We Are Not Your Kind' makes this a perfect time to revisit their bizarre legal feud with a fast food chain.
David Berman Knew Exactly How to Find Beauty in Sadness
Across a long career of music, poetry, and visual art, the Silver Jews songwriter married despair and absurdity. Few artists better reflected how complicated it is to be alive.
An Ode to ‘On the Beach,’ Neil Young’s Most Beautiful (and Most Depressing) Album
Forty-five years after its release, Young's melancholic search for meaning in a chaotic world feels more relatable than ever.
Hype Williams Changed Hip-Hop Forever With These 10 Videos
Megan Thee Stallion is enlisting the help of legendary director Hype Williams for 'Fever: Thee Movie,' but his fingerprints have been on rap's visuals since the 90s.
An Ode to Lil' Kim's 'Ladies Night,' One of the Best Posse Cuts of All Time
With seven female rappers in the Hot 100 for the first time in a decade, we revisited the 1997 single that pioneered rap's sisterhood.
Please Don't Play Drake's 'Fireworks' at Your July 4th Cookout
The 'Thank Me Later' song isn't as festive as its title suggests.
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.
20 Years After "No Scrubs," We Look Back at the Song's Best (and Worst) Covers
The TLC track topped the charts two decades ago this week—since then artists of all stripes have offered up their takes.
Eddie Murphy's 'Life' Shows How Complicated Canceling R. Kelly Can Be
Twenty years after the buddy comedy first debuted in theaters, its soundtrack proves problematic in the wake of serious new allegations against executive producer R. Kelly.
We Talked to Woodstock Attendees About the 50th Anniversary Lineup
"I have no idea who most of these artists are, to be honest," one woman who was there in 1969 told Noisey.
'Like a Prayer' Was Madonna's First Masterpiece
By the time it was released in 1989, Madonna was already a bona fide superstar. Thirty years after its release, we look back at the album that established her as a meaningful artist.