28 items by Christopher Connelly

  • Tom Cruise: Winging It

    Tom Cruise: Winging It | ARTICLE

    On this day, his parents sit their four children down – Marian, Lee Anne, Tom and Cass – and tell them what Tom has...

    June 19, 1986 10:15 AM ET
  • Stepping Out: Mick Jagger Goes Solo

    Stepping Out: Mick Jagger Goes Solo | ARTICLE

    Mick Jagger, it seems, cannot sit still. Seated behind a console at the Power Station in New York, Jagger is fidgeting with strips...

    February 14, 1985 3:15 PM ET
  • Jagger Wraps Up Solo LP

    Jagger Wraps Up Solo LP | ARTICLE

    Mick Jagger has completed his first solo album, which is set for release in mid-February. "It wasn't from any great frustration; I was...

    January 17, 1985 2:20 PM ET
  • Madonna Goes All the Way

    Madonna Goes All the Way | ARTICLE

    Madonna and I are face to face at a corner table at Evelyne's, a cacophonous but spiffily appointed French restaurant in the heart of...

    November 22, 1984 4:15 PM ET
  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense | ALBUM REVIEW

    This is the second live album that Talking Heads have released (the third, actually, if you count a to-the-trade-only 1979 LP). But while The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads was an ambitious attempt to sum...

    November 8, 1984 12:00 AM ET
  • Reagan Knows Who's Boss

    Reagan Knows Who's Boss | ARTICLE

    Who's the right wing's latest darling? Bruce Springsteen, to judge from the recent comments of President Reagan and conservative columnist George F. Will. ''If all Americans ... made their products with as much energy and confidence as...

    October 25, 1984 8:00 AM ET
  • Huey Lewis: Playing to Win

    Huey Lewis: Playing to Win | ARTICLE

    Three-thirty on a Sunny, Sweltering Fort Lauderdale afternoon: tee-off time at the Inverrary Golf Club for the members of what Huey Lewis like to...

    September 13, 1984 10:35 AM ET
  • Mick Fleetwood Bankrupt

    Mick Fleetwood Bankrupt | ARTICLE

    Seventeen years after he formed Fleetwood Mac with bassist John McVie, drummer Mick Fleetwood seems almost unscarred by the passage of time. On...

    August 30, 1984 2:35 PM ET
  • Christine McVie Keeps A Level Head After Two Decades in the Fastlane

    Christine McVie Keeps A Level Head After Two Decades in the Fastlane | ARTICLE

    When Christine McVie and her husband, John, moved to Los Angeles in 1974 with their band, Fleetwood Mac, they spent the first few...

    July 7, 1984 2:20 PM ET
  • 'Fun' Springsteen Album, Tour Due

    'Fun' Springsteen Album, Tour Due | ARTICLE

    After writing at least sixty songs and spending the better part of two years in the studio, Bruce Springsteen has finally completed his seventh album, Born in the U.S.A. The LP will be released early in June; a single,...

    June 7, 1984 8:00 AM ET
  • Reckoning

    Reckoning | ALBUM REVIEW

    Murky yet emotionally winning, brainy but boyishly enthusiastic, R.E.M.'s debut album, Murmur, burst onto the pop scene last year with minimal fanfare. Though some critics lumped the Athens, Georgia, quartet with the big-guitar bunch (the Alarm,...

    April 9, 1984 12:00 AM ET
  • The Police: Alone at the Top

    The Police: Alone at the Top | ARTICLE

    This, one imagines, is gravy time for the members of the Police – time to loll about the mansion examining the newly acquired...

    March 1, 1984 12:00 AM ET
  • Touch

    Touch | ALBUM REVIEW

    A doctor friend of mine who was working in a sanitarium for the mildly insane told me about a card one of the patients made for Mother's Day. "To my mother," it read. "who has always been...

    February 2, 1984 12:00 AM ET
  • Under A Blood Red Sky

    Under A Blood Red Sky | ALBUM REVIEW

    This Irish band's incantatory power is no more vividly demonstrated than in concert, and this eight-song minialbum, culled from their last tour, gives ample evidence why people have been calling U2 the best live band of 1983....

    January 19, 1984 12:00 AM ET
  • Infidels

    Infidels | ALBUM REVIEW

    Infidels is Bob Dylan's best album since the searing Blood on the Tracks nine years ago, a stunning recovery of the lyric and...

    November 24, 1983 12:00 AM ET
  • David Byrne in Love

    David Byrne in Love | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 407 from October 27, 1983. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's...

    October 27, 1983 12:00 AM ET
  • What's New

    What's New | ALBUM REVIEW

    Give Linda Ronstadt her due. From her earliest days, the first lady of rock has been a great technical singer with no interpretative ability, no nuance. What should a singer who needs work on her interpretative ability...

    October 13, 1983 12:00 AM ET
  • Lawyers In Love

    Lawyers In Love | ALBUM REVIEW

    Hard cases make bad law, lawyers like to say, and no rock & roll case is harder to pin down than Jackson Browne. For many listeners, Browne is the quintessential guilty pleasure, a navel-gazing singer/songwriter whose moony...

    September 29, 1983 12:00 AM ET
  • The Real Macaw

    The Real Macaw | ALBUM REVIEW

    Just because Graham Parker has become a most happy fella doesn't mean he's a wimp. The joys of marital life have taken some of the snarl out of Parker's prickly world view, but they haven't taken the...

    September 15, 1983 12:00 AM ET
  • Punch The Clock

    Punch The Clock | ALBUM REVIEW

    Well, nobody's gonna call this album a masterpiece. On Punch the Clock, Costello retreats from the no-guts, no-glory stance that inspired Imperial Bedroom and chooses instead to tinker with the basic machinery. Toward that end, producers Clive...

    September 1, 1983 12:00 AM ET