Charles R. Cross

'Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain' (It Books) will be available at booksellers everywhere on Tuesday, March 18.

It feels awful to even write these words, but Kurt Cobain is

It feels awful to even write these words, but Kurt Cobain is better known now for his suicide than for anything else. Even those who… Continue reading

 

The threads are cheap. The music is free.

Goodwill Ambassador

What Macklemore's breakthrough says about the state of the music industry.

 

Erik Blood: Musician, producer, pornography appreciator.

Erik Blood: The Harder They Come

Seattle's hottest producer is also its filthiest songwriter.

 

Calvin Johnson, with Beat Happening, in Chicago in 1988.

K Is for Calvin

An influential label, an abrasive founder, and a local editor's biographical debut.

Calvin Johnson, with Beat Happening, in Chicago in 1988.
West Seattleite Eddie Vedder, with Pearl Jam, at KeyArena in 2009.

Pearl Jam: Rear View Mirror

Live on Ten Legs captures the band's second act, as primarily a live concern.

West Seattleite Eddie Vedder, with Pearl Jam, at KeyArena in 2009.
Solomon Burke: the king of rock 'n' soul.

Artist of the Year

Solomon Burke is the world's greatest living singer; he also saves souls and makes a mean sandwich.

Solomon Burke: the king of rock 'n' soul.
This vintage poster from the heyday of Chicago blues is one of the highlights of EMPs new exhibit.

Living the Blues

EMP's new exhibit examines the Delta-Chicago connection.

This vintage poster from the heyday of Chicago blues is one of the highlights of EMPs new exhibit.
Don't look back: "The past doesn't weigh on me anymore," says Faithfull.

The Full Faithfull

In the '60s, Marianne Faithfull was swingin' London's 'it' girl. At 56, she brings a new meaning to the concept of 'sex with strangers.'

Don't look back: "The past doesn't weigh on me anymore," says Faithfull.
From left: Booker T. Jones, Duck Dunn, Steve Cropper.

Top of the Stax

Chatting with Steve Cropper of Booker T. & the MG's.

From left: Booker T. Jones, Duck Dunn, Steve Cropper.
John Hammondon the road, literally.

Travelin’ Man

On the road again with John Hammond.

John Hammondon the road, literally.
Gonna be a son of a gun: a pre-fame Hendrix, far left.

Voodoo Childhood

Re-experiencing the young Hendrix at EMP.

Gonna be a son of a gun: a pre-fame Hendrix, far left.