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  • Phish Cover Velvet Underground for Vegas Soiree

    Phish Cover Velvet Underground for Vegas Soiree | ARTICLE

    One would think Las Vegas and hippies would mix like oil and water, but actually, the neon-plated Oasis of Greed has played host to some of the most awe-inspiring performances by many a jam band, Phish included....

    November 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Bigger, Better, Faster, moe.

    Bigger, Better, Faster, moe. | ARTICLE

    These days, recording a "road album" is about as fresh a rock gesture as opening a show by shouting "Hello Cleveland" or making a lame "Freebird" joke come encore time. It's a concept moe. guitarist Chuck Garvey writes off as...

    September 11, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Ol' Blue Eyes Is Mourned

    Ol' Blue Eyes Is Mourned | ARTICLE

    As the weekend passed, plans unfolded for the funeral and legacy of Frank Sinatra. The leader and last living member of the famed Brat Pack will be remembered at a private vigil Tuesday night conducted by Cardinal Roger Mahony at...

    May 19, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • The Last Trip: Unfinished Dead Music

    The Last Trip: Unfinished Dead Music | ARTICLE

    Although it's common knowledge that the Grateful Dead were in the midst of recording when Jerry Garcia died almost three years ago, former keyboardist Vince Welnick shed more light on the unfinished album in a recent conversation...

    April 20, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Report: Jeff Tweedy

    Live Report: Jeff Tweedy | ARTICLE

    With two new albums brewing -- one a highly publicized collaboration with Billy Bragg due in June, the other a Wilco record slated for release this fall -- folks may have anticipated that Jeff Tweedy would debut new material when...

    March 31, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Sonny Bono Dead At 62

    Sonny Bono Dead At 62 | ARTICLE

    Entertainer turned congressman Sonny Bono was found dead Monday night. Bono died after hitting a tree and suffering head injuries while skiing at Lake Tahoe's Heavenly Ski Resort on the Nevada side of the California-Nevada border. Bono was reported missing at 7...

    January 7, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • INXS Members Say Rumors Not True

    INXS Members Say Rumors Not True | ARTICLE

    Mercury Records announced yesterday that, contrary to rumors, INXS is not auditioning new lead singers to take the place of the late Michael Hutchence. Although both print and television news reported that auditions were being held in New York, London and Sydney,...

    December 25, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • INXS Singer Found Dead In Sydney Hotel Room

    INXS Singer Found Dead In Sydney Hotel Room | ARTICLE

    INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence was found dead in a Sydney, Australia hotel room shortly before noon local time on Saturday, Nov. 22. After Hutchence failed to appear for a morning appointment with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, a Ritz Carlton employee...

    November 22, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Green Day's "Nimrod" Charts At No. 10

    Green Day's "Nimrod" Charts At No. 10 | ARTICLE

    Green Day is "hitchin' a ride" up the charts with their new release, Nimrod. The album sold 81,000 copies its first week in the stores, securing the No. 10 slot on the Billboard album chart. The band is...

    October 24, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Verve Single Tops Charts But Success Is Bittersweet

    Verve Single Tops Charts But Success Is Bittersweet | ARTICLE

    The Verve gets backhanded on their way back. After a two-year recording hiatus, the band released their most popular single to date, only to have 100 percent of the royalties go to former Rolling Stones manager, Allen Klein....

    October 11, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Stones, Dylan In Top Ten

    Stones, Dylan In Top Ten | ARTICLE

    In chart news, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan have re-entered the U.S. pop charts with their new releases at No.3 and No.10, respectively. Bridges to Babylon, the Stones' latest, marks the 39th time the band has cracked the charts with...

    October 10, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Farm Aid '97 Raises Big Bucks

    Farm Aid '97 Raises Big Bucks | ARTICLE

    While 30,000 people helped raise more than $600,000 for America's farmers, a host of entertainers at Farm Aid '97 at Chicago's New World Music Theatre on Saturday gave them all a solid day of fun and music. Beck, along...

    October 7, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • William S. Burroughs Dead At 83

    William S. Burroughs Dead At 83 | ARTICLE

    One of the last links to the beat generation has been broken. William S. Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and Junkie died Saturday at age 83 after suffering a heart attack. The son of a successful St. Louis businessman, Burroughs graduated from...

    August 5, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Eazy-E's Widow Files Suit Against Former Manager

    Eazy-E's Widow Files Suit Against Former Manager | ARTICLE

    Ruthless Records, in conjunction with Eazy-E's widow Tomica Woods, has filed suit against the deceased rapper's erstwhile manager George Heller. The suit claims that Heller surreptitiously held large profits from Eazy-E and the record company. Heller counters that he helped the rapper...

    July 29, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • DeVoe Pleads Guilty, Sentenced To Community Service

    DeVoe Pleads Guilty, Sentenced To Community Service | ARTICLE

    Ronnie DeVoe, member of the band New Edition, pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of resisting arrest and was sentenced to 20 hours of community service. DeVoe was arrested in a Louisville, Ky., hotel room last February after police encountered him,...

    July 11, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Bowie Receives Lukewarm Response In Italy

    Bowie Receives Lukewarm Response In Italy | ARTICLE

    David Bowie may be a big hit on Wall Street, but his stock is low in Italy. The Thin White Duke's current trans-Atlantic tour isn't faring too well; his first two Italian shows only sold to one-sixth of capacity. Some...

    July 4, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Ticketmaster To Offer Discounted Tickets On Website

    Ticketmaster To Offer Discounted Tickets On Website | ARTICLE

    Ticketmaster announced yesterday that it is now offering discounted tickets to a variety of Southern California concerts, theater and sporting events via the company's website, www.ticketmaster.com. The tickets will be available day-of-show, often at half-price. These...

    June 25, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Iggy Hospitalized After Stage Diving Mishap

    Iggy Hospitalized After Stage Diving Mishap | ARTICLE

    Iggy Pop isn't as resilient as he used to be. The 50-year-old pioneer of punk was hospitalized after a botched stage dive during his headlining set at R.O.A.R.'s Columbus, Ohio, show. Iggy was released shortly after being...

    June 11, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • McCartney Reaches Into The Attic For Some New Material

    McCartney Reaches Into The Attic For Some New Material | ARTICLE

    Is Paul McCartney reaching back to the past in order to hype the future? Less than a week before the U.S. release of his first solo album in four years (which he describes as being reminiscent of...

    May 23, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Blige Holds Strong On Top Of Charts

    Blige Holds Strong On Top Of Charts | ARTICLE

    Chart news - The "queen of hip-hop," Mary J Blige, sits at the top of the charts with her fourth album, Share My World. The album, released only last week, has already sold 240,000 copies. Nashville stalwart...

    May 2, 1997 12:00 AM ET
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