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182 items by Anthony DeCurtis

  • 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
  • Reptile

    Reptile | ALBUM REVIEW

    In the mid-Sixties, worried that the Yardbirds were pandering to the burgeoning Liverpool sound, Eric Clapton bolted the band to join John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Since then, that dichotomy has marked his career — through most of the...

    March 5, 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
  • Beatles Shadow Loomed Over 2000

    Beatles Shadow Loomed Over 2000 | ARTICLE

    Should it be surprising that as the year 2000 comes to a close, the band that is on everybody's minds is the Beatles? When I asked Bono last fall which band he sees as the role model...

    December 22, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • King Of The New York Streets

    King Of The New York Streets | ALBUM REVIEW

    One of the greatest singers in the history of rock & roll, Dion DiMucci has also lived one of the music's most compelling stories. Dion and the Belmonts rocketed to fame in the late Fifties with hits...

    November 21, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Johnny Cash Won't Back Down

    Johnny Cash Won't Back Down | ARTICLE

    On a sunlit afternoon, Johnny Cash sits in a large, comfortable chair in the Hendersonville, Tennessee, house he's shared with his wife, June...

    October 26, 2000 1:50 PM ET
  • You're the One

    You're the One | ALBUM REVIEW

    On his new album, You're the One, Paul Simon lowers the conceptual heat that typically surrounds his projects. After the South African and Brazilian journeys of, respectively, Graceland (1986) and The Rhythm of the Saints (1990) —...

    October 3, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Heartbreaker

    Heartbreaker | ALBUM REVIEW

    Though he's only twenty-five, Ryan Adams, the lead singer of Whiskeytown, is the sort of artist who seems perpetually on the cusp of a masterpiece. He came close with his star-crossed band, which is currently trying to...

    September 14, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Gimme Shelter Goes Through the Past Darkly

    Gimme Shelter Goes Through the Past Darkly | ARTICLE

    A year ago this month, the riots at the third Woodstock festival triggered endless, hand-wringing speculation about the moral condition of the nation's youth. As far as the media was concerned, it was the rock & roll...

    August 23, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Eva Jagger, 1913-2000

    Eva Jagger, 1913-2000 | ARTICLE

    On May 26th, family and friends gathered at a service for Eva Jagger, the mother of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger. She had died...

    July 6, 2000 12:00 PM ET
  • Unlike Eminem and Cat, Springsteen Shows Courage Under Fire

    Unlike Eminem and Cat, Springsteen Shows Courage Under Fire | ARTICLE

    Cat Stevens, Eminem and Bruce Springsteen have almost nothing in common, obviously. But in recent weeks, controversies have erupted centering on statements these artists have made, either in their music or in interviews, about politically charged issues....

    June 16, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • The Rolling Stone Hall of Fame: Bob Dylan's 'John Wesley Harding'

    The Rolling Stone Hall of Fame: Bob Dylan's 'John Wesley Harding' | ARTICLE

    "Nothing is revealed": That summary line from "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest" could stand as the epigraph for John Wesley...

    March 30, 2000 3:40 PM ET
  • Pink Moon

    Pink Moon | ALBUM REVIEW

    Pink Moon is folk icon Nick Drake's third and last full album — and at less than thirty minutes, it can seem as starkly foreshortened as the singer's life, which ended in 1974 when he was twenty-six....

    February 17, 2000 12:00 AM ET
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