Jason Newsted turns 61: Here are ten of his best moments with Metallica

Jason Newsted joined Metallica after the unexpected death of their uniquely talented bassist, Cliff Burton, in 1986 and gave the band a new dynamic just shortly before they made it into the mainstream

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Controversial and multi-faceted Rapper, Rocker and Actor Ice-T turns 66 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 66

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The talented singer-songwriter Carole King celebrates 82, listen to seven of her best songs

Since the early 1960’s she has scored 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and her own album Tapestry remains one of the biggest best sellers of all time

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Shakira turns 47 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 47

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Christian Bale turns 50 today

Christian Bale made his big screen debut at age 13 in Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun” and aside of his talent, is also known as taking acting methods to the extreme by exposing his body to transformations that he regards as necessary to embody the characters

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Faith No More’s amazing frontman Mike Patton turns 56

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 56th anniversary by watching two amazing Faith No More concerts

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Check the photo gallery of controversial Style and Fashion Icon Kate Moss who turns 50 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 50 today. Check a Kate Moss photo gallery with some of her best photos

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Celebrate Dave Grohl’s 55th 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 55th 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 77th anniversary we’ve put out a special feature

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Why “Blackstar” must not be remembered as David Bowie’s goodbye album

With “Blackstar” Bowie achieved to recap his whole career, it’s an ensemble of every music style he ever tried, there is a little something from every phase, but, again, it’s not a copy, that’s the perfection of it, it’s an evolution

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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 beautiful actress, musician and singer Tia Carrere celebrates 57 today

Tia Carrere’s big screen breakthrough role was as Cassandra, Wayne Campbell’s girlfriend in the 1992 comedy “Wayne’s World”, what some people might not know is that as a singer and musician, her talent has been recognized with a Grammy Award

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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 seven years ago. We look back at his life and career and remember his strong legacy as an artist and human being.

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The singer songwriter, former Italian Top Model and France’s First Lady Carla Bruni celebrates 56

She was part of 1990’s supermodel pack, dated notable Rock Stars and became herself a singer-songwriter later in that decade. In 2008 , she also became the First Lady of France when after marrying the elected president Nicolas Sarkozy, but as she controversially stated, she wouldn’t had voted for him or his party. Very recently Carla Bruni who turns 56, released “Miss You”, a cover of a song originally sung by one of her old flames

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Influential Alternative Rock Bassist Mike Watt Turns 66 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 80 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 80, 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 34 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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Mötley Crüe’s bass boss Nikki Sixx turns 65 today

Nikki Sixx has been one of the most famous bass players in Rock for over 40 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 Life And Career of the legendary Ozzy “Prince Of Darkness” Osbourne who turns 75

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 75, we recap his life and career

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Remembering Scott Weiland who passed away 8 years ago today in 2015

One of Rock’s greatest and more distinctive voices over the last 30 years, Scott Weiland passed away 8 years ago today in 2015 at age 48. 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”

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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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Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron turns 61 today

Matt Cameron is one of the most influential drummers that came out from the Seattle Grunge scene, becoming famous in the early 1990’s as the drummer for Soundgarden and later Pearl Jam, today he turns 61

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10 Must Watch Leonardo DiCaprio Movies

Turning 49 today, since the 1990’s that DiCaprio’s acting career hasn’t stopped growing and maturing, earning him dozens of awards and nominations over the last 30 years

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Anthony Kiedis turns 61 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 61

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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 56

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Looking back at Sting ‘s career

Sting has been one of the most successful artists in the world for well over 4 decades now. He became a well known name back in the late 1970’s as frontman for The Police with whom he recorded 5 hit albums between 1978 and 1983. He released his first solo album in 1985 making a total now of 12 solo albums. Today, Sting turns 72

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Looking Back At Michael Douglas Career On His 79th 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 50 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 

Bruce Springsteen turns 74 today 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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A journey through the world of Nick Cave: 10 essential songs by one of music’s darkest poets

Despite never aiming to the music charts, Nick Cave was able to cross into the mainstream with his death, religion, love and violence lyrical obsessions alongside dark music, sung by his baritone and emotional voice

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7 essential movies of the enigmatic and once Hollywood’s biggest sex symbol Mickey Rourke who turns 71

During the 1980’s, Mickey Rourke was the biggest sex symbol in Hollywood, landing in several roles of successful erotic or that featured erotic scenes movies and also roles that often reflect his real life, between boxing, ups, downs, and Hollywood

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The founder and former frontman of The Verve Richard Ashcroft turns 52 today

During the 1990’s The Verve became one of the main figures of the British Alternative Rock scene with songs such as “Bitter Sweet Symphony” and “The Drugs Don’t Work”

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The Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart turns 71

Much more than just a musician, Dave Stewart who started as a struggling New Wave musician in the late 1970’s has built a successful career also as a songwriter and producer to several famous and popular artists for decades now

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The Metal God Rob Halford turns 72

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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The actor Sean Penn turns 63 today

Sean Penn owns two academy awards and one of the 1980’s most infamous marriages, when in 1985 he and Madonna started a controversial relationship that even led him to jail. Today he turns 63 and we look back at his life and career

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The 10 Greatest Madonna Videos Of All Time

A key part of Madonna’s wide-ranging career has been her eye-catching, conversation-sparking music videos, which have been as impactful and memorable as the hit songs themselves. A master of reinvention, these videos serve as a reminder of her famous array of looks, always referencing the latest trends while staying true to central themes of sex, religion and female empowerment

