Top 5 Music Autobiographies That Need to Be Written

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley recently admitted that he’s working on his autobiography, making him the last of the original four members to do so. I’m guessing that as far as the ratio of honest insight to revisionist bullshit goes, the Starchild’s ...

Mike Love: The World’s Most Ironically Named Musician

So what exactly is the makeup of The Beach Boys — not some facsimile, oldies-tourin’, county fair headlinin’ Beach Boys, but the DNA that constitutes that which we intrinsically consider to be The Beach Boys? Most would say the Wilson Brothers, Al ...

The Popdose Guide to the Beach Boys

To fairly and accurately tell the story of American popular music in the 20th century, you cannot overstate the impact or importance of the Beach Boys. If there was one band that could stand toe-to-toe with the Beatles for pop supremacy ...

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 5

Welcome to 1963, loyal readers! This year we see some subtle but important changes in the American pop music landscape. While love and romance continued to be dominant themes, more socially conscious fare started to appear on the charts. On the ...

Cratedigger: The Beach Boys, “Surf’s Up”

Considering my favorite Beach Boys album is a daunting task. Of course there’s the monolithic Pet Sounds, standing out there in the field, towering above everything else. So let’s just put that aside for awhile. What inevitably happens is that my ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 13

Hey there! Did you miss us? We missed you. Or rather, I should say that I missed you. Apparently Jason and Jeff don’t even care enough about you to show up, so they sent fellow Popdosers Michael Parr and ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 7

If you’ve listened to all of the previous episodes of The Popdose Podcast — hell, even if you’ve only listened to three minutes of any given episode — you’ve likely thought the following at some point: “Man, ...