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#TBT: Howard Jones Remembers the Great Synthesizer Showdown of 1985 By

That fateful evening, onstage at Los Angeles’s Shrine Auditorium, elder-statesmen keyboard icons Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock joined new-school new-wavers Thomas Dolby and Howard Jones (the former in a powdered...

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All Hail the Queen! Big Freedia Talks Working Hard, Twerking Harder By

New Orleans bounce music icon Big Freedia, who’s toured and collaborated with everyone from the Postal Service to RuPaul and has been kicking open doors for bounce artists and LGBT...

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Shows Off His Grammy Collection By

“Weird Al” Yankovic has been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, and he’s won three times — which, ironically, is more than can be said for many of the artists that...

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A Chat With Mark Ronson: The DJ That Will Save Your Life By

  Mark Ronson’s just-released fourth album, Uptown Special, is a rarity in this singles-driven age: It’s impeccably sequenced. From the Ronson-described “amazing signature harmonica tone,” played by none other than...

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Pharrell Williams & Gwen Stefani Explain Why Their Partnership Continues to ‘Shine’ By

Paddington Bear is out this week, but its eponymous CGI bear may not be the cuddliest aspect of the feelgood family film. Why? Because the movie’s peppy theme song, “Shine,”...

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A Danny Elfman Q&A: From Boingo to Burton By

The release of Big Eyes this Christmas Day marks the 16th collaboration in 29 years between legendary director Tim Burton and equally legendary composer Danny Elfman. Theirs has been one of the...

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Heart’s Ann & Nancy Wilson: ‘We’re Not Just Ladies in Rock… We’re Weird People!’ By

When Ann and Nancy Wilson broke through with Heart in the early ’70s, they didn’t necessarily set out to be pioneering “women in rock.” but with few other loud ladies...

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Midge Ure: The Man Behind the Band Aid Mixing Board By

  Thirty years ago this week, new wave’s elite came together at London’s SARM Studios to record “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” a now-legendary benefit single for Ethiopian famine relief....

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Hello Kitty’s Unlikely Place in Rock By

On Nov. 1, Hello Kitty turns 40 years old — with a four-day celebration, Los Angeles’s first annual Hello Kitty Con, taking place in her honor Oct. 30-Nov. 2. It’s...

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Annie Lennox at Age 60: A Q&A About Fame, Feminism, and ‘Nostalgia’ By

Although she may humbly deny it, Annie Lennox is an icon. From her gender-bending days in the Eurythmics, to her Grammy- and Oscar-winning solo work, to her tireless philanthropy, she’s...

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