Courtney E. Smith
40 Years Ago: Stevie Nicks Conquers Her Fears at First Solo Shows
Nervous about how Fleetwood Mac fans might feel, Nicks embarked on her first-ever run of solo shows.
How ‘Network’ Went From Cinematic Satire to Prophetic Reality
The 1976 film about a fictional television network has proved more prescient than ever since its release 45 years ago.
How ‘Halloween II’ Became One of the Most Divisive Horror Movies
Sequel to box office smash divided critics and fans upon release on Oct. 30, 1981.
Why R.E.M. Wanted to End on a High Note
"We needed to not drive it into mundaneness, and that's where it was going to go."
25 Years Ago: Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan Briefly Dies
Singer "flatlined for a couple of minutes" before paramedics brought him back to life.
When Cher Called David Letterman an ‘A—hole’ on National TV
Singer had rejected the host's show for four years before finally agreeing to come on.
How a Drug Dealer Helped Inspire Eagles’ ‘Life in the Fast Lane’
Band's 1977 hit was third single from 'Hotel California.'
How ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ Changed Everything for Paul McCartney
This single was certified with a gold plaque on the day of its release.