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Pop Divas With Metal Envy

Why they seriously irk many metalheads and are a cultural thorn in the side of those who crave their music heavy, there are actually a few pop divas who seem to be closet rockers. Beyonce recently did a photo shoot sporting a leather 'n' studs outfit look wh...

Blackie Lawless Renounces His Past Sins

This past Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the PMRC hearings in Washington. As part of a story I wrote for New York Magazine's website about the infamous Senate hearings on obscenity in popular music, I interviewed W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless ab...
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Alice Cooper: Shock Rock, Comfort Food

Shock rocker Alice Cooper has been in the business of provoking people for over 40 years, mostly onstage with his outrageous attire and make-up and gory set pieces. But he's full of surprises. Outside of his passion for golf, the most surprising revelation...