15 items by Lorraine Ali

  • Lauryn Hill Kills Them Softly on Stage

    Lauryn Hill Kills Them Softly on Stage | ARTICLE

    Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, March 5, 1999 Lauryn Hill brought the improvisational quality of her solo debut to the stage of L.A.'s Universal Amphitheater Friday night as she chatted to the packed house, incited a good-natured band-vs.-DJ feud and sang along...

    March 9, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • By Your Side

    By Your Side | ALBUM REVIEW

    "You can't stop, or I will pass you/If you slow down, I will outlast you," sings Chris Robinson on the kickoff track of the Black Crowes' fifth album. Robinson's band hasn't been quite as tenacious as his...

    January 4, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Psycho Circus

    Psycho Circus | ALBUM REVIEW

    You loved 'em in the seventies, abhorred their naked faces in the Eighties and bought tickets to their Nineties reunion. As both rock gods and objects of ridicule, Kiss — the classic lineup of Paul Stanley, Gene...

    November 12, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Marilyn Manson's New (Happy) Face

    Marilyn Manson's New (Happy) Face | ARTICLE

    "That's disgusting," says Marilyn Manson, standing inside the Burbank, California, studio where he's working on the final mixes of his band's third album, Mechanical Animals. Before him is a mock-up of the new album's cover - a photo of the...

    September 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah

    From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah | ALBUM REVIEW

    Kurt Cobain's guttural holler kicks off this live album named after a river that runs through the late singer and guitarist's hometown of Aberdeen, Wash. Although these concert recordings — taped at various Nirvana shows between December...

    February 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
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    Björk Gudmundsdottir has always been a strange one. The eccentric ex-Sugarcube draws her fashion sense from fairy tales, her voice from some alternate heaven and her music? Well, she once cited nature-show host Sir David Attenborough as...

    February 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • ReLoad


    Depending on who you talk to, Metallica either have kept metal alive by constantly updating their sound or have been responsible for killing off the music during the '90s in some sort of calculated, slow burn. Rock...

    November 20, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • The Black Rider

    The Black Rider | ALBUM REVIEW

    Just when it seemed that Los Angeles' premier bar casualty could not get any weirder, on his 15th album, Tom Waits teams up with beat writer William Burroughs (who turns up on one song) to score a...

    July 31, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Freak Show

    Freak Show | ALBUM REVIEW

    Bonding with Silverchair's '95 debut, Frogstomp, was like finding cool clothes at your local mall: No matter how much you wanted to dismiss it as a fluke, one that somehow stumped your hip radar, it ultimately fulfilled...

    January 27, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Animal Rights

    Animal Rights | ALBUM REVIEW

    East coast DJ, producer and techno giant Moby is painfully aware of his surroundings. His major-label debut, Everything Is Wrong, reflected his need to fix the world's ills. Similarly, it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to decipher the...

    January 23, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Antichrist Superstar

    Antichrist Superstar | ALBUM REVIEW

    The rise of Marilyn Manson marks the end of the reign of punk realism in rock & roll. This ill-behaved Florida-based quintet, a visual and aural shake 'n' bake of mutilation theatrics, Alice Cooperesque camp and metal-scraping-metal...

    October 29, 1996 1:00 AM ET
  • Funky, Futuristic Beck Channels Cosmic Debris

    Funky, Futuristic Beck Channels Cosmic Debris | ARTICLE

    This is where I record most of my stuff – right here by the front door," says Beck, standing in the entryway of...

    December 14, 1995 11:50 AM ET
  • Offspring: The Kids Are Alright

    Offspring: The Kids Are Alright | ARTICLE

    Punk rock is supposed to be about attitude," says Dexter Holland, singer of the effervescent hardcore band the Offspring, who recently whipped suburbs nationwide into one happy mosh pit with their hit "Come Out and Play (Keep...

    September 22, 1994 3:50 PM ET
  • Beastie Boys' Royal Treatment

    Beastie Boys' Royal Treatment | ARTICLE

    The Beastie Boys arrive at Grand Royal headquarters, in Los Angeles, wearing fly-eye sunglasses, big tennis shoes and devilish smirks. For the past...

    March 24, 1994 12:00 PM ET
  • Siamese Dream

    Siamese Dream | ALBUM REVIEW

    Smashing Pumpkins have a lot to live up to. The Chicago quartet's major-label debut, Siamese Dream, comes on the heels of their 1991 college-radio blockbuster, Gish — the indie release that made the Pumpkins one of the...

    September 16, 1993 12:00 AM ET