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  • Trail of Dead's New World

    Trail of Dead's New World | ARTICLE

    "I've become a big fan of classical music," says ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead singer-guitarist Conrad Keely. The Austin rockers, known for ritualistically trashing their guitars onstage, have turned down the feedback on their fourth...

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • In the Studio: Flaming Lips Prep New Album

    In the Studio: Flaming Lips Prep New Album | ARTICLE

    The Oklahoma City psychedelic-pop band has started piecing together an album for release next year. "I'd call our new stuff progressive Dixieland – elements...

    September 30, 2004 12:00 PM ET
  • Flaming Lips Go to "War"

    Flaming Lips Go to "War" | ARTICLE

    "We always have a few things going on at one time," says Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, explaining why it's been almost three years since they've released a new album. The Oklahoma City psychedelic-pop band has been...

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Major Victory for Indie

    Major Victory for Indie | ARTICLE

    Who are Taking Back Sunday, and how the hell did they manage to sell 260,000 albums in three weeks, without any major-label support? Behind the success of the punk-pop band's second album, Where You Want to Be...

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Breaking Benjamin Break

    Breaking Benjamin Break | ARTICLE

    When Breaking Benjamin singer Ben Burnley was growing up in tiny Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, he wasn't really into music. "I'd just see Twisted Sister and all that Eighties shit," he says. "I couldn't even fathom why people got...

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Duran Duran Relaunch

    Duran Duran Relaunch | ARTICLE

    Duran Duran have finished work on their new album, Astronaut, tentatively scheduled for release in October on Epic. It marks the first time the band's original lineup -- singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John...

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Dropkick Murphys Mend Sox

    Dropkick Murphys Mend Sox | ARTICLE

    No Boston baseball team has won the World Series since 1918, when Babe Ruth helped the Red Sox capture the title. But local punk rock heroes Dropkick Murphys may have found a way to end the curse...

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • R.E.M. Bang on New Album

    R.E.M. Bang on New Album | ARTICLE

    R.E.M. will release their thirteenth album in October, just before the presidential election. And Michael Stipe wouldn't have it any other way. "For better or worse, the current state of the world has had a profound impact on...

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: The Cure's Robert Smith on His Musical Influences

    Q&A: The Cure's Robert Smith on His Musical Influences | ARTICLE

    Just weeks before the Cure are set to release their quite excellent thirteenth studio album, simply titled The Cure, Robert Smith is still...

    July 8, 2004 1:25 PM ET
  • Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge

    Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge | ALBUM REVIEW

    Twenty-plus years after the Misfits terrorized New Jersey, their Garden State descendants My Chemical Romance embrace the goth-punk revival in style. Sweet Revenge has the same shout-along choruses, speedy drums and horror themes that fueled Glenn Danzig's...

    July 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Robert Smith Draws Blood

    Robert Smith Draws Blood | ARTICLE

    Just weeks before the cure was set to release their quite excellent thirteenth studio album, simply titled The Cure, Robert Smith was still tweaking it. "I got up at about nine in the morning here in England...

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Cure, Interpol Plot Festival

    Cure, Interpol Plot Festival | ARTICLE

    "If you don't like this record, you don't like the Cure," says frontman Robert Smith. He's not kidding -- the goth band's new CD, The Cure, due June 29th, is the group's best work since 1989's Disintegreation. The...

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Head Automatica Debut in NY

    Head Automatica Debut in NY | ARTICLE

    The Renewable Brooklyn concert was conceived as a massive outdoor music festival, featuring a strong pro-environment message and cool live music by 2 Many DJs, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Dan the Automator, and Richard Fearless from Death...

    October 8, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Fuse Takes Aim at MTV

    Fuse Takes Aim at MTV | ARTICLE

    We feel like MTV felt twenty years ago," says Marc Juris, the president of Fuse, a small but flourishing cable channel that's staking its future on a simple idea: Music television should play music videos. So far, the results are...

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Beastie Boys On the Attack

    Beastie Boys On the Attack | ARTICLE

    We always work a little slower than others," says Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. Five years after Hello Nasty, the group is busy...

    April 3, 2003 2:20 PM ET
  • Fallen

    Fallen | ALBUM REVIEW

    Call it a case of mistaken identity. Evanescence's hit "Bring Me to Life" doomed the Arkansas group to a life of Linkin Park comparisons, thanks to the song's digital beats, clean metal-guitar riffs, scattered piano lines and...

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Beasties Back On Attack

    Beasties Back On Attack | ARTICLE

    "We always work a little slower than others," says Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. Five Years after Hello Nasty, the group is busy recording in a New York studio it built last year. But have patience: The new CD is unlikely...

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Vegas Odds Say Norah, Bruce

    Vegas Odds Say Norah, Bruce | ARTICLE

    There may actually be a little excitement at this year's Grammys, to be held February 23rd in New York. For once, it's up for grabs. "We have Bruce, Eminem and Norah -- everybody else is out of it," says Tom...

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Method Man Readies Prequel

    Method Man Readies Prequel | ARTICLE

    He's a movie star (How High), a Right Guard pitchman and a famed member of the Wu-Tang Clan. But all Method Man really wants to do is finish his long-delayed third solo album, which is currently "seventy percent done." The...

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • One-on-One With Dave Grohl

    One-on-One With Dave Grohl | ARTICLE

    "Hellllllo!" Dave Grohl screams, in an unidentifiable accent. "That was my Australian greeting. Did you get that?" The Foo Fighters frontman is just a little punchy, having spent the last eight weeks circling the globe promoting the Foos' fourth album,...

    November 5, 2002 12:00 AM ET
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