17 items by Charles Bermant

  • Hendrix's Brother Drops Suit

    Hendrix's Brother Drops Suit | ARTICLE

    Leon Hendrix has abandoned his defamation suit against stepsister Janie Hendrix for her claim that Leon and late rocker Jimi Hendrix were only half brothers. However, Leon will continue his fight to wrest control of Jimi's estate from Janie, who...

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Hendrix Family Feud Continues

    Hendrix Family Feud Continues | ARTICLE

    The rights to Jimi Hendrix's music were returned to his family seven years ago, prompting fans to believe that the plundering of his recorded legacy would end and legendary unreleased tapes would finally see the light of day. Today, however,...

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Hendrix Celebrated in Seattle

    Hendrix Celebrated in Seattle | ARTICLE

    Jimi Hendrix, had he not died in 1970 at age twenty-seven, would have celebrated his sixtieth birthday tomorrow. At Seattle's Experience Music Project Sunday night, family, friends, former mates in the Band of Gypsies and EMP founder Paul Allen got...

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Cyndi Lauper's Still Unusual

    Cyndi Lauper's Still Unusual | ARTICLE

    On the surface, Cyndi Lauper hasn't changed that much since 1983, when her debut album catapulted her to fame next to other then-newbies Madonna and Prince: She still has a larger than life New York personality, a skewed fashion sense...

    September 6, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Alanis, R.E.M. Rock Seattle

    Alanis, R.E.M. Rock Seattle | ARTICLE

    Groundwork, a week-long series of benefit concerts intended to help eradicate hunger, culminated in Monday's all-star show -- including Alanis Morissette, Pearl Jam and R.E.M. -- at Seattle's Key Arena. "It's too early to say what kind of...

    October 24, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Heart Unite for New CD

    Heart Unite for New CD | ARTICLE

    Ann and Nancy Wilson are ready to begin recording again as Heart. This will end the band's long hiatus, as Heart's last album of new material was 1993's Desire Walks On. "It will be just the two of...

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Dave Matthews Fights Hunger

    Dave Matthews Fights Hunger | ARTICLE

    The September 11th terrorist attacks pulled dozens of high-profile musicians into spirited rounds of fundraising and flag waving. But Groundwork 2001, a benefit to alleviate hunger, began Sunday night, showing that such charity existed before the attacks...

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Report: Me'shell, Loretta in Seattle

    Live Report: Me'shell, Loretta in Seattle | ARTICLE

    Bumbershoot, the municipal arts festival that takes over Seattle Center every Labor Day weekend, seems to be as much fun for the artists as the audience. "There is a great Seattle vibe," said Me'shell Ndegeocello. "People are...

    September 4, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Jardine Loses "Beach Boys"

    Jardine Loses "Beach Boys" | ARTICLE

    Founding Beach Boy Alan Jardine received a severe legal setback Monday, when a U.S. District Court ruling prohibited him from touring with his band under the name the "Beach Boys Family and Friends," as he did throughout...

    August 3, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Jardine Sues Beach Boys

    Jardine Sues Beach Boys | ARTICLE

    More than a year after a California court ruled that he couldn't tour under the moniker "The Beach Boys' Family and Friends," Beach Boys founding member Alan Jardine has sued his former bandmates for $4 million, claiming...

    July 5, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Beach Boys Not in Harmony

    Beach Boys Not in Harmony | ARTICLE

    There seems to be scant possibility that special "Lifetime Achievement" recognition at tonight's Grammy Awards will soothe the acrimony that has divided the Beach Boys in recent years. "Thank God we don't have to perform," said founding member...

    February 21, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Simon Ages Gracefully at Tour Opener

    Simon Ages Gracefully at Tour Opener | ARTICLE

    Friday night at Seattle's ornate Paramount Theater, Paul Simon shared the stage with a polyrhythmic eleven-piece backup band and two enormous ghosts. His work with Art Garfunkel and 1986's Graceland will always loom large, causing anything he...

    November 13, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Lou Reed Spotlights "Ecstasy" in Seattle

    Lou Reed Spotlights "Ecstasy" in Seattle | ARTICLE

    Lou Reed is a rarity, an artist with more than thirty years worth of songs who is most satisfying and successful performing new material. His current show, drawing primarily from his stunning Ecstasy (while for now omitting...

    June 5, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Will Buffalo Springfield Roam Again?

    Will Buffalo Springfield Roam Again? | ARTICLE

    Neil Young's new album, Silver and Gold features a plaintive ballad titled "Buffalo Springfield Again," where he expresses nostalgia for the band that first put him on the map. Singing "I'd like to see those guys again...

    May 9, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Manzarek and Friends Re-open Doors at Whisky

    Manzarek and Friends Re-open Doors at Whisky | ARTICLE

    Some modern mythologists believe that Jim Morrison is not really dead, that the Doors' lead singer will one day stage a resurrection. But if Morrison were alive he would have emerged Wednesday night at Los Angeles' Whisky...

    April 6, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • CSN&Y Look Forward and Backward in Portland

    CSN&Y Look Forward and Backward in Portland | ARTICLE

    During the intermission at Wednesday's Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young performance, Susan Nash turned Portland's Rose Quarter into a birthday tribute to her husband. She passed out hats to eager fans and supervised the arrangement of fifty-eight...

    February 3, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Beach Boys' Family and Friends Give the People What They Want

    Beach Boys' Family and Friends Give the People What They Want | ARTICLE

    In 1970, Carnie Wilson and Matt Jardine were toddlers posing on the cover of the Beach Boys' stunning Sunflower album along with their respective parents, Brian and Alan. Today, the two have entered the family business --...

    May 1, 1999 12:00 AM ET