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Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey recorded ‘naively sexually charged’ ‘Sixteen Candles’ ballad while lying on the floor: ‘I wanted it to sound like I was in bed whispering the song in someone’s ear’ By

Thompson Twins founder Tom Bailey is embarking on the all-star Totally Tubular Festival tour this week, and if there one’s song he’ll definitely be playing every night, it’s “If You...

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Peter Hook on unarchiving Ian Curtis’s vinyl copy of Iggy Pop’s ‘The Idiot’: ‘To hold that record in my hands was the strangest feeling I’ve had in a long time’ By

Former Joy Division/New Order member Peter Hook is chatting me with from his home in England about his fall 2024 tour with Peter Hook and the Light, during which he’ll...

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Monica looks back at media-concocted Brandy battle: ‘Rivalries manifest themselves… and I hate that it happens that way’ By

In 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, R&B superstars Brandy Norwood and Monica Arnold — aka Brandy & Monica, whose legendary duet “The Boy Is Mine” won the...

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Here to stay: Rock’s shapeshifting sister Marcella Detroit reflects on her five-decade career By

Most casual music fans probably best recognize Marcella Detroit, aka Marcy Levy, as the operatic, glass-shattering voice of Shakespears Sister’s gospel-tinged space-ballad “Stay,” which topped the British singles chart for...

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Her name is Marcie Hunt and she dances on the sand: The original ‘Rio’ speaks! By

In the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, fashion model Marcie Hunt was known in the industry as “the smile.” But it took until 2024 for her to find out, along with the rest...

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Ela Melo talks Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s new era, comeback album: ‘I was a tortured soul before being openly trans’ By

  North Carolina indie-pop band Rainbow Kitten Surprise have not released a full album since 2018’s How To: Friend, Love, Freefall, and in the years since, lead singer Ela Melo...

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Andy Prieboy breaks 25-year silence on cult-classic Axl Rose musical: “If anything in my life was like Brian Wilson’s ‘Smile,’ it was ‘White Trash Wins Lotto’” By

  “I have a prepared statement. Hold on a second,” says Andy Prieboy, speaking via Zoom from his home in Malibu, as he clears his throat and reaches for his...

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Lyndsey Parker on A&E’s ‘Biography’ special on Bret Michaels By

  Look what the cat dragged in! I am threatening you with (nothin’ but) a good time! See me talk (dirty or otherwise) about the greatest television show of all...

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Lyndsey Parker on AXS TV’s ‘The Top Ten Revealed’: Life Songs By

This week’s list of The Top Ten Revealed counts down Songs About Life, and it’s as good an excuse as any to talk abut Jack Tripper and Three’s Company, as...

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Duran Duran’s original ‘Rio’ girl, the Mona Lisa of the new wave age, finally found after 42 years By

  In the words of Simon Le Bon: Hey now, woo, look at that! Forty-two years after decade-defining Playboy illustrator Patrick Nagel was commissioned by Duran Duran to create one...

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