In a new book, former MySpace executives tell the inside story of how Murdoch bought the social media site at its zenith and then proceeded to ruin it.
Michael Tedder has written for Esquire, Stereogum, Variety, Spin, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Paper, The Village Voice, Playboy, and a few other places. Sigourney Weaver once fixed his collar at a film premiere and he hasn't been right since. His book, Top Eight: How MySpace Changed Music, is available now. You can read his work here and say hello here.
The prolific rapper and activist opens up about how losing his mother and grandmother helped inform his deeply personal new album and why electing Black leaders isn’t enough.
The Britpop legend talks his new album ‘Beyond the Pale,’ Megxit, how the U.K. prime minister is “karaoke Trump,” and why he secretly loves “The Crown.”
The dapper millennial in charge of upstart leftist mag ‘Current Affairs’ hopes to turn people on to democratic socialism using his brand of “fundamental kindness.”
Three of indie-rock’s brightest new songwriters combined their powers to make a powerful supergroup record that transcends each artist’s respective genre.
‘I’ve seen Democrats and the left be energized in a way that I’ve never seen in Texas before, and I’ve been voting in Texas a long time.’
The indie guitar god chats with The Daily Beast about almost opening for Petty, making rock in the rap-heavy streaming era, and getting out of his head in these ‘f*cked up’ times.
The Daily Beast talks with rock’s resident public intellectual about his new album, ‘American Utopia,’ and how he wants to lift everyone’s spirits. And no, he’s not being ironic.
A queer Christian from the heart of deep-red America, Julien Baker is now indie’s most heartbreaking songwriter. We spoke about her rapid success and staying true to her roots.
Jack Irons played a big role in creating two of America’s biggest bands, but he’s largely unknown. His legacy, plus efforts to speak frankly about depression, is worth cheering.