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Queen’s Brian May: ‘We Would Never Be Doing This Now If It Weren’t for Adam Lambert’ By

Queen + Adam Lambert kick off their limited-run Las Vegas residency at the Park Theater this Saturday, Sept. 1. It’s an event that has been a long time coming. Truly,...

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How David Bowie, Sylvester, and Neil Young Shaped Slash’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Childhood By

It seems that Slash — the famously top-hatted, aviator-shaded Guns N’ Roses guitar god, who’s about to about to release Living the Dream, his third album with his other band,...

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‘Nothing’s Shocking,’ 30 Years On: How Jane’s Addiction’s Revolutionized Rock By

Nirvana and Nevermind usually get most of the credit for pounding the grungy nail in hair metal’s Spandex-lined coffin. But it was a band of artsy L.A. street urchins, Jane’s...

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Alaska Talks ‘Spiritual’ New Music and Stevie Nicks Obsession By

On RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 3 earlier this year, contestant Thorgy Thor complained about having to impersonate Stevie Nicks in a diva-themed challenge — a controversial attitude that prompted Billboard...

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Grammy Producer Ken Ehrlich on When Aretha Franklin Sang ‘Nessun Dorma’ By

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at age 76, delivered countless stunning television performances over her more than 60-year career, but one of them came later in life:...

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Dave Navarro and Chad Smith Recall Woodstock ’94 Lightbulb Moment By

Twenty-four years ago, at the height of MTV’s alternative-nation domination, the organizers of Woodstock ’94 attempted to create a youthquaking event that would do for Generation X what the original...

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Michelle Visage on How the ‘Queerest Show on Television’ Is Helping Troubled Kids By

Against all odds, RuPaul’s Drag Race has become a massive pop-cultural force. After 10 seasons (plus three all-star seasons), it’s surprisingly bigger than ever, racking up its highest ratings yet...

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Why Cat Rapper MoShow Is Crazy for Cat Ladies By

This year, International Cat Day (yes, it’s a real holiday) fell on a Wednesday, Aug. 8, so there was double cause for celebration. For the past five years, the self-described...

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Toto’s Steve Porcaro Talks ‘Africa’ Phenomenon By

“I think it was kind of sinking in just how big it was becoming. Maybe it was just my imagination, but I thought maybe on [Weezer leader] Rivers Cuomo’s face,...

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Giles Martin on Father George Martin’s Hearing Loss: ‘I Became His Ears’ By

When Giles Martin, head of sound experience at Sonos Inc. and son of late legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, first expressed interest in a music career, his father tried...

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