Alice In Chains founder and guitarist Jerry Cantrell turns 53 today

Jerry Cantrell founded Alice In Chains with the late Layne Staley in 1987. The band was one of the leaders in the Grunge Rock movement during the 1990’s, and despite Staley’s demise in 2002, Cantrell kept Alice In Chains alive and successful, we look back at his career

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Pearl Jam original members Jeff Ament and Dave Krusen celebrate their birthdays today

Jeff Ament and Dave Krusen are part of the original Pearl Jam line up. Ament has been an influential figure on Seattle’s Rock scene since the 1980’s and Krusen played all the drum tracks for Pearl Jam’s debut “Ten”. They both celebrate their birthdays today

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The influential and legendary John Cale turns 77 today

Ever since he formed The Velvet Underground back in the 1960’s, that John Cale has had a long and productive career contributing immensely to the Alternative and Art Rock music scene. Today he turns 77

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Kurt Cobain 52nd Anniversary Special

A talented artist, songwriter, musician and a passionate advocate for women’s and gay rights, Kurt Cobain left the earthly plan by his own hand on April 8, 1994 at age 27, but today we celebrate his life. We’ve put together a special feature that includes 6 articles to remember Kurt Cobain check them out

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The Later Years 1992-1994: Kurt Cobain his life and style in photos

Kurt Cobain, that sung on the song “Stay Away” the line “Rather Be Dead Than Cool/ Fashion Stinks, Fashion Style”, end up developing a personal style reflected on his clothes and hair that remains trendy and copied by many around the world

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The Early Years 1967-1992: Kurt Cobain his life and style in photos

Kurt Cobain, that sung on the song “Stay Away” the line “Rather Be Dead Than Cool/ Fashion Stinks, Fashion Style”, end up developing a personal style reflected on his clothes and hair that remains trendy and copied by many around the world

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On this day, 22 years apart, both Harry Nilsson in 1972 and Mariah Carey in 1994, climb to No.1 with Badfinger’s song “Without You”

One of the most famous Pop ballads of all time, “Without You” by Badfinger, has been covered and recorded by over 180 artists, however, was through Harry Nilsson and Mariah Carey that the song met it’s most famous versions

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Controversial and multi-faceted Rapper, Rocker and Actor Ice-T turns 60 today

Ice-T had a troubled early life but emerged as an influential artist during the 1980’s Hip Hop music scene. From Rap to Hip Hop, to Rock and Metal, Hardcore Punk to Pop, Ice-T it’s one of the most eclectic musicians and also an awarded actor. Today he turns 60

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The creative Peter Gabriel was born on this day in 1950

The Genesis founder and former lead singer Peter Gabriel has had a very successful solo career since the 1970’s and won a big place on Pop Culture’s imagery through his creative music videos. Today he turns 69

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On this day in 2012 Whitney Houston passed away at age 48

Whitney Houston was the most awarded female act of all time with 200 million records sold worldwide, one of music’s greatest voices, she passed away on this day in 2012 at age only 48. We remember her voice and music through the concert Live At Yokohama Arena, Japan 1991

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Bon Jovi’s founding member and keyboardist David Bryan turns 57 today

Founding Bon Jovi member, the keyboardist David Bryan also co-wrote many of the band’s songs. Watch Bon Jovi Live at the Rock In Rio Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008 to celebrate his birthday

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James’ singer Tim Booth was born on this day in 1960

Tim Booth joined James in 1981 as their lead singer and lyricist. During the 1990’s James found an audience for their Alternative Pop Rock sound that featured songs such as “Laid”, “Sit Down” or “Sometimes”. Booth was born 59 years ago

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Former Sonic Youth guitarist and co-founder Lee Ranaldo turns 63

Together with Sonic Youth, Ranaldo released many influential Alternative Rock albums ever since their beginning during the early 1980’s in the New York Underground music scene. The guitar sound of Lee Ranaldo played a key role on the band’s signature sound. Lee Ranaldo turns 63

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The Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo turns 53 today

During the early 1990’s, Stone Temple Pilots became one of the biggest Alternative Rock bands in the world, producing hits such as “Plush”, “Creep”, “Crackerman” or “Interstate Love Song”, founding member and bassist Robert DeLeo turns 53 today

