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  • 12 days ago

    Though he made a convincing punk rocker while fronting London’s Generation X in the late 1970s, Billy Idol had his eyes on bigger, brighter prizes. He swiftly reinvented himself stateside as a glossily produced MTV staple with a string of hits (in...

  • 1 month ago

    Over the years, Spandau Ballet have lurked in Duran Duran’s considerable commercial shadow. Both rode in on the U.K.’s New Romantic bandwagon; their debut albums appeared three months apart in 1981; and it was fun to pit Londoners Spandau against ...

  • 2 months ago

    Scottish singer-songwriter Midge Ure’s unusually diverse résumé belies his relatively modest stateside profile. He snagged a U.K. No. 1 single in his early 20s (“Forever and Ever,” with bubblegum poppers Slik); enjoyed a decade of European success...

  • 2 months ago

    The joys of Michigan’s Pity Sex are in the details; the quartet’s ostensibly easy-to-tag emo/indie template is in fact strewn with shards of self-examining shoegaze and down-tempo punk. Debut album Feast of Love, released in 2013, kicks off...

  • 2 months ago

    Even if you haven’t heard Helmet on the radio recently, you’ve heard their influence; the New York quartet’s signature down-tuned, staccato riffing seeps into everything from Nine Inch Nails and Tool to Deftones and Pantera. With their minor-key m...

  • 2 months ago

    There was a moment in the late 1990s, in the wake of Korn’s genre-blending 1994 eponymous debut (and before “nu-metal” became synonymous with knuckle-dragging bilge), when heavy metal, hardcore punk and hip-hop were cross-pollinating in fascinatin...