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10 items by Michael Ansaldo

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006: Blondie

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006: Blondie | ARTICLE

    Blondie were the most commercially successful act to emerge from CBGB's late-Seventies punk scene, but the band rarely received the same critical recognition as fellow New York scenesters the Ramones, Talking Heads, Patti Smith Group and Television....

    March 6, 2006 2:40 PM ET
  • McCartney, U2 Rock Live 8

    McCartney, U2 Rock Live 8 | ARTICLE

    If you're Bob Geldof, how do you kick off the flagship show of what you've proclaimed to be "the greatest concert ever"? Well, by pairing two of the greatest rock artists on one of pop music's most...

    July 3, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Sinatra, Hazlewood Walk On

    Sinatra, Hazlewood Walk On | ARTICLE

    More than thirty years after their last collaboration, Nancy Sinatra and songwriter Lee Hazlewood have teamed up for an album of new material. "I was teasing Lee," Sinatra says. "'The only chart hits you ever had were with me.' I was...

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • The Donnas Wake Up

    The Donnas Wake Up | ARTICLE

    "We felt like zombies," says Donnas guitarist Allison Robertson (aka Donna R.), referring to the previous night's gig opening for the Strokes in Omaha. The tour for their just released Atlantic debut Spend the Night has so far taken her...

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Phish, Primus Men Pick Zappa

    Phish, Primus Men Pick Zappa | ARTICLE

    When Frank Zappa died in 1993, he left behind one of the most influential catalogs in popular music. It's also one of the largest; Zappa frequently released several albums per year, many of which were double and triple sets. The...

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Eminem Gets Most VMAs and Boos

    Eminem Gets Most VMAs and Boos | ARTICLE

    Out went the teen pop and in came the garage rock at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. But though bands like the White Stripes, the Hives, the Strokes and the Vines muscled boy bands and teen...

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Falkner Takes Beatles to Bed

    Falkner Takes Beatles to Bed | ARTICLE

    "Oh my god -- are you kidding?" exclaims Jason Falkner. You can almost hear the singer-songwriter's jaw drop over his cell phone as he tries to absorb what millions of others have already learned. The news of George...

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • The Donnas Come of Age

    The Donnas Come of Age | ARTICLE

    Allison Robertson can finally throw away her fake ID. Six months ago she became the last member of the Donnas to turn twenty-one. So how does the fleet-fingered guitarist of America's reigning rock & roll queens celebrate...

    February 10, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • The Posies Bloom Again Thanks to Box Set

    The Posies Bloom Again Thanks to Box Set | ARTICLE

    "There's a couple of things I'm embarrassed of," says the Posies' Jon Auer of the band's new limited-edition four-CD box, At Least, At Last. "But that's the purpose of a box set, to show the warts-and-all aspect...

    November 2, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • The Lovin' Spoonful's Magic Man

    The Lovin' Spoonful's Magic Man | ARTICLE

    There are seventy- and eighty-year-old people who need to be honored here, so, the urgency for me just wasn't there, John Sebastian says laughing. "I wanted to see Johnny Johnson in there and Earl Palmer!" The fifty-six-year-old...

    March 3, 2000 12:00 AM ET
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