12 Prog Rock Christmas Songs, Ranked by Christmassy-ness

Tull vs. Fripp, Emerson vs. Lake, and more. Which progressive rock icon will come out on top?

Mike Love and Dean Torrence Take on the Holidays in Scrooge’s Rock & Roll Christmas

The two surf music icons are joined by a gaggle of other artists in this not-quite Holiday classic.

A Fake Band Holiday: 7 Decades of Christmas Classics Performed by Fictional Musicians

Fictional artists have always embraced the Christmas season. Some of their performances have been timeless, some decidedly less so.

7 Classic Spy Themes Reimagined in the ’90s

The 1990s produced a number of remakes of classic spy themes from the 1960s, including recordings by electronica artists, a jam band, and one half of the world’s biggest rock group.

Fake Band Find: Skunk Barf

Skunk Barf may seem like a one-, maybe two-note joke from the Weird Al biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, but there’s more to the punk group than meets the eye.

Just a Bunch of Fake Boy Bands and Girl Groups

Watch music videos and more from another, better, fictional universe.

From ‘Cantina Band’ to Power Ballads and Pop-Punk: The Evolution of Source Music in the Star Wars Universe

Music in the galaxy far, far away has been sounding less and less alien.

Beyond the Vulcan Harp: Constructing Musical Traditions in Science Fiction and Fantasy

I thought my idea for “Reverse Cantometrics” would transform genre film and television. It turned out to be a bunch of nonsense.

8 Times ’80s Prog Rock Tackled the Cold War

With every new day of the war in Ukraine, the unraveling relationship between Russia and the West looks more like it did at the height of the Cold War in…

Hit It, Max: The Galactic Funk of Star Wars Jizz-Wailer Max Rebo

Look, I get it. Long-running movie and TV series — even Star Wars — occasionally have to kill off established characters to remind audiences what’s at stake. So help me god,…