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  • For Slash, Life After Guns Is Grand

    For Slash, Life After Guns Is Grand | ARTICLE

    "I do all my interviews in the toilet," announces Slash over the phone from the bathroom of his hotel room in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where the former Guns N' Roses guitarist is opening up for AC/DC with...

    October 10, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Warning: Green Day Have Grown Up ... a Bit

    Warning: Green Day Have Grown Up ... a Bit | ARTICLE

    "Check this out," exclaims Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, "we're better than we've ever been before." Bassist Mike Dirnt does him one better: "We're the best live band in the world." Given the jovial, cut-up mood...

    October 4, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • STP, Creed, Astbury Help Tell Doors' Story

    STP, Creed, Astbury Help Tell Doors' Story | ARTICLE

    "Gods and heroes, of past and future, were all present last night," enthused the Cult's Ian Astbury after a tribute to the Doors for VH1's Storytellers on Tuesday. "It was haunted, completely, the spirits were in the...

    September 27, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Rage Bassist Arrested for VMA Stunt

    Rage Bassist Arrested for VMA Stunt | ARTICLE

    The MTV Video Music Awards has always had its share of ad-libbed moments, and last night's festivities at New York City's Radio City Music Hall were no exception. Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford scaled a...

    September 8, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Green Day's Billie Joe "Burning a Bridge to 21st Century"

    Green Day's Billie Joe "Burning a Bridge to 21st Century" | ARTICLE

    If Pat Buchanan and Ralph Nader can run for president, why not Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong? With the release of the band's new album, Warning, a little over a month away, Armstrong has donned a...

    August 23, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Page Pulls Plug on Black Crowes Shows

    Page Pulls Plug on Black Crowes Shows | ARTICLE

    Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, who has been enjoying a career resurgence touring with the Black Crowes, suffered a back injury that has forced the hybrid band to pull the plug on the second leg of...

    August 15, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • This Time Cameron Crowe Gets Zeppelin for Movie Soundtrack

    This Time Cameron Crowe Gets Zeppelin for Movie Soundtrack | ARTICLE

    Cameron Crowe managed to snare the use of four classic Led Zeppelin songs for his forthcoming movie, Almost Famous, much to his surprise. The hard rockers are notoriously stingy with their catalog, and wouldn't let Crowe use...

    August 10, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Brian Wilson Settles Suit With Former Partner

    Brian Wilson Settles Suit With Former Partner | ARTICLE

    Almost a year after Brian Wilson filed suit against one-time collaborator Joe Thomas seeking damages and a break-up of their 1997 joint venture -- and Thomas' counter lawsuit, filed ten days later -- the two former partners...

    July 18, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Roger Waters Recording New Studio Album

    Roger Waters Recording New Studio Album | ARTICLE

    Roger Waters fans starving for new music from the former Pink Floyd bassist may soon have reason to rejoice. Following the completion of the final leg of his In the Flesh Tour, which winds up on...

    June 30, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Eddie Van Halen Undergoing Cancer Prevention Treatment

    Eddie Van Halen Undergoing Cancer Prevention Treatment | ARTICLE

    At the end of last week, Eddie Van Halen was not in the studio laying down tracks for the band's upcoming album, or plotting the next tour with -- or without --David Lee Roth. Instead, he was...

    May 30, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Smashing Pumpkins to Split After Tour

    Smashing Pumpkins to Split After Tour | ARTICLE

    Billy Corgan dropped the bomb shortly before the Smashing Pumpkins were due to take the stage of Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheater Tuesday night. In a pre-show, on-air interview with radio station KROQ, the frontman revealed that the...

    May 24, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Dickey Betts Fires Back at Allman Brothers

    Dickey Betts Fires Back at Allman Brothers | ARTICLE

    Dickey Betts is not taking his suspension from the Allman Brothers lying down. On May 20 Betts fired off a missive to the Allman Brothers official Web site www.allmanbrothersband.com, explaining the content of the infamous fax sent...

    May 23, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Noel Gallagher Steps Out of Oasis

    Noel Gallagher Steps Out of Oasis | ARTICLE

    Oasis moved on after the departure of guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs and bassist Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, but can it do the same without group mastermind Noel Gallagher? Just four days after Oasis cancelled their show in Barcelona,...

    May 23, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Metallica Sue Napster for Copyright Infringement

    Metallica Sue Napster for Copyright Infringement | ARTICLE

    You just knew an artist would eventually pick up the gauntlet and sue Napster, the company responsible for software that enables the free sharing and distribution of MP3 files. Metallica, the no-nonsense San Francisco-based metal statesmen, have...

    April 13, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Phil Collins Suing Former Band Members

    Phil Collins Suing Former Band Members | ARTICLE

    After Phil Collins' big win at the Oscars on Sunday you'd think that he'd be making a deposit in the karma bank. But instead the entertainer, reported to be worth a whopping $450 million, filed suit against...

    March 30, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Kelis Doesn't Get Mad, She Gets Even

    Kelis Doesn't Get Mad, She Gets Even | ARTICLE

    Harlem-born Kelis doesn't suffer fools gladly. You can tell that just by listening to the lyrics of her hit single, "Caught Out There," with its reproachful chorus of "I hate you so much right now." She may...

    March 9, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Michael Clearned in Slander Suit

    Michael Clearned in Slander Suit | ARTICLE

    It looks like George Michael's luck has started to change for the better. The $10 million lawsuit filed against the singer by former Los Angeles police officer Marcelo Rodriguez was dismissed by a Los Angeles Superior Court...

    February 17, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Gene Simmons Talks About Life After Kiss

    Gene Simmons Talks About Life After Kiss | ARTICLE

    Kiss may have said they're pulling the plug on the band, but when we grilled Gene Simmons about the demise to the mascara-wearing warriors, all he would intone was "this is the end of Kiss as a...

    February 16, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Former Pumpkins Bassist Nabbed on Drug Charges

    Former Pumpkins Bassist Nabbed on Drug Charges | ARTICLE

    D'Arcy Wretzky, former Smashing Pumpkins bassist, was arrested in the early morning hours of Jan. 25 on the west side of Chicago after she allegedly purchased three bags of crack cocaine. According to police, undercover officers observed...

    February 9, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Surviving INXS Members to Tour

    Surviving INXS Members to Tour | ARTICLE

    The surviving members of INXS will get together for a short tour as part of Tim Rice's Musical Spectacular, which kicks of in Brisbane, Australia on April 25.Don't expect updated versions of the band's greatest hits on...

    February 3, 2000 12:00 AM ET
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