Happy birthday David Roback (Mazzy Star, Rain Parade, Opal). R.I.P. You are our friend. Read our Lost Classics review of
Happy birthday Philly homegirl Jill Scott. The real thing.
Happy birthday Miranda Lee Richards. Sending you an angel. Read our review of her essential latest LP: Essential New Music:
Happy birthday Muddy Waters. You shook us.
Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places
15 years ago today, the Flaming Lips released At War With The Mystics. It won two Grammys, beating the likes
Happy birthday Richard Manuel (the Band). Something there is about you. Read Jon Glaser in MAGNET on Manuel: From The
20 years ago today, Run-D.M.C. released final album Crown Royal. They’re the reason you started rhymin’.
Happy birthday Mike Ness (Social Distortion). Keep staying somewhere between heaven and hell. Photo by MAGNET’s Wes Orshoski. Social D
15 years ago today, Morrissey released Ringleader Of The Tormentors. Dear God, please help Ennio Morricone. Read our Moz live
Happy birthday Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins, Lost Horizons, Bella Union). Sending milk and kisses. Read our review of Lost Horizons’
20 years ago today, Andrew Bird’s Bowl Of Fire released The Swimming Hour. Still satisfied. Read our Q&A with Bird:
Happy birthday Richard Thompson. Don’t break somebody’s heart tonight. Read our MAGNET Classics on the making of Fairport Convention’s Liege
15 years ago today, Killing Joke released Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell. R.I.P. Paul Raven. Read Moby in MAGNET
Happy birthday Greg Calbi (Sterling Sound). Thanks for hundreds of life-changing records. (MAGNET readers: You probably don’t know who Greg
15 years ago today, Erasure released Union Street. Rhinestone cowboys. Read our classic Q&A with Andy Bell: Q&A With Erasure’s
The New Bums aren’t that new. Singer/guitarists Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopards) and Ben Chasny (Six Organs Of Admittance, Comets On