CRYING IN THE CHAPEL
Elvis’s Forgotten Gospel Masterpiece
The King of Rock ’n’ Roll self-identified as a hard-charging gospel singer, too. The proof is in the majesty of his gospel masterpiece, How Great Thou Art.
ALL SHOOK UP
Priscilla ‘Dating’ Tom Jones
It’s now or never for Tom Jones and Priscilla Presley, if reports that the two can’t help falling in love with each other are to be believed.
Rock ‘n Roll’s Greatest Artist Returns
Chuck Berry, the most influential rock ’n’ roll artist of a generation, will release his first new album in decades next year. On his 90th birthday, we look back at what makes him an icon.
This Fashion Show Is in a Parking Garage
As part of Fall Fashion Week in New York, the clothing firm Baja East held its show in a parking garage. It was lovely.
The Forgotten Mother of Rock-and-Roll
Chuck Berry borrowed her guitar stylings. Little Richard said she was responsible for his career. Elvis was influenced by her. Who was the real Sister Rosetta Tharpe?
Dead Artists Are Killing It in Music
Within ten years, dead musicians will generate more revenues than live ones. Not only is this creepy—it does a real disservice to living musicians who need an audience.
The Truth About Racism and Rock and Roll
Elvis has long been vilified as the face of racism and cultural appropriation in rock music—but it’s the legacy of the genre (and the truth about Elvis) that merits closer scrutiny.