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64 More Acts That Took 20 Or More Years Between Albums

What took you so long? For the artists and bands in this list, the answers include poverty, market indifference, drug addiction, and catastrophic hearing loss.
Brad Shoup | May 30, 2018 - 10:57 am


Just Like He’s Ringing A Bell: 20 Great Chuck Berry Moments

Six years ago, when I was a Pitchfork News writer, I wrote Chuck Berry's obituary. Berry had collapsed onstage in Chicago, and my editor wanted…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2017 - 8:58 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Chuck Berry Songs

Chuck Berry passed away today, 3/18/17, at age 90. R.I.P. This feature originally ran in 2016.
Collin Robinson | October 18, 2016 - 4:37 pm

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Watch Coldplay Cover Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell” In Charlottesville

The big surprise guest at Dave Matthews' Concert For Charlottesville last night was Stevie Wonder, who came out during the Dave Matthews' set to perform…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2017 - 10:17 am

40 Years Ago Today NASA Sent A Mixtape To Aliens

Forty years ago today, NASA launched the space probe Voyager 2 -- it's currently a little less than 11 billion miles away from Earth --…
James Rettig | August 20, 2017 - 9:32 am

Watch Kamasi Washington & El DeBarge Cover George Michael At The BET Awards

Year in and year out, the BET Awards remain one of our most entertaining, sincere awards shows, and even when it comes time for the…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2017 - 9:08 am

Chuck Berry – “Lady B. Goode”

CHUCK, the final album by the late Chuck Berry, is coming in a few weeks. We've already heard "Big Boys" and "Wonderful Woman," and today…
Chris DeVille | May 24, 2017 - 11:02 am

Watch Chuck Berry’s First-Ever Music Video

Chuck Berry lived an entire 90-year life without ever making what we've now come to define as a music video, though he spent plenty of…
Tom Breihan | May 17, 2017 - 10:38 am

Chuck Berry – “Wonderful Woman”

Chuck Berry's final album, CHUCK, will be out in June. We already heard the first single "Big Boys," and today, we're getting the album's opening…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 26, 2017 - 11:29 am

Hear “Big Boys” From Chuck Berry’s First New Album In 38 Years

Last October, on the day he turned 90, Chuck Berry announced that he'd recorded an album of new songs, his first in 38 years. Berry…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2017 - 8:53 am

Green Day, Sting, RHCP, & Dropkick Murphys Cover “Johnny B. Goode” In Tribute To Chuck Berry

The legendary Chuck Berry died over the weekend. Pretty much every band today owes a debt to Chuck Berry -- the dude more or less…
Peter Helman | March 20, 2017 - 6:43 pm

New Chuck Berry Music Coming This Week

Last year, on his 90th birthday, Chuck Berry announced that he was planning on releasing a new album, his first in 38 years. This past…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2017 - 9:26 am

R.I.P. Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry, the singer, songwriter and guitar great who practically defined rock music with his impeccably twangy hits "Maybellene," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Memphis," "My Ding-a-Ling"
Jennifer Frederick / Billboard | March 18, 2017 - 6:47 pm

Chuck Berry Turns 90 And Announces His First Album In 38 Years

Chuck Berry turns 90 years old today -- happy birthday, Chuck! -- but somehow, we're the ones getting the birthday present. The rock 'n' roll…
Peter Helman | October 18, 2016 - 7:06 am

Heavy: Watch Coldplay Play Back To The Future Songs With Marty McFly

I love Back To The Future. If we're being completely honest, I secretly hope that I am one day able to attend an event anywhere…
Zac Gelfand | July 18, 2016 - 2:36 pm