36 items by Greg Heller

  • Anthrax on Anthrax

    Anthrax on Anthrax | ARTICLE

    Anthrax never wanted this kind of publicity. The seminal New York metal band's name is all over the press these days for all the wrong reasons -- a small outbreak of the bio-terrorist disease of choice in...

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Cake's Head Baker

    Cake's Head Baker | ARTICLE

    When those Tijuana horns blow over that twangy guitar noodling and that funky bass starts walking and that spare drum beats. . . . When a voice eases dryly into the grove sing/speaking a sardonic spin on...

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Reed, Moby Honor Lennon

    Reed, Moby Honor Lennon | ARTICLE

    Whereas all things tribute -- TV specials and all-star compilations -- frequently veer towards the contrived, last night's rock elite homage to John Lennon felt refreshingly true. Held at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, the...

    October 3, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Petty in the Studio

    Petty in the Studio | ARTICLE

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have begun work on their next album. Tracking at Los Angeles' Cello Studios, the band is again working with Rick Rubin, who produced 1999's Echo, 1996's She's the One and Petty's last...

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • System Talk New Album

    System Talk New Album | ARTICLE

    System of a Down have tracked thirty-three songs for their next album, the follow-up their 1998 eponymous debut. While the progressive metal men won't be releasing the whole lot of tunes (some will disappear into the vault,...

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Fountains Man Talks Josie

    Fountains Man Talks Josie | ARTICLE

    Adam Schlesinger is a busy man. In the past few months he's produced the forthcoming Verve Pipe album, produced and written tracks for the Josie and the Pussycats soundtrack, landed a new deal for his band Ivy,...

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Flaming Lips to Make Feature Film

    Flaming Lips to Make Feature Film | ARTICLE

    When you've recorded a four-disc set requiring the simultaneous playback of all four and composed a symphony expressly for a forty-piece boombox orchestra, the logical next move would be to write, direct, produce, score and star in...

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Wilco's Tweedy Talks 'Foxtrot'

    Wilco's Tweedy Talks 'Foxtrot' | ARTICLE

    Chicago rockers Wilco are nearing completion on their fourth full-length album (sixth if you include the two Woody Guthrie tributes recorded with Billy Bragg), which they have tentatively titled, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." On the release docket for July...

    March 6, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Grammys Goofier Backstage

    Grammys Goofier Backstage | ARTICLE

    Backstage at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards offered a typical buffet of soundbytes as winners and presenters filed through the press room to field flying questions from quote-thirsty journalists. Few artists escaped without addressing the controversial Eminem/Elton...

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Ben Folds Still Alive Without Five

    Ben Folds Still Alive Without Five | ARTICLE

    A scant two months after announcing the breakup of the Ben Folds Five, frontman Ben Folds is nearing completion on his first solo album. Working in his adopted homeland of Australia, where he moved several years ago,...

    December 21, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Pavement's Malkmus Connects With Elastica's Frischmann

    Pavement's Malkmus Connects With Elastica's Frischmann | ARTICLE

    On the brink of releasing his first solo effort since the dissolution of Pavement, singer Stephen Malkmus has asked Elastica's Justine Frischmann to join his touring band. Old pals, the two had previously worked together when Malkmus...

    December 20, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Jay Farrar Readies New Album, Plots Winter Tour

    Jay Farrar Readies New Album, Plots Winter Tour | ARTICLE

    With a solo album near completion, alt.country kingpin Jay Farrar has emerged from exile and mapped out a small U.S. club tour to commence mid-January of next year. Operating without management, Farrar himself plotted the gigs to...

    December 14, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Dave Matthews Talks Producers, New Album

    Dave Matthews Talks Producers, New Album | ARTICLE

    Feeling particularly revelatory at last week's My VH1 Music Awards, Dave Matthews spilled some beans about his band's forthcoming record. The singer revealed that the new album is to be called Everyday, and the first single is...

    December 1, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Wilco Side Projects Stay Busy

    Wilco Side Projects Stay Busy | ARTICLE

    As Wilco head ever deeper into sessions for their fourth album proper (sixth counting the two Woody Guthrie records with Billy Bragg), the band members are somehow finding time to branch out into an eclectic array of...

    November 29, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Pavement Singer Wraps Up Solo Debut

    Pavement Singer Wraps Up Solo Debut | ARTICLE

    Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will reemerge around Valentine's Day with the release of his first solo album. Although Pavement have not officially called it quits, "It's as official as it'll ever be," says a Matador Records...

    November 15, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Weezer Reunite With Ocasek for Next Album

    Weezer Reunite With Ocasek for Next Album | ARTICLE

    Four years since the release of their sophomore album Pinkerton, Weezer are finally set to begin recording their third album. Sessions are slated to commence Dec. 1 in Los Angeles, with production duties assigned to ex-Cars frontman...

    November 10, 2000 12:00 AM ET