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Rock 'n' roll romancing

We think love rocks, literally. Enjoy our cavalcade of rock 'n' roll romancers and heartbroken balladeers.
Kylie Minogue and Michael Hutchence
Minogue was his muse and Michael is said to have penned the tune 'Suicide Blonde' after she used the phrase to describe the colour of her dyed hair.

Kylie Minogue and Michael Hutchence


History lesson: In the deep dark past, before portable MP3 players, the Internet and cable TV, Kylie Minogue wasn't cool. In 1989, after two albums of corporate-driven pop, Kylie stood a good chance of being just another footnote in the world of flash-in-the-pan bubblegum music. In 1989, the gay community was not obliged to celebrate all aspects of her Kylieness, though obviously some members of the community chose to do so of their own free will. This was not the Kylie we know today.

Things began to change in 1990 with her album Rhythm of Love. With this, Kylie presented a more adult image, her new look helped by her brand spanking new relationship with INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence. Michael's wild ways were just the tonic needed to turn a cute, bubbly pop star into a more mature pop icon. Hutchence at one time listed his favourite hobby as "corrupting Kylie".

This change in Kylie's image saved her from the obscurity that plagued most of her Stock, Aiken and Waterman contemporaries. The lessons in rock stardom weren't all taught by Hutchence, though. Minogue was his muse and Michael is said to have penned the tune 'Suicide Blonde' after she used the phrase to describe the colour of her dyed hair. The couple split in 1991 after Michael began an affair with model Helena Christensen.

While Kylie has evolved into the cool multi-faceted, ever-evolving star we know today, Hutchence's story is far more tragic. The singer died, aged 37, in 1997. The official cause was listed as suicide, though some still believe his death was unintentional and accidental. Hutchence's ways ultimately proved to be self destructive but his wild streak did, in some small way, help shape and enhance a career. If only, as Kylie has shown, he'd used it in a positive fashion.

TomKate/Bragelina name: Mylie/Huchinouge

See pics in the great rock romances photo album.

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My god I wish I had the fame and the money to date the wooman of my dreams, Kylie. Lukas

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We were hoping Katy Perry would bring out Taylor Swift during her Super Bowl performance and call a truce on their feud, but alas, we can only dream for now.

The pop star had us guessing earlier today when she told press a "special female guest" will join her on stage during the half-time show on Monday. Now, the identity of the "throwback" artist has been revealed. Are you ready to work it? Put your thing down, flip it and reverse it?

That's right, it's rap goddess Missy Elliott! The Grammy winner will make a "surprise" appearance (er, not so much of a surprise now), according to AAP's anonymous insider "familiar with the plans" of the show.

Katy and Missy have history, of course. Missy featured on a remix of Katy's 2011 hit 'Last Friday Night (TGIF)'.

Missy's back, y'all. Image: Getty.

Katy hinted at her female guest being "old school" and that crowds will know exactly who it is from "the first ring of the chord".

"I think jaws will drop and faces will melt," Katy said at a press conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Katy has already announced that Lenny Kravitz will be joining her on stage, while also promising "lions and sharks". How very 'Roar' of her.

But the undoubted highlight of the press conference was when Katy gave sass to a reporter over suggestions of romance with various NFL players. It's a moment that needs to be played over again and again...

The NFL Super Bowl XLIX kicks off on Sunday, February 1 (10am on Monday, February 2, AEDT time).

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Kanye West serenading baby North is the sweetest thing you'll see all day MusicFIX Blog by Carmarlena Murdaca Jan 30 2015 6:27AM

Warning: This music video might make you melt.

Kanye West's brand new single 'Only One' features the rapper lovingly singing to his 19-month-old daughter North West...while in matchy-matchy Yeezy-inspired khakis.

And while North looks pretty confused by all the cameras, we think it's the most candid we've ever seen Kanye! Wonder if baby mama Kim Kardashian shed a tear over this sweet serenade? Check it out up top.

Debuting a snippet of his clip on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 37-year-old gushed over his super-cute family, crediting them for making him a "better human being". Which is probably why the couple are trying so hard to add to the clan.

Earlier this week, Kim told People magazine just how desperate she was for a second baby. "We've really been trying hard for another kid," she said. "More kids can't come soon enough!"

Looks like we might have a Kardashian-West band on our hands in future.

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