Courtney E. Smith
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.
45 Years Ago: Tina Turner Files for Divorce From Ike Turner
After years in an abusive relationship, the legendary singer finally called it quits.
25 Years Ago: Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan Briefly Dies
Singer "flatlined for a couple of minutes" before paramedics brought him back to life.
When Cher Called David Letterman an ‘A—hole’ on National TV
Singer had rejected the host's show for four years before finally agreeing to come on.
How a Drug Dealer Helped Inspire Eagles’ ‘Life in the Fast Lane’
Band's 1977 hit was third single from 'Hotel California.'
50 Years Ago: Carole King Shakes Free on ‘I Feel the Earth Move’
'Tapestry''s opening track became album's first single, sharing duties with another classic.
50 Years Ago: Carole King Releases Breakup Song ‘It’s Too Late’
Moody breakup track became fan favorite on singer-songwriter's landmark second LP, 'Tapestry.'