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Susanna Hoffs

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc.
By entertainment industry standards, Susanna Hoffs’ career is epic. Of course, you could say she was Succession-style born into her line of work (minus the familial backstabbing). The daughter of writer/director/producer Tamar Simon Hoffs, the Bangles singer and co-founder grew up extremely plugged into the arts, dancing ballet and visiting the theater with her parents and siblings. By the time she was in college, Hoffs had already started acting in indie features, but it was Los Angeles’ underground punk scene — plus catching shows from Patti Smith and the Sex Pistols — that really inspired her.

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The Bangles co-founder Susanna Hoffs has been a prolific covers artist over the years, specially on her Under The Covers series with Matthew Sweet, the first volume of which arrived in 2006, with sequels in 2009 and 2013. Now, Hoffs has announced a new covers album, Bright Lights, which will feature reworking of famous songs by Nick Drake, Badfinger, the Monkees, Prince, and more. Today, she’s sharing a reimagining of Badfinger’s “Name Of The Game” featuring Aimee Mann.

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Track will appear on the Bangles frontwoman’s new covers album, Bright Lights For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Last week, our column The Number Ones covered the Bangles’ 1989 monster ballad “Eternal Flame,” and it gave some of us a chance to reflect on how that song absolutely rules. Then, this past weekend, Hoffs sang a new version of that song, as well as another Bangles classic, as part of CNN’s Fourth Of July festivities.

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In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.

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Tom Petty would’ve turned 70 this week. Every year, the late legend’s family and friends celebrate his birthday with a festival in his Gainesville hometown. This year, like so many other festivals, Tom Petty’s Birthday Bash was held as a livestream, and a whole lot of big names showed up to pay their respects. Following…

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In a couple months, Travis are releasing a new album, 10 Months, their first since 2016’s Everything At Once. The Scottish pop-rock band — whose defining sophomore LP The Man Who came out 20 years ago last year — have shared two singles from their upcoming album, “A Ghost” and “Valentine.” Today, they’re…

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