50 years ago today, the Stooges released Raw Power. Still hard to beat. Read our interview with Jim Jarmusch and
60 years ago today, the Beatles released their first single in the U.S., “Please Please Me.” Whoa, yeah. Read Ra
Happy birthday Thor Harris. As above, so below. Watch our MAGNET television episode with him: MAGNET Television: Q&A With Thor
Happy 75th birthday arranger/composer/conductor David Campbell (Beck, Rolling Stones, Green Day, Leonard Cohen). The man who Beck is proud to
Happy birthday Eddie Izzard. Jazz chicken. Read Bettie Serveert in MAGNET on Velvet Goldmine: Bettie Serveert’s Keepsakes: “Velvet Goldmine”
Happy birthday Kate McGarrigle. Mother, mother. Read Kristian Hoffman in MAGNET on Kate: From The Desk Of Kristian Hoffman: Weepers
Happy birthday Jens Lekman. Life will see you now. Read Eef Barzelay (Clem Snide) in MAGNET on Jens: From The
Happy 45th birthday Sean Tillmann (Har Mar Superstar). Bye bye 44.
Happy birthday Bob Marley. Soul rebel, dorm-room hero, virile man.
Happy birthday Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses). “Now a young man I know lives and breathes on a technical high/And
Happy birthday Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion). Shakin’ rock ‘n’ roll tonight. Read our Q&A with him: Q&A With The Blues
15 years ago today, Bob Mould released District Line. Go on and make yourself free. Read our Q&A with Bob
Happy birthday Hal Blaine (Wrecking Crew). Dude played drums on every song to win the Grammy for Record Of The
15 years ago today, Nada Surf released Lucky. Beautiful beat. Read our original review of the album: NADA SURF: Lucky
Happy 45th birthday Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, Handsome Furs). Smooth operator. Read our review of Wolf Parade’s essential
10 years ago today, Jim James released debut album Regions Of Light And Sound Of God. Now you see how
Happy 75th birthday Nigel Tufnel (Spinal Tap). We’ll lick your love pump.
15 years ago today, Dead Meadow released Old Growth. The haunting songs they play. Read our Dead Meadow feature: Dead
Happy birthday Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses). Don’t be lonely tonite.
10 years ago today, Ron Sexsmith released Forever Endeavour. It deepens with time. Read our feature on Ron: Ron Sexsmith:
40 years ago today, Echo & The Bunnymen released Porcupine. Gods will be gods. Read our Bunnymen Over/Under: The Over/Under:
Happy birthday James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem). Prizefighter. Read our review of LCD’s essential last album: Essential New Music: LCD Soundsystem’s