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Michael McKean Spoofs Real Life

Actor, comedian, composer and musician Michael McKean is best known for co-starring in the spoofs This is Spinal Tap, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind. He got his start playing Lenny in the 1970s sitcom Laverne and Shirley.

Michael McKean Spoofs Real Life

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'Scream Queen' Melissa Cross

Vocal coach Melissa Cross is known as the "Scream Queen" for her work teaching metal, punk and hardcore performers how to use their voice without ruining their vocal chords. She teaches them how to growl, bark, bellow and scream.

'Scream Queen' Melissa Cross

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Aerosmith: Hard Rocking and Hard Living

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, two of the original members of the band Aerosmith, talk about the group's long and spectacular run. Starting in the 1970s, the band had such hits as "Dream On," "Walk This Way," and "Sweet Emotion."

Aerosmith: Hard Rocking and Hard Living

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Wednesday

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'Metal God' Rob Halford on Life with Judas Priest

Kicking off a series on hard rock and heavy metal is an interview with Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford. The band, originally from Birmingham, England, was a pioneer of the heavy metal sound at the height of its popularity in the 1970s and '80s.

'Metal God' Rob Halford on Life with Judas Priest

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Looking Back on Metallica at a Moment of Crisis

Guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield founded the popular metal band Metallica. Hetfield co-writes many of the band's songs, a force on the heavy metal scene since the 1980s. In 2004, the movie Metallica: Some Kind of Monster captured the band at a time of crisis.

Looking Back on Metallica at a Moment of Crisis

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Tuesday

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Bill Flanagan, Fondly Biting the TV-Network Hand

Novelist Bill Flanagan wrote the comedy A&R about the smooth operators and the scatty artists who make the music business so entertaining; now he's lampooning the cable-TV industry in his novel New Bedlam. The source for his send-ups? His career as an MTV networks exec.

Bill Flanagan, Fondly Biting the TV-Network Hand

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DVD Reviews

Devouring TV's Hits, Whole Seasons at a Time

With the rise of the TV-series box set, more shows are earning fans who power through episodes one after another. Critic David Bianculli reviews two newly released sets: the debut seasons of Heroes and Friday Night Lights.

Devouring TV's Hits, Whole Seasons at a Time

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Music Articles

Teddy Thompson, Talking Up 'Down Low'

On his third album, Up Front & Down Low, singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson covers classic country songs including "She Thinks I Still Care," "(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers," and "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone."

Teddy Thompson, Talking Up 'Down Low'

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Artie Lange, in 'League' With the Forces of Comedy

Actor, comic, and Howard Stern Show cast member Artie Lange stars in the film Artie Lange's Beer League, which makes its network TV premiere tonight on Comedy Central. Lange hosts the network's Friday Night Stand-Up this evening, as well.

Artie Lange, in 'League' With the Forces of Comedy

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From Baghdad, This Is Jamie Tarabay

NPR's Baghdad bureau chief, Jamie Tarabay, has lived in and covered Iraq since December 2005. Australian by birth, Lebanese by heritage, she lived for three years as a child in Beirut during the bombings there. Before joining NPR, she worked for the Associated Press.

From Baghdad, This Is Jamie Tarabay

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