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Suzi Quatro Interview: "I Realize That I Really Changed the Game for Women"

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Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro was the first female bass player to become a major rock star. She reached #1 in the UK and other European counties and Australia with her singles “Can the Can” and “Devil Gate Drive.” Following a recurring role as bass player Leather Tuscadero in the hit TV series Happy Days, her duet “Stumblin’ In” with Smokie’s lead singer Chris Norman reached #4 in the US. The documentary feature Suzi Q, which charts the 54-year career of the pioneering female rocker who burst onto the scene in the 70s, was set to open in theaters on July 1, 2020. […]

Tuesday

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June 2020

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Ben Lee Interview: Musical Duo Radnor & Lee Set to Release Sophomore Album, "Golden State"

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Ben Lee & Josh Radnor

Australian musician and actor Ben Lee began his career at the age of 14 with the Sydney band Noise Addict, but focused on his solo career when the band broke up in 1995. He has released 11 solo albums. In 2016, he released an acoustically-oriented album entitled Freedom, Love and Recuperation of the Human Mind, and in 2017, he recorded a children’s album called Ben Lee Sings Songs About Islam for the Whole Family. November 2017 also saw the release of Radnor & Lee, a collaborative album Lee made with former How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor. Lee has one […]

Tuesday

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April 2020

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Cherie Currie Interview: "Blvds of Splendor" Is "the Album I Wished I Could Have Made After I Left the Runaways"

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Cherie Currie

Musician, actress and artist Cherie Currie was the lead vocalist of the rock band the Runaways in the mid-to-late 1970s. After the Runaways, she became a solo artist, and then teamed up with her identical twin sister, Marie Currie, and released an album with her. She appeared in the 1980 coming of age drama film Foxes, alongside Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Randy Quaid and Sally Kellerman and in other films including Parasite, Wavelength, Twilight Zone: The Movie and The Rosebud Beach Hotel. Currie has been a wood-carving artist since 2002, using a chainsaw to create her works. She has competed in […]

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April 2020

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Chris Mann Interview: Hit YouTube Adele Parody Provides Comic Relief for Coronavirus Quarantiners

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Chris Mann

Singer-songwriter Chris Mann came in fourth on the second season of NBC’s singing competition The Voice in 2012. He came in first on Team Christina Aguilera and represented her in the final round. His album, Constellation, was released in 2016. Mann toured for two years with the North American tour of The Phantom of the Opera, in which he played the lead role of the Phantom. Mann has written and produced a series of videos, most with a funny twist, on life in quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic. One video is his own version of The Knack’s 1979 hit single “My […]