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  • The Rolling Stone Interview: Henry Rollins

    The Rolling Stone Interview: Henry Rollins | ARTICLE

    Pearl jam, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Belly, the Lemonheads, Porno for Pyros – all the major alterna-heavies got name checks in Time...

    December 23, 1993 10:30 AM ET
  • In Utero

    In Utero | ALBUM REVIEW

    This is the way Nirvana's Kurt Cobain spells success: s-u-c-k-s-e-g-g-s. Never in the history of rock & roll overnight sensations has an artist, with the possible exception of John Lennon, been so emotionally overwhelmed by his sudden...

    September 16, 1993 12:00 AM ET
  • Don't Tread On Me: Metallica's James Hetfield

    Don't Tread On Me: Metallica's James Hetfield | ARTICLE

    James Hetfield of Metallica is not a Song-and-Snappy-Patter man on stage, the singer-guitarist's idea of between-song banter is the kind of street-simple, off-color...

    April 15, 1993 3:05 PM ET
  • The Chess Box

    The Chess Box | ALBUM REVIEW

    "Maybellene," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Sweet Little Sixteen," "Johnny B. Goode," "Memphis" and "Promised Land" are six damn good reasons a Great Retro Box treatment of Chuck Berry is long overdue. And there are sixty-five more just like...

    January 27, 1993 12:00 AM ET
  • Television

    Television | ALBUM REVIEW

    Once out of time, always out of time: In 1977 the stunning ice-blue guitarchitecture and defiant spirit of free-jamming wanderlust on Television's debut album, Marquee Moon, blew wide holes through cream-puff AOR rock and the already calcifying...

    October 29, 1992 12:00 AM ET
  • Artist of the Year: R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe on the Band's First Decade

    Artist of the Year: R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe on the Band's First Decade | ARTICLE

    For R.E.M., the past twelve months have been the Year of the Big Music Biz Awards, and there's a small mountain of them...

    March 5, 1992 3:10 PM ET
  • Jimi: The Man and the Music

    Jimi: The Man and the Music | ARTICLE

    When Jimi Hendrix sent his Fender Stratocaster up in flames at the end of his...

    February 6, 1992 12:00 PM ET
  • 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
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