Courtney E. Smith
How ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ Got Its Title From a Beatles Song
Original title 'Boy Rents Girl' (understandably) did not connect with audiences.
The Iconic T. Rex Album Cover That Was Shot by a Beatle
Released in 1972, 'The Slider' featured a famous photo credit.
35 Years Ago: Los Lobos’ ‘La Bamba’ Returns Ritchie Valens to Spotlight
They weren’t an obvious choice to turn this cover into one of the songs of the summer in 1987.
When Steve Miller Found ’80s Pop-Rock Success With ‘Abracadabra’
Album's title track led the way, even though his record label hated it.
30 Years Ago: Def Leppard’s ‘Adrenalize’ Marks the End of an Era
A look back at the last glam-metal album to top the Billboard 200.
When Def Leppard Drew on Bart Simpson for ‘Let’s Get Rocked’
Hit single and fun video provided respite for a band still working to overcome Steve Clark's death.
40 Years Ago: Stevie Nicks Conquers Her Fears at First Solo Shows
Nervous about how Fleetwood Mac fans might feel, Nicks embarked on her first-ever run of solo shows.
How ‘Halloween II’ Became One of the Most Divisive Horror Movies
Sequel to box office smash divided critics and fans upon release on Oct. 30, 1981.
Why R.E.M. Wanted to End on a High Note
"We needed to not drive it into mundaneness, and that's where it was going to go."
How Elvis Costello Ended Several Eras With ‘Blood and Chocolate’
It would be the last album co-credited to backing band the Attractions for a decade.
How the Go-Go’s Became MTV Darlings With ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’
Song's cheaply made video helped put the band "on the map."
Stevie Nicks’ ‘Bella Donna': A Track-by-Track Guide
A detailed look at Fleetwood Mac singer's classic debut solo album.