Most Famous Groupies

Max Jones
in Culture

If you wanted to identify the most famous groupies of the 60s, 70s and 80s, look no further than at the most famous bands of those eras. All of the big names in music by definition have a huge number ...

Movie Soundtracks That Changed Alternative Music

Beat Staff
in Entertainment

If you thought movie soundtracks were just noises in the back that worked up movie plots, think again. Sometimes, they change lives, make teens practice music in their garage and turn out to be music ...

Most Famous Music Break Ups In History

Adam Quinn
in Culture

Everyone loves one form of music or another, and every person has a band they love, and every person has a music breakup they never forgot. Bands come and go, but their music can last forever. When yo...

Best Books Written by Musicians

Gus Welch
in Buyer's Guide

A musician's memoire isn't defined by any standard. It is not simply one genre nor does it have one topic. It is filled with struggle, success, and everything involved in, not only the music industry,...

Christopher Makos' 'White Trash' Book Review

Arnold Seleskey
in Entertainment

The organic and semantic problem of decadence is its capacity to bore; an absence of vitality, no matter how stylishly served, puts one on the nod faster than a freshly rolled one right before bedtime...

Unmasking The Punk Underground

Adam Quinn
in Culture

He's tough tonight, with a non-filter cigarette dangling from his soft, adolescent lips as beads of warm sweat run down his hairless chest. Standing in front of the New York rock club, CBGB, he's imag...

'Rock N Roll Is Here to Pay' Book Review

Arnold Seleskey
in Buyer's Guide

Steve Chapple and Reebee Garofalo's Rock 'n' Roll Is Here To Pay, together with Geoffrey Stokes' equally outstanding Star Making Machinery, should be considered required reading for anyone with a seri...

Write For Beat Today

Beat Staff
in Culture

Beat has now joined the Vocal platform, allowing music lovers from around the globe to wax lyrical about their raves, rants, stories, and ever-shifting tastes to a musically inclined community.

Elvis Costello's Classic 'My Aim Is True' 

Jeremy Frommer
in Buyer's Guide

For a while, at the beginning of his journey especially, some thought he was another Elvis Presley rip-off. That was, of course, before they heard him. He had his name long before the King died. Elvis...

Back Together Again: Bands That Have Survived a Hiatus

Adam Quinn
in Entertainment

When our favorite bands began rocking fans, we all thought they were here to stay. It never crossed our minds that it would get to a point where they would be on a list of "bands that have survived a ...

History of the Lighter at Concerts

Will Vasquez
in Culture

It's an image we all know: thousands of people holding lighters in the air, in flickering tribute to their favorite musicians. No concert is complete without it; it's a way of bringing people together...