24 Sep
Rock on: The most important record covers in music history

Many a music enthusiast and basically any record collector will argue that album-cover art is an integral part of the music appreciation experience. Or at least it used to be, back in the crucial chunks of rock history when album cover art did indeed mean an actual album cover. In recognition of album art’s place in […]


9 Jul
British photographer shows off best work of 1960s celebrity

British photographer Terry O’Neill made a name for himself shooting the most prominent stars of the 1960s, quickly moving up the ranks from his first gig shooting Laurence Olivier to following around the likes of The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, The Beatles, and Bridgette Bardot. Later in his career O’Neill landed perhaps his […]


16 Apr
Taschen's intimate behind-the-scenes peek at the Fab Four

It was a last minute change of plans for photographer Harry Benson that changed his life, and future documentation of The Beatles’ lives both on and off stage. Benson, perhaps best known and recognized for the iconic photo of The Beatles’ pillow fight at George V Hotel, also captured The Fab Four’s appearance on The […]


2 Mar
A hip-hop tweaked re-invisioning of a classic 60's album

Boston producer Will C established himself first as a talented engineer, mastering hundreds of releases from hip hop artists such as MF DOOM, The Pharcyde and Madlib to jazz, soul and R&B greats like Tom Scott, George Benson and Patrick Adams. He now turns his attention to an often-times tragically slept on American band, The […]


18 Oct
Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones make magic

I think four hundred years from now, when we’re zipping around on jetpacks and making sweet tender love to our personal Marilyn Monroe clones (with bi-polar disorder removed, naturally), we’ll still be listening to new Wu Tang-based mixtapes being freshly released. You just can’t go wrong with the formula: take some rare Wu accapellas (there’s […]


14 Jul
Blending two of the greatest musical artists of the modern era

My god, what in blazes is there not to love about this musical project??? The fruits of a yearlong obsession by emcee, producer and founding member of Doomtree Cecil Otter and Minneapolis musician and producer Swiss Andy, Wugazi: 13 Chambers is a mixtape blending two of the greatest musical artists of the modern era. Cecil Otter […]


14 Mar
Taschen's 264-page tome of her life's work

Before she was one of the Beatles wives, Linda Eastman was a renowned  music photographer in the 1960’s traveling the world photographing music legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and of course The Beatles. Linda booked her first real job as a photographer while working as a receptionists for Town & […]


10 Dec
Dilated People plays the 5th Beatle on EP

Evidence of seminal Los Angeles hip hop group Dilated Peoples today released an EP of Beatles-influenced tracks after the record was leaked online. I Don’t Need Love features Rakaa, Alchemist and Fashawn, and includes several covers Evidence playing the role of the 5th Beatle. In his words: “As many of you know my intention was […]