182 items by Gavin Edwards

  • A Look Back: Bruce Springsteen's 'Darkness on the Edge of Town'

    A Look Back: Bruce Springsteen's 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' | ARTICLE

    For his fourth record, Bruce Springsteen cut off his beard — and also shaved the shaggy romantic epics of Born to Run. What emerged were ten taut rock songs about people crushed by family, by...

    March 20, 2003 12:50 PM ET
  • The Essential Sly & The Family Stone

    The Essential Sly & The Family Stone | ALBUM REVIEW

    Could any group represent the divide between the Sixties and the Seventies better than Sly and the Family Stone? They were the best funk band of the Sixties, mixing up sex, racial politics and an unstoppable groove....

    March 17, 2003 1:00 AM ET
  • Essential Clash

    Essential Clash | ALBUM REVIEW

    Since The Clash's demise, there have been many compilations of their work; unfortunately, most of them sound like they were sequenced with a dartboard. This two-disc collection, organized roughly chronologically, finally does them justice: The first disc...

    March 11, 2003 1:00 AM ET
  • The Bends

    The Bends | ALBUM REVIEW

    Fans of Radiohead's 1993 single "Creep" basically divided into two camps: those who loved it as a dynamic slice of self-loathing rock & roll, and those who just enjoyed the skrakunk-skrakunk guitar distortion before every chorus. On...

    March 11, 2003 1:00 AM ET
  • Crazy: The Demo Sessions

    Crazy: The Demo Sessions | ALBUM REVIEW

    Ever wonder what Willie Nelson sounded like before he grew a beard? In the Sixties, Nashville didn't know what to make of this Texan with the conversational singing style, so they buried his idiosyncratic phrasing underneath horns...

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac | ALBUM REVIEW

    Fleetwood Mac are a great band who have never had a great compilation. The pinnacle of their achievements is the three albums they released between 1975 and 1979: Fleetwood Mac and Rumours, two immaculate pop records about...

    November 28, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Armed Forces (Reissue)

    Armed Forces (Reissue) | ALBUM REVIEW

    With this flawless series of reissues, Rhino continues to treat Elvis Costello like a king. Each album has thorough, funny liner notes by Costello and a whole bonus disc of B sides and outtakes. The records aren't...

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Blue Wild Angel: Live At The Isle Of Wight

    Blue Wild Angel: Live At The Isle Of Wight | ALBUM REVIEW

    "A bit more volume on this one, Charlie, it's going to need it," says a roadie testing microphones — and then Jimi Hendrix comes onstage and proves him absolutely right. This live album captures a thrilling Hendrix...

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Inside Wants Out

    Inside Wants Out | ALBUM REVIEW

    Compared to John Mayer's Room for Squares, his debut, Inside Wants Out, originally self-released in 1999, sounds like an unplugged record. It contains three songs that Mayer later reworked for Squares — "No Such Thing," "My Stupid...

    October 8, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Greatest Hits

    Greatest Hits | ALBUM REVIEW

    Bjork's unearthly voice swoops and careens, so she makes pop music to match, where you never know whether to expect a techno rhythm or a string section. Like the songs of Iceland's other leading exports, Sigur Ros,...

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Bounce

    Bounce | ALBUM REVIEW

    The pleasures of Bon Jovi are inseparable from their limitations: They will always find a way to please the crowd. The same lack of subtlety that produces supremely catchy choruses also leads to a ballad titled "You...

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Demolition

    Demolition | ALBUM REVIEW

    For some musicians, songwriting is like tooth extraction; for others, it's as easy as brushing twice a day. Like Prince and Stephin Merritt, rising alt-country star Ryan Adams is a compulsive songwriter. His third solo album, Demolition,...

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Ozzfest Funny and Scary

    Ozzfest Funny and Scary | ARTICLE

    There wasn't much in the way of heavy-metal depravity at the 2002 edition of Ozzfest. And certainly not on the tour bus of P.O.D., parked behind the main stage at the Montage Mountain ski resort in Scranton, Pennsylvania. There were,...

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Puddle of Mudd's True Grit

    Puddle of Mudd's True Grit | ARTICLE

    Did you think prejudice against long hair went out with the Age of Aquarius? According to Puddle of Mudd lead singer Wes Scantlin, it's alive and well in rural Missouri, where he grew up. "People look at...

    November 6, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • No Doubt Make Party Music

    No Doubt Make Party Music | ARTICLE

    No Doubt began as a good-time ska-party band, full of California sunshine. But in the last few years, that's been obscured by smog: bruised egos within the band, gloomy lyrics and weak record sales for last year's...

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Sum 41: Teenage Rock & Roll Machine

    Sum 41: Teenage Rock & Roll Machine | ARTICLE

    Deryck "Bizzy D" Whibley has a question for Toronto: "Who here saw us a week and a half ago at the Warped Tour?" Blink-182 are the headliners tonight, but this is Sum 41's hometown; the audience of...

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Wyclef Jean, Renaissance Man

    Wyclef Jean, Renaissance Man | ARTICLE

    The traffic light turns red on 125th Street in New York, stopping the progress of Wyclef Jean's Town Car. A middle-aged gentleman wearing an...

    October 12, 2000 12:35 PM ET
  • The Half Naked Truth About Blink-182

    The Half Naked Truth About Blink-182 | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 846 from August 3, 2000. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's premium...

    August 3, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers Rise Again

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers Rise Again | ARTICLE

    Twenty-two years ago, before the platinum records, the world tours, the drug addictions and overdoses, before anyone had put the words chili, hot, peppers...

    April 27, 2000 12:05 PM ET
  • Nine Inch Nails, Blink-182, Chili Peppers and More Rock Down Under

    Nine Inch Nails, Blink-182, Chili Peppers and More Rock Down Under | ARTICLE

    Big Day Out Melbourne Ras Showgrounds January 30th, 2000 Melbourne, Australia The year 2000 arrived in Australia ten hours before it hit...

    March 16, 2000 12:00 PM ET