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48 items by Bill Crandall

  • Santana Feels Grammy Magic

    Santana Feels Grammy Magic | ARTICLE

    Santana's legend was born at the original Woodstock, where skinny guitarist Carlos Santana and his Latin-rhythmed ensemble blew the already blown minds of Yasgur's farm-goers back in 1969. Three decades later, Carlos himself may not be as...

    January 4, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Box Set Keeps the Dead Alive

    Box Set Keeps the Dead Alive | ARTICLE

    "For a major-label product, this is an incredibly subversive collection of very outside-looking music," says Steve Silberman of the upcoming five-CD Grateful Dead box set, So Many Roads (1965-1995).| Silberman, author of Skeleton Key: A Dictionary for Deadheads, co-produced the set...

    September 23, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • The Artist Unveils New Album

    The Artist Unveils New Album | ARTICLE

    While Hurricane Floyd pounded New York City on Thursday, the Artist was whipping up a little storm of his own. Backed by New Power Generation, the Artist gave up the funk and soul to a select audience of label execs...

    September 17, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Bad Vibrations: Brian Wilson Sues Collaborator

    Bad Vibrations: Brian Wilson Sues Collaborator | ARTICLE

    After canning his iron-fisted father Murry Wilson as the Beach Boys manager in 1964 and getting a separation order from his psychiatrist/manager Eugene Landy in 1991, Brian Wilson again wants out of a business/personal relationship. Yesterday, in California Superior Court in...

    August 24, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • College Student Busted for Internet Piracy

    College Student Busted for Internet Piracy | ARTICLE

    A twenty-two-year-old college student is the latest casualty in the escalating war over MP3s. On Friday, Aug. 20, Jeffrey Gerard Levy pleaded guilty in a U.S. District Court in Eugene, Ore., to violating the No Electronic Theft (NET) Act. He...

    August 23, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Spin Doctors Singer Loses Voice

    Spin Doctors Singer Loses Voice | ARTICLE

    The voice of the Spin Doctors is without his voice. Chris Barron, lead singer of the New York-based neo-hippie pop troupe, has been diagnosed with a rare vocal cord paralysis that leaves him unable to speak above a whisper. According to...

    August 18, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Gin Blossoms Singer a Giant Again

    Gin Blossoms Singer a Giant Again | ARTICLE

    Former Gin Blossoms singer Robin Wilson has been through rock & roll heaven, rock & roll hell and rock & roll purgatory. Now, with his band the Gas Giants, he hopes to get back to loftier realms. Today, the Phoenix-based...

    August 12, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Record Industry Stops Blaming Rio

    Record Industry Stops Blaming Rio | ARTICLE

    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (AARC) formally dropped their lawsuit against Diamond Multimedia, the manufacturer of the controversial Rio portable MP3 player. Last month, a federal appeals court ruled that the...

    August 5, 1999 12:00 AM ET
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