The electrifying artistic force that was Elvis Presley can't be contained in a single account. Variously thought of as the King, Elvis the Pelvis, a degenerate, and a teen icon, Presley was the living confluence of America's multiple cultures.
Born to poor parents in Tupelo, Mississippi, he lived w
With lyrics that range from musings on the Eiffel Tower to thoughts on the nature of space, The Pixies clearly transcend the categories of pop, punk, and rock 'n' roll. Their songs, which vacillate between light, almost airy pop tunes and grinding, sci-fi punk, might as well have come from another pl
Sometimes sublime and tender, sometimes raving and frightening, Janis Joplin's vocals had a raw energy unmatched by any white blues singer of her time. And Joplin lived as wildly as she sang. Although she was born into a comfortable, middle-class family in Port Arthur, Texas, she always seemed to be
A generation mourned the death of Kurt Cobain in 1994, but the mania surrounding his suicide threatened to eclipse the truncated but notable career of his band, Nirvana. Raw, angry, and phenomenally loud, Nirvana was formed in 1987 by guitarist/vocalist Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic, two disillu