Never Enough: The Story of the Cure by Jeff ApterThe Cure emerged in the post-punk 70s and defied all expectations to launch a marathon career marked by hit records and a string of sell-out arena show. In 2004, after numerous personnel changes, the band delivered their Greatest Hits album. Never Enough is the first major, definitive biography of these post punk survivors. It traces the roots in middle-class Crawley, Sussex and tracks their gradual rise, revealing how their first major album Pornography, almost ended the band well before their multi-platinum career began. It also documents Smiths escape to Siouxsie & The Banshees camp during the Eighties and his experimentation with drugs. His reluctance to return to The Cure which would eventually lead them to becoming superstars, not only on both sides of the Atlantic but all around the globe.
LANG ON ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
Q & A With K.D. Lang
Twenty-five years ago the idea that an openly gay and very butch woman could become a pop idol was seismic. Now she can just make her music. Lang at her home. By Penelope Green. And she still performs barefoot, a habit acquired because she was tired of the plastic Payless boots she used to favor in deference to her vegan beliefs. But Ms. The record, which went platinum, made Ms.
After her spiky-haired Nashville days, lang, 38, had a breakthrough in with her album of torch songs, "Ingenue," which landed her jobs as both a spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and M. She was also one of the first major pop stars to come out as a lesbian. After a midcareer slump, lang has rebounded with her shimmering new album "Invincible Summer," out now. Q: So you wait all your life to make a record like "Ingenue," and then after it sells, like, a trillion copies you go mental. Were you a little less prepared for success than you thought?
The the two of them date??? there is the picture of the two of them kissing and got to wondering if Ellen and KD lang dated at some point or.
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Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit k. In , the woman born Kathryn Dawn was involved in a hour performance art piece in which she and her peers in Edmonton, Canada, re-enacted the first artificial heart transplant, using pickled carrots and beets for the organ. A year later, she took her career in a more conventional direction, albeit marginally. She was accepted, to a degree—her vegetarianism and PETA allegiance notwithstanding—but lang knew that acceptance was creative death. Now was time to develop her own romantic language. She was irrevocably in love with a married woman, and there was nothing she could do, no cooling-off period she could wait out, to get what she desired.
The episode details lead character Ellen Morgan's realization that she is a lesbian and her coming out. It was the 22nd and 23rd episode of the series' 4th season. It originally aired on ABC on April 30, The title was used as a code name for Ellen's coming out so as to keep the whole episode under wraps. When word of the negotiations got out, DeGeneres found herself at the center of intense speculation about when she or her character, or both, would come out. With DeGeneres hinting at her and her character's coming out both off-screen and within the show, the rumors were confirmed when the episode went into production in March Despite threats from advertisers and religious groups, "The Puppy Episode" was an enormous ratings success, won multiple awards and became a cultural phenomenon.
With its hits Constant Craving, Miss Chatelaine and Save Me, it went multi-platinum, won her the Grammy for best female pop vocal and catapulted her to megastardom. Back then, a butch lesbian pop star was a revelation. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. Already a member? Log in. Already a subscriber or registered access user? Subscription Notification.