143 items by Jenny Eliscu

  • Funeral

    Funeral | ALBUM REVIEW

    The liner notes to this exceptional debut from the Arcade Fire refer to the recent deaths of several family members — which explains why Funeral aches with elegiac intensity. Chilly imagery from this indie-rock band's native Montreal...

    December 9, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • 50 Cent Goes Hollywood

    50 Cent Goes Hollywood | ARTICLE

    By Thanksgiving, 50 Cent will have a new single on the radio and a new album nearly finished. But that's not all the rapper has on his agenda: During the next few months, he's appearing in animated...

    November 5, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Bruce, Pearl Jam, Dixie Chicks Rock Vote For Change Tour in D.C.

    Bruce, Pearl Jam, Dixie Chicks Rock Vote For Change Tour in D.C. | ARTICLE

    Thirteen of the artists participating in the historic Vote for Change Tour will perform at a blowout finale in Washington, D.C., on October 11th....

    October 14, 2004 12:00 PM ET
  • Donnas Get Out the Vote

    Donnas Get Out the Vote | ARTICLE

    In a unprecedented initiative to get voters to the polls, Warner Music Group is affixing pro-voting stickers on all new CDs. Between now and Election Day, nearly fifty releases -- including albums by R.E.M., the Donnas and...

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • The Libertines Blow Up

    The Libertines Blow Up | ARTICLE

    Just as their self-titled second album is gaining momentum, it seems the most exciting band to come out of the U.K. in years may be ready for the curtain to come down. With breakups, break-ins, hard drugs...

    October 7, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Morello, Kid Rock Clash

    Morello, Kid Rock Clash | ARTICLE

    When the Republican National Convention descended on New York last week, rockers came with it. Lynyrd Skynyrd jammed for an audience of Southern Republicans, Kid Rock headlined a party hosted by the Recording Industry Association of America,...

    September 9, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Hot Fuss

    Hot Fuss | ALBUM REVIEW

    Don't be fooled by their retro threads and the the in their name: The Killers threaten to pry dance rock from the steely grip of hipsterdom and thrust it unrepentantly into the mainstream. The Rapture are artier,...

    July 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Warner to Ax Eighty Artists

    Warner to Ax Eighty Artists | ARTICLE

    More than a thousand employees got pink slips from the new Warner Music Group in March; now the company plans to drop almost half of its 170 artists. At press time, final decisions had not been made....

    June 3, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • What's Next for the Who

    What's Next for the Who | ARTICLE

    More than twenty years after the Who released their last studio album – 1982's It's Hard – Pete Townshend and

    March 18, 2004 12:00 PM ET
  • New Faces: Franz Ferdinand

    New Faces: Franz Ferdinand | ARTICLE

    Earlier this year, Scottish art-funk band Franz Ferdinand found itself in strange company: The quartet's song "Take Me Out" -- released on the small Domino label -- landed at Number Three on the British singles chart, just...

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: Amy Lee

    Q&A: Amy Lee | ARTICLE

    Underneath her oversize beige sweater, Amy Lee is all glammed up: pinkish-red eye shadow, a black dress with a bondage-inspired bustier and her trademark gauzy wristbands. She's just come from Late Show With David Letterman, where her...

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • What's Next for the Who

    What's Next for the Who | ARTICLE

    More than twenty years after the Who released their last studio album -- 1982's It's Hard -- Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are working on a new one. According to a source in Townshend's camp, the guitarist has...

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Clapton Back at Crossroads

    Clapton Back at Crossroads | ARTICLE

    "I should have done it a long time ago," says Eric Clapton about his tribute to the man who first inspired him to pick up a guitar, Robert Johnson. The album, titled Me and Mr. Johnson, is...

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Mick Jagger: Call Him Sir Mick

    Mick Jagger: Call Him Sir Mick | ARTICLE

    "It was all rather wonderfully formal," said Mick Jagger after being knighted by Prince Charles on December 12th. In honor of the occasion....

    January 22, 2004 2:50 PM ET
  • Justin Timberlake: The New King of Pop

    Justin Timberlake: The New King of Pop | ARTICLE

    At the butcher shop, a steakhouse in downtown Memphis, a banquet size table is crowded with people who are all somehow associated with...

    December 25, 2003 3:25 PM ET
  • Lennon's "Legend" Continues

    Lennon's "Legend" Continues | ARTICLE

    "It was quite something to watch all the stuff," says Yoko Ono of combing through archival footage for the new Lennon Legend -- The Very Best of John Lennon DVD. "It was quite difficult, actually." The disc -- a companion piece...

    December 21, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Elliott Smith: 1969-2003

    Elliott Smith: 1969-2003 | ARTICLE

    Singer-songwriter Elliott Smith died on October 21st after stabbing himself in the chest. He was thirty-four. Discovered by his girlfriend in their Los...

    November 27, 2003 6:40 PM ET
  • Folklore

    Folklore | ALBUM REVIEW

    It's been three years since Nelly Furtado's debut — enough time for her to sell 2 million CDs, win a Grammy and have a baby. But the song remains the same: A slick multiculti hodgepodge, Folklore is...

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Blink-182

    Blink-182 | ALBUM REVIEW

    Blink-182's protracted adolescence has finally ended. There is nary a goofy moment on the San Diego punk-pop band's fifth album, which is more experimental and harder-hitting than anything else it has done. On "I Miss You," the...

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Sony-BMG Deal Means Layoffs

    Sony-BMG Deal Means Layoffs | ARTICLE

    By this time next year, the music industry could be in the hands of three huge companies. On November 6th, Sony Music and the Bertelsmann Music Group announced their intention to merge. The combined company, to be...

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM ET