Rod Stewart had only two ambitions growing up: to be a footballer or a musician. As a North London boy, he performed poorly in school and turned his attention to sport. An Arsenal fanatic, he tried out for a third-division team in 1960 only to be rejected. Not skipping a beat, the lad turned his att ... More >>
Hazel Sobti dashes to center stage carrying a microphone pole, barely skirting a collision with another contestant. Two beautiful women follow her. As a guitarist in a Hawaiian shirt hams up "Rollin' on the River" for an audience bathed in blue light, the luminous beauty from India shimmies in a bla ... More >>
Lady Gaga has made some interesting fashion choices over her career. In the past she's dressed in rags, meat, and muppet. The only thing is we almost never get to see the real girl behind the getups.Read Also: Lady Gaga's Meat Dress Turned into Jerky for Rock and Roll Hall of FameThis week Gaga show ... More >>
With a career that boasted a slow ascent and then followed with a perilously rapid descent, Phil Collins became an example of an artist who displayed both the best and worst of what fame and fortune could bring. Born January 30, 1951, he rose to the helm of Genesis, one of Britain's best ... More >>
Suffice it to say, the world lost one of its great voices when Etta James died last week, only a few days prior to her 74th birthday. Born Etta Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938, she became one of the most influential female performers of all time, a daring diva who was able to transcend R&am ... More >>
We would be fools without ears or hearts if we didn't take a minute to acknowledge the passing of Etta James today.At 73, the Matriarch of the Blues endured many trials during her life, including an absent mother, an addiction to heroin, and more recently struggles with dementia and hepatiti ... More >>
It's the round-up time of the year. To kick off the a.m., we've culled the national stories on Clean Plate Charlie that got the most clicks for 2011. Read on for everything from the riveting to the ridiculous!
Chrissie Hynde closed her vegan restaurant on Sunday, citing a bad economy. The Akron, Ohio, restaurant was open four years and was voted one of the top five vegan restaurants in America by Business Week.The Vegiterranean served vegan dishes with an Italian-Mediterranean flair. On the resta ... More >>
Lady Gaga's meat dress is a tasty addition to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland wanted to display Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress for its "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" exhibit. Problem is, how do you store and display raw meat for day ... More >>
Cadillac Records can't handle the truth
Slayer celebrates its 25th anniversary with a club tour, a Grammy, and not sucking
After 35 years, the James Gang rides again.
Joel is back after a seven-year hiatus
After 50 years on stage, vintage rocker Jimmy Cavallo gets his due
Video producers spend big bucks to promote the Jamaican beat
He's a giant with a giant story to tell about tunes
A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.
Living legend Robert Lockwood Jr. carries on the legacy of his bedeviled mentor
Proof that today's popular music is just as good -- and bad -- as it's always been
Springsteen's still on fire
Los Zafiros: The Drifters of Cuban music
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