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  • Monkee Business Revisited

    Monkee Business Revisited | ARTICLE

    This story is from the September 25th, 1986 issue of Rolling Stone. The needle drops on an ancient phonograph and out crackles the familiar opening lines of the Monkees' theme song: "Here we come, walkin' down the...

    February 29, 2012 2:35 PM ET
  • Memphis Honors Big Star's Alex Chilton at Hometown Tribute Show

    Memphis Honors Big Star's Alex Chilton at Hometown Tribute Show | ARTICLE

    The Raconteurs' Brendan Benson and R.E.M.'s Mike Mills joined the surviving members of power-pop pioneers Big Star to pay tribute to the late Alex Chilton Saturday at Memphis' Levitt Shell, a cool old outdoor amphitheatre in Overton...

    May 17, 2010 11:49 AM ET
  • N'Awlinz: Dis Dat Or D'Udda

    N'Awlinz: Dis Dat Or D'Udda | ALBUM REVIEW

    Throughout the years, the music of Louisiana in general and New Orleans in particular has grown self-referential to the point of annoyance. One more song about Mardi Gras could send a sane person scurrying to the nearest...

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • The Dead Get Political

    The Dead Get Political | ARTICLE

    "It's time to get registered, it's time to vote," says Dead guitarist Bob Weir. "If you ever want to vote again, do it now. I'm not telling people who to vote for. I think they can figure...

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Live 1964: Concert at Philharmonic Hall - The Bootleg Series Volume 6

    Live 1964: Concert at Philharmonic Hall - The Bootleg Series Volume 6 | ALBUM REVIEW

    "Don't let that scare you," said Bob Dylan, referring to "Gates of Eden," the song he had just performed at New York's Philharmonic Half on October 31st. 1964. "It's just Halloween. I have my Bob Dylan...

    March 30, 2004 3:20 PM ET
  • The Making of 'Let It Bleed'

    The Making of 'Let It Bleed' | ARTICLE

    Two of the greatest Rolling Stones albums, Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed, were born during an intense period of tumult...

    December 11, 2003 2:25 PM ET
  • In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003

    In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 | ALBUM REVIEW

    You may remember what a big, brow-knitting deal it was when, in the late Eighties, America's favorite indie band left IRS Records and signed with Warner Bros. for a few million bucks. This eighteen-track retrospective of the...

    November 4, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • The Very Best of the Eagles

    The Very Best of the Eagles | ALBUM REVIEW

    Eagles concert tickets may be overpriced, but this best-of — thirty-three songs on two discs, plus a DVD — is a bargain. Superseding two established phenomena — Greatest Hits (at 28 million copies sold, music's all-time best...

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Better the Second Time Around

    Better the Second Time Around | ARTICLE

    The hottest new trend in the music industry? Reissues. Classic albums by the Who, Marvin Gaye and the Byrds are being...

    August 21, 2003 12:00 PM ET
  • Reflections

    Reflections | ALBUM REVIEW

    Still a force of nature at seventy-seven, B.B. King has made his new album, Reflections, a classy affair, tilted toward ballads and standards. King gives a warmly enveloping take on "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons"; his...

    July 2, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Rolling Stone Hall of Fame: Jimi Hendrix's 'Axis: Bold as Love'

    Rolling Stone Hall of Fame: Jimi Hendrix's 'Axis: Bold as Love' | ARTICLE

    Iwanna know about the new mother earth/ I wanna hear and see everything," announced Jimi Hendrix on "Up From the Skies," the mission...

    June 12, 2003 12:00 PM ET
  • Axis: Bold as Love (Reissue)

    Axis: Bold as Love (Reissue) | ALBUM REVIEW

    "I wanna know about the new mother earth/I wanna hear and see everything," announced Jimi Hendrix on "Up From the Skies," the mission statement of Axis: Bold As Love, his second album with his band...

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Trouble No More

    Trouble No More | ALBUM REVIEW

    Beneath the heartland-rock veneer, John Mellencamp has always displayed the tormented soul of a bluesman, so it's not surprising to hear him tunneling in the direction of the Mississippi Delta on Trouble No More. Mellencamp and band...

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water

    Bridge Over Troubled Water | ALBUM REVIEW

    It wasn't clear at the time, but Bridge Over Troubled Water was an album about the end — a casually ambitious look back at an expiring musical partnership (Simon and Garfunkel) and decade (the Sixties). Recorded in...

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • The Doors

    The Doors | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Doors arrived in 1967, the same year as Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; both were psychedelic touchstones and among the first major rock discs that truly stood as albums, rather than collections of songs. But...

    April 8, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Hittin' The Note

    Hittin' The Note | ALBUM REVIEW

    These southern-rock road warriors' first studio album since 1994 is surprisingly solid: Returning guitarist Warren Haynes — the best axman to pass through the band since Duane Allman — plays with a steely, tensile power, while youngblood...

    March 11, 2003 1:00 AM ET
  • Elvis: 30 #1 Hits

    Elvis: 30 #1 Hits | ALBUM REVIEW

    Like the Beatles' 1, Elvis Presley's Elvis 30 #1 Hits aims to be the proverbial offer no one can refuse. For neophytes catching up with rock history, 30 # 1 Hits will serve as textbook and gold...

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Cuttin' Heads

    Cuttin' Heads | ALBUM REVIEW

    On Cuttin' Heads, the fifty-year-old John Mellencamp deals with middle age by addressing both external issues like race and the state of the nation (using feisty candor) and matters of the heart (using an unusually restrained and...

    October 1, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Little Sparrow

    Little Sparrow | ALBUM REVIEW

    All the makeup is gone on Little Sparrow: After a long spell as a bubbly Hollywood-Nashville celebrity with pop hits and a lot of TV work, Dolly Parton is making honest, uncut mountain music in sparkling acoustic...

    February 20, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Matriarch Of The Blues

    Matriarch Of The Blues | ALBUM REVIEW

    After detours into jazz, pop and country, Etta James is back in the smoking eye of an R&B maelstrom, singing with controlled fury and vinegary bite. Surrounding this queen bee of the blues are two fresh princes:...

    February 1, 2001 12:00 AM ET
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