Remembering Chris Cornell: The Top 10 Soundgarden Songs

Chris Cornell, one of the chief architects of the 1990’s Grunge movement was born 55 years ago today, we remember his voice and his music on this Top 10 Soundgarden Songs

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

Today the legendary Brian May turns 72, and we look back at The Top 10 Greatest Queen Live Performances during the Freddie Mercury era

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The Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum is 56 today

Roddy Bottum helped to develop and create the Faith No More’s signature sound during the 1980’s, an essential part of the band, Roddy turns 55 today, we look back at his life and career

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George Michael 56th Anniversary Special

The Pop icon and legend George Michael would had turned 56 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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George Michael: A style and fashion icon in photographs

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

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Marilyn Manson’s former Bass player Twiggy Ramirez turns 48 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 48 today

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Dave Navarro turns 52 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 61 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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“Sex and the City” premiered 21 years ago today

One of the most popular TV series over the last two decades, “Sex and the City”, created by Darren Star, always focused mainly on the romantic and sexual lives of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, but also on occasion touched subjects such as cancer, abuse and domestic violence

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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 60th birthday

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The talented singer-songwriter Linda Perry turns 54

Linda Perry rose to fame during the 1990’s with the Alternative Rock anthem “What’s Up” unique songwriting talent, led her to write and produce songs for an impressive number of artists from many different genres including Pink, Courtney Love and even Enrique Iglesias

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We salute Angus Young on his 64th 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 64 and we celebrate his life and career with the Top 10 AC/DC songs

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The best 20 Elton John songs

Controversial, talented and a world class entertainer, Elton John turns 72 years old, to celebrate it, look back at 20 of his very best songs, from his 70’s classics, to the shift into 80’s modern pop beats and throughout his return during the 1990’s and 21st century to the classic formula that first made him famous

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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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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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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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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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Shakira turns 42 today

Shakira has one of the most impressive music careers of the last 20 years, the hot Colombian singer became worldwide famous during the early 2000’s with the song “Whenever, Wherever” and ever since she’s unbeatable. We look back at her career and some interesting facts about Shakira, on the day she turns 42

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In 2007 an unreleased Jim Morrison song is used by Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party to publicize the dangers of Global Warming

During his lifetime, Jim Morrison most probably never heard or talked about Global Warming, however, one of his unreleased songs was used decades after his untimely demise by Perry Farrell’s project Satellite Party to publicize the dangers of it

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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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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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Mötley Crüe’s bass boss Nikki Sixx turns 60 today

Nikki Sixx has been one of the most famous bass players in Rock for over 30 years, as a part of Mötley Crüe he scored several hits and lead the Hair Metal movement during the 1980’s, he was born on this day in 1958

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The legendary self-proclaimed “Queen Of Rock N’ Roll” Little Richard turns 86 today

“Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen. ” said Little Richard once. An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, with his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship, he laid the foundation for Rock N’ Roll, his music played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres. We couldn’t imagine Rock music without Little Richard. He celebrates 86 years old today, we look back at his life and career

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The Life And Career of the legendary Ozzy “Prince Of Darkness” Osbourne who turns 70

With Black Sabbath Ozzy Osbourne pioneered the Heavy Metal genre during the 1970’s, his unique and sometimes insane lifestyle along with his distinguishable vocals and mannerisms have granted him a special place in Rock history and turned the man into an icon. Today the “Prince Of Darkness” Ozzy turns 70, we recap his life and career

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Remembering the Rolling Stones Sax player Bobby Keys 

Bobby Keys is mostly remembered for the work he did with The Rolling Stones since the 1970’s until 2013, the legendary sax player who played the “Brown Sugar” solo among many other famous sax parts for several Rock songs and artists, passed away at age 70 in 2014

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George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle

George Harrison’s life was cut short, but his influence in music can still be heard today, together with John Lennon, Harrison was the most daring of the four Beatles on what concerned experimenting with music. We look back at his life and career 17 years after his passing in 2001

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Anthony Kiedis turns 56 today

Anthony Kiedis is one of Rock’s most charismatic singers, he started out as a child/teenage actor in the late 1970’s and made his way to Rock stardom with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, one of the most influential bands over the last 30 years. Today he turns 56

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Remembering Scott Weiland on his birthday

Scott Weiland was one of Rock’s greatest and more distinctive voices over the last 30 years. Together with the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver he made songs that are now regarded as solid classics such as “Plush” or “Interstate Love Song”. Scott passed away in 2015 at age 48, today he would had turned 51

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Looking Back At Michael Douglas Career On His 74th Birthday

The son of Hollywood royalty, Michael Douglas built a solid career and name for himself without having to live in the shadow of his parent’s success and over the last  40 years he has done some of the Cinema’s history most memorable movies and  iconic characters

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The Life And Career Of The Boss 

He is known as The Boss and has been an enduring Rock music force over the last 40 years. A political and social voice and folk poet, Bruce Springsteen has come a long way since the release of his first record in 1973. We look back at his life and career

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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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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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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 2000’s and 2010’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 2000 and 2018 on this gallery, get inspired by the absolute Queen of Pop

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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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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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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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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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D’oh! The most famous American family in the world, The Simpsons turns 28 today

One of the most successful animated TV series of all time, The Simpsons started their long run on this day in 1989, we look back at the first episode of this now cult show “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”, aired on December 17th, 1989

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