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Chris Gaines

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Faux rock

Are Die Antwoord a "fake band"? If they were, they'd be the latest in a long line from the Archies to Spinal Tap to the Dukes of Stratosphear.
The pleasures of pop artifice
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 23, 2010
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The Big Hurt: A big country lesbian pissing match

Reports began to surface recently that a major country star was set to come out of the closet in People magazine. I had high hopes for Chris Gaines, but no such luck.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 14, 2010
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The Big Hurt: ''Losing'' news in brief

AEROSMITH ’s disastrous summer of canceled tours and geriatric folly has taken its toll on guitarist Joe Perry, who recently told MTV that the band were on “indefinite hiatus” — which is music-industry slang for “I hate Steven Tyler.”
Aerosmith lose Joe; A-Ha lose everybody; Diddy loses bling; Corgan just loses it
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 30, 2009