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20 items by Joe Levy

  • The Beastie Boys Are Back In Town

    The Beastie Boys Are Back In Town | ARTICLE

    This story is from the August 6th, 1998 issue of Rolling Stone. When the Beastie Boys go on tour, as they will this August for the first time in three years, this is how they register at...

    May 4, 2012 1:40 PM ET
  • MDNA

    MDNA | ALBUM REVIEW

    Early one morning the sun was shining and she was lying in bed, wondering why he had her cash and if her hair was still red. An idea for a song bubbled, and she wasn’t sure if...

    March 26, 2012 10:20 AM ET
  • The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond

    The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond | ALBUM REVIEW

    If you're not already bitten by the Hunger Games bug, you may be unaware that District 12 is what's left of Appalachia in the not-too-distant future, or that the games pit 24 teenagers in a battle to...

    March 20, 2012 12:05 AM ET
  • Paralytic Stalks

    Paralytic Stalks | ALBUM REVIEW

    What do you do when the orgy's over? Tidy up, look at the pictures and – maybe – obsess over the consequences. After two LPs of glammy freak funk celebrating polymorphous urges both musical and sexual, Kevin...

    February 7, 2012 10:20 AM ET
  • Old Ideas

    Old Ideas | ALBUM REVIEW

    Every song on Leonard Cohen's first album of new material in eight years takes place in the wee small hours. Tempos are at a kingsnake crawl and the sound is full of caresses, variations on the classy...

    January 26, 2012 12:00 AM ET
  • Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan

    Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan | ALBUM REVIEW

    This collection, assembled in honor of Amnesty International's 50th birthday, is stuffed with 80 artists, from Pete Seeger (folk-music deity, b. 1919) to Miley Cyrus (hot mess, b. 1992). Revelation and humor are in as short supply...

    January 24, 2012 12:20 AM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Bruce Springsteen: The Rolling Stone Interview | ARTICLE

    This afternoon, Bruce Springsteeen has a lot on his mind. There is the matter of band rehearsals and the thirty-seven-date world tour that...

    November 1, 2007 2:50 PM ET
  • Alternate Takes: The Recent LPs from Springsteen and Fogerty

    Alternate Takes: The Recent LPs from Springsteen and Fogerty | ARTICLE

    "I always felt that the musician's job, as I experienced it growing up, was to provide an alternative source of information," Bruce Springsteen...

    October 18, 2007 2:30 PM ET
  • Alternate Takes: VMAs Are DOA

    Alternate Takes: VMAs Are DOA | ARTICLE

    Since details about VMA-night fights are still coming to light, Rock Daily isn't quite done with the Vegas fiasco we covered exhaustively earlier this month. Here's Joe Levy's take: It's hard to say exactly which was...

    September 24, 2007 1:46 PM ET
  • "Timebomb"

    "Timebomb" | SONG REVIEW

    A soul scream gives way to a sound like an alarm clock and a synthetic stomp in this one-off single. As Beck has...

    September 6, 2007 11:45 AM ET
  • Alternate Takes: Go (Kanye) West to the Future

    Alternate Takes: Go (Kanye) West to the Future | ARTICLE

    Hip-hop is dead. This news was delivered late last year by Nas in a single of the same name, it was then confirmed...

    August 9, 2007 12:00 PM ET
  • Modern Times

    Modern Times | ALBUM REVIEW

    The new Dylan album starts with the voice of God in the mountains and the sound of pistols in the streets. Bad...

    August 14, 2006 12:20 AM ET
  • Hail! Hail! Rock & Roll: Chuck Berry Slays New York Crowd Dead

    Hail! Hail! Rock & Roll: Chuck Berry Slays New York Crowd Dead | ARTICLE

    Don't go by me. Because by me, Chuck Berry is the alpha and omega of rock & roll. Rock's first great singer-songwriter, inspiration for the Beatles and the Stones — hell, taught Keith Richards every trick he...

    June 19, 2006 8:30 AM ET
  • Rufus Wainwright at Carnegie Hall: More Rainbows Than Stormy Weather

    Rufus Wainwright at Carnegie Hall: More Rainbows Than Stormy Weather | ARTICLE

    >The concertmaster drew applause when he came onstage to tune the 36-piece orchestra. The conductor garnered cheers. The star himself nearly got a standing ovation just for making the walk to the microphone. It was the second...

    June 16, 2006 4:58 PM ET
  • Cold Roses

    Cold Roses | ALBUM REVIEW

    At its best, Cold Roses lives between the twin blooms of the Rolling Stones' "Dead Flowers" and the Grateful Dead's American Beauty, each of which turned to country music at the start of the Seventies to sustain...

    June 2, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • The Strokes Test Their Own Limits on Second Album

    The Strokes Test Their Own Limits on Second Album | ARTICLE

    In a second-floor studio on East Twelfth Street in Manhattan, the Strokes are rehearsing a dark drone, a dirty, swinging vamp that sounds...

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Is This It

    Is This It | ALBUM REVIEW

    This is the stuff of which legends are made. Recorded in a sub-basement studio off Avenue A in Manhattan, where the air was blue with cigarette smoke and three pictures from a Victoria's Secret catalog were taped...

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Terror Twilight

    Terror Twilight | ALBUM REVIEW

    For ten years, Pavement's Stephen Malkmus has been rock & roll's greatest expressionist, his work marked by an emotional clarity all the more impressive for the way it stays doggedly fuzzy around the edges. Terror Twilight is...

    June 24, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • The Boys Are Back In Town

    The Boys Are Back In Town | ARTICLE

    W hen the Beastie Boys go on tour, as they will this August for the first time in three years, this is how they...

    August 6, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Beastie Boys Get Nasty

    Beastie Boys Get Nasty | ARTICLE

    The calls started in mid-January, and they were all marked Urgent. For the next two and a half months, the employees at Nasty Little...

    June 11, 1998 2:55 PM ET
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