Billie Eilish: ‘I'm More Confident in Myself'

Billie Eilish's existence in 2021 may be summarized by the fact that she awoke one morning last month, turned over to check her phone, and discovered she'd received seven Grammy nominations. She'd slept through the official announcement. "I stayed up late last night watching Fleabag. Again!” We're talking over Zoom from her Los Angeles home. […]

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‘One of the Finest Vocalists Ever': Honoring Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy and her bandmate Chris Biondo travelled to a distant plant in rural Virginia on a late May day in 1996 to collect copies of the recording that would turn out to be her last. Biondo recalls, "We picked up about 1,100 cassettes and CDs in total." "As soon as we got in the […]

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Reaction to How to Be a Rock Star by Shaun Ryder

The "rock star" is essentially extinct. With the TV-out-the-window lifestyle that dominated pop culture between the 1970s and 2000s out of favor, the term – and all the recklessness and charisma it implies – is more likely to be ascribed to a chef or a tech-bro than a musician. However, some people still suit the […]

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