Rob Tannenbaum


The Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones (left) and Hendrix backstage at the Monterey International Pop Festival.

The Oral History of Monterey Pop, Where Jimi Torched His Ax & Janis Became a Star: Art Garfunkel, Steve Miller, Lou Adler & More

The modern outdoor music extravaganza was born 50 years ago this June, when Jimi torched his ax and Janis won over industry suits at the Monterey International Pop Festival. On the eve of its first-ever reboot, co-founder Lou Adler, Art Garfunkel, Steve Miller and more recall how a few hippies narrowly averted a Fyre Fest-like disaster as they kicked off the Summer of Love.
Cher photographed in 1995.

Cher Sounds Off on Trump's 'Cheating' & Why She's 'Not a Fan' of Her Six Decades of Hits

About to be honored at the Billboard Music Awards as an Icon (a word she dismisses) for an astonishing body of music (little of which she likes), Cherilyn Sarkisian looks back at the six decades in which she has had No. 1 singles, among many other achievements, with her peerless mix of cutting ­honesty, humor and ­humility: “Things just didn’t come easily to me”