Jeff Slate

Jeff Slate is a New York City-based songwriter and journalist. His writing can be found at The New Yorker, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone, among others.

All Articles From Jeff Slate

Remembering Robbie Robertson, One of Rock’s Greatest Storytellers

The guitarist and driving force behind The Band died Wednesday at the age of 80

Tom Petty’s “Fillmore” Album Proves the Heartbreakers Were Always the Best Live Band

Keyboardist Benmont Tench recalls the band’s 20-night stand in San Francisco in 1997

A Deep Dive Into the Beatles’ “Revolver”

Reassessing the best of the best, with Ringo Starr, Giles Martin, Mark Lewisohn, Mikal Gilmore and Ken Womack

How the New David Bowie Film “Moonage Daydream” Redefines the Rock Doc

Director Brett Morgen tells us how his own near-death experience informed his unconventional documentary

Paul McCartney’s Brother Recalls the Beatles’ Early Years

The photographer reflects on 1962, a watershed year for his brother's band

Mick Jones and Paul Simonon on The Clash’s “Combat Rock,” 40 Years Later

Remembering the band's beloved fifth LP on its big anniversary

Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland Recall The Police’s Pre-Fame Days

The group's "The Police Around the World" is peak '80s nostalgia

Bob Dylan’s Archives Get a New Home

We caught up with Patti Smith, Taj Mahal and more at the grand opening of the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa

25 Years Later, Reflecting on the Genius of “Trainspotting”

Author Jay Glennie remembers the making of the indie film that became an improbable global phenom

Ringo Starr, Giles Martin and Michael Lindsay-Hogg Discuss “The Beatles: Get Back”

The drummer, producer and "Let It Be" director recall the fraught birth of the Beatles’ final album, now reimagined as a Peter Jackson docuseries

“Oasis Knebworth 1996” Captures a Transcendent Moment in Music History

A new documentary captures the Britpop band at the height of its popularity

Remembering “All Things Must Pass,” When “the Quiet One” Found His Voice

A new box set celebrates the 50th anniversary of George Harrison's iconic solo album

Jakob Dylan on ’90s Nostalgia and “Exit Wounds,” the First Wallflowers Album in Nearly a Decade

The follow-up to 2012's "Glad All Over" perfectly captures our collective post-pandemic mood

Paul Weller on the Making of “Fat Pop, Volume 1”

The Modfather tells us what it was like working with his daughter on his new album

Pete Townshend Remembers “The Who Sell Out,” The Album That Changed Everything

With the release of a must-have super-deluxe reissue hot off the press, the legendary guitarist comments on his band's landmark album