Michael Stipe helped define the sound of college radio's first big star, the now-retired R.E.M., with a vocal approach that was often all but incomprehensible and decidedly detached. Although he turns 51 today (January 4) and later refined his style somewhat as his lyrics became more socially and ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scene ... More >>