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182 items by Gavin Edwards

  • Avicii Calls in Rock & Roll Collaborators for Follow-Up to 'True'

    Avicii Calls in Rock & Roll Collaborators for Follow-Up to 'True' | ARTICLE

    Near the front door of Avicii's rented house in the Hollywood Hills, there are 30 pairs of shoes and a dozen neatly stacked baseball caps. The living room has a PS4 hooked up to the TV. Black...

    July 21, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • Nico & Vinz's 'Am I Wrong': The Inspirational Story Behind the Hit

    Nico & Vinz's 'Am I Wrong': The Inspirational Story Behind the Hit | ARTICLE

    The biggest misconception about Nico & Vinz, the Scandinavian duo who scored an unlikely summer hit with their upbeat "Am I Wrong"? "People think that we're white," says an amused Vincent "Vinz" Dery. "Two Afro-Norwegians at Billboard Number Four,...

    July 15, 2014 10:35 AM ET
  • From Dali to Bestiality: The 10 Craziest Stories in Rick James' Memoir

    From Dali to Bestiality: The 10 Craziest Stories in Rick James' Memoir | ARTICLE

    If even half the stories in Rick James's new autobiography, Glow, are true, then James led one of the most epic rock lives ever. The book, written with David Ritz, was finished posthumously (James died of a...

    July 11, 2014 9:25 AM ET
  • Beck Gets Left on the 'Moon' at Farm Aid

    Beck Gets Left on the 'Moon' at Farm Aid | VIDEO

    In honor of Mr. Beck Hansen's 44th birthday earlier this week, we look back to 1997, when he appeared at the Farm Aid benefit alongside John Mellencamp, Neil Young, John Fogerty, Dave Matthews and the Allman Brothers.

    July 11, 2014 9:10 AM ET
  • U2's 'Bad' Break: 12 Minutes at Live Aid That Made the Band's Career

    U2's 'Bad' Break: 12 Minutes at Live Aid That Made the Band's Career | ARTICLE

    U2 formed in Dublin as teenagers in 1976. Between 1980 and 1985, they released four albums (Boy, October, War and The Unforgettable Fire). On July 13th, 1985, seemingly every major rock act on Earth played the Live Aid concert...

    July 10, 2014 9:50 AM ET
  • Hole Get 'Beautiful' on British TV

    Hole Get 'Beautiful' on British TV | VIDEO

    "Beautiful Son" is the great forgotten Hole single. It was released when Courtney Love's band was best known for the unholy squall of Pretty on the Inside. (At that point, Love herself was probably best known for...

    July 9, 2014 11:20 AM ET
  • Don't Sleep: Dozing Yankees Fan Done in by Curse of the Camera

    Don't Sleep: Dozing Yankees Fan Done in by Curse of the Camera | ARTICLE

    When you go to a ballgame, you probably think of yourself as a spectator, not a participant. (Derek Jeter and Russell Westbrook, you can stop reading now.) But with TV cameras constantly scanning the stands for fans...

    July 8, 2014 3:34 PM ET
  • Quincy Jones' Best Stories About Working With MJ, Sinatra and Ray

    Quincy Jones' Best Stories About Working With MJ, Sinatra and Ray | ARTICLE

    Quincy Jones, now 81 years old, has been not just an eyewitness to the evolution of 20th century music but one of its biggest players. He started as a jazz trumpeter and an arranger, and went on...

    July 8, 2014 12:35 PM ET
  • 8 Drummers Who Became Guitarists

    8 Drummers Who Became Guitarists | ARTICLE

    An old joke: "What do you call someone who likes to hang out with musicians? A drummer." Over the years, musicians have made the transition from a drum kit to a guitar for many reasons, ranging from...

    July 3, 2014 12:45 PM ET
  • Bobby Womack (1944-2014)

    Bobby Womack (1944-2014) | ARTICLE

    Soul-music genius Bobby Womack had talent to burn — and he burned it. He was in the first rank of songwriters, penning classics such as "It's All Over Now," which became the Rolling Stones' first Number One...