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Faith No More’s amazing frontman Mike Patton turns 51

Mike Patton is one of the most versatile and diverse musicians, throughout his career he has sung and played several musical styles, and since he joined Faith No More in 1989 also became one of the most influential Rock singers multiplying himself through several side projects. Celebrate his 51st anniversary by watching two amazing Faith No More concerts

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The KISS Starchild Paul Stanley turns 67 today

Much has been written about Paul Stanley, he’s the Starchild, one of the most iconic alter-egos and characters in Rock music. With KISS, Paul Stanley has led a career that has earned him millions of followers around the globe. The pinnacle of his success was back in the 1970’s but today, Stanley remains one of the biggest Rock Stars in the world

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Influential photographer Francesco Scavullo was born on this day in 1921

One of the most influential photographers of all time, Francesco Scavullo captured dozens of iconic celebrities and artists throughout decades such as Madonna, Christopher Reed, Sting, Janis Joplin, Joe Dallesandro, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol among others. We’ve put together a gallery with some of his most iconic photographs

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Check the photo gallery of controversial Style and Fashion Icon Kate Moss who turns 45 today

Kate Moss is the former Calvin Klein “Heroin Chic” icon, she was part of the 1990’s famous Top Model batch, a controversial style and fashion icon, she turns 45 today. Check a Kate Moss photo gallery with some of her best photos

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Celebrate Dave Grohl’s birthday with the Top 12 Foo Fighters music videos

Dave Grohl became famous as the drummer for Nirvana during their most successful years from 1990 to 1994. With Nirvana he recorded the studio albums “Nevermind” in 1991 and “In Utero” in 1993 and with the Foo Fighters he has enjoyed a continuous successful career since their debut in 1995. To celebrate Dave Grohl’s birthday we’ve put together 12 of the best and most entertaining Foo Fighters music videos

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Nirvana delivers an explosive performance at Saturday Night Live on this day in 1992

On January 1992 Nirvana appears on Saturday Night Live and deliver a memorable performance that included “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, “Territorial Pissings” and…french kissing

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David Bowie Birthday Special

A visionary since the very beginning of his career, David Bowie was the legit Pop and Rock chameleon, he was Ziggy Stardust, Halloween Jack, The Thin White Duke and so many others, his influence can be be heard, seen and felt in every artistic expression. To celebrate his 72nd anniversary we’ve put out a special feature

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The Style And Fashion Of David Bowie: The Next Day 1980’s-2010’s

David Bowie was during his lifetime one of the most influential musicians and songwriters but he also was an icon for style, visual and fashion that understood from an early stage of his career the importance of both the music and visual worlds

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The influential and unique Michael Stipe turns 59 today

Michael Stipe was pivotal in the development of the Alternative Rock music and remains to this day a huge influence singers,  songwriters and artists in general . He formed R.E.M. with guitar player Peter Buck in 1979 and the band was one of the first to successfully cross the boundaries of Indie music to the mainstream. Today Michael Stipe turns 59

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Actor Jeff Goldblum Turns 66 Today

Jeff Goldblum is a film, TV, and stage actor known for his roles in work like ‘The Fly,’ ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Will & Grace’, and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ turns 66 today

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Actor Viggo Mortensen turns 60

Twice nominated for an Academy Award, the Danish-American actor Viggo Mortensen became popular by playing Aragorn in “The Lord Of The Rings” but long before that he starred in a string of hit movies and TV shows in a career now spanning for over three decades

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Legendary Radio DJ John Peel was born 79 years ago

One of the most important DJ’s in modern music history, the British John Peel left a strong and enduring legacy from a career that had as much impact and importance as the thousands of band’s he promoted

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Revisiting “Ten”, the timeless debut of Pearl Jam

“Ten” remains for some Pearl Jam’s best, or at least, the favorite for non-fans of the Seattle band that still dispute “Ten” as a Grunge album or a FM Rock album. We look back at this Rock music landmark released on August 27, 1991

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German Top Model Claudia Schiffer: A Fashion Icon

The 1990’s fashion icon is one of the most famous Top Models of all time, she was the first Chanel blonde and has appeared on more than one thousand magazine covers and holds the record for the model with the most magazine covers,

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The Metal God Rob Halford turns 67

The charismatic lead singer of Judas Priest owns one of the most powerful wide-ranging voices of all time which he has been using very well since the 1970’s in defining Heavy Metal and he has also contributed immensely to the LGBT community and cause after coming out in 1998

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Director Tim Burton turns 60 today

Tim Burton was born in Burbank, California, on August 25, 1958, Burton is known for his dark, gothic, and eccentric horror and fantasy films.

