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  • Pearl Jam, Robert Plant Unite Onstage

    Pearl Jam, Robert Plant Unite Onstage | ARTICLE

    When you pay a thousand bucks for a concert ticket, there better be a damn good reason. And, Wednesday night at Chicago's House of Blues, there was one. The final show on Pearl Jam's tour wasn't on...

    October 6, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Travis Roll Out "Memories"

    Travis Roll Out "Memories" | ARTICLE

    Brit popsters Travis head out on a tour to support their upcoming new album 12 Memories, due October 14th, starting with a two night stand at New York's Beacon Theater October 21st and 22nd.The dozen songs on...

    October 9, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • STP's Weiland Gets a Year in Jail

    STP's Weiland Gets a Year in Jail | ARTICLE

    The Stone Temple Pilots morphed into something resembling Talk Show on Friday afternoon (Sept. 3) in Los Angeles Superior Court when singer Scott Weiland was sentenced to a year in L.A. County Jail's Biscaluz Recovery Center for violating terms of...

    September 7, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Guns n' Roses Ready First-Ever Live Album

    Guns n' Roses Ready First-Ever Live Album | ARTICLE

    Live albums come and go, normally with little fanfare, unless of course it's a Guns n' Roses live album and it's all that separates the group from the abyss.| Not since the Gunners released the all-covers album...

    September 1, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Insane Clown Posse and Sharon Osbourne Battle on Howard Stern Radio Show

    Insane Clown Posse and Sharon Osbourne Battle on Howard Stern Radio Show | ARTICLE

    Howard Stern's morning radio show was the setting for more verbal fisticuffs this morning (Aug. 20) when the Insane Clown Posse and Sharon Osbourne, wife/manager of Ozzy and manager of Coal Chamber, squared off for thirty minutes with ICP's Violent...

    August 20, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • STP's Scott Weiland Jailed

    STP's Scott Weiland Jailed | ARTICLE

    Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland returned to the familiar surroundings of jail on Friday, Aug. 13, for violating terms of a probation stemming from a previous drug possession conviction.| Last month, during the course of his outpatient treatment at...

    August 16, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Guns n' Roses, Limp Bizkit and Korn considered for "End of Days"

    Guns n' Roses, Limp Bizkit and Korn considered for "End of Days" | ARTICLE

    Every holiday season there's at least one film soundtrack that dwarfs all the others. Right now, the soundtrack to the Arnold Schwarzenegger film End of Days is the frontrunner for that role.| Limp Bizkit, Korn, Orgy, Rob...

    August 6, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Robin Finck Leaves Guns n' Roses

    Robin Finck Leaves Guns n' Roses | ARTICLE

    Robin Finck's days with Guns n' Roses -- all 730 of them -- are up. The guitarist who replaced founding member Slash has left the band to rejoin his former group, Nine Inch Nails. "Robin Finck will be...

    August 3, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Grant Lee Buffalo Split

    Grant Lee Buffalo Split | ARTICLE

    In what amounts to one of the quieter break-ups in recent history, Grant Lee Buffalo have decided to call it quits. Actually, the official announcement of the band's demise came on June 9, but because the band had already been...

    July 22, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • The Sex Pistols Swindle Again with a New Documentary

    The Sex Pistols Swindle Again with a New Documentary | ARTICLE

    With each passing year, the fascination with the Sex Pistols' great rock & roll swindle refuses to dwindle.| The zeal for punk's forefathers got so great -- and original members' piggy banks so empty -- that in...

    July 14, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • R.E.M. Walk Unafraid in London

    R.E.M. Walk Unafraid in London | ARTICLE

    "I rock? Is that what you said?" Michael Stipe asked a fan who'd been shouting praise at the R.E.M. frontman. "Get a life." A few seconds later, Stipe finished the thought: "I think I rock, too."| The...

    June 23, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Silverchair Frontman Reveals Battle with Anorexia

    Silverchair Frontman Reveals Battle with Anorexia | ARTICLE

    Daniel Johns has a secret he's only now telling -- and anyone's free to hear it. The Silverchair frontman has used his music, rather than the Ricki Lake show, to reveal his on-going battle with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder...

    June 10, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Pavement Release 'Terror Twilight'

    Pavement Release 'Terror Twilight' | ARTICLE

    Comparing a band's sound to the Beatles isn't normally construed as a slam, but, then again, normalcy's never been Pavement's forte.| Not that Pavement routinely get confused with the Fab Four, but there is a progression on...

    June 8, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Lollapalooza Shelved Again

    Lollapalooza Shelved Again | ARTICLE

    Lollapalooza will always own choice real estate in the alternative consciousness, it simply won't own it any in venues across the U.S. -- again.| For the second straight year, the summer festival that helped catapult groups like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden...

    April 28, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Woodstock '99 Line-Up Takes Shape

    Woodstock '99 Line-Up Takes Shape | ARTICLE

    As a three-day-long festival, Woodstock allows for a plethora of bands spanning multiple musical genres the chance to play in front of hundreds of thousands weary, chemically altered souls.| But until the event kicks off the weekend...

    April 2, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Bush, STP in Lollapalooza Contention

    Bush, STP in Lollapalooza Contention | ARTICLE

    "Should I stay or should I go" should be the official mantra of this year's Lollapalooza, provided there is one. No, there's still no official word whether the summer festival will return this year, but at least...

    March 17, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Adam Ant Without Ants May Return

    Adam Ant Without Ants May Return | ARTICLE

    If Adam & the Ants guitarist Marco Pirroni had a nickel for every time the seminal New Wave band was supposed to reunite but didn't, he'd be a rich man. If Pirroni was then actually supplied with all those...

    March 10, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • World Wide Ween

    World Wide Ween | ARTICLE

    The minute Ween do something that doesn't elicit a twisted grin or actually approaches the norm, the quirky duo may as well cease to exist. The ersatz Ween brothers, known for churlish numbers like "Waving My Dick in the Wind"...

    February 19, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Ben Folds Five Return with 'Reinhold Messner'

    Ben Folds Five Return with 'Reinhold Messner' | ARTICLE

    Only on a dare would someone read The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner, but every disaffected hipster here and abroad may soon find himself listening to it. Provided the legal eagles behind the eccentric brain trust of Ben Folds Five can...

    February 18, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Bush, Zombie May Save Lollapalooza

    Bush, Zombie May Save Lollapalooza | ARTICLE

    If Lollapalooza doesn't happen for the second straight year, it won't be for lack of trying. Despite reports that organizers for the summer festival have all but signed the "do not resuscitate" papers, there still remains the strong possibility that...

    February 11, 1999 12:00 AM ET
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