Macklemore & Ryan Lewis may be working separately for the time being — Macklemore releases his solo album, Gemini, on Sept. 22, and Lewis is busying himself with production projects (he produced/co-wrote Kesha’s comeback single, “Praying”) and his own music — but the two are still best buddies, as evidenced by their adorable rapport while record shopping at Denver’s Wax Trax store.
Strolling through the aisles of Hollywood’s Record Parlour store, sifting through bins crammed with more than 50,000 vintage vinyl albums, comedian/musician/TV host/rabid music fan Margaret Cho heads for the comedy section and excitedly grabs a copy of 1983’s What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most, by her comic idol and Fashion Police predecessor, Joan Rivers. Some might be surprised to find out that barbed-tongued Rivers, who took no prisoners when it came to her comedy and harsh fashion critiques, was such a sweet mother figure in real life.
Strolling through the aisles of Hollywood’s Record Parlour store, sifting through bins crammed with more than 50,000 vintage vinyl albums, Gavin Rossdale reflects on the influences behind his band Bush’s seventh full-length release, Black and White Rainbows, out this week. Rossdale is of course referring to his 2015 divorce from fellow ’90s pop/rock icon Gwen Stefani, whom he met in 1995 and married in 2002, and with whom he has three sons. Black and White Rainbows is the first Bush album since that very public split, and many fans no doubt wonder if the album’s lead single, “Mad Love,” with its lines like “still got mad love for you, baby,” is autobiographical.