    June 28, 2014 9:05 AM ET
  • Inside the 10th Johnny Ramone Tribute: Rob Zombie, Fred Armisen, More

    Inside the 10th Johnny Ramone Tribute: Rob Zombie, Fred Armisen, More | ARTICLE

    "The Ramones were the great American rock band of our time," says Rob Zombie. "Endlessly copied but never equaled." The leather-clad jackhammer punk icons broke up in 1996 and Johnny Ramone died in 2004, but in...

    June 26, 2014 2:40 PM ET
  • Fight the Power: Spike Lee on 'Do the Right Thing'

    Fight the Power: Spike Lee on 'Do the Right Thing' | ARTICLE

    Twenty-five years ago this month, Spike Lee released his third feature film and, inarguably, his greatest joint: Do the Right Thing, the story of  tensions between the local residents and an Italian-American family in the black neighborhood of...

    June 20, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Jack White Live in L.A.: Like Watching Led Zeppelin Play the Opry

    Jack White Live in L.A.: Like Watching Led Zeppelin Play the Opry | ARTICLE

    After two decades in the music business, Jack White may have put together the heaviest band of his career: a five-piece backing group that features veterans from his gender-split backing bands the Peacocks and the...

    June 12, 2014 11:05 AM ET
  • The Kinks May Reunite for First Time Since 1996

    The Kinks May Reunite for First Time Since 1996 | ARTICLE

    The Kinks split up in 1996, and there's many reasons fans doubted they'd ever get together again. Bassist Peter Quaife died in 2010. Guitarist Dave Davies has been at odds with drummer Mick Avory...

    June 9, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • David Bowie and Cher Duet

    David Bowie and Cher Duet | VIDEO

    Before mashups jammed together songs that previously hadn't shared the same area code, people in search of cross-pollinating musical thrills had to make do with the Vegas-style medley. And in this six-and-a-half minute performance from November 1975,...

    June 5, 2014 1:25 PM ET
  • 'Star Wars' Spinoff Director Josh Trank Talks 'Leia's' Short

    'Star Wars' Spinoff Director Josh Trank Talks 'Leia's' Short | ARTICLE

    Star Wars film production has gone to hyperdrive. Not only has J. J. Abrams begun making Episode VII in England, but Lucasfilm and Disney have announced that they want to release one Star Wars movie a year,...

    June 5, 2014 1:05 PM ET
  • Bjork and PJ Harvey Duet on 'Satisfaction'

    Bjork and PJ Harvey Duet on 'Satisfaction' | VIDEO

    Twenty years ago at the 1994 Brit Awards (basically, the U.K. Grammys), the show was hosted by Elton John and RuPaul, the Stereo MCs were named the top British group, and the boy band Take That...

    June 3, 2014 4:30 PM ET
  • 'Get the Gimp': Breaking Down 'Pulp Fiction's Most Notorious Scene

    'Get the Gimp': Breaking Down 'Pulp Fiction's Most Notorious Scene | ARTICLE

    Pulp Fiction has become so canonized as a modern classic, it's easy to forget how transgressive it was on its release twenty years ago. But when Quentin Tarantino's film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May...

    May 21, 2014 12:35 PM ET
  • Stipe Sings 'Because the Night' With Bruce

    Stipe Sings 'Because the Night' With Bruce | VIDEO

    On the climactic show of the 2004 Vote for Change tour — a package tour barnstorming through swing states to help John Kerry defeat George W. Bush in that November's presidential election — a dozen acts...

    May 15, 2014 1:55 PM ET
  • The Party Monster's Return: Michael Alig Talks After 17 Years in Jail

    The Party Monster's Return: Michael Alig Talks After 17 Years in Jail | ARTICLE

    Michael Alig — nightlife legend, party monster, convicted murderer — was released from prison last week after 17 years. In the Nineties, Alig was ringleader of New York City's "Club Kids," and the majordomo for Peter Gatien's nightclub empire (which included...

    May 15, 2014 1:40 PM ET
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