Obsessive music fan, specifically Bowie, Heart, Cheap Trick, Roxy Music, etc.
40 Years Ago: Duran Duran Close 1981 With Throwback ‘My Own Way’
Non-album single eventually ended up on 'Rio' in rerecorded and different form.
The Day U2 Had Their First Band Rehearsal
A "musicians wanted" ad at school brought the future rock stars together for the first time.
R.E.M.: 10 Years After the Breakup
Unlike other bands that split with great fanfare, they haven't reunited.
Guns N’ Roses Revealed Their Cynical Side on ‘Garden of Eden’
Lyrics questioning the state of the world still resonate today.
How Guns N’ Roses Overcame Self-Doubt to Cover ‘Live and Let Die’
Band intensified its classic-rock worship on 'Use Your Illusion I,' recording heavy version of Wings hit.
Underrated R.E.M.: The Most Overlooked Songs From Every LP
They scored plenty of hits over their three-decade career, but there are also many great tracks buried deep in the albums.
Why REO Speedwagon, Iron Maiden Dominated Early MTV: Book Excerpt
A passage from 'Duran Duran's Rio' explains why certain bands were all over the network at first.
Hear 10 Songs Stevie Nicks Left Off Debut Solo LP ‘Bella Donna’
The singer had a bounty of tracks to choose from for her 1981 album.
40 Years Ago: How Duran Duran Found Disco-Pop Bliss With ‘Girls on Film’
Band's third single took them to a whole other level.
40 Years Ago: Duran Duran Take First Steps to Fame on Debut LP
An initial hit single ignited spark for group's first album.