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This Room Is Thought To Have Been Michelangelo's Secret Hideaway And Drawing Board

It was an art historian's chance discovery of a lifetime. Over 40 years ago, a museum director in Florence, Italy, found a hidden room whose walls were covered in drawings believed to be the work of Michelangelo and his disciples.<p>Although the drawings are not signed by the master, art experts say …

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Listed Real Estate Is Due for a Comeback

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are portfolios of real estate holdings that investors can purchase shares of on the stock market. For anyone …

Why The Velvet Underground’s landmark debut album still resonates after 50 years

The Velvet Underground & Nico comes home this week, as John Cale and guests prepare to play it in its entirety in New York<p>Two albums stood out in 1967, that turbulent year half a century ago. One came from the British side of the Atlantic – the Beatles’ <i>Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> – and the …

Madonna’s ‘Erotica,’ ‘Sex’: Why Musical Masterpiece, Defiant Book Still Matter

In 1990, Madonna was as astronomically popular as a boundary-bulldozing, unapologetically bacchanalian performance artist could get. Drawing from …

Former Marilyn Manson Keyboardist Speaks On Injury: “I Hope He Suffers"

“I guess he was close enough for my black magic to work.<p>“This is why old wasted people shouldn’t fumble around in the dark.<p>“If he had broken his …

13 Ways to Improve iPhone Battery Life in iOS 11

iOS 11 is packed with tons of exciting new features, but a common complaint that users have is the rapid battery consumption. Many believe this issue …

Jack White’s Infinite Imagination

He used to be exclusively a rock star. Now he’s a songwriter, a producer, a label owner, and a furniture upholsterer, too.<p>Last summer, Jack White bought a house in Kalamazoo, Michigan, that he had seen only in photographs. He wasn’t planning to live in it, except perhaps occasionally on retreats—he …

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These are 28 common mistakes in Street Photography you should avoid

<b>1.Always using the Manual Mode</b><p>One common misconception and Street Photography mistake is the believe that professional photographers always use the …

Velvet Underground vs. Beatles: Which groundbreaking album holds up 50 years later?

What a difference a half-century can make, especially when considering the impact of two landmark albums released only a few months apart 50 years ago. That they are even being considered in the same sentence today would've seemed preposterous in 1967. And the same is true now, except the albums …

Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones Looks Back: ‘It Just Seemed Doomed’

Steve Jones, born in London but a Los Angeleno for decades, is considering a move to what he describes as the “middle of nowhere” in northern …

The Rolling Stones' new blues album is an amplified death wheeze. And it rules

The Rolling Stones claim they made their new blues album in three days — which is remarkable since it sounds like they couldn't have spent more than two.<p>Easily their rawest recording in decades, "Blue & Lonesome" finds the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers happily reconnecting with the unvarnished …

Remembering Leon Russell, Rock’s Behind-the-Scenes Mad Dog

One afternoon in the early Nineties, singer-pianist Bruce Hornsby was visiting his friend and hero Leon Russell at the latter’s home near Nashville. …

Robbie Robertson on life with The Band

The famed songwriter on his career, mending longtime feuds, and the next wave of Indigenous music<p>Robbie Robertson is a born storyteller: that’s …

Queen: The Making of Sheer Heart Attack

<b>This article originally appeared in Classic Rock #159.</b><p>“Darling, he’s far too busy in the studio. That’s what happens when you get sick in Queen – you …

David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’ Video Gets a New Remix from Original Director Mick Rock — Watch

The video is not a saddening bore.<p>David Bowie may have departed this mortal coil earlier this year, but the out-of-this-world talented …

How Elton John Matured on 'Madman Across the Water'

Elton John was a rock star on the rise when he started working on his fourth studio album, <i>Madman Across the Water</i>, in early 1971 — and an artist …

How music came out: Rock 'n' roll would be nowhere without its gay heritage

By 1955, singer and pianist Richard Penniman, better known by his childhood nickname, Little Richard, had failed to chart with his first six singles, none of which matched the fervour of his stage set. With time running out, he chose to record a new song, ‘Tutti Frutti’, whose performance would …

The Killers Frontman Brandon Flowers Looks Back On His Band’s Controversial Album ‘Sam’s Town’

In celebration of its 10th anniversary<p>The hardest task for any artist is following up an extremely popular, life-altering success, the kind that makes someone a star. Expectations are high, and the pressure to repeat can be crushing. Nobody knows this better than Brandon Flowers, frontman for rock …

Tom Jones: 'Singing is saving my life now' since wife's death

In 1964, Tom Jones was just about broke, forcing his wife Linda to work at a factory, when he released a rock 'n' roll song called "Chills and Fever." The Rolling Stones-like single is full of bluesy guitar solos and snappy drum fills — and it flopped. He was on the brink of depression when his …

Inside Stevie Wonder’s Epic Magnum Opus ‘Songs in the Key of Life’

“Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision,” Stevie Wonder once said, a warning to any who doubted the potency of his …

Jon Anderson on New Yes Spinoff Band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Chances

Anyone that bought a ticket to see Yes this past summer might have been surprised to find that the only member of the classic lineup of the band …

Review: Led Zeppelin’s ‘Complete BBC Sessions’ Offers Nine Unheard Jolts

Power and pleasure see-saw for more than three hours in the expanded <i>Complete BBC Sessions</i>. This is Zeppelin from 1969-1971, working through the core …

For Better or Worse, Lou Reed Was Always Lou Reed

Way back in high school, Lou Reed formed a band, got a record deal, and even released a promising single. But his dyspeptic nature alienated his …

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Roman walls

The many Roman walls still visible today throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, be they defensive walls such as the Servian Wall or house and …

Remembering Beatles’ Final Concert

Touring was killing the Beatles by 1966. Perhaps not literally, but that seemed like less of a guarantee with each passing day. A trip to Asia that …

“Mr. Robot” is now a mobile game that’s played through a fake messaging app

The hit cybersecurity-focused TV show “Mr. Robot,” a psychological thriller popular among the tech crowd for its relatively accurate portrayal of hacking, is now a mobile game. Released by Telltale Games in association with NBCUniversal, and developed by Night School Studio in collaboration with …

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Bruce Springsteen reveals excerpt from autobiography Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen has released an exciting excerpt from his upcoming autobiography, <i>Born to Run.</i><p>In the excerpt, posted on his website, Springsteen …

Watch Patti Smith Perform Foreboding Nico Tribute ‘Fearfully in Danger’

Patti Smith, her daughter Jesse Paris Smith and trio Soundwalk Collective have released a new video for their upcoming collaborative album, <i>Killer …