160 items by Gavin Edwards

  • Beck's 'Odelay': The Secret History

    Beck's 'Odelay': The Secret History | ARTICLE

    I thought Odelay might be the last time I got a chance to make a record," Beck says of his 1996...

    February 21, 2008 11:15 AM ET
  • The Studio Albums 1967-1968

    The Studio Albums 1967-1968 | ALBUM REVIEW

    At the beginning of 1967, the three Gibb brothers got on a boat and left behind a marginal Australian career with hopes of making it big in England. By April they had an international hit with "New...

    March 10, 2007 12:00 AM ET
  • Justin Timberlake Wows at MSG

    Justin Timberlake Wows at MSG | ARTICLE

    Between the third song ("My Love") and the fourth ("Señorita") of his sold-out show at Madison Square Garden, Justin Timberlake gathered his band...

    March 8, 2007 12:00 PM ET
  • Scissor Sisters Get Dirty in NYC

    Scissor Sisters Get Dirty in NYC | ARTICLE

    Because we never got to see Elton John play in the '70s, we went to see the Scissors Sisters on Saturday night at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. We feel safe in saying that there is...

    March 5, 2007 3:07 PM ET
  • Prince Rocks the Super Bowl

    Prince Rocks the Super Bowl | ARTICLE

    The last time CBS aired the Super Bowl, the halftime show featured Janet Jackson, her exposed breast and some sunburst-shaped nipple jewelry that failed to become a fashion trend. Somehow, Prince got hired this year as an...

    February 5, 2007 9:03 AM ET
  • Nashville

    Nashville | ALBUM REVIEW

    Compared to some of his fellow R&B giants, Solomon Burke doesn't bring depth of feeling to his music so much as an extraordinary ability to sell a song — remember, this is the same guy who used...

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Hysteria

    Hysteria | ALBUM REVIEW

    "Pour some sugar on me," Def Leppard sang on their fourth album, and producer Mutt Lange obliged, coating songs like "Animal" and "Rocket" in a sweet multitracked glaze until they became the decade's tastiest pop-metal candy. Not...

    November 1, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (Reissue)

    Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (Reissue) | ALBUM REVIEW

    It took Lucinda Williams six years and three producers to make her best album, an amazing record that sounds like it was casually banged out in a particularly creative weekend. It's steeped in Southern life, from song...

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • There Is A Season

    There Is A Season | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Byrds are still among the most underrated bands in rock history. One reason is that they didn't have a unique, charismatic frontman: Five California folkie boys came together one jingle-jangle morning in 1964 and then careened...

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • The Who Take Philadelphia

    The Who Take Philadelphia | ARTICLE

    Wachovia CenterPhiladelphiaSeptember 12th, 2006 Let's face it – the Who's reputation has declined. Maybe it's because they've done too many greatest-hits tours,...

    October 5, 2006 12:00 PM ET
  • Last Man Standing

    Last Man Standing | ALBUM REVIEW

    Jerry Lee Lewis is older and tougher than you. At seventy, he could eat your liver for breakfast, sleep with your kid sister and then burn down your house after a light lunch. So rounding up twenty-one...

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • The Who Kick Off North American Tour in Philly

    The Who Kick Off North American Tour in Philly | ARTICLE

    On the opening gig of their North American tour at the Wachovia Center in Philly last night, the Who managed to electrify, reviving past glories and getting a shot of energy from their new material. For two-and-a-quarter...

    September 13, 2006 1:05 PM ET
  • The Complete Reprise Sessions

    The Complete Reprise Sessions | ALBUM REVIEW

    "In the early Seventies, when many people thought rock and country went together like cod and ice cream, Gram Parsons was proving them wrong with the melodic blend he liked to call ""cosmic American music."" As he...

    June 6, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • The 100 Best Covers: Fleetwood 'In Flagrante'

    The 100 Best Covers: Fleetwood 'In Flagrante' | ARTICLE

    Cameron Crowe had been covering Fleetwood Mac since 1973. "I had gotten a ride with a date to see Fleetwood Mac and the...

    May 18, 2006 2:50 PM ET
  • Pay The Devil

    Pay The Devil | ALBUM REVIEW

    "How polished is Van Morrison's brand of musical mysticism? On last year's Magic Time, he sang a list of smutty British films and made it sound like cosmic wisdom. After forty years of astral moods, Morrison seems...

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • The Continuing Drama of Mary J. Blige

    The Continuing Drama of Mary J. Blige | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 996 from March 23, 2006. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's...

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker

    You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker | ALBUM REVIEW

    Willie Nelson's cracked-leather voice is a national treasure, and an instrument he applies to everything from Gershwin to reggae. But he's never better than when he's singing lonely-Texas-cowboy songs, and on this album he draws from the...

    March 6, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Yellowcard Rock With Strings Attached

    Yellowcard Rock With Strings Attached | ARTICLE

    Last year, after Yellowcard finished touring behind the platinum hit Ocean Avenue, the Jacksonville, Florida, band's sonic architects -- frontman Ryan Key and bassist Pete Mosely -- decided they needed a grittier environment and moved to New...

    February 13, 2006 11:40 AM ET
  • Colbert Country

    Colbert Country | ARTICLE

    Stephen Colbert the newscaster sometimes performs circumcisions on the air. When introduced to an Indian woman, Colbert asks her, "Gandhi or Sitting Bull?" He...

    November 3, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Truman Show: Philip Seymour Hoffman Soars in 'Capote'

    Truman Show: Philip Seymour Hoffman Soars in 'Capote' | ARTICLE

    Philip Seymour Hoffman is a slob. His doughy face is adorned with several days' worth of stubble; his strawberry-blond hair looks like it was styled with an eggbeater. At lunch, he slouches in his seat and shovels...

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM ET