Rick Astley never really gave up anything, until he was offered the chance to cover Roy Orbison's famous song "Pretty Woman" for the movie of the same name.
December 30, 2010 In the late 80s, British pop singer Rick Astley of "Never Gonna Give You Up" fame turned down the opportunity to cover Roy Orbison's classic track for the movie Pretty Woman. He regrets the decision, but learned a lesson in the process.
Ok Go performing "What to Do" -- through the use of only bells -- off their self-titled debut album.
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December 16, 2010 If there's one band that music fans may recognize more for their videos than music. it's Ok Go. They've danced, marched, and jumped creative ways -- and now have the viral video formula down pretty well. But is it worth the effort in the long run?
There's one artist you're bound to find on any list: the latest act more famous for ‘being big on Twitter’ than selling records.
December 8, 2010 It's December again -- the month of many festivities, shopping, and of course, "Best Albums of the Year" lists. They're anywhere and everywhere, and at times, a bit overwhelming. Not to worry -- Vice Magazine offers a list to sort out the rest.
December 8, 2010 Willow Smith inspired young girls with her hit, "Whip My Hair." Now, the Astronomical Kid (nee Brian Bradley) is rallying for black women to have a similar moment -- specifically, his mom. Check out "Stop Looking At My Mom."
November 3, 2010 The release of Lil’ Wayne from Rikers Island prison Thursday has former President Bill Clinton eager for the young rapper to get on with his life.
August 31, 2010 The Georgia Theatre in Athens burned from the inside out in 2009. Owner Wilmot Greene is rebuilding, balancing historic building requirements with 2011 building codes. He's hopeful about reopening soon, and bringing in some cash.
Louis Armstrong, Newport Jazz Festival, 1955
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August 16, 2010 He photographed the greats and gave jazz a visual style.
Romanian Antheneum, Bucharest, Romania, 2007
August 10, 2010 Anton Gutman dreamed of being a singer. And while he never made it to worldwide opera houses, his grandson, a photographer, did.
July 15, 2010 Liz Phair independently released a new album, Funstyle. No, it's nothing like Exile In Guyville, but I still don't want you calling her a sell-out.
July 8, 2010 Prince refuses to release his new album over the Internet, and only as a physical copy. But an investigation by The Root breaks down who dips their hands in the money pot
June 3, 2010 Apparently, we've been hearing the recordings of the King of the Delta Blues, Robert Johnson, at the wrong speed all this time.
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