Steely Dan’s Quiet Hero: Inside Walter Becker’s Troubled Life, Wry Genius

For years, anyone who wanted to use the bathroom while visiting Walter Becker's studio in the countryside of Maui was directed outside. There, mounted on one of the walls of a white outhouse, they'd find a gold-record plaque for Steely Dan's Aja – which, over time, began oxidizing and tarnishing in the ocean

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Inside the New Wave of Rock Musicals

Christine Russell, one of the producers of the hit Carole King Broadway musical Beautiful, remembers her first reaction when she was pitched on a new pop-oriented production. The show is based on The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia, a 16th-century tale of mistaken identity and jealous lovers that was later turned into a play, The Arcadia. The twist of the show,

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Inside Latin Trap, the Viral Sound Too Hot for American Radio

In 2015, Jorge Fonseca, a veteran A&R for Sony Music Latin, made a trip to Puerto Rico in search of new sounds. "When you go to the Island, the streets speak to you," he tells Rolling Stone. "You hear the kids with the cars, and they tell you what's happening." On this particular visit, he noticed something different blaring from passing vehicles: "I started hearing less reggaeton

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Inside David Gilmour’s Stunning New Pompeii Concert Film

David Gilmour is reclining on a greenroom couch inside a large cineplex in London's West End. He looks relaxed in a blue blazer and sneakers, his brown flight bag tossed in a corner, but tonight he has much to be excited about. In a few hours, the movie theater will be hosting a VIP premiere of his new

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