20 Hugely Popular Musicians Who Haven't Gotten Famous in America (Yet)

Superstars abroad, these artists haven't made much of a dent in the USA

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DDT is the brainchild of Yuri Shevchuk, an outspoken rocker who often uses his lyrics to examine social issues in his native Russia. His reputation earned Shevchuk the nickname "the Russian Springsteen," a moniker he cemented after he had the guts to grill Vladimir Putin about corruption during a public debate. Since 1980, Shevchuk and his revolving door of DDT members have released 20 albums and performed countless sold out gigs, but they've failed to make the same impression in the U.S. There's just no interest in America for Russian rockers who rage against the Putin . . . umm, aside from Pussy Riot.

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