19 bands that have plowed through 3 or more frontmen without a name change

Prior to the mighty Bon Scott joining AC/DC, the Aussie rockers were fronted by Dave Evans for roughly 10 months, before he parted ways with the band. (Depending on who you ask, he was booted due to “jealousy” or disagreements with others in the camp.) Scott guided AC/DC to rock’s upper echelons before dying after a…

Dream pipes: 16 songs that are actually improved by bagpipes

Bagpipes often conjure images of kilted Scots in tam o’ shanters, but one shouldn’t overlook Ireland’s devotion to the age-old instrument. Irish taverns have basked in the sweet trill of bagpipes since the late 1500s, and even lay claim to one of the most popular types of bagpipes: the uilleann pipes, which ring with…

Who do you ’ship?

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Rickman rescues: 9 movies the actor elevated just by showing up

Like everyone else in the world, The A.V. Club was devastated to learn of the recent death of English stage and screen star Alan Rickman. While he is getting many (deserved) memorial tributes for his iconic turns as Harry Potter’s conflicted Severus Snape, Galaxy Quest’s magnificent Alexander Dane, and even Sense And

What did David Bowie mean to you?

With the possible exception of The Beatles, no artist has bonded me with more people than David Bowie. I never got to see him live, and I didn’t get to witness his art evolve and mutate in real time, but I do get to remember the many times his talents sparked a personal connection, be it reveling in Labyrinth with my…

What’s your pop culture resolution for 2016?

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What’s your 2015 pop-culture gift to the world?

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What’s your favorite song of 2015?

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