Jim Farber

EW celebrates the incredible life and work of one of the finest songwriters of all time.
"Someone once told me, 'You need to trust your own bad taste,'" she recalls. "From the word go, we made sure to do that."
The singer talks to EW about breaking stereotypes, working with Baz Lurhmann, and her sophomore album 'Stand for Myself'
Prine had a genius for putting difficult truths and complex emotions into simple language, communicating great wisdom with a conversational ease.
The country superstar details the doubts she had about her new record — and why she eventually came to love the project
Marianne Ihlen met the songwriter while on the Greek island of Hydra
The self-titled set is TLC's first full album since Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes' death
Dave Gahan and Co. deliver some of their most compelling melodies in years.
The late star hid his sexuality for years but later became a defiant LGBT icon.
The Grammy-winning songwriter explores jazz sounds on her wonderful new album
From "E-Mail My Heart" to one of the greatest pop songs of the modern era, EW sizes up the pop queen's incredible discography
The West Coast punk icons return with heavy, hummable tunes on first album in 12 years