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  • Dick's Picks' Dead Archivist Dies

    Dick's Picks' Dead Archivist Dies | ARTICLE

    Unofficial Grateful Dead member and long-time band archivist Dick Latvala died Friday (Aug. 6) after slipping into a coma caused by a heart attack on July 28.| Latvala, who was fifty-six, joins fellow departed members of the Dead family Ron...

    August 9, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Grateful Dead Archivist Discusses "Dick's Picks" Series

    Grateful Dead Archivist Discusses "Dick's Picks" Series | ARTICLE

    Only the untimely death of Jerry Garcia could impede the otherwise impregnable Deadhead convoy that joined the Grateful Dead for their thirty-year-long strange trip, but it seems nothing can destroy the band's legend -- an almost spiritual...

    December 8, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Go-Go's Reunion Tour Set for Summer '99

    Go-Go's Reunion Tour Set for Summer '99 | ARTICLE

    The Go-Go's have decided to take a holiday from their second permanent "vacation" and reunite in their original line-up for a North American tour this summer. "We thought we'd never work together again because of the infighting," says Go-Go's guitarist...

    November 18, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Bauhaus Head Into Studio For First Time in 15 Years

    Bauhaus Head Into Studio For First Time in 15 Years | ARTICLE

    Bauhaus originally said they'd rise again for two and only two shows, but it now looks like the goth quartet's money machine will continue to churn, with a casket full of new releases in tow. Last Friday, following the first...

    September 3, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam To Headline "Voters for Choice" Benefit

    Pearl Jam To Headline "Voters for Choice" Benefit | ARTICLE

    Just when Congress thought they had a stronghold on abortion rights issues, Pearl Jam is ready to unleash a new constituency on them. On Sept. 19, Pearl Jam will headline a benefit show at Washington, D.C.'s 3,500-seat Constitution...

    August 8, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Phish Surprises Fans With Rare Cover Songs

    Phish Surprises Fans With Rare Cover Songs | ARTICLE

    Phish fans have come to expect the unexpected from their beloved Vermont foursome, and Saturday night, the packed crowd at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Theater received a pair of truly rare treats. Walking onstage around 9 p.m. (EDT), the funky...

    August 4, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Barenaked Ladies Debut At No. 3

    Barenaked Ladies Debut At No. 3 | ARTICLE

    Whoever said a band needs critical acclaim to sell albums obviously hasn't heard of the Barenaked Ladies. The Toronto-based quintet released its fifth album, Stunt, last Tuesday and have since claimed the No. 3 spot on the Billboard Top 200...

    July 16, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • H.O.R.D.E. Comes To Life

    H.O.R.D.E. Comes To Life | ARTICLE

    It's the day before the H.O.R.D.E. Festival kicks off its 1998 summer tour season and, surprisingly, all is quite copacetic. The approximately 14 buses and 12 trucks hauling the equipment and people involved in the tour began rolling into Alpine Valley...

    July 10, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Former Dead Members Premiere New Lineup In San Francisco

    Former Dead Members Premiere New Lineup In San Francisco | ARTICLE

    The surviving members of the Grateful Dead -- dubbed the Other Ones -- debuted their new lineup at San Francisco's Warfield Thursday night. The gala event in the band's hometown unveiled their latest incarnation, which will hit the road with...

    June 6, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Actor Phil Hartman Dead At 49

    Actor Phil Hartman Dead At 49 | ARTICLE

    Comedian Phil Hartman of "Saturday Night Live" fame, was found slain Thursday morning at his Encino, Calif., home, the victim of an apparent murder-suicide. At 6:20 a.m. (PST), Los Angeles police responded to a call of shots fired at a...

    May 29, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Review: Eric Clapton in Chicago

    Live Review: Eric Clapton in Chicago | ARTICLE

    During a two-hour set Thursday night, Eric Clapton took fans on a reverse trip through his musical career, beginning with his newest songs and rounding out the night with a little Cream. Clapton, wearing a casual all-black suit...

    April 11, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • George Michael Busted In Bathroom

    George Michael Busted In Bathroom | ARTICLE

    Pop singer George Michael was arrested in a Beverly Hills, Calif., park Tuesday evening for engaging in a lewd act and was charged with a misdemeanor. Area residents complained to police about seeing lewd behavior in the bathroom at Will Rogers...

    April 9, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Sonic Youth Previews New Music At SXSW

    Sonic Youth Previews New Music At SXSW | ARTICLE

    Sonic Youth played an intimate show Thursday night at La Zona Rosa at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas.| A little after 6 p.m., the band -- Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Steve Shelley and Lee...

    March 21, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Metallica Attack Bootleggers

    Metallica Attack Bootleggers | ARTICLE

    Metallica is gearing up to wage war ... against bootleggers. The Grammy-winning metal band, fronted by James Hetfield, is taking immediate action to thwart the distribution of Bay Area Thrashers, an illegal bootleg tape that features an early...

    March 19, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Veruca Salt's Future Unclear As Gordon Leaves Band

    Veruca Salt's Future Unclear As Gordon Leaves Band | ARTICLE

    Nina Gordon, a co-founder of Chicago-based rock band Veruca Salt, has left to pursue other interests, according to Dennis Dennehy, the band's spokesman at Geffen Records. "Nina has left the band and the future of Veruca Salt is uncertain at this point,"...

    March 3, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Chemical Bros. Win Grammy In Spite Of Themselves

    Chemical Bros. Win Grammy In Spite Of Themselves | ARTICLE

    Despite telling JAMTV last November they never win awards, the Chemical Brothers took home the Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The London-based techno duo beat out Steve Vai and Joe Satriani to earn their place in the hallowed Grammy history books....

    February 27, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Marilyn Manson Causes Stir In Michigan Town

    Marilyn Manson Causes Stir In Michigan Town | ARTICLE

    If a group of parents have their way, Marilyn Manson fans in a suburb of Flint, Mich., may have to stop wearing black clothes to school. Parents of kids who attend the Grand Blanc Middle School in Grand Blanc, Mich., a...

    February 26, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Michael Jackson Planning "We Are The World 2"

    Michael Jackson Planning "We Are The World 2" | ARTICLE

    Thirteen years after "We Are The World" helped raise millions of dollars for Ethiopian famine relief, Michael Jackson wants to use the name for a benefit concert in South Korea. Tentatively titled "We Are The World 2," Jackson's...

    February 18, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Beach Boy Carl Wilson Dies From Lung Cancer

    Beach Boy Carl Wilson Dies From Lung Cancer | ARTICLE

    Carl Wilson, a founding member of the Beach Boys, succumbed to lung cancer on Friday evening. Wilson, 51, was battling the disease for about a year and died with his family by his side. Although he was diagnosed with cancer last...

    February 10, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Marilyn Manson T-shirt Sparks Controversy

    Marilyn Manson T-shirt Sparks Controversy | ARTICLE

    A Texas teenager who was arrested last week for wearing a Marilyn Manson T-shirt is now getting support from Winterland Productions, the company who produced the shirt. When the police in New Braunfels, Texas, arrested John Schroeder, an 18-year-old high school student,...

    January 30, 1998 12:00 AM ET
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