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Recent articles by Patrick:

'French Exit': Michelle Pfeiffer calls her surreal dramedy a 'top 5' role at New York Film Festival

Michelle Pfeiffer says she relished the chance to play bad in "French Exit," a surrealist dark comedy closing the New York Film Festival Saturday. → Read More

Eddie Van Halen, legendary guitarist, dies of cancer at 65

Van Halen co-founder Eddie Van Halen died Tuesday of cancer. He was 65. → Read More

'Vote this fool out of office': Public Enemy's Chuck D on Trump, new album and 'Fight the Power 2020'

Public Enemy co-founder Chuck D talks to USA TODAY about the hip-hop group's new album "What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?" out Friday. → Read More

'I welled up with tears': Jon Bon Jovi on George Floyd's death, Colin Kaepernick and new album '2020'

Jon Bon Jovi is more fearless and outspoken than ever on new album "2020" (out Friday), which addresses Trump, gun violence and Black Lives Matter. → Read More

'I'm not a brooding 20-year-old anymore': Slipknot's Corey Taylor talks first solo album 'CMFT'

Slipknot singer Corey Taylor trades in heavy metal for hip-hop, punk and country on his first solo album "CMFT," out Friday. → Read More

'Getting old doesn't scare me': Jon Bon Jovi on aging, legacy and knowing 'when it's time to go'

With the release of Bon Jovi's 15th studio album "2020" on Friday, rock icon Jon Bon Jovi looks to the future and feels "proud" of his past. → Read More

'Ghostbusters' star Rick Moranis punched in random attack in NYC

Rick Moranis, best known for "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Ghostbusters," was sucker-punched by a stranger while walking in New York. → Read More

50 years after Jimi Hendrix's death, his shocking 'Star-Spangled Banner' resonates more than ever

50 years after his death on Sept. 18, 1970, we look back at Jimi Hendrix's controversial "Star-Spangled Banner" from Woodstock 1969. → Read More

'SNL': Meet the three new cast members joining Season 46

Who's joining "Saturday Night Live" for its 46th season? Get to know these three comedians before its Oct. 3 premiere. → Read More

'Smile' review: Katy Perry is a pop star with nothing to prove on frothy new album

Katy Perry returns Friday with new album "Smile," a reliably catchy but unadventurous journey through the singer's healing and happiness. → Read More

'Music helps us through all things': Metallica rocks virtual concert at drive-in theaters

Metallica headlined a virtual concert broadcast at more than 300 outdoor theaters nationwide Saturday as part of the Encore drive-in concert series. → Read More

Mick Jagger on 'Goats Head Soup,' unreleased Rolling Stones songs: 'Some of them should be left alone forever'

Mick Jagger tells USA TODAY about reissuing "Goats Head Soup," the Rolling Stones' divisive 1973 album, and gives an update on new music. → Read More

September in music: Machine Gun Kelly album, Public Enemy is back and new Carrie Underwood

Along with reissues from music royalty the Rolling Stones and Prince, here are 10 new albums that should be on your radar this September. → Read More

'My life has changed a lot': Demi Lovato on VMAs, activism, self-love and 'evolving' new album

Demi Lovato's self-love anthem "I Love Me" was nominated at the MTV VMAs Aug. 30. She talks to USA TODAY about new music and her recent engagement. → Read More

Best and worst moments of the 2020 VMAs, from Lady Gaga's pandemic-chic outfits to eerie fake crowds

The VMAs were the first major attempt at a pandemic-era awards show, with masked dancers, socially distant presenters and a whole lot of green screen. → Read More

Miley Cyrus gets personal on new disco-inspired song 'Midnight Sky,' shares self-directed video

Did you miss her? Miley Cyrus is back and just as confident as ever on new song "Midnight Sky," which is accompanied by a self-directed video. → Read More

Maya Hawke on debut album, famous parents and dealing with online trolls at 14

Maya Hawke, daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, will release her debut album Friday. The "Stranger Things" star opens up about fame and more. → Read More

The Killers talk 'celebratory' new album 'Imploding the Mirage,' those 'Mr. Brightside' memes

The Killers are back with "Imploding the Mirage." USA TODAY talks to the band about the new album, Dave Keuning's exit and recent allegations. → Read More

'Away' exclusive: Photos, trailer and Hilary Swank on her timely new Netflix space drama

Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank ("Million Dollar Baby") stars in Netflix drama "Away," about a space mission to Mars. The show premieres Sept. 4. → Read More

Marcus Mumford talks 'Ted Lasso,' soccer obsession and 'ghosting' Jason Sudeikis

Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford scored new show "Ted Lasso," streaming Friday. He talks to USA TODAY about new music and "diehard" soccer fandom. → Read More