Boris Vian was a French polymath: writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer. He is best remembered today for his novels. Those published under the pseudonym Vernon Sullivan were bizarre parodies of criminal fiction, highly controversial at the time of their rele
Just before his death in 1991, Miles Davis teamed up with rapper Easy Mo Bee to make a jazz/hip-hop album called "Doo Bop." This wasn't the first time Davis had done something utterly new -- his entire career was devoted to jazz-faring exploration.
Playing with such supernovae as Charles Mingus
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker met at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York in 1967 and began playing in local groups (one of these, The Bad Rock Group, included future comedy star Chevy Chase on drums).
After Fagen graduated in 1969, the two moved to Brooklyn and tried to peddle their tun
Henry Rollins is best known for tearing up the stage as front man of the now defunct Black Flag or his present musical endeavor Rollins Band. He has become cultural icon through his spoken word work which is sometimes poetic, sometimes comedic, and sometimes political yet always poignant. This has al