Courtney E. Smith
40 Years Ago: Why Did Cher’s ‘I Paralyze’ Flop?
Album featured some notable contributors, yet was a major commercial failure.
How Carly Simon’s ‘Coming Around Again’ Sparked New Success
Her career hit a rut in the '80s, but not for long.
When Def Leppard Drew on Bart Simpson for ‘Let’s Get Rocked’
Hit single and fun video provided respite for a band still working to overcome Steve Clark's death.
Why R.E.M. Wanted to End on a High Note
"We needed to not drive it into mundaneness, and that's where it was going to go."
How the Go-Go’s Became MTV Darlings With ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’
Song's cheaply made video helped put the band "on the map."
Stevie Nicks’ ‘Bella Donna': A Track-by-Track Guide
A detailed look at Fleetwood Mac singer's classic debut solo album.
45 Years Ago: Tina Turner Files for Divorce From Ike Turner
After years in an abusive relationship, the legendary singer finally called it quits.
Prince’s Long Goodbye: What We Learned After His Death
The specter of death was following Prince around well before he died on April 21, 2016.