256 items by Colin Devenish

  • Sire Boxes Madonna, Talking Heads

    Sire Boxes Madonna, Talking Heads | ARTICLE

    Seymour Stein co-founded Sire Records in 1966. His philosophy then is his philosophy now: Find good artists with good songs. That simple directive helped Sire build a roster that has featured the likes of Madonna, the Ramones,...

    August 5, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Chi-Lites' Record Dies

    Chi-Lites' Record Dies | ARTICLE

    Chi-Lites singer and songwriter Eugene Record passed away Friday after an extended bout with cancer. He was sixty-four. Author of the 1972 Number One hit, "Oh Girl," Record was the architect of the Chi-Lites smooth soul sound. Named...

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Neil Young Heads to "Prairie"

    Neil Young Heads to "Prairie" | ARTICLE

    Neil Young's Prairie Wind will hit stores September 20th. The album -- his first since suffering a brain aneurysm in March -- will feature long-time collaborators keyboardist Spooner Oldham, pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith and drummer Carl...

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Natalie Merchant Brings the Hits

    Natalie Merchant Brings the Hits | ARTICLE

    The highlights of Natalie Merchant's decade-long solo career will be culled into the September 27th release Natalie Merchant's Greatest Hits. Rhino Records will make the compilation available in a thirteen-track single CD, as well as a two-CD...

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Taproot Tap Billy Corgan

    Taproot Tap Billy Corgan | ARTICLE

    As Taproot were writing songs for their third album -- the August 16th release, Blue-Sky Research -- the Michigan-based hard rockers began tossing around names of dream producers and collaborators, such as Dave Grohl and Billy Corgan. "We...

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • System of a Down Pose "Question!"

    System of a Down Pose "Question!" | ARTICLE

    System of a Down just finished shooting the video for "Question!," the second single from their chart-topping Mezmerize CD. Bassist Shavo Odadjian directed the clip for the song, which singer Serj Tankian wrote about death. "It starts out...

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Cut Chemist's New Cuts

    Cut Chemist's New Cuts | ARTICLE

    After years in the background with Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, Cut Chemist will grab some limelight with the fall release of his solo debut, The Audience Is Listening. In assembling the album, the DJ followed an axiom laid...

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Men Rise From Glassjaw

    Men Rise From Glassjaw | ARTICLE

    Todd Weinstock started his new band, Men, Women and Children, after alternative metal men Glassjaw ground to a halt. "We never even discussed what was going to happen," says Weinstock of the demise of Glassjaw --...

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Isobel Campbell Sets Sail

    Isobel Campbell Sets Sail | ARTICLE

    When Isobel Campbell couldn't find anyone in her native Scotland to sing the low part on a song for her upcoming Ballad of the Broken Seas, the ethereal-voiced singer reached across the Atlantic and connected with one...

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Secret Machines Wrap CD

    Secret Machines Wrap CD | ARTICLE

    Although the Secret Machines just released The Road Leads Where It's Led EP last month, the New York City-based trio has already finished recording their next album. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to their breakout debut, Now Here Is...

    July 8, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Four Tops' Benson Dies

    Four Tops' Benson Dies | ARTICLE

    Renaldo "Obie" Benson, a founding member of the Four Tops, died Friday after a brief battle with cancer; he was sixty-nine. Doctors discovered the cancer several weeks ago during a surgery to amputate one of his legs....

    July 5, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Luther Vandross Dies

    Luther Vandross Dies | ARTICLE

    Velvet-voiced R&B singer Luther Vandross died Friday in Edison, New Jersey. He was fifty-four. "Luther Vandross had a peaceful passing under the watchful eye of friends, family and the medical support team," reads a statement issued by Rob...

    July 2, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Nike Uses Minor Threat

    Nike Uses Minor Threat | ARTICLE

    Nike Skateboarding has issued an apology to Minor Threat and Dischord Records for a promotional poster titled "Major Threat" that closely mirrored the album art of the band's 1981 self-titled EP. "Minor Threat's music and iconographic album cover...

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Promoter Chet Helms Dies

    Promoter Chet Helms Dies | ARTICLE

    Chet Helms, San Francisco rock promoter, manager and key figure in 1967's Summer of Love, died Saturday of complications from a stroke suffered earlier in the week. He was sixty-two. Born in Santa Maria, California, Helms...

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Man Dead at Corrosion of Conformity Gig

    Man Dead at Corrosion of Conformity Gig | ARTICLE

    Four people were stabbed and one killed during a Corrosion of Conformity show at the Masquerade in Tampa last night. A man was pronounced dead of his wounds at Tampa General early Friday morning, while a woman...

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Stooges Reopen "House"

    Stooges Reopen "House" | ARTICLE

    Expanded versions of the Stooges' howling, hard-rocking first two albums are headed for record stores on August 16th. Rhino Records' double-CD deluxe editions of 1969's The Stooges and 1970's Fun House will feature the original album plus...

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Richard Hell Tells Story

    Richard Hell Tells Story | ARTICLE

    Rhino Records will release Spurts: The Richard Hell Story on August 2nd, a twenty-one-track overview of Hell's career in pioneering New York bands Television, the Heartbreakers and the Voidoids. "I've wanted to compile these songs for...

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Soul Asylum's Mueller Dead

    Soul Asylum's Mueller Dead | ARTICLE

    Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller, 41, died Friday at his home in Minneapolis after suffering from throat cancer. Mueller had been battling cancer since May of 2004. A Minneapolis benefit in his honor last October...

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Boone Meets Bono, Again

    Boone Meets Bono, Again | ARTICLE

    Pat Boone is celebrating -- and dropping the curtain on -- his five-decade recording career by issuing five albums in five different genres. Bono, James Brown and LeAnn Rimes lead the diverse group of artists joining the...

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Destiny's Child to Split

    Destiny's Child to Split | ARTICLE

    Destiny's Child's upcoming U.S. tour will be their grand finale. During the trio's Saturday night concert in Barcelona, Spain, co-frontwoman Kelly Rowland announced that she, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams will indeed go their separate ways come...

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM ET