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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is now an Oscar-nominated actress for her role in A Star Is Born, and this year she portrayed Patrizia Reggiani in the campy House Of Gucci. But before all that, and before she was even Lady Gaga, Stefani Germanotta was just a New Yorker with a dream. And the pathway to that dream included being an extra in a scene of The Sopranos. Germanotta played “Girl At Swimming Pool #2” in the ninth episode of the show’s third season when she was just 15 years old.

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A lifetime ago, before he was a culture war figurehead posing for photos with Elon Musk and Joe Rogan, before he asked Michel Gondry to film his all-star block party, before he helmed his short-lived but generation-defining Comedy Central series, Dave Chappelle and his creative partner Neal Brennan wrote a stoner comedy called Half Baked. Chappelle and SNL actor Jim Breuer were billed as the two leads of Half Baked, but for my money the movie’s most iconic moment belongs to Guillermo Diaz, whose character Scarface memorably quits his fast food job by announcing over the restaurant P.A., “Fuck you! Fuck you! Fuck you! You’re cool. And fuck you, I’m out!” I thought of this scene upon hearing “abcdefu.”

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The singer also previewed her upcoming CBS special with Tony Bennett For more, check out: (Source)

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The Recording Academy continues to exist within its own strange dimension, one in which Jon Batiste is the center of the musical universe and the second Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett jazz duets album was one of the landmark popular music events of 2021. You have to hand it to them for the consistency, at least: So many extremely Grammys-esque artists were showered with nominations today in preparation for the Jan. 31 ceremony at, uh, Arena. Some of them, like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber and Billie Eilish, are actually this popular in the real world. And some of them are H.E.R.

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Established six years ago purely as a means of paying homage to their metal forefathers Korn, Slipknot and Pantera, the buzz surrounding DED soon grew way beyond the members’ expectations. Before they knew it, the band were caught up in a whirlwind of intense touring, mounting public attention and the opportunity to record their debut […]

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The pop star speaks with 11 young people about their mental health journeys in new Born This Way Foundation project, The Power of Kindness For more, check out: (Source)

Confirmed360 clients have paid big for the chance to meet everyone from Taylor Swift to Shawn Mendes, U2, and more — but interviews, legal filings, and a trail of other records suggest the L.A.-based concierge company often doesn’t deliver For more, check out: (Source)

Jesse Crankson

There may be no more definitively 2021 musical artist than PinkPantheress. Huge on TikTok, just barely past her teens, drenched in nostalgia for Y2K-era dance music, founded on overt sampling, intersecting with prevailing movements like bedroom pop and hyperpop and the pop-punk revival — this still mostly anonymous 21-year-old university student from South London could not be more zeitgeisty if she tried. And with the release of her debut mixtape to hell with it this Friday, she becomes the latest organic viral sensation to be swept up into the major-label machine.

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A beginner's guide to Green Day

It’s nearly impossible to overstate the influence Green Day have on the rock scene these days. Ever since breaking into the mainstream in the mid-‘90s, everyone from blink-182 to Lady Gaga have cited their music as an inspiration at some point in their career. If you’re newer to the group, the band’s collection of 13 […]

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The Zombies Rod Argent Colin Blunstone interview part 2

In September, Alternative Press connected with the Zombies’ Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone. The duo spoke to us ahead of the release of their Veeps performance, Live From Studio Two. The concert was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, which played host to dozens of artists from the Zombies, the Beatles and Aretha Franklin […]

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