Obsessive music fan, specifically Bowie, Heart, Cheap Trick, Roxy Music, etc.
40 Years Ago: Duran Duran Gets Moody on ‘Save a Prayer’
Single became the highest-charting hit from the 'Rio' LP in their home country.
40 Years Ago: ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Soundtrack Ushers in the ’80s
Mix of current and seasoned artists worked because it reflected the musical shifts happening in the era.
40 Years Ago: Duran Duran Release the Masterful ‘Rio’
Band's breakthrough album from 1982 arrived at a perfect moment in time.
40 Years Ago: Duran Duran’s ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’ Begins Its Long Ascent
One of their signature songs didn't take an easy road to set-list immortality.
Five Reasons Duran Duran Should Be in the Rock Hall
Induction would be the cherry (... ice-cream smile) on top of a 40-plus year career.
35 Years Ago: ‘Light of Day’ Puts Joan Jett on the Movie Map
Rocker starred alongside Michael J. Fox in the 1987 film.
40 Years Ago: Duran Duran Close 1981 With Throwback ‘My Own Way’
Non-album single eventually ended up on 'Rio' in rerecorded and different form.
The Day U2 Had Their First Band Rehearsal
A "musicians wanted" ad at school brought the future rock stars together for the first time.
Guns N’ Roses Revealed Their Cynical Side on ‘Garden of Eden’
Lyrics questioning the state of the world still resonate today.
Underrated R.E.M.: The Most Overlooked Songs From Every LP
They scored plenty of hits over their three-decade career, but there are also many great tracks buried deep in the albums.
Why REO Speedwagon, Iron Maiden Dominated Early MTV: Book Excerpt
A passage from 'Duran Duran's Rio' explains why certain bands were all over the network at first.
Hear 10 Songs Stevie Nicks Left Off Debut Solo LP ‘Bella Donna’
The singer had a bounty of tracks to choose from for her 1981 album.