11 items by Bill Crandall

  • Sum 41 Immortalize Chuck

    Sum 41 Immortalize Chuck | ARTICLE

    Sum 41 have named their third album Chuck as a tribute to United Nations representative Chuck Pelletier, who the band members credit with saving their lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo back in May. The Canadian...

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • DMB, Blige Rock for Kerry

    DMB, Blige Rock for Kerry | ARTICLE

    The rock world serenaded the new Democratic presidential ticket Thursday night in New York, as the Dave Matthews Band, Jon Bon Jovi, Wyclef Jean, Mary J. Blige, John Mellencamp and John Fogerty literally sang the praises of...

    July 9, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • The Cure: Album by Album

    The Cure: Album by Album | ARTICLE

    Before the release of Bloodflowers, fresh off a photo shoot and all made up in his trademark teased hair and lipstick, Robert Smith sat in a New York City hotel bar in front of a stack of...

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Brian Wilson to Bare "Smile"

    Brian Wilson to Bare "Smile" | ARTICLE

    While what's left of the Beach Boys continue to sing songs about surfing and girls all across America, Brian Wilson is holed up in a Los Angeles studio recording Smile. Yes, in the Beach Boys' world,...

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Surf Legend Jan Berry Dies

    Surf Legend Jan Berry Dies | ARTICLE

    Jan Berry, the creative force behind legendary surf rock duo Jan and Dean, died Friday after suffering a seizure at his Los Angeles home; he was sixty-two. The singer had endured various health problems ever since a...

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Morrissey, Lips Join Lolla

    Morrissey, Lips Join Lolla | ARTICLE

    Prince isn't the only Eighties icon making a huge go of it in 2004, as Morrissey -- following the release of You Are the Quarry, his first album in seven years -- will head out on Lollapalooza....

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • George Michael Quitting Biz

    George Michael Quitting Biz | ARTICLE

    George Michael's tumultuous tenure as a member of the record business is soon to be over. Following the release of Patience (Sony) -- his first album of new material in eight years, due out in the U.K....

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Righteous Bros' Hatfield Dies

    Righteous Bros' Hatfield Dies | ARTICLE

    Bobby Hatfield, one half of the legendary blue-eyed soul duo the Righteous Brothers, was found dead yesterday in a hotel room in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was sixty-three. Hatfield and partner Bill Medley were on the road doing what they've been...

    November 6, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Bernie Williams' Journey Within

    Bernie Williams' Journey Within | ARTICLE

    If you've ever seen Bernie Williams take off a bit late after a fly ball, you'll have to excuse him -- he has music in his head. And, besides, it's not like the Gold Glover has had much trouble...

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Sex Pistols Vow to Rock Iraq

    Sex Pistols Vow to Rock Iraq | ARTICLE

    As evident from the Sex Pistols' impromptu 1977 boat gig on the River Thames -- wherein they serenaded Queen Elizabeth from a afar on the twenty-fifth anniversary of her coronation with "Anarchy in the U.K." -- to...

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Arthur Lee Rocks "Forever"

    Arthur Lee Rocks "Forever" | ARTICLE

    Arthur Lee didn't expect to see 1968, much less 2003. When the twenty-two-year-old Love frontman retreated in 1967 to his Hollywood Hills home -- purchased after his band became the first rock act to sign with Elektra Records -- to...

    June 6, 2003 12:00 AM ET