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157 items by Anthony DeCurtis

  • 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
  • Rocking My Life Away; McCartney's Personal Attacks

    Rocking My Life Away; McCartney's Personal Attacks | ARTICLE

    It's funny -- no one is worried about "charity fatigue" any more. It's a question that used to come up all the time whenever a big benefit show was planned or an artist espoused a worthy cause....

    October 24, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Yoko Opens Up on "Blueprint"

    Yoko Opens Up on "Blueprint" | ARTICLE

    "'The first track can't be too long' -- that's the kind of thing John was always saying to me," Yoko Ono says with a fond chuckle. "But I wanted to just do it. I've been noncommercial from...

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Rocking My Life Away: Why Music Matters

    Rocking My Life Away: Why Music Matters | ARTICLE

    Over the past few weeks I've read a great deal and had many conversations with friends and colleagues about what popular music can mean in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks on the United States. Everyone...

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Rocking My Life Away: Fred Neil

    Rocking My Life Away: Fred Neil | ARTICLE

    "He was a hero to me," David Crosby said of singer-songwriter Fred Neil. But when Neil died of cancer on July 7th at the age of sixty-four, hardly anyone took notice. That's understandable, in a way. A...

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Best Of Muddy Waters

    Best Of Muddy Waters | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Best of Muddy Waters collects twelve tracks that the legendary bluesman recorded and released as 78s between 1948 and 1954. These songs, one masterpiece after another, not only made his reputation on the burgeoning Chicago blues...

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • An Appreciation of Bob Dylan, 40 Years On

    An Appreciation of Bob Dylan, 40 Years On | ARTICLE

    "Oh, God, it's so hard," Bono complained to me recently as we began a conversation about Bob Dylan. "It's like trying to talk about the...

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • All For You

    All For You | ALBUM REVIEW

    Both Janet Jackson and her older brother Michael started out as cuddly child stars and then retreated into more-remote personas. But while Michael has nearly vanished into a sexually ambivalent neverland, Janet has made the attainment of...

    May 1, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Rocking My Life Away: Springsteen, Harper, Pearl Jam

    Rocking My Life Away: Springsteen, Harper, Pearl Jam | ARTICLE

    The live double-disc sets released recently by Bruce Springsteen and Ben Harper -- and the truly mad onslaught of six dozen live Pearl Jam albums over the last half year -- all brought to mind something Steve...

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Lights Out

    Lights Out | ALBUM REVIEW

    Eighteen-year-old Lil' Wayne, one of B.G.'s fellow Hot Boys (along with Juvenile and Young Turk), has followed up his blinging '99 debut, Tha Block Is Hot, with Lights Out. Mannie Fresh is at the board once again,...

    February 1, 2001 12:00 AM ET
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