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19 items by Anni Layne

  • Where Pumpkins Fear to Tread

    Where Pumpkins Fear to Tread | ARTICLE

    Call him arrogant, obstinate and bald, but don't dare accuse Billy Corgan of lacking civic pride. Late last year, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman affirmed his love for Chicago by teaming up with native sons Enuff Z'Nuff for a night of...

    February 11, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Days of the New Split Apart

    Days of the New Split Apart | ARTICLE

    In perhaps the most predictable rock & roll upheaval of the year, Days of the New frontman Travis Meeks has officially relieved his bandmates of their duties. After months of persistent rumors, the prolific nineteen-year-old singer quietly split from his cohorts...

    February 6, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Funkadelic Rally Around the Mothership

    Funkadelic Rally Around the Mothership | ARTICLE

    Nearly twenty-three years after she first landed, the Mothership is hovering once again, preparing to dock on Planet Earth this summer. And George Clinton has his telescope aimed at the skies, his bags waiting by the door...

    February 2, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Black Crowes' Rich Robinson Sings the Praises of the Gospel

    Black Crowes' Rich Robinson Sings the Praises of the Gospel | ARTICLE

    Rich Robinson is scurrying around his Atlanta home cooking chili, consulting with a plumber, picking up after his toddler son and modestly discussing his latest labor of love, the new Black Crowes album, By Your Side. Off the road for just...

    December 22, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Readies New Side Project Album

    Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Readies New Side Project Album | ARTICLE

    "We call this band the love affair," Three Fish frontman Robbi Robb says with his seductive South African inflection. "Pearl Jam is Jeff's marriage, and Tribe After Tribe is mine. Three Fish is the other woman." The story...

    December 17, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Women Just Want to Have Fun

    Women Just Want to Have Fun | ARTICLE

    Cyndi Lauper is experiencing a midlife crisis, and that's fine by her. The effervescent, jangly redhead who totally spazzed on MTV fifteen years ago is now -- gulp! -- forty-five years old and the mother of an eleven-month-old baby boy....

    November 25, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Jordan Knight: Don't Call Him Just Another New Kid

    Jordan Knight: Don't Call Him Just Another New Kid | ARTICLE

    Ten years ago, Boston's most revered and most mocked music acts dueled to the proverbial death as Aerosmith's schmaltzy "Angel" and New Kids on the Block's even schmaltzier "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" did battle on the Billboard 100 charts. Six...

    September 25, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Rock of Ages?

    Rock of Ages? | ARTICLE

    The seventh sign of the apocalypse should occur around Memorial Day if Bret Michaels' wishful thinking pays off. On the day when America will be paying homage to combat veterans, the Poison frontman expects to be launching an Exile From...

    September 22, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Cyberspace Oddity: Behind New Bowie

    Cyberspace Oddity: Behind New Bowie | ARTICLE

    Thousands of would-be poets, hack reporters and wannabe rock stars will likely rummage through crumpled notebooks of amateur prose next month, seeking out that perfect verse for David Bowie's current single-in-progress. After swapping lyrics over the years with...

    August 24, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Madonna Tops Video Awards List

    Madonna Tops Video Awards List | ARTICLE

    She has grabbed her crotch, belted out her most controversial ditties and basked in the media's blinding limelight at countless MTV Video Music Award shows over the years. On Tuesday, the cable music giant returned the favor...

    July 15, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard Leaves Hospital After Robbery Shooting

    Ol' Dirty Bastard Leaves Hospital After Robbery Shooting | ARTICLE

    Less than nine hours after being shot in the back during an alleged robbery, Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard walked out of a New York hospital against doctors' orders. The 29-year-old Brooklyn resident checked himself into St. John's Hospital's emergency...

    July 1, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam Continues To Do The Evolution

    Pearl Jam Continues To Do The Evolution | ARTICLE

    To see Eddie Vedder dance -- not thrash against his music like a frustrated beast, but rather wriggle his hips and pump his arms like a careless rock star -- was to see Pearl Jam finally escape...

    June 30, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Love & Corgan Kiss And Make Up

    Love & Corgan Kiss And Make Up | ARTICLE

    Courtney Love has declared a cease-fire in the war of words between herself and self-professed "Svengali" Billy Corgan. Last week, Select magazine and the British edition of Guitar World quoted the multitalented Corgan saying he masterminded the upcoming Hole album, Celebrity...

    June 24, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Review: U2 Perform Free Show For Peace

    Live Review: U2 Perform Free Show For Peace | ARTICLE

    The premier Irish rock group U2 crusaded for peace in Northern Ireland last night during a momentous free concert in the capital city of Belfast. More than 15 years after recording the political anthem "Sunday Bloody Sunday," U2...

    May 20, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • George Michael Sentenced In Lewd Act Case

    George Michael Sentenced In Lewd Act Case | ARTICLE

    British pop star George Michael has pleaded no contest to engaging in a lewd act last month in a Beverly Hills park restroom. Michael, 34, was not in court on Thursday when Judge Charles Rubin sentenced him to pay a...

    May 15, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Bikini Kill Call It Quits

    Bikini Kill Call It Quits | ARTICLE

    Punk architects of the early '90s riot grrrl movement, Bikini Kill has disbanded after more than seven years and various EPs, singles and albums. Since the band's formation in 1990, its aggressive political punk inspired a new generation of women...

    April 15, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • R. Kelly Arrested In Chicago

    R. Kelly Arrested In Chicago | ARTICLE

    R&B Grammy favorite Robert "R." Kelly was arrested for disorderly conduct Monday night after disobeying Chicago police orders to turn down the stereo in his sport-utility vehicle. Kelly, 29, reportedly became abusive, and refused to produce a driver's license or adjust...

    April 9, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Goth Pioneer Rozz Williams Hangs Himself

    Goth Pioneer Rozz Williams Hangs Himself | ARTICLE

    An idol of early American goth-rock fans, Christian Death founder Rozz Williams hanged himself on April Fool's Day in his West Hollywood apartment. He was 34. The forefather to artists such as Marilyn Manson and Trent Reznor, Williams recorded the first Christian...

    April 9, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Cozy Powell Dies In Car Crash

    Cozy Powell Dies In Car Crash | ARTICLE

    A veteran of the British hard rock scene, drummer Cozy (Collin) Powell died Sunday night in a high speed car crash near Bristol, England. He was 50. Born Dec. 29, 1947, Powell reportedly slammed his Saab into a crash barrier...

    April 8, 1998 12:00 AM ET
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