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The Story Behind the Millennial Hit Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus

On the afternoon of Sunday 1 July 1984 officers at the Northport Village Police Department in a small coastal community on...

When Austin Powers and One of The Bangles Created a Fake Band

He was the ultimate ladies' man, the epitome of everything that a woman could find desirable. He was mysterious, charming, more...

The Story Behind Prince’s Explicit 1992 Jam Sexy MF

While Prince had remained one of the most respected and innovative artists of the eighties, by the time that the decade...

Prof Brian Cox, Former Rock Star

‘Physics is better than rock ‘n’ roll,’ declared the headline of an article published by the Guardian in 2011 that profiled...

When Kevin Smith Protested His Own Movie

By the time that Dogma was released in 1999 independent filmmaker Kevin Smith had already become the voice of Generation-X through...

Never Mind Bill Grundy, That Was the Sex Pistols

The host sits back in his chair and looks in contempt at his group of young guests, a mob of misfits...

The Story Behind Kim Wilde’s New Wave Classic Kids in America

By the dawn of the eighties the raw and aggressive angst of the punk rock scene had been replaced by the...

Forget The Rise of Skywalker, Discover Carrie Fisher’s 1990 Novel Surrender the Pink

Despite a career that would span over forty years, Carrie Fisher will be forever remembered for her iconic portrayal of Princess...