Author: Michael Sarno

Michael Sarno has a bachelors degree in history so you know he takes the history of music seriously. An avid student of 20th century rock, he spends his time writing/researching underappreciated stories and resurfacing unforgettable anecdotes. Michael currently resides in Boston and can be followed at @vanzkantdanz on Instagram.
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Miami Vice: The Top 10 Musician Guest Stars

Phil Collins, Willie Nelson, Glenn Frey and Little Richard were among the musicians who made memorable guest-star appearances. Oh yes, this hit ’80s TV show made waves as much for its sound as for its “look.”

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Ranking All the James Bond Theme Songs

Madonna, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and Duran Duran have all taken on theme songs for 007. Which ones have worked? And which one nearly made Daniel Craig cry when he first heard it?

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Nick Lowe’s Longevity Is Due to Old Magic

Nick Lowe has gone from being an angry, pub-crawling rocker to a pop music icon comfortable in his own (older) skin. How did he transition from those edgy ’70s and ’80s songs to his current jazzy ballads? What’s fostered this Indian summer in his career?

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Staying Human With Jon Batiste

When he’s not leading the band on Stephen Colbert’s show, this jazz prodigy is bringing diverse audiences together through his music. And that idea is welcome in these tense times.