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  • Magic And Loss

    Magic And Loss | ALBUM REVIEW

    This is an album about death — and how to live with it. It is an eyewitness account, documented in compelling song, of a losing battle with cancer, the mourning after and the little miracles that, for...

    January 23, 1992 12:00 AM ET
  • Ten

    Ten | ALBUM REVIEW

    All hail seattle's new sons of Zeppelin, still kicking and shrieking with a whole lotta moxie. Soundgarden bolts out of the starting gate on Badmotorfinger with a nifty high-speed inversion of the "How Many More Times" riff...

    December 12, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • Metallica: From Metal to Main Street

    Metallica: From Metal to Main Street | ARTICLE

    This has to be a first. Metallica's James Hetfield is sitting in the oak-paneled library-cum-lounge of the band's Paris hotel, the très posh...

    November 14, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • Use Your Illusion I

    Use Your Illusion I | ALBUM REVIEW

    Let's get something straight: Axl Rose has a machine-gun mouth, and he'll probably never live down that ugly "immigrants and faggots" line in "One in a Million." But Rose does not discriminate. He's pissed off at everybody,...

    October 17, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • Lollapalooza Proves The Most Successful Tour of the Festival Season

    Lollapalooza Proves The Most Successful Tour of the Festival Season | ARTICLE

    According to the definition printed on the back of the official tour T-shirt, a Lollapalooza is something, or somebody, very striking or exceptional; also,...

    September 19, 1991 11:40 AM ET
  • Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Pays Tribute to Charlie Parker

    Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Pays Tribute to Charlie Parker | ARTICLE

    After nearly thirty years as the rhythmic backbone of the Rolling Stones, drummer Charlie Watts is still a man who prefers not to...

    September 5, 1991 11:10 AM ET
  • What's So Bad About The Black Crowes?

    What's So Bad About The Black Crowes? | ARTICLE

    That's amazing, man!" howls Chris Robinson, staring incredulously at the front page of today's paper. "I never thought I'd be on the cover of...

    May 30, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • The Stones Target the War with New Single

    The Stones Target the War with New Single | ARTICLE

    I thought it would be a good idea for the live album to have something new on it, not just the same old things...

    March 21, 1991 12:00 PM ET
  • Bob Dylan Dips Into His Archives for 'Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3'

    Bob Dylan Dips Into His Archives for 'Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3' | ARTICLE

    Bob Dylan, whose enormous archive of unreleased studio and concert recordings has been the bread and butter of the bootleg record industry for...

    March 21, 1991 12:00 PM ET
  • Talkin' Blues

    Talkin' Blues | ALBUM REVIEW

    Bob Marley remains the indisputable king of reggae. In the ten years since Jamaica's favorite musical son succumbed to the ravages of cancer, the search for a worthy successor — a "new Marley" with comparable vision, personality...

    March 7, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • The Stones Hit Home at Wembley Stadium

    The Stones Hit Home at Wembley Stadium | ARTICLE

    Back on a Hometown Stage after seven years of semi-retirement and another ten months of touring the rest of the world, the Rolling Stones sounded neither tired nor tiresome as they whipped through their

    August 23, 1990 12:00 PM ET
  • Goo

    Goo | ALBUM REVIEW

    My God, they're playing tunes! Sort of. Goo, the major-label hello by the ex-indie guitar-rape gods in Sonic Youth, is damn near musical by their standards, a brilliant, extended essay in refined primitivism that deftly reconciles rock's...

    August 9, 1990 12:00 AM ET
  • Variations On A Theme: Red House

    Variations On A Theme: Red House | ALBUM REVIEW

    Jimi Hendrix was many things – monster rock sex god, guitar genius, acid spiritualist, master improviser. But he was first and foremost a...

    May 3, 1990 2:50 PM ET
  • The Chess Box

    The Chess Box | ALBUM REVIEW

    When he died in 1983 at the age of sixty-eight, McKinley Morganfield was possibly the best-known bluesman in the world. Yet the notoriety of the onetime Mississippi plantation hand known as Muddy Waters is due largely to...

    January 25, 1990 12:00 AM ET
  • Freedom

    Freedom | ALBUM REVIEW

    The end of a decade really seems to bring out the fear and loathing in Neil Young. In 1969, he bid an embittered adieu to the shaky Sixties promise of Peace and Love with the irascible guitars...

    November 2, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' Uneasy Truce

    The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' Uneasy Truce | ARTICLE

    This seems almost like old times. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are huddled together over the recording console at Olympic Studios, in...

    September 7, 1989 12:00 PM ET
  • Stones Complete Album

    Stones Complete Album | ARTICLE

    The Rolling Stones have made one of their best albums in over a decade, and they've done it in record time. "We'd never...

    August 10, 1989 1:50 PM ET
  • World In Motion

    World In Motion | ALBUM REVIEW

    This kind of good-conscience pop is always the toughest to pull off. Jackson Browne's most endearing and enduring qualities — the eternal boyish yearning in his voice, the genial and folkish warmth of his writing, the quiet...

    July 13, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Pixies Cast Their Spell

    Pixies Cast Their Spell | ARTICLE

    Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV was all set to go. An anthropology major at the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, with a passing interest...

    June 15, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Lou Reed: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Lou Reed: The Rolling Stone Interview | ARTICLE

    The heckling starts in the middle of the very first song. Above the steely guitar strains of "Romeo Had Juliette," the gritty ode to...

    May 4, 1989 2:20 PM ET
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