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12 items by Al Weisel

  • Older

    Older | ALBUM REVIEW

    Thank you for waiting," George Michael writes on the back of his first studio album in almost six years. If anyone is really still waiting, they'll discover Michael hasn't lost his talent for writing pop songs as...

    February 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Ravi Shankar on His Pal George Harrison and 'Chants of India'

    Ravi Shankar on His Pal George Harrison and 'Chants of India' | ARTICLE

    Although he stands just 5 feet 3 inches tall, Ravi Shankar is a towering musical figure. George Harrison called the Indian sitar master...

    May 15, 1997 10:30 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament On New Album, Three Fish Project

    Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament On New Album, Three Fish Project | ARTICLE

    Jeff Ament seems to have discovered soul asylum. After several years under the pop microscope as Pearl Jam's chapeau-lovin' bassist, the 33-year-old California...

    August 8, 1996 11:40 AM ET
  • Randy Newman's Faust

    Randy Newman's Faust | ALBUM REVIEW

    In Randy Newman's musical version of Faust, not even God is safe from the poison baton. Newman has rounded up a bunch of his friends to sing the parts — James Taylor, Don Henley, Elton John, Bonnie...

    December 14, 1995 12:00 AM ET
  • CIV Defy Alterna-Rock Convention and Live to Talk About It

    CIV Defy Alterna-Rock Convention and Live to Talk About It | ARTICLE

    When the New York hardcore band Gorilla Biscuits broke up in 1992 after releasing one album, lead singer Civ thought he had blown it....

    November 16, 1995 11:50 AM ET
  • Clouds Taste Metallic

    Clouds Taste Metallic | ALBUM REVIEW

    We all used to think Oklahoma City, Okla., was the very center of staid normalcy. The abnormal, unbalanced people all lived in San Francisco...

    November 2, 1995 12:00 PM ET
  • Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie Team Up in Jersey

    Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie Team Up in Jersey | ARTICLE

    Nine Inch Nails/David Bowie Camden, N.J. Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Center Sept. 22, 1995 Forget the theory that artists are locked in an...

    November 2, 1995 12:00 PM ET
  • Clouds Taste Metallic

    Clouds Taste Metallic | ALBUM REVIEW

    We all used to think Oklahoma City, Okla., was the very center of staid normalcy. The abnormal, unbalanced people all lived in San Francisco or New York. Anyone who has been listening to Oklahoma City's Flaming Lips...

    November 2, 1995 12:00 AM ET
  • Southpaw Grammar

    Southpaw Grammar | ALBUM REVIEW

    Morrissey is feeling miserable. That shouldn't surprise anyone. But what may surprise some is that Morrissey's new album, Southpaw Grammar, is his most powerful solo outing to date. Actually, solo album is a bit of a misnomer...

    October 5, 1995 12:00 AM ET
  • Justice Department Drops Investigation Into Pearl Jam's Ticketmaster Claim

    Justice Department Drops Investigation Into Pearl Jam's Ticketmaster Claim | ARTICLE

    I hate to think it's the wave of the future – corporate giants that can't be toppled," Eddie Vedder told fans at Pearl...

    August 24, 1995 5:30 PM ET
  • Vitalogy

    Vitalogy | ALBUM REVIEW

    It's a sad paradox of these times that the artists who most successfully express our fears and anxieties are the ones who are least able to cope with the burdens of fame. Whether it's Sinéad O'Connor, who...

    December 15, 1994 12:00 AM ET
  • Pisces Iscariot

    Pisces Iscariot | ALBUM REVIEW

    Record companies have been going to ever more cynical lengths to squeeze as much product as they can out of their successful acts. From pointless MTV Unplugged sets (like Arrested Development's low-voltage remake of their first album)...

    December 1, 1994 12:00 AM ET
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