Elvis Presley: 'Burning Love,' Revisited

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Viva Elvis' reinvention of a familiar hit is shockingly great, but also fundamentally true to the original.



What Makes Newton-John Get 'Physical' At The Gym

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

No, Olivia Newton-John doesn't work out to her own anthem about exercise. That would be weird.


R.E.M., R.I.P.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In September, the band that rose from the kudzu-covered town of Athens, Ga., to dominate college radio and sell nearly 85 million albums worldwide announced it was breaking up. Singer Michael Stipe and bassist Mike Mills discuss R.E.M.'s 31-year history, and the end of the band as we know it.


Rosanne Cash Runs Down Her Father's 'List'

Friday, August 19, 2011

When Cash was 18, her father (you know him as Johnny) presented her with a gift: a list of 100 essential country songs to help the budding singer-songwriter connect with and better understand the music that came before her. After holding on to it for the past few decades, Rosanne Cash decided to turn that gift into The List, her new album.


Robbie Robertson On World Cafe

Monday, August 01, 2011

Hear an extensive interview with the former guitarist and songwriter of The Band.



Clarence Clemons, The Big Man In The E Street Band, Has Died

Sunday, June 19, 2011

He played the final minute of "Thunder Road," one the most transcendent moments in all rock n' roll.


Iron And Wine On World Cafe

Monday, April 18, 2011

Earlier this year, Sam Beam, who writes and performs as Iron and Wine, released his most ambitious album, Kiss Each Other Clean, on which Beam moves away from the hushed bedroom recordings for a fuller, experimental sound.