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pop art RuPaul holds Francis Bean while Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl make funny faces

When Kurt Cobain and RuPaul Met at the 1993 VMAs

The story behind the iconic snap of Nirvana, Courtney Love, and RuPaul feels very different three decades later.
System of a Down perform chop suey in a crowded parking lot for the music video behind the scenes
How did System of a Down’s signature song about suicide and resolve became one of the most popular songs of this century?
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Fall Out Boy look onward in front of a graffiti wall
How Fall Out Boy Turned The Emo Scene on Its Head.
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Prince and the Revolution pose in front of pop art in 80s outfits and suits
Our guide to what made The Revolution Prince's most iconic band and who exactly make up these perm haired, blouse laden scoundrels.
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Prince's memorial site after his death was full of purple imagery and flowers
On April 21, 2016 we lost Prince Rogers Nelson and the culture has been rebuilding ever since.
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Quincy Jones between MIchael Jackson and Prince at the Grammys staredown laughs
Prince's greatest beefs get the playing card treatment.
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Prince plays piano in his childhood home with an afro
We take a look at Prince's legendary extracurriculars, "Queen Bernie," and the concert his step-father took him to that changed his life.
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If Purple Rain changed the world, Times told the future.
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On the 20th anniversary of Kid A, we deep dive into its creation, its limitless influence, and how public opinion on the album has shifted.
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madonna glamour puts finger on tongue
On its 30th anniversary we explore "Vogue", its connection to ballroom culture, the rise of house music, and how an artist who dominated the 80s reinvented herself for the new decade.
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37 years ago today Gary Glitter dropped “Rock 'N' Roll (Part 2)”, a stadium anthem shelved away in infamy until Joker brought it back into the conversation.
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Bono performs on the Zoo TV tour as the fly
28 Years Ago, U2 set forth on a tour that spawned 157 shows and reinvented the modern concert.
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Prince plays a guitar solo behind a silhouette backdrop to Miami super bowl halftime
The insane story of Prince's halftime performance at Super Bowl XLI has yet to be topped.
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D'angelo sips from a coconut with a cigarette and jewelry
20 years ago today, D'Angelo put out Voodoo blowing everyone away before leaving for over a decade.
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David Bowie in a leather trench coat in front of a vintage Mercedes nazi fixation
44 years ago today, Bowie dropped one of his best albums to divisive response. It's gone on to become one of the most revered albums of his career.
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David Byrne dances and waves his arms in a tan suit in front of drummer Jerry Harrison for Stop Making Sense
36 years ago, Talking Heads began the concerts that would become the seminal concert movie Stop Making Sense.
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Dr. Dre Snoop Dogg Ice Cube and Eminem put middle fingers up
20 years ago today one of the most important albums in hip hop came out and changed the genre forever.
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A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Maurauders Enter the Wu Tang are paired on the same day
26 years ago A Tribe Called Quest and Wu-Tang Clan dropped timeless albums, today in celebration we talk about how these records came to be.
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