Paramore: “This band isn’t worth our health”

We were each other’s support system, according to Paramore. Image by Zachary Gray   The pop-punk pioneers, who were among the most important bands of their period, were almost destroyed by internal strife and misogyny in the music business. They have returned after four years of introspection and are prepared to react to a “crazy” […]

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Dressing Up Was Great, But My Codpiece Was Notably Unfragrant: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson, the multimillion-selling prog rockers Jethro Tull’s frontman, told me in 1993 that 2000 would be a good moment to put up his flute. He says now, “I think I was confusing myself with British Airways pilots who are out when they turn 65.” “If you’re a fully vaccinated professional tennis player, you might […]

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‘We’ve Always Utilized Violence as Part of Our Discourse,’ Idles Rages

Joe Talbot, the lead singer of Idles, comes to a happy realization near the end of the band’s impending fourth album, Crawler. “Life is beautiful,” the 37-year-old cries despite everything. It’s an apt ending for a band that have overcome personal tragedy and childhood trauma, and in just four years secured their status as the […]

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