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  • How Moonalice Turned One Businessman's Dream Into a T Bone Burnett-Produced LP

    How Moonalice Turned One Businessman's Dream Into a T Bone Burnett-Produced LP | ARTICLE

    At a recent Moonalice gig, guitarist and arranger G.E. Smith decided to keep the band on its toes: Out of the blue, he told everyone to start playing Emmylou Harris' "Crescent City," which wasn't on the set...

    June 5, 2009 11:38 AM ET
  • Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Reunite Onstage at New York Benefit

    Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Reunite Onstage at New York Benefit | ARTICLE

    Just after 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 4th, Paul McCartney finally uttered the phrase that the 6,000 people in New York's Radio City Music Hall had been desperate to hear for more than three hours. "At this...

    April 6, 2009 8:15 AM ET
  • Rolling With The Dead: Legends Rock Three Back-to-Back Shows in New York

    Rolling With The Dead: Legends Rock Three Back-to-Back Shows in New York | ARTICLE

    "It's just like playing a three-hour show," said the Dead's Bob Weir, backstage at New York's Angel Orensanz theater, "but it's broken up by cab rides." Weir wasn't joking. To unofficially kick off their spring reunion...

    March 31, 2009 10:15 AM ET
  • The Teen Queen of 2008: Taylor Swift

    The Teen Queen of 2008: Taylor Swift | ARTICLE

    Lil Wayne and Coldplay may have battled it out for 2008's top-selling album, but the year's indisputable winner was a 19-year-old who...

    February 5, 2009 5:30 PM ET
  • Obama's Secret Record Collection

    Obama's Secret Record Collection | ARTICLE

    When Barack Obama moved into the White House on January 20th, he gained access to five chefs, a private bowling alley – and a...

    February 5, 2009 3:25 PM ET
  • Backstage at the Rock & Roll Inauguration: The Dead's Phil Lesh on Obama Gig

    Backstage at the Rock & Roll Inauguration: The Dead's Phil Lesh on Obama Gig | ARTICLE

    Talk about change: One of the bands invited to perform at one of President Obama's Inaugural Balls was the Dead, the icons formerly known as the Grateful Dead. The band was part of the rock & roll...

    February 5, 2009 2:48 PM ET
  • Live At Ludlow Garage 1970

    Live At Ludlow Garage 1970 | ALBUM REVIEW

    You have to feel a little sorry for the Allman Brothers Band, a seminal group for whom the words luck and timing have never fully applied. In the wake of last year's weighty Dreams boxed set and...

    August 9, 1990 12:00 AM ET
  • Seven Turns

    Seven Turns | ALBUM REVIEW

    You have to feel a little sorry for the Allman Brothers Band, a seminal group for whom the words luck and timing have never fully applied. In the wake of last year's weighty Dreams boxed set and...

    August 9, 1990 12:00 AM ET
  • Walking With A Panther

    Walking With A Panther | ALBUM REVIEW

    Aesthetically speaking, L.L. Cool J probably couldn't have picked a worse time to release Walking With a Panther, his long-awaited third album. In 1987, the rapper's brash Bigger and Deffer set new standards for rap music. Before...

    September 7, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Yo Frankie!

    Yo Frankie! | ALBUM REVIEW

    Although Dion Dimucci has spent the last decade making slick born-again Christian albums, you wouldn't know it from the first track on Yo Frankie, his long overdue shot at a secular pop comeback. Eager to reclaim his...

    June 15, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Irish Heartbeat

    Irish Heartbeat | ALBUM REVIEW

    It would be hard to imagine a more natural merger of pop and folk than this collaboration between Van Morrison and Ireland's preeminent oldwave traditional band, the Chieftains. Yet even those expectations don't prepare one for the...

    August 11, 1988 12:00 AM ET
  • Lovesexy

    Lovesexy | ALBUM REVIEW

    It make me dance, it make me cry," Prince purrs on the title track of his tenth album, "and when I touch it, race cars burn rubber in my pants." Longtime Prince fans (you know, the kind...

    June 16, 1988 12:00 AM ET
  • I'm Your Man

    I'm Your Man | ALBUM REVIEW

    As second comings go, there probably isn't a less likely one than that of the Canadian poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Though his kind of confessional romantic despair would appear to be hopelessly passé in the Eighties,...

    June 16, 1988 12:00 AM ET
  • Canciones De Mi Padre

    Canciones De Mi Padre | ALBUM REVIEW

    Depending on how seriously one takes Linda Ronstadt these days, Canciones de Mi Padre ("Songs of My Father") is either a deeply felt homage to her family's Mexican heritage or the party-gag album of the year. For...

    January 14, 1988 12:00 AM ET
  • Strangeways, Here We Come

    Strangeways, Here We Come | ALBUM REVIEW

    "This story is old — I know/But it goes on," bleats Morrissey on the Smiths' fifth album. Perhaps it will, but not in this form. Recorded last spring, before guitarist Johnny Marr left the band (followed in...

    December 3, 1987 12:00 AM ET
  • Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead Musical Mismatches at Giants Stadium

    Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead Musical Mismatches at Giants Stadium | ARTICLE

    Bob Dylan and the Grateful DeadGiants StadiumEast Rutherford, New JerseyJuly 12th, 1987 While the 71,598 fans who crammed into Giants Stadium had...

    September 10, 1987 1:05 PM ET
  • In the Dark

    In the Dark | ALBUM REVIEW

    "Touch of Grey," the song of rejuvenation and reconciliation that opens In the Dark, is a fairly obvious state-of-the-Dead message, from its bright melody to its "I will get by/I will survive" chorus. But another one of...

    August 13, 1987 12:00 AM ET
  • Ballot Result

    Ballot Result | ALBUM REVIEW

    In a better world, neither of these albums would exist. D. Boon, the hulking frontman and guitarist of the Minutemen, would not have died in a van accident three days before Christmas 1985, and the trio's surviving...

    May 21, 1987 12:00 AM ET
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