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Faking the Funk: How Bootsy Collins Impostors Pulled Off the Ultimate Music Biz Scam

With star-shaped shades and platform boots, the Bootsy fakes bilked friends and family out of money over decades

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Irene Cara, ‘Fame’ Star and ‘Flashdance’ Singer, Dead at 63

"She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films," publicist says of Oscar- and Grammy-winning actress

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The 100 Greatest TV Theme Songs of All Time

From Seventies sitcoms with expository jams to modern prestige classics with experimental scores, from 'Sanford and Son' to 'Succession,' from 'Match Game' to 'Game of Thrones'

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Kanye West Used Porn, Bullying, ‘Mind Games’ to Control Staff

Former Yeezy team members claim West showed them explicit images of Kim Kardashian and used fear and manipulation to assert dominance. A scathing open letter to Adidas claims execs "turned their moral compass off”

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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ All-Stars, Ranked by Badassery

From the take-no-shit Queen Ramonda to a very righteous villain, we sort the main characters of this Marvel sequel by sheer badass-ness

Musicians on Musicians 2022

Welcome to Rolling Stone’s 2022 Musicians on Musicians package where two great artists come together for a free, open conversation about life and music.

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Selena Gomez Wasn’t Sure She Was Ready To Tell This Story


She’s wrestled with bipolar disorder, life-threatening illness, and tabloid hell. Now, she’s opening up about all of it in incredible ways

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The 50 Greatest Concept Albums of All Time

From prog epics to R&B masterpieces, these are the records that define music at its most ambitious

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