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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Revisiting George Michael’s “Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1”

The second George Michael’s solo album “Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1”, released on September 3rd 1990, didn’t achieved the same success as it’s predecessor “Faith” from 1987, but it’s among one of his finest albums

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Aerosmith founding member and drummer Joey Kramer turns 69 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 69

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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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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 58 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 54 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 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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On his 89th birthday, check out the Top 5 Clint Eastwood films

Famous actor and director, Clint Eastwood was born on May 31, 1930. Eastwood has acted in or directed films that have grossed over $3.5 billion. Here are Clint Eastwood’s 5 best films over his 60-year career.

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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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Top 12 Krist Novoselic’s Nirvana Songs

Nirvana revolutionized Alternative Rock during the early 90’s and While Cobain is still remembered as the engineer of Nirvana’s sound, Novoselic’s bass guitar also played an important part in several of Nirvana’s songs, giving it a solid and distinct beat

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Erasure’s singer Andy Bell turns 55 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 60 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 60 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 72 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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Revisiting the 1993 Aerosmith’s hit album “Get A Grip”, a timeless record

In 1993 Aerosmith released one of the greatest albums of their career, “Get A Grip”. Featuring a string of hit singles and music videos that blend the band’s Hard Rock sound together with Pop sensibilities and Alternative Rock, making them fit to belong to the 1990’s Rock scene. We revisit this timeless Rock classic by Aerosmith

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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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Celebrate Eric Clapton’s 74th 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 57 today. We look back at his career

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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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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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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 on his 76th birthday

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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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On his 65th birthday, check out the Top 5 John Travolta Movies

The famous actor John Travolta was born on this day, February 18, 1954, in Englewood, New Jersey. On his 65th birthday, check out the Top 5 John Travolta Movies

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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: The Essential Discography

One of Rock and music biggest legends, David Bowie left us a deeply rich and eclectic legacy. We picked some of his best records on this list

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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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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 influential R.E.M. guitar player Peter Buck was born on this day in 1956

The R.E.M. founder and guitar player Peter Buck it’s one Alternative Rock’s most popular artists.Aside of R.E.M., Buck has collaborated with numerous artists and bands, being as a musician or producer, he was pivotal in the development of the Alternative Rock music and to this day a huge influence among guitar players and songwriters. We recap his life and career

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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 Scott Weiland who passed away 3 years ago today in 2015

One of Rock’s greatest and more distinctive voices over the last 30 years, Scott Weiland passed away 3 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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“Good Will Hunting” Celebrates 21st Anniversary Today

Directed by Gus Van Sant, “Good Will Hunting” is the film that made Matt Damon and Ben Affleck household names, it was released on this day in 1997. We revisit this modern classic that also featured Robin Williams in the lead role

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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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Whitney Houston starts a record-breaking 14 week at No.1 on the Hot 100 with “I Will Always Love You” in 1992

Used as the theme song for the movie “The Bodyguard”, Whitney Houston’s rendition of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” broke several records and became Houston’s signature song. Read some facts about the song and her 1992 version

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Nirvana performed an unique version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on the British TV show Top Of The Pops on this day in 1991

In 1991 Nirvana were invited to play the popular British TV Show Top Of The Pops. Not happy with the show’s demand to lip-sync Kurt Cobain literally tried to swallow the microphone while singing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” an octave lower

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Former Screaming Trees lead singer Mark Lanegan turns 54 today

Mark Lanegan came to prominence during the 1990’s as part of the Seattle Grunge scene as the singer for the Screaming Trees, today with a successful solo career he is one of the most acclaimed alternative music singer-songwriters, Lanegan turns 54 today

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RuPaul has been working it since 1960

Rupaul has been on the limelight for almost 3 decades and has influenced not only Drag Queens all around the world from music to TV to fashion to movies and became one of the most recognizable Pop Icons and the first Drag Queen to achieve worldwide superstar mainstream success, today it’s Rupaul’s 58th birthday

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Jeff Buckley was born on this day in 1966

He rose to prominence with his version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in 1994 and was the son of the famous 1960’s Folk singer-songwriter Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley was one of the most promising singer-songwriters of his generation, he passed away in 1997 at age 30, he was born 52 years ago today

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Influential singer-songwriter Neil Young turns 73 today

Neil Young first rose to prominence as part of the Buffalo Springfield in the late 1960’s. He was pivotal in the development of Folk Rock and Grunge Rock and pioneered many different music trends throughout the years. He turns 73 today

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Lisa Stansfield’s “All Around The World” peaks to No. 1 in 1989

The British singer Lisa Stansfield was one of the biggest Pop rising stars during the early 1990’s, “All Around The Around World” reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards

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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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“The Nightmare Before Christmas” Celebrates 25th Anniversary Today

The genesis of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” started with a Poem by Tim Burton that he wrote it during his time as a Disney animator in the early 1980’s. The movie is now regarded as an animation classic, that looks as fresh as when it was first released in 1993…and always a favorite for the Halloween season

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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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The 30 best and essential Grunge albums of all time picked by Pop Expresso

In the early 1990’s the Alternative Rock revolution took over the airwaves, with it’s epicenter in Seattle, Grunge became for many the last significant Rock movement spreading quickly around the planet. From Nirvana to TAD, we explore the 30 best and essential Grunge albums of all time

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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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Madonna’s “Erotica” album and controversial “Sex” book were released 26 years ago

Between October 20th and 21st in 1992 Madonna releases two of her most popular works, the album “Erotica” and controversial book “Sex” featuring photographs taken by Steven Meisel Studio and that among others featured Naomi Campbell and Vanilla Ice. Check some of the photos included in “Sex” and the album art of “Erotica”

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A leap of faith Revisiting “Quantum Leap” Sam Beckett’s adventures through time

“Quantum Leap” was originally aired between 1989 and 1993, fans are still waiting for it to be turn into a movie or even better, a reboot of the series, with some luck maybe with Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell still playing their roles.

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“The Red Rocker” Sammy Hagar turns 71 today

He is one of Rock’s most celebrated singers, Sammy Hagar, has had a career filled with success, as a member of Montrose, Van Halen and a solo artist, and reportedly he even played the first Rock concert that another legendary Rocker ever attended. Today Sammy turns 71

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In 1995 Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue release their unexpected duet “Where The Wild Roses Grow” and two music worlds collide in the best way possible

When in 1995 Australian artists Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue release their unexpected duet “Where the Wild Roses Grow” taken from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album “Murder Ballads”, nobody expected the wonderful results of it

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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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“Nevermind”: A Pop Mix Inside A Punk Test Tube

Nirvana shredded into the mainstream on September 24th, 1991 with “Nevermind”.It was all too quick and too fast for Nirvana, their impact in music was tremendous and echoes to this day

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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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Revisiting “In Utero”, Nirvana’s Last Testament

“In Utero” it’s the most corrosive of all Nirvana albums and light years away from it’s predecessor the successful 1991 “Nevermind” that brought fame to the Seattle band and put them on the lead of the Grunge movement in the early 90’s

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