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The Top 5 Essential River Phoenix Movies and His Life and Career

River Phoenix was one of the most promising and talented actors of his generation, the young Hollywood star who prematurely left us aged only 23 was born on August 23, 1970. We look back and remember his talent

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Top 10 Alice In Chains Songs with Layne Staley

Alongside Kurt Cobain and Chris Cornell, Layne Staley was one of the most distinct and popular singers of the Grunge Rock movement during the early 1990’s. We look back at the Top 10 Alice In Chains songs featuring Layne Staley

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The Top 10 Clash Songs

Joe Strummer, one of the leading figures of the Punk Rock movement, was born on 21 August 1952. He formed and fronted The Clash between 1976 and 1986, leaving a valuable legacy in Rock music that remains fresh and continues to influence new generations

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Kenny Rogers turns 80

There aren’t too many country singers that are able to cross successfully from that niche into the worldwide mainstream of Pop music charts, but for Kenny Rogers, that was never a problem

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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76

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Madonna: The Absolute Queen Of Pop 60th Birthday

Madonna Louise Ciccone doesn’t needs introductions, the living legend who was born on August 16, 1958 turns an amazing 60th birthday today. We pay tribute to the absolute Queen of Pop with several special features on Pop Expresso including photo galleries, lists of her most defining songs, insights on some of her big hits and also Quizzes

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Madonna: The Reinvention Queen – The 1990’s

Madonna has been dictating the fashion industry since the early 1980’s when she first became popular with her unique “Madonna Look” which included crucifixes, lots of bracelets and street wear. We’ve selected some of her best images between 1990 and 1999 on this gallery, get inspired by the absolute Queen of Pop

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Top 10 1990’s Defining Madonna songs

After a successful decade that introduced her to the mainstream and put her on the throne of Pop music as the Queen, Madonna would seem to have a problem adapting to the new era of the 1990’s to match her previous success, but for her, between eroticism and mysticism, this was a piece of cake

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Melanie Griffith turns 61 today

Throughout her career, Melanie Griffith landed some iconic movie roles that remain memorable. The daughter of actress Tippi Hedren, Griffith made a name for herself, and built a career mixed with many relationships and marriages in the eye of the public. Today she turns 61

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The legendary Whitney Houston was born 55 years ago

Whitney Houston was the most awarded female act of all time with 200 million records sold worldwide, one of music’s greatest voices, she passed away aged only 48. We remember her voice and music through the concert Live At Yokohama Arena, Japan 1991 today that marks her 55th birthday

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The Top 20 Metallica Songs on James Hetfield 55th Birthday

One of the most influential bands of the last 30 years, Metallica’s adventure begun during the early 1980’s when James Hetfield answered a classified advertisement by drummer Lars Ulrich. Today James Hetfield turns 55 and we look back at Metallica’s Top 20 Songs

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Alternative Rock producer and Garbage member Butch Vig turns 63

Butch Vig produced some of the most acclaimed albums of the 1990’s including “Nevermind” by Nirvana and “Siamese Dream” by The Smashing Pumpkins and his own band Garbage debut in 1995. Today he turns 63

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75 Licks: Mick Jagger Birthday Special

The life of Mick Jagger blends with the birth of Modern Rock. Jim Morrison of The Doors once called him “A Prince Among Men”, and, he remains to this day perhaps the most influential Rocker of all time. We’ve compiled some of Mick Jagger’s and the Rolling Stones highlights of their career on this special to celebrate his birthday, also we included a Rolling Stones lyric quiz.

