The name of the song is "Prisencolinensinainciusol." That's not a typo; in 1972 Italian pop star Adriano Celentano wanted to mimic what English sounds like to non-English speakers. Released 40 years ago this weekend, it became a monster hit in Europe.
In the last few years, frontman Steven Tyler has gone from rocker to reality show judge and back again, landing in rehab along the way. He explains how the band overcame an 11-year dry spell — and some bad blood — to record the new album, Music from Another Dimension!
The studio of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop was hit by Hurricane Sandy. When she conducts some water-damaged scores in the future, she'll have wrinkled reminders of the fragility of life and the redemptive power of music.
At 22, Swift is one of the biggest commercial forces in pop music. She tells NPR's Guy Raz that she's stopped worrying about whether her songs are too personal: "If I let my fans into my life and my feelings," she says, "it turns out they have all those things, too, and it kind of connects us."
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