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.
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »