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  • People of the Year: Thom Yorke of Radiohead

    People of the Year: Thom Yorke of Radiohead | ARTICLE

    Radiohead's fourth album, Kid A, is the strangest rock & roll success story of the new century, a set of cryptic, digitally...

    December 14, 2000 11:55 AM ET
  • A Magic Science: Celebrating Jimi Hendrix

    A Magic Science: Celebrating Jimi Hendrix | ARTICLE

    A Magic ScienceBrooklyn Academy of MusicOctober 21st, 2000 Brooklyn It is rock's great what if puzzle: What would Jimi Hendrix be playing today? His influence as a guitarist and sound alchemist is so pervasive...

    December 14, 2000 11:10 AM ET
  • Kid A

    Kid A | ALBUM REVIEW

    The first track on Radiohead's fourth album is called "Everything in Its Right Place." Actually, nothing in the song sounds like it is in its proper place. An electric piano marches in arrhythmic circles, crisscrossed by the...

    October 12, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience | ALBUM REVIEW

    Jimi Hendrix was a curious mixture of instinctive genius and crippling perfectionism. The guitarist took two years to make three landmark studio LPs — Are You Experienced?, Axis: Bold as Love and Electric Ladyland,...

    September 28, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam Play First Show Since Roskilde

    Pearl Jam Play First Show Since Roskilde | ARTICLE

    Pearl Jam / Sonic YouthGTE Virginia Beach AmphitheaterVirginia Beach, Virginia August 3rd, 2000 There was a guy named Anthony," singer Eddie Vedder...

    September 14, 2000 12:10 PM ET
  • Nine Dead At Pearl Jam Concert

    Nine Dead At Pearl Jam Concert | ARTICLE

    On Friday, June 30th, at 10:15 P.M., Per Johansen reported for duty. A volunteer security guard at Denmark's Roskilde Festival, Johansen took up his...

    August 17, 2000 12:25 PM ET
  • Jimi Hendrix Four-CD Rarities Compilation Set for Sept. 12 Release

    Jimi Hendrix Four-CD Rarities Compilation Set for Sept. 12 Release | ARTICLE

    On February 11th, 1969, Jimi Hendrix was producing the Buddy Miles Express at the Record Plant in New York when he decided it...

    August 17, 2000 12:00 PM ET
  • Makin' Love Is Good For You

    Makin' Love Is Good For You | ALBUM REVIEW

    When Eric Clapton and B.B. King first traded guitar licks, onstage during a King engagement at the Cafe Au Go Go in Manhattan in late 1967, Clapton was twenty-two, a member of Cream and already God, according...

    July 6, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Era '87-'93

    Live Era '87-'93 | ALBUM REVIEW

    There is a definitive souvenir of the live G n' R experience lurking somewhere in the band's attic. This baby isn't it, for reasons having little to do with the actual performances. Like, where are the dates...

    January 20, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • The Battle of Rage Against the Machine

    The Battle of Rage Against the Machine | ARTICLE

    Zack de la Rocha clearly recalls how the hurt, anger and cruel surprise – the compound whack of ignorant racism – literally knocked the...

    November 25, 1999 11:15 AM ET
  • Greatest Concerts of the 1990s: the Beastie Boys' 'Hello Nasty' Tour

    Greatest Concerts of the 1990s: the Beastie Boys' 'Hello Nasty' Tour | ARTICLE

    Most pop, rock and rap acts go on tour to promote a new record. Mike Diamond, Adam Yauch and Adam Horovitz of the...

    September 30, 1999 5:50 PM ET
  • Reznor Returns With Bold New Album

    Reznor Returns With Bold New Album | ARTICLE

    Trent Reznor is ready to sing. Bent slightly at the waist, tightly gripping the microphone as if he's about to wring its little metallic...

    July 8, 1999 12:00 PM ET
  • The Resurrection of Tom Waits

    The Resurrection of Tom Waits | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 815 from June 24, 1999. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's...

    June 24, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Red-Hot Reunion

    Red-Hot Reunion | ARTICLE

    Frank Sinatra cut hits in this room. Brian Wilson masterminded the Beach Boys' 1966 jewel, Pet Sounds, here. Tonight, in Studio Two at Ocean Way Recording (the former United Western Studios), in Los Angeles, the star on...

    April 7, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Guitar Gods

    Guitar Gods | ARTICLE

    In his first Rolling Stone interview, published in March 1968, Jimi Hendrix described the moment that changed his life forever: "The first guitarist...

    April 1, 1999 12:00 PM ET
  • Who Else!

    Who Else! | ALBUM REVIEW

    Jeff Beck makes albums with infuriating infrequency. When he does, the guitarist acts more like a guest star than the main attraction. For Who Else!, his fifth album in two decades, Beck co-wrote just three of the...

    April 1, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Artist of the Year: The Beastie Boys

    Artist of the Year: The Beastie Boys | ARTICLE

    Mike Diamond is very pleased but a little confused about the Beastie Boys' latest triumph: the Artists of the Year crown in Rolling...

    January 21, 1999 2:40 PM ET
  • Moby Grape

    Moby Grape | ALBUM REVIEW

    They had the looks, the songs, the guitars (three of 'em) and the singing (five drop-dead, blues-angel voices) — everything they needed to be America's Beatles and Rolling Stones combined. Everything except the luck. Six monthsafter releasing...

    January 12, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Billy Corgan Blasts the Critics

    Billy Corgan Blasts the Critics | ARTICLE

    Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins can't think of one new rock album that turned him on in 1998. "You don't want to...

    December 24, 1998 12:05 PM ET
  • The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert

    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert | ALBUM REVIEW

    He says it in a stern, martial tone, just within earshot of the microphone, turning to his musicians and barking each word in a mathematical cadence: "Play ... fuckin'... loud!" The rage and disdain in Bob...

    October 6, 1998 12:00 AM ET
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