6 items by Kerry L. Smith

  • Fantasia Presses Forward

    Fantasia Presses Forward | ARTICLE

    Fantasia Barrino had more to worry about than eleven talented competitors and an "arrogant," acutely critical Simon Cowell when she was a contestant on the 2004 season of American Idol. The twenty-one-year-old singer had difficulty reading the...

    October 7, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Novoselic's Political Fix

    Novoselic's Political Fix | ARTICLE

    Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is releasing his first book, Of Grunge and Government: Let's Fix This Broken Democracy!, this month. In it, he explores the correlation between punk rock and politics -- from his personal account...

    September 2, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Linkin Park Get Booked

    Linkin Park Get Booked | ARTICLE

    Linkin Park will chronicle their almost year-long Meteora World Tour in a coffee table book, available late this year in bookstores and through the band's Web site. The band is also planning a series of in-store book...

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Usher Makes His "Confessions"

    Usher Makes His "Confessions" | ARTICLE

    For his fifth album Confessions, due in January, Usher is peppering his sweet soul with something new: brutal honesty. "It takes guts to talk about the stuff I talk about on this album," says Usher, who cites...

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Bono Calls for AIDS Relief

    Bono Calls for AIDS Relief | ARTICLE

    U2 frontman and humanitarian Bono spoke last night in New York in an effort to bolster his campaign to continue the Bush administration's financial support of the fight against AIDS in Africa. "AIDS is still is a...

    October 9, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Nirvana Baby Resurfaces

    Nirvana Baby Resurfaces | ARTICLE

    Twelve years ago, Spencer Elden, then four months old, graced the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind. The image became a generational landmark -- Elden even reprised the shot in a 2001 Rolling Stone tenth-anniversary tribute to Nevermind. Now,...

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM ET