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The Cure at 40: How Robert Smith Became an Enduring, Unlikely Rock Star By

The Cure, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this week with a mega-concert in London’s Hyde Park, was “alternative” before some marketing think-thank coined that term — truly alternative, in the...

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Betty Who Talks ‘Queer Eye’ Collab, LGBTQ Community Connection By

When Netflix reached out to Australian electropop artist Betty Who about having her record a Pride remix of the Queer Eye reboot theme song “All Things,” telling her, “We think...

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Johnny Marr on How the Smiths Helped ‘Wipe Out Jock Culture’ By

Mancunian post-punk legends the Smiths have been shortlisted for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, but they have to be inducted; other Second British Invasion bands that also...

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40 Years Ago, The Cramps Played Napa State Mental Hospital By

“Somebody told me you people are crazy, but I’m not so sure about that. You seem to be all right to me.” So uttered the late, great Lux Interior 40...

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Jagger, Richards Talk ‘Some Girls’ 40th Anniversary: ‘Punk Rock Was a Kick Up Our Ass’ By

>Few Rolling Stones albums have held up as well as their genre-hopping, expectations-flouting masterwork Some Girls. (Seriously, is there anything as deliciously and decadently sleazy-sounding as Mick totally going off at the...

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Michael Des Barres Talks ‘Vibe Adviser’ Job on Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ By

The new extended movie trailer for this year’s A Star Is Born remake, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, came out to major buzz this week, but there’s an unsung...

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Remembering When Lisa Vanderpump Ruled in ABC’s Cult Movie ‘Mantrap’ By

Lisa Vanderpump is now reality TV royalty via her wildly popular Bravo show, Vanderpump Rules. But in 1983, she was the big-haired, big-shoulder-padded queen of the New Romantics, and ABC’s...

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Bret Michaels Talks Poison in the Post-Grunge, Pre-#MeToo Era By

According to long-accepted rock ’n’ roll mythology, in the 1990s a band called Nirvana broke out with “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” MTV quickly replaced every Hollywood hair-metal act on its...

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Nick Cannon Talks Quitting ‘America’s Got Talent’ By

America’s Got Talent returns to TV this week, but once again, a familiar face won’t be in the mix. Nick Cannon hosted the show for eight seasons, but he quit...

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The Day After Podcast with Jeffery Austin, Blake Lewis & Brandon Rogers: Finale Week! By

Hard as it may be to believe, The Voice Season 14 and American Idol Season 16 are already over. Yes, this week, on the shows’ finales, Brynn Cartelli won the former,...

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