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Avenged Sevenfold Drummer Died of Accidental Overdose

    Avenged Sevenfold Drummer Died of Accidental Overdose | ARTICLE

    Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan died on December 28, 2009 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs and alcohol, Orange County Deputy Coroner Mitchell Sigal told Rolling Stone. Toxicology reports indicate that Sullivan suffered "acute...

    June 9, 2010 1:39 PM ET
  • Slang

    Slang | ALBUM REVIEW

    In the '80s, Def Leppard's extravagant productions and power-rock anthems prompted a generation to empty its pockets and unzip its pants in pursuit of pop nirvana. But today's listeners want more than cheap thrills and stomping sing-alongs....

    February 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Good Buds

    Good Buds | ARTICLE

    The door of their luxury bus closes, and 311 shuttle off on the 12-hour overnight drive from Los Angeles to Park City, Utah, where...

    October 2, 1997 1:55 PM ET
  • Generation Swine

    Generation Swine | ALBUM REVIEW

    Last year, '80s metal stalwarts Motley Crue announced that they were getting back together with original vocalist Vince Neil, who acrimoniously left the band, in 1992. They claimed that the reunion would lead them in a new...

    June 26, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Hand It Over

    Hand It Over | ALBUM REVIEW

    Dinosaur Jr mastermind J Mascis' lethargic vocals and sprawling rhythms predated slacker culture, and his 1987 album, You're Living All Over Me, served as a vital influence for bands like the Lemonheads, Pavement and even Nirvana. But...

    March 10, 1997 1:00 AM ET
  • Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson Hit CMJ with Surprise Set

    Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson Hit CMJ with Surprise Set | ARTICLE

    The newspaper ads mentioned nothing about Nine Inch Nails. In fact, the ads simply read, NOTHING. The event, a surprise CMJ Music Marathon...

    October 17, 1996 12:00 PM ET
  • Evil Empire

    Evil Empire | ALBUM REVIEW

    Heavy metal has never been much of a forum for political discourse. Not that all razor-edged rockers are lunkheads, but many are just too narcissistic to see beyond their own narrow world Either they're obsessed with decadence...

    April 18, 1996 12:00 AM ET
  • Alice in Chains: To Hell and Back

    Alice in Chains: To Hell and Back | ARTICLE

    Turning the steering wheel hard to the right and stomping his foot on the gas, Alice in Chains' lead singer, Layne Staley, accelerates...

    February 8, 1996 10:35 AM ET
  • Alice In Chains

    Alice In Chains | ALBUM REVIEW

    The older generation always complains that hard rockers are an angry, unstable bunch prone to violent, antisocial and frequently self-destructive behavior. In the case of most good loud bands, they're right. There's an inherent volatility that is...

    November 30, 1995 12:00 AM ET
  • (What's The Story) Morning Glory?

    (What's The Story) Morning Glory? | ALBUM REVIEW

    Many new rock bands leave the starting gate with fists flying, eager to batter down obstacles on the road to stardom. But few have been as hands-on as Oasis. In England the band's popularity has almost as...

    October 19, 1995 12:00 AM ET
  • Hendrix's Father Wins Music Rights

    Hendrix's Father Wins Music Rights | ARTICLE

    For more than 20 years, the music and image of Jimi Hendrix have been packaged and marketed without the consent of the Hendrix...

    September 7, 1995 3:05 PM ET
  • Pearl Jam's Touring Future Looks Bleak

    Pearl Jam's Touring Future Looks Bleak | ARTICLE

    It looks like Pearl Jam's touring days are over for now. Although the band has rescheduled four dates from its recently canceled tour...

    September 7, 1995 11:00 AM ET
  • Radiohead Transform Emotional Turmoil Into Kinetic Pop

    Radiohead Transform Emotional Turmoil Into Kinetic Pop | ARTICLE

    At a trendy east village restaurant that bears a resemblance to a mausoleum, three members of the British group Radiohead and a pair...

    September 7, 1995 12:00 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam Takes The Road Less Traveled

    Pearl Jam Takes The Road Less Traveled | ARTICLE

    The odds seemed stacked against them from the start, but Pearl Jam managed to avoid dealing directly with Ticketmaster and scheduled 15 shows...

    August 10, 1995 4:50 PM ET
  • Earliest Known Jagger-Richards Collaboration Sold at Auction

    Earliest Known Jagger-Richards Collaboration Sold at Auction | ARTICLE

    The earliest known recorded collaboration between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards was to be auctioned off May 25 at Christie's in London....

    June 15, 1995 6:15 PM ET
  • Pearl Jam's Tickets To Ride

    Pearl Jam's Tickets To Ride | ARTICLE

    Almost a year after throwing down the gauntlet and refusing to work with Ticketmaster, Pearl Jam have found a new ticket distributor and...

    May 18, 1995 4:30 PM ET
  • Neil Young Turns Down Lollapalooza, Hits the Studio With Pearl Jam

    Neil Young Turns Down Lollapalooza, Hits the Studio With Pearl Jam | ARTICLE

    Young Never Sleeps: Grizzled veteran Neil Young and angst-ridden '90s rockers Pearl Jam have teamed up to record for an album that...

    March 23, 1995 4:05 PM ET
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