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  • The Father of Sampling Speaks

    The Father of Sampling Speaks | ARTICLE

    Ask any E-dropping, glitter-wearing, backpack-toting club kid who first delved into the world of sampling and she'll probably retort with a name from the early pioneers of rap. Grandmaster Flash or Kool Herc come to mind much...

    March 27, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Tom Waits Impresses Crowd at Rare Show

    Tom Waits Impresses Crowd at Rare Show | ARTICLE

    For the six hundred fans that rose at dawn for tickets to Tom Waits' free, live performance, the wait was worth it. As they single-filed into Austin, Texas' ornate Paramount Theater at midnight on Saturday (March 20),...

    March 22, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • The Freed Men

    The Freed Men | ARTICLE

    It's nearly impossible to talk about the "indie ethos" without mentioning Sebadoh. For the last ten years, the fluid trio has been the quintessential lo-fi band, modestly recording in a basement and slowly working its way up the stairway to...

    February 22, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Female Artists Dominate 1999 Grammy Nominations

    Female Artists Dominate 1999 Grammy Nominations | ARTICLE

    The Grammys have always been a bone of contention for music lovers. Not only do listeners not get to vote, but they're forced to watch as their favorite artists get passed over in favor of commercial successes, cookie-cutter bands and...

    January 6, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Sunny Day Real Estate Struggle for Success

    Sunny Day Real Estate Struggle for Success | ARTICLE

    By definition, being in a rock band is tragic. Rarely do groups with the stamina and talent to swim against the tide of mediocrity tread water long enough to reach the island of accomplishment. Never is their course free from...

    October 26, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Report: Sunny Day Real Estate

    Live Report: Sunny Day Real Estate | ARTICLE

    Most live shows follow a pattern: Open with something catchy but obscure; move into the new material, sprinkling in a couple of old tunes for the faithful; close with the radio hit; encore with another radio hit. And while Sunny Day...

    September 29, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Fifteen legends Nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

    Fifteen legends Nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame | ARTICLE

    Although the ballots are not in, word is out. Fifteen legendary musicians have been nominated as candidates for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The nominees, who represent the rock idiom from gospel to...

    September 24, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Report: Luna

    Live Report: Luna | ARTICLE

    Every die-hard fan savors the anticipation that accompanies a favored band's live performance. You count down the days, plan your weekend around it, hope they play your this or that song, and strategize your navigation through the crowd to the...

    September 16, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Heavy Cloud, No Rain

    Heavy Cloud, No Rain | ARTICLE

    It's been nearly three years since Blind Melon lead singer Shannon Hoon was found dead on a tour bus from what was attributed to an accidental heroin overdose. And it's taken almost as long for the clouds looming over his...

    September 14, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Walking on the Moon: '98 VMAs Report

    Walking on the Moon: '98 VMAs Report | ARTICLE

    Ah, fall. The changing of the leaves, the shortening of the days and the passing of little moon men from one manicured celebrity hand to another. What better way to usher in a new season than with the annual MTV...

    September 11, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Shudder Settle the Score

    Shudder Settle the Score | ARTICLE

    Now that studios have discovered the commercial potential of moviesoundtracks, scores that actually complement films have become a rarity. It'seasier, after all, to slap together a couple of surefire radio hits and a feworiginal tracks from hot mainstream acts than to...

    July 30, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Ginger Spice's Departure Marks "End Of The Beginning"

    Ginger Spice's Departure Marks "End Of The Beginning" | ARTICLE

    Can there be a Spice World without Ginger? Since Geraldine Halliwell, the feisty redhead and self-proclaimed "leader" of the Spice Girls, announced her final exit from the group on Sunday, that is the question lingering on everyone's mind. Last Wednesday, British...

    June 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Report: Bjork

    Live Report: Bjork | ARTICLE

    In a smoke-filled midtown Manhattan ballroom, hundreds of fans restlessly awaited the arrival of the Icelandic techno-princess, Bjork, who was set to hit the stage at 9 p.m. When she finally sauntered onstage a half-hour late with her pre-pubescent, flat-footed walk...

    May 12, 1998 12:00 AM ET
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