In the new book Gaga, New York City Catholic schoolgirl Stefani Germanotta's transformation into 24-year-old global superstar Lady Gaga is chronicled with rare photos, many of which are included in this gallery. Click through to see how the daughter of a successful tech business owner conquered the pop music world, from her early days practicing the piano at home on Manhattan's Upper West Side (above, left, in 1995) to her wildly theatrical live performances of 2010.
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »