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Gwen Stefani's English husband starts World Cup flame war with Boston Phoenix . . . on Twitter
We sure hope GWEN STEFANI wasn't rooting for US Soccer today -- or else she might need a restraining order. Seems Mr. Gwen doesn't take...
| June 12, 2010
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
| May 14, 2010
CLICK TRACKS: Music News Roundup (Walken' on Gaga, Weezer in Snuggies, Bono straddles the Berlin Wall, and more)
In the best (and strangest) pop re-make since Shatner gave us "Rocket Man," Christopher Walken weighs in on the Gaga phenom with a spoken-word rendition...
| November 05, 2009
Bozzio's a somewhat missing person on the west coast
As she awaits a retrial on animal-cruelty charges in New Hampshire, Missing Persons frontwoman Dale Bozzio’s troubles continue in Southern California, where she faces eviction from her San Fernando Valley home over $4400 in missing rent payments.
Cat Crazy Dept.
| October 23, 2009
The cuteness surge
Cuteness, of course, is the collective cultural cure-all to our problems.
Why, in desperate times, we turn to lolcats, twee songs, and mute kittens
| February 01, 2008
There is a moment, at the end of a beauty pageant, when the previous year’s winner is forced to place the sparkling crown on a new champion’s head.
In 2008, novels turn to fairies, fashion goes faux green, and Star Trek gets all 90210
| December 26, 2007
Three of a kind
Deborah Harry admitted that there was no method to the madness involved in making her new solo album, Necessary Evil.
Deborah Harry, Annie Lennox, and Siouxsie Sioux
| October 08, 2007
That interesting man Chuck Barris has written another book.
Chuck Barris’s Big Question, Shear Genius, Ultimate Fighter, and more bull rides
| April 23, 2007
This is the stuff of millionaires and toothpicks, celebutantes and Vogue .
Pay tribute to the Fashion Weeks of the world with these chic cocktails
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| April 03, 2007
Going on sale: February 9, 2007
TV on the Radio, Iggy and the Stooges, Gwen Stefani, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| February 05, 2007
I feared for my life when I walked into the Downtown Crossing H&M one morning last November. Slideshow: "Fashion Show: Paris Collections 2006” at Museum Of Fine Arts
Haute couture storms the MFA
| November 09, 2006
Fergie taking leave from the Black Eyed Peas was as predictable as Gwen Stefani stepping out from No Doubt.
The Dutchess | Interscope
| October 10, 2006
Young, gifted, and blonde
What starts as a tribute to ‘Aretha and Miles’ ends as a far more loving tribute to Christina Aguilera’s first and greatest inspiration, Christina Aguilera.
Christina Aguilera stripped down to basics
| September 06, 2006
Pop goes a Neptune
Pharrell is a fascinating rapper when he lets himself go — so why does In My Mind blow so hard? Listen to the best of the Neptunes throughout the years
Pharrell Williams raps his way into a corner
| August 24, 2006
Tear the club up
"What Samir and I bring to the table is that we were both coming from a real street hip-hop sentiment," says LaCrate, "and that’s where club in its origin came from. As much as it may have been comprised of rave breaks, there was nothing rave – I always
How Baltimore and Aaron LaCrate are going to save club music
| August 22, 2006
Diamond in the rough
If today’s pop-music business is, as it was in the ’60s, driven largely by songwriters and producers who choose singers to put across their latest concoctions hoping for a hit, why does so much current pop feel so utterly charmless? Jackie DeShannon li
Jackie De Shannon’s eternal promise
| August 01, 2006
On the racks: July 18, 2006
Plus MSTRKRFT and Lily Allen
Golden Smog, Helmet, Billy Ray Cyrus
| July 20, 2006
Peaches sharpens her synth hooks, varies the electrogrooves, and serves up 13 tracks that are just amusing enough in their risqué behavior to keep the smiles coming.
Impeach My Bush | XL
| July 18, 2006
Nelly Furtado’s not the first pop diva to embark on a lucrative hip-hop detour.
Hip-hopped-up hits from Deborah Harry to Gwen Stefani
| June 20, 2006
Matador head and contrarian tastemaker Gerard Cosloy recently wrote: “No, post-punk does not actually exist.”
Digging for post-punk gold
| June 13, 2006
32 worst lyrics of all time
The most horrific, the most god awful, the most offensively bad.
The votes are in, Ms. Lavigne
BILL JENSEN AND RYAN STEWART
| June 08, 2006
For decades now, remixes have been a tool to get pop songs into dance clubs.
Reworking Beck, Bloc Party, and more
| February 02, 2006
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