8 items by David Thigpen

  • Jam Master Case Gets Cloudier

    Jam Master Case Gets Cloudier | ARTICLE

    Just weeks before the first anniversary of the murder of Jam Master Jay, an arrest and a flurry of highly publicized new allegations have caused movement in the stalled police investigation. But sources close to the slain...

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam, Eagles, Natalie Merchant, More Flee Labels

    Pearl Jam, Eagles, Natalie Merchant, More Flee Labels | ARTICLE

    Who needs a big record company? It's a question once asked only by do-it-yourself punks and indie entrepreneurs, but it can now be heard...

    June 26, 2003 12:00 PM ET
Will "Idol" Winner Be a Star?

    Will "Idol" Winner Be a Star? | ARTICLE

    Weeks before Kelly Clarkson walked off American Idol a winner, a SWAT team of producers, songwriters, video directors, stylists, A&R men, photographers and image makers gathered to map out her future. RCA, the label that was guaranteed a record deal with...

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Keep Movin' On

    Keep Movin' On | ALBUM REVIEW

    Of all the phases of Sam Cooke's brief, incandescent career — from his early gospel stardom to his amazing leap into pop and soul that almost single-handedly shoved black music into the future — none is more...

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Michael's Show a Thriller

    Michael's Show a Thriller | ARTICLE

    Nearly an hour past its scheduled 7:40 p.m. curtain time, Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration got underway at Madison Square Garden Friday night before a packed house, but its opening was less than auspicious. As the star...

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • You Had It Coming

    You Had It Coming | ALBUM REVIEW

    Sure, they've got lightning moves and thundering power, but guitar gods live by the same laws that govern lesser mortals: Only the most adaptable shall prevail. So now that old masters like Clapton and Santana are enjoying...

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • You Win Again

    You Win Again | ALBUM REVIEW

    For years now, Van Morrison has been resolutely chipping away at his own myth: The sublime Celtic poet, the transcendental visionary of Moondance and Astral Weeks — nothing would please him more than to see those images...

    October 18, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam Set Sales Record with 'Vs.'

    Pearl Jam Set Sales Record with 'Vs.' | ARTICLE

    Vs., the highly anticipated sophomore LP by Seattle's pride and joy Pearl Jam debuted at No. 1 and set a U.S. sales record...

    December 9, 1993 12:00 PM ET