256 items by Colin Devenish

  • Replacements Mull Reunion

    Replacements Mull Reunion | ARTICLE

    Eleven years after the Replacements called it quits, the group is eyeing an reunion. "We'll get together again one day," says former frontman Paul Westerberg. "It will take a while, or it might take a few legal...

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Bob Mould's New Workbook

    Bob Mould's New Workbook | ARTICLE

    In the years since he stopped making noise and melody with Husker Du, Bob Mould's interests have fluctuated from his aptly titled and radio-ready band Sugar to the quiet introspection of the solo acoustic Workbook. In recent...

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Springsteen Singing With Marah

    Springsteen Singing With Marah | ARTICLE

    Philly rockers Marah's second album, 2000's Kids in Philly, drew plenty of critical praise along with heaps of comparisons to early Bruce Springsteen records. For their the next trick -- Float Away With the Friday Night Gods,...

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Henley Fires Back at RIAA

    Henley Fires Back at RIAA | ARTICLE

    Days after Recording Industry Association of America president Hilary Rosen lashed out at the Recording Artists Coalition in a speech at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas, accusing the group of oversimplifying its dispute...

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Love Sounds Off

    Love Sounds Off | ARTICLE

    In a rambling onstage interview Saturday at Austin's SXSW music convention, singer/actress Courtney Love offered her critique of the music industry, as well as updates on her ongoing litigation with Universal Music, her pending lawsuit against former...

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Rosen Fires Back at RAC

    Rosen Fires Back at RAC | ARTICLE

    In a speech at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, Hilary Rosen, president of the Recording Industry Association of America, addressed issues facing her organization ranging from copyright concerns to the recent fundraising and...

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Wilco's Bennett Out on His Own

    Wilco's Bennett Out on His Own | ARTICLE

    Departed Wilco multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett and singer-songwriter Edward Burch will release The Palace at 4 A.M. -- the first of what the former plans to be a minimum of three albums -- on April 23rd. "It's all...

    March 1, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Mary Lou Lord's Got "Live"

    Mary Lou Lord's Got "Live" | ARTICLE

    After recording her last album for a major label in a squeaky clean studio, Mary Lou Lord opted to burrow back underground -- quite literally -- for the recording of her live covers album, Live City Sounds. "It's...

    March 1, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Earle Covers Nirvana

    Earle Covers Nirvana | ARTICLE

    When Steve Earle releases Sidetracks -- a collection of odds and sods -- on April 9th, fans of the songwriter will get the usual smattering of rock, country, bluegrass and reggae they've come to expect, and then...

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Wayne Kramer Sings a Valentine

    Wayne Kramer Sings a Valentine | ARTICLE

    The number of rock star crushes on CNN anchors has doubled recently, as former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer's affection for Christiane Amanpour has become public, with the release of the song "Christiana." For Joey Ramone, Maria Bartiromo...

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Stephin Merritt Gets Busy

    Stephin Merritt Gets Busy | ARTICLE

    Charged with scoring the film Eban & Charley, Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields realized early on he wanted to keep the music open-ended. "I liked the ambiguity of the film," he says. "It presents this relationship between...

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Old 97's Frontman Goes Solo

    Old 97's Frontman Goes Solo | ARTICLE

    Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller plans to enter a Los Angeles next week to begin recording his first solo album, a decision he says was influenced in part by recent family developments within the band. "Two of the...

    February 7, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • The B-52's Anniversary Thing

    The B-52's Anniversary Thing | ARTICLE

    The B-52's are to quirk as James Brown is to funk. Gaudy outfits, ungainly dances, kitchen-sink New Wave segueing into pop, squawked and spoken vocals -- all floated into a Southern soup that made the B-52s into...

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • The Music Behind "Storytelling"

    The Music Behind "Storytelling" | ARTICLE

    As director Todd Solondz was writing the script for his new movie Storytelling, he picked Belle and Sebastian to settle the score. "The Scooby character has this dreamy, wistful quality Belle and Sebastian seem to complement," says...

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Ocasek Driving Cars Documentary

    Ocasek Driving Cars Documentary | ARTICLE

    Ric Ocasek plans to take a couple months off from producing to begin work on a Cars documentary. He will edit the documentary himself and then shop it around, with hopes of getting it released as soon...

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Indigo Girls Get Back to Basics

    Indigo Girls Get Back to Basics | ARTICLE

    When Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers sat down to discuss writing their new record, Become You, they agreed that it was time to stash the distortion pedals and snare drums from their last LP --...

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Indie Rockers Toast Kristofferson

    Indie Rockers Toast Kristofferson | ARTICLE

    "It was a thrill to get one of the best songs," says John Doe of covering Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee," for the upcoming LP, Don't Let the Bastards Get You Down: A Tribute to Kris...

    January 7, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Cypress Hill Rock (and Rap)

    Cypress Hill Rock (and Rap) | ARTICLE

    Since cracking into platinum territory with their 1991 self-titled debut, Cypress Hill -- B-Real, DJ Muggs and Sen Dog -- have been among hip-hop's most consistently successful, acclaimed and stoned acts. On 1999's Skull & Bones, the...

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Soul Asylum Return

    Soul Asylum Return | ARTICLE

    Soul Asylum recently celebrated the group's twentieth anniversary with a show at First Avenue in Minneapolis. "It was extremely touching," says singer/guitarist Dave Pirner. "It seemed like First Avenue was overflowing with love. I'm getting emotional just...

    December 7, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Joey's Final CD "Life-Affirming"

    Joey's Final CD "Life-Affirming" | ARTICLE

    After the Ramones said "Adios amigos" for the final time in 1996, singer Joey Ramone wasted no time in starting the recording of what would unfortunately turn out to be his posthumous solo album, Don't Worry About...

    December 6, 2001 12:00 AM ET