194 items by John D. Luerssen

  • Jack Johnson's New Dreams

    Jack Johnson's New Dreams | ARTICLE

    Although each of his first two albums sold more than a million copies, Jack Johnson isn't above tinkering in his garage. It's there, in fact, that the Hawaiian native and avid surfer recorded his third studio...

    March 3, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Rouse Readies "Nashville"

    Rouse Readies "Nashville" | ARTICLE

    Josh Rouse will release his fifth album, Nashville, next March. Named for Nebraska-born Rouse's adopted hometown (where the set was crafted), the upcoming disc was recorded by Brad Jones, who also produced the singer-songwriter's acclaimed 2003 disc,...

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Weezer: Out of the Garage

    Weezer: Out of the Garage | ARTICLE

    With Geffen's backing, Weezer started practicing beyond the confines of their garage in July and August 1993 on new equipment in the professional facility known as Cole Rehearsals in Hollywood. Running through long-time staples like "My Name...

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Strummer, Rancid Booted

    Strummer, Rancid Booted | ARTICLE

    Previously unreleased tracks by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Rancid and Dropkick Murphys will hit shelves on November 9th when Hellcat Records -- the label co-owned by Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong -- releases the twenty-six-track compilation, Give...

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Weezer Scrap Rubin Tracks

    Weezer Scrap Rubin Tracks | ARTICLE

    Weezer have scrapped the sessions they recorded in December with producer Rick Rubin (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jay-Z, Johnny Cash) for their fifth album and have started again fresh. With help from engineer Chad Bamford, the band...

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Westerberg Can't Sell Out

    Westerberg Can't Sell Out | ARTICLE

    Paul Westerberg wanted to sell out in the worst way. But when he took "Jingle (Buy It)," the lead track on Folker (due September 7th), around to America's biggest retailers, they passed. "It was written to...

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Cuomo Packing for Harvard

    Cuomo Packing for Harvard | ARTICLE

    Weezer are expected to finish recording their fifth album next month with producer Rick Rubin for a late 2004/early 2005 release, but their singer has loftier goals on his mind. Rivers Cuomo plans to return to Harvard...

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Ted Leo "Shakes" Again

    Ted Leo "Shakes" Again | ARTICLE

    Indie rocker Ted Leo will release a new studio album, Shake the Sheets, on October 19th. Recorded with his backing band the Pharmacists, the follow-up to 2003's Hearts of Oak was produced by Chris Shaw, who has...

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Weezer Mates Bury the Hatchet

    Weezer Mates Bury the Hatchet | ARTICLE

    Rivers Cuomo's estrangement from former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp officially ended on February 12th, when the pair shared the stage for the first time since 1997. Attendees of Sharp's California State Fullerton solo gig were stunned as...

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Oliveri Wants Back in QOTSA

    Oliveri Wants Back in QOTSA | ARTICLE

    Nick Oliveri says he still wants to be a member of Queens of the Stone Age, despite a statement issued by frontman Josh Homme last week that said the two had "recently parted ways." "I didn't quit...

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Weezer, Rubin Get to Work

    Weezer, Rubin Get to Work | ARTICLE

    After a false start last year, Weezer are back on track to record their fifth album and have tapped producer Rick Rubin (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys) to oversee matters. "Right now we're just playing acoustically,"...

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Weezer's Bell Bears "Twins"

    Weezer's Bell Bears "Twins" | ARTICLE

    During Weezer's time off last winter, guitarist Brian Bell was hard at work with his other band, the Space Twins, putting the finishing touches on their full-length debut. The result is The End of Imagining, a twelve-song...

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Blink-182 Album Taking Off

    Blink-182 Album Taking Off | ARTICLE

    Following two months of demo-ing new songs, Blink-182 have begun recording the anticipated follow up to 2001's Take Your Pants Off and Jacket. Working in a large, rented house-turned-studio in San Diego with producer Jerry Finn, the platinum-selling pop/punk trio has...

    April 9, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Great White Break Silence

    Great White Break Silence | ARTICLE

    For the first time since the fire at Great White's February 20th show in Warwick, Rhode Island, singer Jack Russell reached out to fans via a Web post today on mistabone.com. The fire killed ninety-nine people, including Great White guitarist...

    April 3, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Metallica Bring Free DVD

    Metallica Bring Free DVD | ARTICLE

    Metallica's St. Anger, due June 10th, will include a free DVD featuring live versions of all its eleven songs. Wayne Isham, who has worked on a number of the band's videos (including "Enter Sandman" and "Wherever I...

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • De la Rocha Stages "March"

    De la Rocha Stages "March" | ARTICLE

    Former Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha collaborated with DJ Shadow on "March of Death," a new song the two have posted on their anti-war Web site, marchofdeath.com. "I hope [this song] not only makes us think,"...

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Gin Blossoms Bloom Again

    Gin Blossoms Bloom Again | ARTICLE

    The newly reunited Gin Blossoms are working on a comeback album that they hope to finish this year. The band, which split in 1997 after two albums, is currently on a U.S. tour. "We've got a handful of songs that...

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Pete's Resolution: Who Album

    Pete's Resolution: Who Album | ARTICLE

    Pete Townshend has made a New Year's resolution: to write and record a new Who studio album in 2003. The album would be the band's first in more than twenty years, and the first without bassist John Entwistle, who died...

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Moby Attacked in Boston

    Moby Attacked in Boston | ARTICLE

    Moby was attacked as he tried to get into his car following a gig at Boston's Paradise Club last night. According to the musician, he signed autographs for fans outside the venue when three men assaulted him with mace and...

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Matt Sharp Returns

    Matt Sharp Returns | ARTICLE

    Former Weezer bassist and Rentals frontman Matt Sharp will release his debut solo album in March. Sharp -- who sued Weezer over songwriting royalties in April -- is without a solo deal, but he's entertaining record company...

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM ET