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Was Teenage Fanclub’s Misunderstood Masterpiece Actually the Best Album of 1991? By

Twenty-five years ago, on Nov. 19, 1991, Scottish jangle-pop group Teenage Fanclub released their third album, Bandwagonesque, on Creation Records; about a month later, Spin boldly declared it Album of the Year, instead...

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Madonna’s ‘Make My Video’ MTV Contest Winner, 30 Years Later: Angel Gracia Still Feels ‘True Blue’ By

Thirty years ago, MTV actually played music videos. And the network played a lot of Madonna videos. So many, in fact, that it devoted an entire day — Oct. 30, 1986, also...

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Lyndsey Parker Interviews The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst at the Grammy Museum By

Check some of Lol Tolhurst’s Facebook Live video of a special Grammy Museum Q&A with Lyndsey Parker, conducted Oct. 19 at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles....

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‘The Voice’ Advisor Sammy Hagar Talks Rock, Respect, and David Lee Roth By

Some people might be surprised that Sammy Hagar, a dyed-in-the-wool (or, more precisely, dyed-in-the-Hawaiian-shirt) rocker dude, would have any interest in being a mentor on a pop-leaning TV talent show...

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Yoshiki, Gene Simmons Unite Via Shared Love of Rock, ‘We Are X’ Film, Hello Kitty Dolls By

Sitting side by side at X Japan founder Yoshiki Hayashi’s Los Angeles recording studio to discuss the new X Japan rockumentary We Are X, Yoshiki and KISS bassist/mouthpiece Gene Simmons don’t...

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Lady Gaga Talks ‘Joanne’ Album, Dive Bar Tour By

Lady Gaga’s voice pipes in over the phone, instantly familiar — but this isn’t booming madwoman cackle of “Bad Romance,” or the fembotic rap of “Lovegame,” or even the sexy...

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An Imaginary Boy, Reimagined: Lol Tolhurst Reflects on His Life in The Cure By

Laurence “Lol” Tolhurst — the drummer/keyboardist who met Robert Smith at age 5 in the West Sussex suburb of Crawley and went on to co-found one of Britain’s most influential...

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Corey Feldman Is Candid 2 the Core By

Last Friday, actor/musician and former child star Corey Feldman and his backing band, Corey’s Angels, delivered an outlandish, Internet-breaking performance on The Today Show, playing “Go 4 It,” a track off Feldman’s fifth...

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The Go-Go’s, 35 Years Later: ‘We Really Did Something Cool,’ But ‘Sexism Is Still Alive and Well’ By

Female music fans of a certain age can probably remember the exact life-changing, magical moment when they first discovered the Go-Go’s. Maybe it was via the quintet’s cheap and cheerful “Our...

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