256 items by Colin Devenish

  • British DJ John Peel Dies

    British DJ John Peel Dies | ARTICLE

    British DJ John Peel died of a heart attack last night while on vacation with his family in Peru; he was sixty-five. A fixture at BBC's Radio 1, Peel hosted live performances from everybody from Jimi Hendrix in the Sixties...

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • DMB Pay for Bus Dumping

    DMB Pay for Bus Dumping | ARTICLE

    Dave Matthews Band is donating $50,000 to both the Friends of the Chicago River and the Chicago Park District as investigations continue into allegations that the group's tour bus dumped human waste into the river and onto a passing tour...

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Husker Du Men Reunite

    Husker Du Men Reunite | ARTICLE

    The estranged songwriters of Husker Du reunited onstage Thursday in Minneapolis as part of a benefit for Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller, who was diagnosed with throat cancer last spring. Bob Mould and Grant Hart played a pair of Husker...

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Geto Boys Declare "War"

    Geto Boys Declare "War" | ARTICLE

    Bushwick Bill returned to notorious hardcore rap crew the Geto Boys after seven years for one reason: timing. "Everything that's out there now is not dealing with social issues," he says. "Party anthems and party things aren't what people need...

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Matthews, Harris Go Dixie

    Matthews, Harris Go Dixie | ARTICLE

    Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, and Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger and former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha are contributing tracks to the soundtrack for Because of Winn-Dixie. The Wayne Wang film, based on Kate DiCamillo's children's book, will...

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • KRS-One: "I Cheered 9/11"

    KRS-One: "I Cheered 9/11" | ARTICLE

    KRS-One has ignited controversy with his comments as a panelist at The New Yorker Festival on October 2nd, claiming that he and other African-Americans "cheered when 9/11 happened . . . I say that proudly." As reported in...

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • McGrath Does "Extra" Work

    McGrath Does "Extra" Work | ARTICLE

    Ever since Sugar Ray named the follow-up album to their breakthrough smash 14:59 -- a reference to fifteen fleeting minutes of fame -- it's been clear that singer Mark McGrath has the pop-star life in perspective. Having...

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Springfield's Palmer Dies

    Springfield's Palmer Dies | ARTICLE

    Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer died Monday of an apparent heart attack; he was fifty-eight. Born in Canada in 1946, Palmer was an early collaborator with Neil Young, first in the Mynah Birds, a band that also...

    October 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Ezra Rock Kerry, Clinton

    Ezra Rock Kerry, Clinton | ARTICLE

    When Better Than Ezra play John Kerry's post-debate party Friday night in St. Louis, the Senator and presidential candidate might get a bit more than just live entertainment -- he could be the recipient of a little...

    October 6, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Harrison Sister on Heist

    Harrison Sister on Heist | ARTICLE

    Louise Harrison's car was broken into Sunday in Little Rock, Arkansas, but the sister of the late Beatles' guitarist George Harrison says that -- contrary to published reports -- the items stolen were of little consequence. "There was...

    October 5, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • The Roots Play for Planet

    The Roots Play for Planet | ARTICLE

    The Roots, Third Eye Blind, Michelle Shocked, the Coup, and Dead drummer Mickey Hart will perform at the second annual We the Planet Music and Activism Festival. The brainchild of environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill, the concert...

    October 4, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • FBI Must Open Lennon File

    FBI Must Open Lennon File | ARTICLE

    A judge has ordered the FBI to turn over the last ten pages of a secret file on John Lennon to college professor Jon Wiener. The author of Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files, Wiener...

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Legendary DJ Muni Dies

    Legendary DJ Muni Dies | ARTICLE

    New York DJ and radio personality Scott Muni died last night at the age of seventy-four. A long-time fixture at WNEW-FM, Muni had worked at classic rock station Q104.3 for the past six years. The station issued...

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Queen Latifah Sings

    Queen Latifah Sings | ARTICLE

    Queen Latifah's new collection of standards, The Dana Owens Album, began with a request from above. "My momma said it's time to sing, and I always listen to my momma," says Latifah, born Dana Owens. "Actually, I...

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Del-Fi's Keane Opens Door

    Del-Fi's Keane Opens Door | ARTICLE

    Bob Keane is the man who gave Sam Cooke, Ritchie Valens, Frank Zappa, Bobby Fuller and Barry White their breaks in the music business. A hotshot clarinet player who got his start playing with Artie Shaw, Keane...

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Hendrix Brother Loses Bid

    Hendrix Brother Loses Bid | ARTICLE

    A Seattle judge has denied a bid by Leon Hendrix, the half-brother of Jimi Hendrix, to overturn his father's will and gain control of twenty-five percent of the late rock legend's estate. The decision by Judge Jeffrey...

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Jimmy Kimmel Comes Alive

    Jimmy Kimmel Comes Alive | ARTICLE

    In the eighteen months since Jimmy Kimmel Live debuted on ABC, the late-night show has become a favorite destination for bands seeking to flog their latest wares. In an effort to avoid the typically sterile experience of...

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Nelson, Buffett Join Hicks

    Nelson, Buffett Join Hicks | ARTICLE

    Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks' new album Selected Shorts boasts contributions from Hicks' fellow iconoclasts Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Van Dyke Parks and head Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes. Set for release October 26th, the thirteen-track concoction of...

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Lost Hendrix Show Found

    Lost Hendrix Show Found | ARTICLE

    A videotape of a 1969 Jimi Hendrix concert in Stockholm, Sweden, that was meant to be erased has been found by Swedish television...

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Johnny Ramone Dead

    Johnny Ramone Dead | ARTICLE

    Johnny Ramone died in his sleep yesterday afternoon (September 15th) after a five-year fight with prostate cancer; the Ramones guitarist and leader was fifty-five. Ramone (born John Cummings) kept his sickness private for four years, and news of...

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET