Demi Lovato and other pop stars are increasingly opening up about their trauma.
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Unloading about trauma and mental illness is in vogue. But like undressing, it centers musicians’ vulnerabilities at the expense of their artistry.
What if The Beatles hasn’t been talent-spotted at The Cavern Club in Liverpool?
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Chances are your favourite band started out learning the trade at a pub or small club. Venues like this are under threat like never before.
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There’s a new Prince album coming out, two years after his death. Would the artist approve?
Sampa the Great won the Australian Music Prize this year but until recently, few women in hip hop were acclaimed here.
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Australia is home to a diverse range of female hip hop artists. Here’s our guide to five of the best.
Therapeutic group work is a consistent feature of traditional rehab treatments.
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Thousands of Australians go to residential drug and alcohol rehab programs every year. But is there evidence rehabs, as well as the group therapy they often rely on, actually work?
Fans criticised Sia for a ‘lacklustre’ concert.
Sia is being sued for what her fans felt was a lacklustre show. But pop history is littered with live disasters.
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Female popular musicians die younger – and from more unnatural causes like suicide, homicide and accidents – than women in the general population. What’s going wrong?
Asif Kapadia’s documentary shows what it means for a life to be up for public consumption.
Even if he wasn’t your bag, Cobain’s afterlife will have caught your attention.
A few years ago a student of mine turned up to class wearing a T-shirt that had Kurt Cobain’s suicide note printed on it. I recognised it straight away - I suspect many people around my age spent a period…
In the aftermath of Glee star Cory Monteith’s death, a lot of media attention has focused on his ‘troubled life’ and ‘dark past’.
Public attitudes towards drugs are shaped by many things, including high-profile celebrity encounters with drugs and addiction. One unfortunate example of this involves popular Canadian actor Cory Monteith…
A mourner takes a picture of a sign outside Amy Winhouse’s north London home.
It’s a cliché to say that we like em’ dying young. Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin. A cliché, yes, but a beseeching one nevertheless. Amy Winehouse’s death over the weekend – untimely…