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How Tom Petty’s Security Guard Inspired ‘Nightwatchman’
Songwriter took direct inspiration from the man charged with guarding his life.
Wendy + Lisa Look Back on Prince’s ‘Sometimes It Snows in April’
In a new excerpt from an upcoming oral history, the duo revisit the session that bore one of Prince's most emotional ballads.
Hear Elton John and Rina Sawayama’s New Single ‘Chosen Family’
"She is just an extraordinary talent," legend said of the London-based singer.
Prince’s ‘The Truth’ Album Set for First-Ever Vinyl Release
The 1998 accompaniment to 'Crystal Ball' will also be released for the first time on vinyl for Record Store Day 2021.
Dennis DeYoung Releases New Single Ahead of Upcoming Final Album
Former Styx singer unveils "Isle of Misanthrope" plus track listing and release date for LP.
How a Rare Mistake Led to Eddie Murphy’s Big ‘SNL’ Break
The 19-year-old's sharp improv skills landed him a regular gig on the show.
Paisley Park Honoring Prince With Free Fan Visits to Atrium
On the fifth anniversary of his death, musician's ashes will be on display to public.
That Time Orson Welles Got Drunk Filming a Wine Commercial
A series of inebriated outtakes featuring the legendary filmmaker have circulated for decades.
Underrated Tom Petty: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
From deep cuts to hidden gems, we break down the late legend's best under-the-radar tracks.
Paul McCartney Announces All-Star ‘III Imagined’ Covers Album
A new collaborative project expands on his most recent LP.
5 Reasons Dionne Warwick Should Be in the Rock Hall of Fame
Responsible for countless chart-topping hits across several decades, it's time for the legendary singer to be inducted.
How Bon Jovi Became the First Rock Band to Top the Country Chart
"Who Says You Can't Go Home" shot to No. 1 in 2006.