The shocking and tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has put a spotlight on a growing heroin epidemic in America.
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There have been, of course, subtle changes to the Kiss costumes over the years — most of which have been well received. Still, the period surrounding 1979′s Dynasty stands out as a garish misstep.
I’d like to say that Lady Gaga (or is it Stefani Germanotta now?) is a very interesting person, making a bold attempt to fuse art with pop music, a resurrection of Pop Art…but I just don’t see it.
‘I knew it was going to be a monster’: Stephen Stills’ surprising guest turn on a Bee Gees smash hit
Crosby Stills and Nash was at work on the long-awaited follow up to 1970′s Deja Vu, when Stephen Stills ducked across the hall to take a guest turn on a song that would become a multi-chart smash
Last month we got a taste of UK acid jazzers The Brand New Heavies’ first release since 2006′s Get Used To It, and the advance single “Sunlight” signaled a pretty decent return.
Sometimes an artist’s lack of success in America remains a puzzle. No better example exists than Randy Crawford, the rare R&B vocalist who can handle jazz with equal aplomb.
Buckle up for a wild and woolly New Music Monday, highlighted by fresh sounds from Drivin N Cryin, Henry Threadgill, Orrin Evans, Rush, the dB’s and ZZ Top
On this special edition of Something Else Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to super-producer Nile Rodgers, of Chic fame.
Funky guitarist, gifted composer, hipster arranger, giving philanthropist and hit-making svengali, Nile Rodgers is just as chic as ever. And still shaking every thing he’s got.
Depending on your point of view, Athens, Georgia’s B-52s are either the greatest party band of all time, or quite possibly the gayest — and I mean that in the most non-homophobic, politically correct sort of way.