Debra Filcman is a Chicago-based freelance journalist.
Def Leppard, Metallica Album Cover Artist Andie Airfix Dies at 72
Andie Airfix, the British graphic designer who created iconic album covers for artists including Def Leppard and Metallica has died at age 72.
Prince Lets ‘The One’ Mayte Garcia Take the Reins on His Video: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
In the video for "The One," Prince tells his own version of the story of Cinderella, with a lot of help from Mayte Garcia.
Common Dials Up His Friendship With Prince on ‘Star *69′: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Common recalls his friendship with Prince that included the veteran musician's guest spot on the rapper's 2002 album 'Electric Circus.'
Prince’s ‘The Everlasting Now’ Frustrates the Hell out of Kevin Smith: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Things got weird when Prince asked Kevin Smith to film a documentary revolving around his conversion to a Jehovah's Witness portrayed through 'The Everlasting Now.'
Happy Accidents Abound in ‘Dorothy Parker': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince's "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" benefitted from dreams and electrical problems.
Prince Makes Mayte Garcia’s Dreams Come True With ‘Kamasutra': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince's then-wife Mayte Garcia gave new life to Prince's 'Kamasutra' in 1997 when she used it as the second act of her premiere dance company production.
Prince Blends ‘Oz’ and Edward Lear on ‘It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Night': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince's created "It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night," from 1987's 'Sign O' the Times,' with help from a classic children's movie and a poet.
Mo Ostin Explains Warner Bros. Side of the ‘Black Album’ Saga: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
At Prince's insistence, Warner Bros. supported both the creation and destruction of 500,000 copies of 'The Black Album' in 1987.
Brenda Lee Eager Turns Out to Be Prince’s ‘Somebody': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Brenda Lee Eager co-wrote Prince's 1996 'Emancipation' song, "Somebody's Somebody."
Sitting at the Piano, Prince Calls Out His ‘Heroes': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
On his "Piano and a Microphone" tour, Prince honored the many musicians who influenced him, including the late David Bowie, whose "Heroes" he covered.