157 items by Anthony DeCurtis

  • Roots

    Roots | ALBUM REVIEW

    Roots, which came out in 1971, found the great Curtis Mayfield momentarily catching his breath, collecting himself between peaks of achievement. He had already made his mark with the Impressions in the Sixties, blending the fervor of...

    January 25, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen's Secret History

    Bruce Springsteen's Secret History | ARTICLE

    When Bruce Springsteen enters a room, he fills it up - even when it's just a room in the guest house turned studio...

    December 10, 1998 3:00 PM ET
  • Beck Talks 'Mutations,' Going Solo From Himself

    Beck Talks 'Mutations,' Going Solo From Himself | ARTICLE

    You'll have to excuse me, my brain's a little rusty right now," Beck says on the phone from Los Angeles. "We've been in...

    November 26, 1998 12:05 PM ET
  • Anutha Zone

    Anutha Zone | ALBUM REVIEW

    Long before Mac Rebennack emerged as the king of good-times New Orleans grooves, he had crafted a far spookier persona. As Dr. John the Night Tripper on his 1968 debut album, Gris-Gris, he was an emissary from...

    July 28, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Adam Yauch: 'I Don't Care If Somebody Makes Fun of Me'

    Adam Yauch: 'I Don't Care If Somebody Makes Fun of Me' | ARTICLE

    Along with his group, the Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch, 33, has grown up in public. Since their days of dodging the local authorities...

    May 28, 1998 1:15 PM ET
  • Keith Richards: The Rolling Stone Blues Today

    Keith Richards: The Rolling Stone Blues Today | ARTICLE

    No band did more to popularize the blues in America than the Rolling Stones. The group's playbook in its early days relied heavily on...

    May 25, 1998 12:00 PM ET
  • Before These Crowded Streets

    Before These Crowded Streets | ALBUM REVIEW

    With the notable exception of its 1994 breakout single, "What Would You Say," Dave Matthews Band has always been more about sound than songs. This continues to be true on the group's propulsive new album, Before These...

    April 16, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Keith Richards' Rastaman Vibrations

    Keith Richards' Rastaman Vibrations | ARTICLE

    It may have taken him a while, but Keith Richards has finally released an album with a group of musicians he fell in...

    April 2, 1998 10:55 AM ET
  • Hell Freezes Over

    Hell Freezes Over | ALBUM REVIEW

    Perhaps the two most popular bands of the '70s, Led Zeppelin and the Eagles represented opposite poles of the musical impulses of that time. Having started out as something of an epic blues quartet — the sound...

    February 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Wild Mood Swings

    Wild Mood Swings | ALBUM REVIEW

    Unfortunately, there's nothing especially wild about Wild Mood Swings, the Cure's first studio album in four years. In fact, the song remains much the same: Singer and guitarist Robert Smith continues looking for the perfect love, swooning...

    February 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Songs From The Capeman

    Songs From The Capeman | ALBUM REVIEW

    Songs from 'The Capeman' is a mongrel project. It isn't the score for the Broadway musical written by Paul Simon and novelist/poet Derek Walcott, but 13 songs (out of 30-odd) selected from the show. Simon himself, not...

    November 14, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Ten Summoner's Tales

    Ten Summoner's Tales | ALBUM REVIEW

    After the searing catharsis of The Soul Cages (1991), Sting's intensely private eulogy for his father, Ten Summoner's Tales, seems like an intentional crowd pleaser (despite its title, lifted from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales): the former Police-man crafting...

    July 31, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Wu-Tang Family Values

    Wu-Tang Family Values | ARTICLE

    After midnight at Absolute Audio studios, in midtown Manhattan, a few members of Wu-Tang Clan lounging in the lounge. Marijuana smoke clouds the...

    July 10, 1997 12:00 PM ET
  • Flaming Pie

    Flaming Pie | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Beatles' "anthology" projects clearly left Paul McCartney in a reflective frame of mind. Too often in the past, that would mean a douse in a nostalgia bath, but on Flaming Pie, McCartney's look back is a...

    June 6, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Nothing Like The Sun

    Nothing Like The Sun | ALBUM REVIEW

    ... Nothing Like The Sun — a powerful, often hypnotic album that blends jazz and rock styles into a thoughtful suite of twelve songs about love, politics and the meaning of the individual life — avoids the...

    January 22, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Monster Madness

    Monster Madness | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 693 from October 20, 1994. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's...

    October 20, 1994 12:00 AM ET
  • Kurt Cobain 1967–1994

    Kurt Cobain 1967–1994 | ARTICLE

    Kurt Cobain never wanted to be the spokesman for a generation, though that doesn't mean much: Anybody who did would never have become...

    June 2, 1994 2:15 PM ET
  • Sinatra & Sextet: Live In Paris

    Sinatra & Sextet: Live In Paris | ALBUM REVIEW

    Testosterone, alas, has seen better days. Male rock stars appear in magazines wearing dresses, advertise themselves as losers. Shoegazers trip over mope rockers in their effort to flee reality's bite. Inarticulate fury substitutes for focused masculine force....

    May 19, 1994 12:00 AM ET
  • Pete Townshend, Opera Man

    Pete Townshend, Opera Man | ARTICLE

    In 1993, Pete Townshend brought The Who's Tommy to Broadway and found a third new career for himself – after rock star...

    December 23, 1993 12:00 PM ET
  • Q&A: Bryan Ferry Talks Eno, Dylan's Modern Ideas, and 'Hideous' Rap

    Q&A: Bryan Ferry Talks Eno, Dylan's Modern Ideas, and 'Hideous' Rap | ARTICLE

    Dashing and determined, Bryan Ferry sat down to dinner at Il Cantinori, a posh Greenwich Village eatery, for a discussion of his new album, Taxi, his third collection of songs by other writers. Now forty-seven, Ferry put...

    July 8, 1993 8:45 AM ET