256 items by Colin Devenish

  • Skiffle King Donegan Dead

    Skiffle King Donegan Dead | ARTICLE

    Lonnie Donegan, the "king of skiffle" music, died Sunday in Peterborough, England, at the age of seventy-one. Although the exact cause of death is not known, Donegan had suffered several heart attacks in the past and recently...

    November 4, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: Copeland Breathes in Police

    Q&A: Copeland Breathes in Police | ARTICLE

    Over a five-album span beginning in 1977, the Police won Grammys, racked up smash hits and fought. Flirting with pop, punk, jazz, reggae and rock, and finding success in all directions, the Police could have gone any...

    November 1, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Boston Come Back

    Boston Come Back | ARTICLE

    Seventies arena-rock stars Boston return on November 5th with Corporate America, their first album of new material since 1995's Walk On. The album features the return of original lead vocalist Brad Delp and the addition of new members, guitarist Anthony Cosmo...

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Courtney, Universal Settle

    Courtney, Universal Settle | ARTICLE

    Courtney Love and the Universal Music Group settled their respective lawsuits, ending a protracted legal battle and clearing the way for the release of a Nirvana compilation now expected out by Christmas. "I'm excited to be releasing music...

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Coldplay Get Ready to Rumble

    Coldplay Get Ready to Rumble | ARTICLE

    Coldplay's 2000 debut album Parachutes -- featuring their breakout hit "Yellow" -- garnered them various awards and made them internationally famous, but they were determined for their story not to end there. Eager to beat the sophomore slump, the British rockers...

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Rich Robinson Crowes Alone

    Rich Robinson Crowes Alone | ARTICLE

    Six months into the Black Crowes hiatus, guitarist Rich Robinson is rehearsing regularly with a new group of players in his New York loft and says he no longer sets aside new songs for the Crowes. "I'm pretty sure they're...

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • White Stripes Climb the "Mountain"

    White Stripes Climb the "Mountain" | ARTICLE

    White Stripes frontman Jack White has landed a bit part in the upcoming movie Cold Mountain, and he will write songs for the soundtrack. Starring Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Renee Zellweger, the film -- based on Charles...

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Stephen Malkmus Gets Weird

    Stephen Malkmus Gets Weird | ARTICLE

    Stephen Malkmus is recording his second solo album at Bear Creek Studios in Seattle. "Five of the twelve [songs] could have been on the last album," Malkmus says. "And they would have fit with the more melodic,...

    July 2, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Graham Nash's Solo "Survivor"

    Graham Nash's Solo "Survivor" | ARTICLE

    When Graham Nash releases Songs for Survivors on July 30th -- his first solo record in sixteen years -- it will help the songwriter scratch a long-standing itch. "I've always appreciated what we call in the band, 'the mother ship'...

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Johnny Ramone Stays Tough

    Johnny Ramone Stays Tough | ARTICLE

    More than twenty-five years after taking rock back from the bloated excesses of the likes of Yes and Styx, and essentially inventing punk rock, the Ramones again find themselves very much where they began -- as critical...

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Strokes Get Ready for Follow-up

    Strokes Get Ready for Follow-up | ARTICLE

    The Strokes plan to record their new album this September, in between summer tour dates with Weezer and the White Stripes, and a headlining tour in the fall. New songs for the album-in-progress include, "The Way It Is," "Meet Me...

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Aimee Mann Spaces Out

    Aimee Mann Spaces Out | ARTICLE

    Fresh off the dual successes Bachelor No. 2 and the Magnolia soundtrack, Aimee Mann will return with her new album, Lost in Space, on August 27th. "It literally feels like all my problems are over," says Mann, who suffered through several...

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • RIAA Settles With Audiogalaxy

    RIAA Settles With Audiogalaxy | ARTICLE

    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced an out-of-court settlement of its lawsuit with file-trading service Audiogalaxy. "We are pleased to settle this case quickly," says RIAA Chairman and CEO Hilary Rosen. "This is a victory for everyone who...

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Dee Dee Ramone Dies

    Dee Dee Ramone Dies | ARTICLE

    Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (born Douglas Colvin) died at his Los Angeles home last night; he was forty-nine. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, the cause of death has not yet been determined, though...

    June 6, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Early Pixies Tracks Surface

    Early Pixies Tracks Surface | ARTICLE

    An album of Pixies demos, titled Pixies, will be released on SpinArt Records on July 9th. Recorded at Boston's Fort Apache Studios in March of 1987, the demos are one half of what Pixies fans know as...

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Violent Femmes Celebrate 20 Years

    Violent Femmes Celebrate 20 Years | ARTICLE

    Twenty years after the Violent Femmes released their self-titled debut album, Rhino Records will re-release the LP in a double-disc format, with demo versions and a live record added. The demo versions of Violent Femmes songs such...

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Paul Westerberg Goes Back to Mono

    Paul Westerberg Goes Back to Mono | ARTICLE

    The term "taking it back to basics" tends to get overused. Any time a musician subtracts a couple bells and whistles from his sound, the spin immediately becomes that he wanted to strip it down, and stick...

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Hagar, Roth Team for Tour

    Hagar, Roth Team for Tour | ARTICLE

    Former Van Halen singers David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar will unite for a co-headlining tour, beginning with a May 29th show at the Blossom Center in Cleveland. At a press conference to announce the outing yesterday...

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • X Grand Reissues Due

    X Grand Reissues Due | ARTICLE

    Rhino Records will complete the X reissue process on May 21st by re-releasing the band's final three albums -- More Fun in the New World (1983), Ain't Love Grand! (1985) and See How We Are (1987) --...

    April 8, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Wolf Gets Rocks Off With Stones

    Wolf Gets Rocks Off With Stones | ARTICLE

    Peter Wolf has some mighty big company on his new solo album, Sleepless, as his friends, and Rolling Stones, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger make guest appearances. The album is due out in August. "We were jamming around,...

    April 3, 2002 12:00 AM ET