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Top 10 Queen songs with Roger Taylor on Lead and Back Vocals

Queen drummer that also served as occasional lead vocalist and back vocalist on many of Queen’s songs. He was born on this day in 1949 and we look back at his Top 10 Queen songs

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Colombian actor John Leguizamo turns 54 today

John Leguizamo is one of the most familiar faces on the big screen since the 1990’s, starring in several hit movies since his role as Luigi in the 1993 “Super Mario Bros”, but before that the Colombian actor had some appearances in memorable 1980’s TV series and music videos

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The Top 5 William Dafoe Movies

William Dafoe, the highly prolific and awarded actor was born on July 22, 1955. He is one of the most recognized faces in the big screen and one of our favorite actors and today that he turns 63 we take a look at his Top 5 Movies

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Remembering Chris Cornell: The Top 10 Soundgarden Songs

Chris Cornell, one of the chief architects of the 1990’s Grunge movement was born 54 years ago today, we remember his voice and his music on this Top 10 Soundgarden Songs

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Actor Frank Whaley turns 55 today

Frank Whaley’s character Brett on the 1994 Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction”, remains one of the most memorable in the movie, the actor has appeared on several serious hit movies during the late 1980’s and 1990’s including “Field of Dreams”, “The Doors”, “Born On The Fourth Of July” and “JFK”

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Celebrate the birthday of Brian May revisiting The Top 10 Greatest Queen Live Performances

Today the legendary Brian May turns 71, and we look back at The Top 10 Greatest Queen Live Performances during the Freddie Mercury era

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The controversial former Pantera singer Phil Anselmo turns 50

Phil Anselmo is surely controversial, and it doesn’t seems it will ever stop being, but he has written his name on the history of Rock, and gifted music fans with some of the best Metal songs ever. The Pantera icon turns 50

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George Michael 55th Anniversary Special

The Pop icon and legend George Michael would had turned 55 today. To celebrate his life, we’ve put together six articles previously published including album reviews, a quiz, a photo gallery and an intimate look

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Aerosmith founding member and drummer Joey Kramer turns 68 today

Joey Kramer has been with Aerosmith since the band was formed. He has scored an impressive string of Rock hits over the years, making him one of the most influential Rock drummers in the scene. Today he turns 68

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Marilyn Manson’s former Bass player Twiggy Ramirez turns 47 today

Twiggy Ramirez was responsible for most of the songwriting on Marilyn Manson’s hit albums “Antichrist Superstar”, “Mechanical Animals” and “Holy Wood”. The bass player, who was recently fired from Marilyn Manson, turns 47 today

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Revisiting the heavier than heaven debut Nirvana album “Bleach”

Proudly recorded by $606.17, “Bleach” it’s perhaps the only legitimate Grunge album Nirvana did. Released on June 15, 1989 on Sub Pop, the record features a selection of Grunge songs that approaches the style used by some of their Seattle peers, such as The Melvins, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden or TAD, a slow, sludgy and heavy Grunge Rock with influences of Punk and 70’s Heavy Metal blend in together. We look back at this now historical Rock album

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Celebrate the Pop icon Boy George anniversary with Top 10 Culture Club songs

One of Pop’s most controversial figures, the unique and iconic Boy George turns 57 today. With Culture Club he scored the biggest music hits of his career and we look back at it through a musical and visual journey with the Top 10 Culture Club songs

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Boy George: A Pop Chameleon in Photos

Boy George emerged during the early 1980’s from the Post-Punk movement named New Romantic, through his music and looks he broke down barriers and destroyed prejudice. Take look back at his influential and inspiring career in photographs

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The Milli Vanilli’s Rob Pilatus was born 53 years ago today

Rob Pilatus “sold” his soul to the devil when he agreed to serve as a public face to another singer, after a quick rise to international success he found an even more quick decline that contributed to his untimely death at age 32. He was born on this day in 1965

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Dave Navarro turns 51 today

Dave Navarro is one of the first Alternative Rock guitar heroes, he has been a member of bands such as Jane’s Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers but also collaborated with artists as diverse as P.Diddy, Michael Jackson, Nine Inch Nails and Alanis Morissette. We look back at his life and career

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Remembering the legendary music genius Prince with his Top 20 songs

Prince Rogers Nelson was born 60 years ago, one of the absolute pop music genius of all times, he left behind a diverse and enormous body of work. We remember Prince with the list of his 20 best and most popular songs

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The Top 10 Morrissey songs

Controversial, influential and talented, with The Smiths, Morrissey defined the British Alternative Rock scene of the 1980’s with songs that remain timeless, but he has been leading a very successful and influential solo career of his own for 30 years now. We list what we think are his 10 best songs to celebrate his 59th birthday

