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On Second Thought: Jamiroquai, “Canned Heat” (1999)

College student Matt Bray demonstrates the power of anyone with a little imagination and a whole lot of time can have to single-handedly put a long-forgotten dance floor hit back in the spotlight.

Almost Hits: Laid Back, “White Horse” (1983)

The shocking and tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has put a spotlight on a growing heroin epidemic in America.

‘We started to look like chorus girls': Paul Stanley on that time when the Kiss costumes went wrong

‘We started to look like chorus girls': Paul Stanley on that time when the Kiss costumes went wrong

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.

Lady Gaga – ARTPOP (2013)

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.

Stephen Stills’ surprising guest turn on a Bee Gees smash hit: ‘I knew it was going to be a monster’

Stephen Stills’ surprising guest turn on a Bee Gees smash hit: ‘I knew it was going to be a monster’

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

The Brand New Heavies – Forward (2013)

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.

Randy Crawford and Joe Sample – Live With Steve Gadd (2012)

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.

Nile Rodgers on “Like a Virgin,” “Rapper’s Delight,” “Upside Down” + others: Gimme Five

The truth is, even if you never bought a record like “Le Freak,” Chic’s wall-to-wall late 1970s hit, Nile Rodgers was all over your radio dial anyway. So we decided to pick his brain about some of the more notable contributions he and Chic made on other people’s records — from R&B to pop to blues to hip hop. FindRead More

Super-producer Nile Rodgers of Chic: Something Else! Interview

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.

Guilty pleasures: The B-52s – With The Wild Crowd – Live In Athens, GA DVD/Blu-ray (2012)

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.