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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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Madonna: The Absolute Queen Of Pop 65th Birthday*

Madonna Louise Ciccone doesn’t needs introductions, the living legend who was born on August 16, 1958 turns an amazing 65th 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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Acclaimed and awarded actress Halle Berry is 57 today

Over the last two decades Halle Berry has been present in some of the most successful blockbusters including the “X-Men” movie series, “Catwoman” and “Gothika”, the actress who started as a model and came 6th in the Miss World contest, turns 57 today

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Melanie Griffith turns 66 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 66

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The legendary Whitney Houston was born 60 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 60th birthday

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The prolific and popular actor Sam Elliott turns 79

The actor has been a familiar face in the big screen and TV since the 1960’s when he appeared in the western classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”

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Awarded and influential actor Dustin Hoffman turns 86: 7 of his best movies

Known for his portrayals of emotionally vulnerable characters and also antiheroes, Dustin Hoffman was born on August 8, 1937

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Pat Smear turns 64: Hardcore Punk pioneer, Grammy winner, co-founder of The Germs, former Nirvana and an original Foo Fighter

He’s one of the most iconic and legendary musicians of the Californian Hardcore Punk scene of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s and a member of some of the most influential bands ever, Smear has done it all and gone through it all, from receiving racial and homophobic abuse from a (drunken) famous Rock Superstar to appearing as an extra in a Prince and The Revolution music video and from seeing the legendary frontmen from two of his bands committing suicide in their twenties to composing a song with Paul McCartney

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The Top 20 Metallica Songs on James Hetfield 60th Birthday

One of the most influential bands of the last 40 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 60 and we look back at Metallica’s Top 20 Songs

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Alternative Rock producer and Garbage member Butch Vig turns 68

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 68

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80 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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Five of the best Woody Harrelson movies

Woody Harrelson, turning 62 today, rose to fame in the 1980’s as the barman Woody Boyd in the hit TV series “Cheers” but it was his roles in controversial movies such as “Natural Born Killers” and “The People Vs. Larry Flynt” that solidified his acting career

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Colombian actor John Leguizamo turns 59 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 68, 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 58 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 76, 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 60 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 60 today, recently he released his new music project Man on Man, an album made with his life partner Joey Holman featuring songs based on life as a gay man. We look back at his life and career

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The controversial former Pantera singer Phil Anselmo turns 55

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 55

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George Michael 60th Anniversary Special

The Pop icon and legend George Michael would had turned 60 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 52 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 52 today

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Johnny Depp turns 60 today, look back at his life and career with his 5 landmark films and a 7 must see films

The actor and musician has starred in some of the most successful films of the last 30 years, often playing characters that became Pop Culture icons

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Dave Navarro turns 56 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 65 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 over 30 years now. We list what we think are his 10 best songs to celebrate his 64th birthday

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The talented singer-songwriter Linda Perry turns 58

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 68th 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 68 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 76 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 57 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 Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan turns 56 today

Billy Corgan wrote some of the most significant Alternative Rock anthems of the 1990’s with The Smashing Pumpkins, but the size of his talent as often been compared to the size of his ego. Corgan was born on this day in 1967

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The influential and legendary John Cale turns 81 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 81

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The living legend of music Tony Bennett turns 96

He fought in World War II and has delighted audiences for over 70 years, as an artist, Bennett never got stuck in time, and throughout his career he always appreciated new artists and genres, which contributed for his intact popularity to this day.

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Paul McCartney Interviewed by Jarvis Cocker

On July 25, 2018, Paul McCartney sat down with Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts for an interview. The legendary McCartney answered several questions about his career and also tells very interesting insights on The Beatles songwriting process among many other facts

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Ray Liotta 1954-2022 – looking back at his life and career

Ray Liotta, one of the most successful actors over almost 40 years has passed at age 67 on May 26, 2022. We remember him here with a glimpse at his life and career that included the iconic role or Henry Hill in Scorsese’s “Goodfellas”

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Andy Fletcher 1961-2022. Remembering the Depeche Mode co-founder and keyboardist

As a co-founder and member of one of the world’s most popular and influential bands, Depeche Mode, Andy Fletcher’s career was filled with countless hit songs including “Just Can’t Enough”, “Strangelove”, “Enjoy The Silence”, “Personal Jesus”, “Dream On”, “Master and Servant” and “Everything Counts”. Fletcher died from natural causes at his home on 26 May 2022, aged 60. We look back at his career.

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Lisa Marie Presley turns 54 today

Like her father Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley also pursued a music career, but it wasn’t music that has made headlines for most of the life of The King’s sole heir, who controversially married Michael Jackson and later Nicolas Cage

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The eclectic British filmmaker Alan Parker turns 76, look back at five of his most memorable movies

During the 1970’s and 1980’s Alan Parker made several memorable movies including Mississippi Burning and Midnight Express

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The legendary self-proclaimed “Queen Of Rock N’ Roll” Little Richard turns 87 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 87 years old today, we look back at his life and career

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Time Is Still On Their Side: Top 1960’s Acts Still Touring

These top acts from the 60’s are still touring and giving us new music. For these artists and bands there are no such thing as retirement, and their fan base keeps growing, proving that when you do good music, it can last and cross through the decades

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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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Tina Turner makes her first public appearance in years

One of the world’s favorite icons, Tina Turner, has been purposely away from public eye for some years now, but last Tuesday she decided to make a surprise appearance to promote the musical about her life “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”. Check these new surprising photos of Tina last Tuesday in London

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