Fred Mills

Bucker's blues: "I want to come away with something that will affect me."

Unhappy Hour

Songsmith Richard Buckner isn't that sad . . . really.

Bucker's blues: "I want to come away with something that will affect me."
Strummer: "I'm happy to get that [guitar] and figure out something to do with it."

Up in Heaven

Joe Strummer: 1952-2002.

Strummer: "I'm happy to get that [guitar] and figure out something to do with it."
Face the Nation: from left, Tony and Chip Kinman.

Western Union

A new archival set revisits Chip and Tony Kinman's pioneering alt-country outfit Rank and File, as the brothers continue to expand their Cowboy Nation.

Face the Nation: from left, Tony and Chip Kinman.
All grown up: Damien Jurado.

When I Paint My Masterpiece

Damien Jurado finally delivers a classic.

All grown up: Damien Jurado.
Pearl Jam: from left (front row) Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder; (back row) Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron.

Yield Not

The members of Pearl Jam break their silence to talk about the changes, challenges, and motivation behind staying together and the making of their latest, Riot Act.

Pearl Jam: from left (front row) Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder; (back row) Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron.
Ed Harcourt

Young Man Blues

Given mixed reviews at home, U.K. songsmith Ed Harcourt's latest offers plenty for more patient ears.

Ed Harcourt