Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY

Melissa Ruggieri


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Past articles by Melissa:

'It's definitely at the end of our career': The B-52s plan to wind down in Vegas

The B-52s said goodbye in January, but still have a slate of Las Vegas shows. Then, says Cindy Wilson, it's likely the end as "the clock is ticking." → Read More

George Michael, Willie Nelson, Missy Elliott land in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on 1st try

George Michael, Willie Nelson, Missy Elliott, Rage Against the Machine: This Rock Hall class represents huge variations in style. See who else got in. → Read More

Moonbin of K-pop group ASTRO dead at 25: 'Suddenly left us and became a star in the sky'

The popular ASTRO singer and actor was found dead at his home in Seoul, South Korea. Moonbin's sudden death is under investigation. → Read More

Gary Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist and the band's last founding member, dead at 71

Gary Rossington, founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died. "Gary is now with his Skynyrd brothers and family in heaven," the band's statement read. → Read More

Rihanna glows in Super Bowl halftime performance, reveals she's expecting Baby No. 2

Rihanna returned to the stage for the first time in seven years for a Super Bowl halftime performance that wowed fans with a baby bump. → Read More

Chris Stapleton's mellow Super Bowl national anthem moves Eagles coach Nick Sirianni to tears

Chris Stapleton's national anthem moves at Super Bowl 57, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Babyface sing "Lift Every Voice and Sing," "America the Beautiful." → Read More

Chris Stapleton's mellow Super Bowl national anthem moves Eagles coach Nick Sirianni to tears

Chris Stapleton's national anthem moves at Super Bowl 57, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Babyface sing "Lift Every Voice and Sing," "America the Beautiful." → Read More

Jeff Beck, influential guitar god of The Yardbirds, dies at 78

Jeff Beck, legendary guitarist from English rock band The Yardbirds, is dead at 78. His family's statement revealed he died from bacterial meningitis. → Read More

Beyoncé's 'Break My Soul.' Taylor Swift's 'Anti-Hero.' These are the 10 best songs of 2022, ranked.

What are the top 10 best songs 2022? We rank the year's standouts, from Bad Bunny and Harry Styles to Taylor Swift and Beyoncé. → Read More

Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac dies at 79 after 'a short illness'

Christine McVie, the British keyboard player and co-vocalist in Fleetwood Mac, died Wednesday at 79 after "a short illness," the band announced. → Read More

Metallica's M72 tour will rock the world for 2 years to support new '72 Seasons' album

Metallica has mapped out its next two years and will storm the world on a massive tour and release their 12th album, "72 Seasons." → Read More

Brutally honest rankings of every 2022 AMAs performance, including Pink and Imagine Dragons

The 2022 American Music Awards delivered a slew of A-list performances, including Carrie Underwood, Pink and Cardi B. Our brutally honest rankings. → Read More

Taylor Swift announces The Eras Tour: See where she'll play her first live concerts since 2018

Taylor Swift hasn't toured since 2018, but that will change in March when she kicks off The Eras Tour in Arizona. She'll play 27 dates through August. → Read More

Carrie Underwood shares the 'super-selfish' moment in her new 'Denim & Rhinestones' tour

Carrie Underwood is back with her first tour since 2019, the 43-date "Denim & Rhinestones" run. She tells us about her aerial feat and singing GNR. → Read More

From Jagger to Lennon, Dylan to Bono: Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner spills the tea in memoir

As co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, Jann Wenner has plenty of stories. From Dylan to Bono to Jagger, he tells all in his new memoir. → Read More

Rutgers grad Sheryl Lee Ralph schools Emmys with 'Abbott Elementary' win

Longtime (and often under-appreciated) Broadway and TV veteran Sheryl Lee Ralph accepted her Emmy win with a glorious roar. → Read More

Olivia Newton-John, beloved as Sandy in 'Grease,' dies at 73 after breast cancer battle

Singer Olivia Newton-John, cherished by fans for her role as Sandy in the movie 'Grease,' has died at 73 after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. → Read More

Pat Benatar refuses to sing 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' after gun violence: 'You have to draw the line'

After 40-plus years, Pat Benatar is still standing with a defiant smile. She talks about gun violence, women in rock and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. → Read More

Vince Neil documentary details drugs, death, debauchery and 'a lot of heart, soul and love'

Vince Neil is known as the singer for Motley Crue, but a new documentary airing this month spotlights the man behind the debauchery. Neil explains. → Read More

Beyoncé hits the dance floor with new song, 'Break My Soul,' from upcoming 'Renaissance' album

Beyoncé is back! The Queen Bey dropped her new single, "Break My Soul," a glistening dance track, late Monday. → Read More