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182 items by Anthony DeCurtis

  • The Raven

    The Raven | ALBUM REVIEW

    Lou Reed has called The Raven "a movie for the mind," and that description just begins to capture this double CD's phantasmagoric impact. Though it's based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven is less...

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Mind Games (Reissue)

    Mind Games (Reissue) | ALBUM REVIEW

    John Lennon's Mind Games was a retreat from its more political predecessor, 1972's Some Time in New York City, but it was still a reflection of its time. Lennon recorded the album during the summer of 1973,...

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Rocking My Life Away

    Rocking My Life Away | ARTICLE

    This New Year's Day marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Hank Williams, the country music giant who has proven to be one of the most influential singers and songwriters of the past half century. Timeless,...

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • People of the Year: Bruce Springsteen

    People of the Year: Bruce Springsteen | ARTICLE

    Asked if he's read anything this year that he'd like to recommend, Bruce Springsteen mentions Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, by Joseph J....

    December 12, 2002 11:45 AM ET
  • Rocking My Life Away

    Rocking My Life Away | ARTICLE

    "We need a little controversy/'Cause it feels so empty without me": Man, was he ever right. When Eminem put out "Without Me," the first single from The Eminem Show, last spring, could he possibly have realized how...

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • The Best Of 1990-2000

    The Best Of 1990-2000 | ALBUM REVIEW

    Two new songs, classic cuts, plus a remixed look at the band's third decadeonce you absorb the idea that the sixteen tracks on The Best of 1990-2000 aren't the best songs U2 recorded during that decade, you...

    November 5, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Rolling Stones Bowl Over Boston's Fleet Center

    Rolling Stones Bowl Over Boston's Fleet Center | ARTICLE

    In obvious high spirits, the Rolling Stones launched their worldwide Licks Tour with a raucous display of rock & roll firepower. They were...

    October 3, 2002 12:50 PM ET
  • The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt

    The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt | ALBUM REVIEW

    Fair enough — with a couple of exceptions (schmaltzy duets with James Ingram and Aaron Neville), the twenty-one tracks here are among Linda Ronstadt's very best. From "Different Drum," her still-affecting 1967 folk-rock hit with the Stone...

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Opening Night for 'The Rising' Tour

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Opening Night for 'The Rising' Tour | ARTICLE

    When Bruce Springsteen took the stage for the opening date of his yearlong world tour, he looked like a man who was ready...

    September 5, 2002 1:00 PM ET
  • Rocking My Life Away

    Rocking My Life Away | ARTICLE

    I've never been a Neil Young true believer. I've liked what I consider to be the "good stuff" -- and there's plenty of it, from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere to Tonight's the Night to Ragged Glory....

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Rocking My Life Away

    Rocking My Life Away | ARTICLE

    "Is he doing it for the publicity?" Just about every reporter I've spoken to in the news media recently has asked me if Bono's visit to Africa in the company of Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill isn't a publicity stunt. As...

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Stones Ready to Roll

    Stones Ready to Roll | ARTICLE

    "The concept is a rock tour by a rock band with guitar players," says Mick Jagger with a laugh when asked about the Rolling Stones' plans to hit the road again this fall. "We're not reinventing the...

    May 7, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Rocking My Life Away

    Rocking My Life Away | ARTICLE

    So you're a big fan of The Osbournes? Well enjoy the next fifteen minutes, because unless you're an equally big fan of trivia games and "Where Are They Now?" features -- or, more promisingly, a genuine heavy-metal...

    May 1, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Rocking My Life Away

    Rocking My Life Away | ARTICLE

    When I was a teenager I had a dream about Ray Davies. He was walking by himself along Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, where I lived at the time, and I went up and started speaking with...

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Rocking My Life Away

    Rocking My Life Away | ARTICLE

    Last year at the Grammys, Eminem was the overwhelming story. His lyrics disparaging women and gays on The Marshall Mathers LP had incited an extraordinary amount of debate, but all of the hoopla had not prevented it...

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • And All That Could Have Been

    And All That Could Have Been | ALBUM REVIEW

    While for most musicians live albums are little more than concert souvenirs or holiday-season cash-ins, that's not true of Nine Inch Nails. Trent Reznor has always seen his music as an endless work in progress. Releasing...

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Rocking My Life Away: 2001 in Music

    Rocking My Life Away: 2001 in Music | ARTICLE

    There's no way around it: 2001 has been a brutally hard year. The terrorist attacks on September 11th sent everybody reeling, and the sagging economy has left millions of people worried and out of work. So, I...

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • George Harrison (1943 - 2001)

    George Harrison (1943 - 2001) | ARTICLE

    The first time I met George Harrison, he appeared behind me as if he were a ghost. It was 1987, and I was coming to his home in Henley-on-Thames, a leafy London suburb, to interview him for...

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Rocking My Life Away: Pink Floyd

    Rocking My Life Away: Pink Floyd | ARTICLE

    Hipsters have never had any use for Pink Floyd. Remember, it was John Lydon's "I Hate Pink Floyd" T-shirt that got him discovered, and helped launch the punk-rock insurgency of the Seventies. For many people, that T-shirt...

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Room For Squares

    Room For Squares | ALBUM REVIEW

    The title is lifted from a 1963 Hank Mobley album called No Room for Squares, and the change is telling. Twenty-three-year-old John Mayer is far too unassuming to share Mobley's ultrahip exclusiveness. Indeed, Room for Squares, Mayer's...

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM ET
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