"Suddenly, your life’s fuller and you learn how to grasp the moment you’re in and live it and enjoy it.”
On Dec. 12, Smithereens singer Pat DiNizio passed away at age 62. In tribute, we're running Yahoo Music's interview with the New Jersey powerpop hero from 2014.
A Yahoo interview with David Cassidy in 1998, when his life and career appeared to be on the upswing.
On Tuesday, Nov. 21, singer, songwriter, actor, and all-around entertainer David Cassidy passed away at age 67 after suffering multiple organ failure. While he was best known as one of the most popular teen idols of all time thanks to his role as Keith Partridge on the ’70s musical sitcom The Partridge Family, Cassidy enjoyed a wide-ranging, decade-straddling career that included music, Broadway, Vegas, film, and roles on comedic, dramatic, and reality television. Here we look back at the pop culture icon’s legacy.
Hutchence has inspired no fewer than six songs, written and recorded by his peers who knew him best: Smashing Pumpkins, Berlin, U2, Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, and the Church.
Charles Manson leaves a Los Angeles courtroom after telling a judge “lies have been told” about him, on Dec. 22, 1969. Charles Manson, one of the world’s most notorious killers, pined to be one of the world’s greatest rock stars. Manson, who died Sunday at age 83, may have been known to most people as a manipulative cult leader and a ruthless murderer, responsible for ordering the slaughter of eight people in 1969, including actress Sharon Tate and her unborn child.
A lot of people think that George Michael is a Wimp! and Wham! was nothing but a wimpy band that sold 36 million records. And for much of his career, it seemed they were right. But there is more to George. There's the George Michael born Georgios Panayiotou, the son of a Greek-Cypriot…
Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl LII appearance will mark his return to the NFL stage 14 years after “Nipplegate,” his controversial duet with headliner Janet Jackson.
Four decades ago, a chartered Convair CV-240 plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed in a Gillsburg, Miss., swamp after running out of fuel, killing three members.
Forty-five years ago, metal hell froze over, and one of the most unlikely hard rock albums was released to an unsuspecting, Tiger Beat-reading public. That album was "Crazy Horses," by the Osmonds. Yes, those Osmonds.
I was almost 9 years old when MTV entered my house and my life. I loved the pretty boys of Duran Duran and flamboyance of Michael Jackson as much as anybody, but the inventive videos of Tom Petty truly captured me.
That day in 1999, Petty ambled into the room like a cowboy who just spent too much time on his horse. His hair wasn’t combed, his shirttail was untucked, and his jeans fit loosely. It was just the rumpled, everyday image you’d expect from one of rock’s most low-key but steady hitmakers. Yet, in both his tone and music, an intensity lurked below the surface.
“Square Pegs” launched some careers, including Sarah Jessica Parker’s, but the high school sitcom was really cool for its music. To celebrate the show’s 35th anniversary, Yahoo spoke separately with its creator and its music supervisor.
"Leave Britney Alone," a sobbing defense of Crocker's fallen idol Britney Spears after she was mercilessly blasted in the media for her disastrous MTV Video Music Awards performance, went viral in an era before that term even existed.
Along with Donald Fagen, Walter Becker co-founded the pop combo Steely Dan in the early ’70s, earning chart success, Grammys, and lasting influence on pop music. In this interview from 1994, Dan DeMartino, author of “Do It Again: The Steely Dan Years,” talks to Becker about the Steely Dan mystique, producing, and his solo career.
Elton hasn’t performed “Candle in the Wind 1997” since Diana’s funeral service — not even at the all-star Concert for Diana, a benefit concert at Wembley Stadium in 2007.
The Elvis Presley Friendship Club hosts an impersonator gathering every year on August 16th in honor of Elvis Presley's death anniversary.
The entertainer, whose very presence was a kind of comfort food for generations of Americans, just took a while to become as comfortable with himself as we all were with him.
Yahoo Music talks to band members about "Hysteria," which was born of tragedy and unusual circumstances and has sold more than 30 million copies to date.
Singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill pens an exclusive essay for Yahoo Music about losing her husband and her fears about future health care for herself and their son.
The first album by Guns N’ Roses has stood up over the decades because the band played as hard as they partied and their music blended melody with mayhem.
Interviews with the Linkin Park frontman over the course of 13 years revealed two main themes: songwriting, and artists Bennington admired.
It’s not a major revelation that Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, who took his life sometime between the evening of July 19 and the morning of July 20, had a dark past. One of Linkin Park’s biggest hits, “Crawling” (“Crawling in my skin/These wounds, they will not heal/Fear is how I fall/Confusing what is real”), from their 2000 breakthrough debut, Hybrid Theory, was a blunt reflection about addiction. “That’s one of the most literal songs I ever wrote,” Bennington told me in 2009.
The term “shoegazer” was conceived as a joke, and the scene was in its prime for just a few years, but the music has influenced bands over the decades.