Jim Farber

Prine had a genius for putting difficult truths and complex emotions into simple language, communicating great wisdom with a conversational ease.
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Holly George-Warren's revealing new book Janis: Her Life and Story sheds light on one of the most influential artists in history.
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
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The self-titled set is TLC's first full album since Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes' death
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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.
Revisit Bob Dylan, k.d. lang, Jeff Buckley and others interpreting the late songwriter's 1984 epic.
EW celebrates the incredible life and work of one of the finest songwriters of all time
The Grammy-winning songwriter explores jazz sounds on her wonderful new album
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From 'E-Mail My Heart' to one of the greatest pop songs of the modern era, EW sizes up the pop queen's incredible catalog
The West Coast punk icons return with heavy, hummable tunes on first album in 12 years