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Erasure’s singer Andy Bell turns 54 today

Andy Bell formed Erasure together with former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke in 1985, and since then, the group has gained cult status among fans of Pop and Electronic Pop music due to hits such as “Sometimes”, “Give A Little Respect” or “Stop!” He was born on this day in 1964

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The Cure’s Robert Smith turns 59 today

The Cure scored several hit songs throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s with their unique blend of Post Punk, Goth Rock and Pop music. They are still as relevant and popular today as they were back then. Robert Smith, co-founder and lead singer turns 59 today

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Iggy Pop: The 9 Lives Of The Iguana

Iggy Pop is a survivor, a warrior of Rock music that we must be grateful for still being able to witness on his ongoing legendary career. Today he turns 71 and we look back at his life and career

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On this day in 1992 The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert takes place in a crowded Wembley Stadium, featuring an all star line up

In 1992, a few months after Freddie Mercury’s untimely death caused by AIDS, Queen and a group of legendary artists and musicians including David Bowie, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Elton John, George Michael, Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi and Robert Plant among many others, gathered to pay tribute to the Queen legend in order to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity organisation

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We salute Angus Young on his 63rd birthday with a Top 10 AC/DC songs

Angus Young is one of Rock’s biggest legends and has influenced and inspired generations of guitarists. He co.-founded AC/DC with his brother Malcolm Young in 1973, today he turns 63 and we celebrate his life and career with the Top 10 AC/DC songs

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Celebrate Eric Clapton’s 73rd Birthday with his Top 10 Songs

To make a Top 10 list of Eric Clapton’s best songs it’s a hard task, and perhaps for some will never possible. To celebrate the Rock Legend Eric Clapton we picked 10 of some of his very best songs solo or with the several bands he had been in.

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Stop! It’s MC Hammer’s birthday

“Stop! Hammertime” became one of the most popular and used expressions ever in Pop Culture, all credit goes to MC Hammer when he first used it on his smash hit “U Can’t Touch This”. The artist that brought Rap to the worldwide masses and had one of the quickest risings and falls in the music industry turns 56 today. We look back at his career

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George Michael: A style and fashion icon in photographs

During four decades George Michael influenced not just music but also fashion and style, we’ve put together some of George’s best and most iconic photographs to celebrate his life and contribution to Pop Culture

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The Last Christmas Of George Michael

One of the biggest music stars and icons of the last four decades, George Michael left us on Christmas day one year ago. We look back at his life and career and remember his strong legacy as an artist and human being.

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Influential Alternative Rock Bassist Mike Watt Turns 60 today

Mike Watt started his career as a founder and member of the Punk fusion band Minutemen, since the tragic end of the band in 1985 due to the death of singer and guitarist D.Boon, that he has led a very successful career, influencing several bands and artists from Alternative to Grunge and collaborating with names such as Sonic Youth, Dave Grohl, Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Frank Black among many others; he also toured as a member of the Stooges in 2003 . We look back at his career

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James Cameron’s “Titanic” was released 20 years ago today on December 19, 1997

20 years ago, in 1997, today one of the biggest blockbusters of all time was released, directed by James Cameron, “Titanic” was a fictional story based on the famous ship disaster. We look back at the now classic

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The Life and Style Of The Legendary Keith Richards in Photographs

The Stone Keith Richards it’s eternal, for decades he has embodied the spirit of “Sex, Drugs and Rock N’ Roll”, he also has been a fashion icon since the 1960’s, we revisit on photos his life and style that continues to influence fashion and looks today

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The Legendary Human Riff Keith Richards celebrates 74 today

Keith Richards has been nicknamed “Keef” and The Human Riff”, one of The Rolling Stones founder, he is a strong survivor and he embodies the Drugs, Sex and Rock N’Roll motto. Today, Keith turns 74, we look back briefly at his life and career.

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Top 10 Best Rock and Pop Christmas Songs

The 1970’s and 1980’s were a strong and fertile ground for Pop and Rock artists to do Christmas songs and turning it into memorable No.1 hits, while not all of the songs on this list are from those decades and not all made it to No.1, they all are memorable and have resisted the test of time for decades

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