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  • Emmylou Harris Weaves a Beautiful Spell in New York

    Emmylou Harris Weaves a Beautiful Spell in New York | ARTICLE

    Emmylou Harris is possessed of an extraordinary voice that demands extraordinary accompaniment. It's not that it can't carry a bad tune, lift a clumsy melody or elevate an average band, mind you; put to the test, it...

    September 21, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Michael Jackson, Patti Smith Lead Rock Hall Candidates

    Michael Jackson, Patti Smith Lead Rock Hall Candidates | ARTICLE

    The Prince of Pop may soon find himself enshrined in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame . . . provided he collects enough votes. Michael Jackson is among the sixteen artists up for induction this year,...

    September 19, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Ryan Adams Gets the Hell Outta Whiskeytown

    Ryan Adams Gets the Hell Outta Whiskeytown | ARTICLE

    Funny story . . . several months ago, Ryan Adams was in Philadelphia with a couple of friends, meeting up with a few other stragglers for dinner and an Oasis/Foo Fighters/Beck radio festival show. When it came...

    September 14, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Gov't Mule Cancel Tour Dates Following Bassist's Death

    Gov't Mule Cancel Tour Dates Following Bassist's Death | ARTICLE

    In the wake of the death of bassist Allen Woody over the weekend, Gov't Mule have cancelled all of their concert appearances through the month of September. According to a Capricorn Records spokesperson, it is not clear...

    August 30, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Ray Davies Works the Kinks Out of His New Material

    Ray Davies Works the Kinks Out of His New Material | ARTICLE

    It's 11 a.m. Friday morning, and Ray Davies sounds like death warmed over. "I'm getting over bronchitis," he explains with a pained cough. "It's a bug that's going around in England, and I've brought it to America....

    August 28, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Foreigner's Double Vision

    Foreigner's Double Vision | ARTICLE

    The Nineties were trying times for Foreigner, even before the tumor was found in the middle of lead singer Lou Gramm's head. At the beginning of the decade, Gramm and lead guitarist Mick Jones parted ways, ending...

    August 14, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Willie Nelson Gets the Blues

    Willie Nelson Gets the Blues | ARTICLE

    There's a common misconception that Willie Nelson is a country artist. To see him live is to realize country is only a fraction of his musical repertoire, which encompasses almost every form of American music. At a...

    August 11, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Townshend Consoles Vedder About Tragedy

    Townshend Consoles Vedder About Tragedy | ARTICLE

    When Pete Townshend heard the tragic news of the nine fans dying at Pearl Jam's performance last Friday at the Roskilde festival in Denmark, the numbing sense of déjà vu must have been inescapable. The stunned members...

    July 6, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Johnny Cash Talks Love, God and Murder

    Johnny Cash Talks Love, God and Murder | ARTICLE

    Johnny Cash is on the phone, calling from his office outside of Nashville in Hendersonville, Tenn., sounding strong and feeling fine. He has reason to be in high spirits. Less than a year ago, a nasty bout...

    July 5, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Sinead Talks Joy, Faith and Courage

    Sinead Talks Joy, Faith and Courage | ARTICLE

    Sinead O'Connor walks into a conference room in the midtown Manhattan offices of her new label, Atlantic Records, shyly says hello to the dozen or so journalists gathered around a big square table, sits down, fires up...

    June 8, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Entwistle Ready to Rock

    Entwistle Ready to Rock | ARTICLE

    They called him "The Ox." In the midst of the unstoppable force that was the Who at its most fearsome, bassist John Entwistle was the immovable object. Measured against the extreme stage presence of his bandmates --...

    June 7, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Roger Daltrey Says Who Reunion Not Nostalgia, But Magic

    Roger Daltrey Says Who Reunion Not Nostalgia, But Magic | ARTICLE

    There were, of course, rock & roll frontmen before Roger Daltrey. But really, what was the point of 'em? When it came to the Who's magic bus, Pete Townshend's songs formed the engine, John Entwistle provided the...

    June 7, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Artist Announces the Return of Prince

    Artist Announces the Return of Prince | ARTICLE

    Call him "The Artist Formerly Known as The Artist." Speaking before press assembled at the Sports Club L.A. in New York Tuesday afternoon, the Purple One announced that he is putting aside his unpronounceable symbol and formally...

    May 16, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • 2.4 Million Girl March

    2.4 Million Girl March | ARTICLE

    For label president Barry Weiss and a handful of other Jive Records bigwigs, the celebration began the night before the SoundScan chart officially revealed...

    May 11, 2000 4:35 PM ET
  • 'N Sync Camp Celebrates Pop's New Kings

    'N Sync Camp Celebrates Pop's New Kings | ARTICLE

    Alanis Morissette would have called it "ironic." When the five young men in 'N Sync learned that they had the new No. 1 album in America with No Strings Attached -- a landmark achievement for the group,...

    March 30, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • A Byrd Saves His Own -- And Folk Music's -- Back Pages

    A Byrd Saves His Own -- And Folk Music's -- Back Pages | ARTICLE

    The Byrds, quite unlike any other band in rock apart from the Kinks, were perversely crippled by the staggering success of their out-of-the-box hits. The problem with having an instant classic like "Mr. Tambourine Man" or "I'll...

    March 24, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • The Complicated Life of Ray Davies

    The Complicated Life of Ray Davies | ARTICLE

    "I'm all coffeed out," says Ray Davies as he stands at the counter of a Timothy's on the Upper West side of Manhattan. "Is your apple cider alcoholic?" There's a wry look in his eye that suggests...

    March 14, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Jimmie Dale Gilmore Covers His Bases

    Jimmie Dale Gilmore Covers His Bases | ARTICLE

    Over the course of his thirty-some-odd years as a musician, Jimmie Dale Gilmore has racked up no small amount of critical accolades. As the lead singer of the on-again, off-again accidental Texas supergroup the Flatlanders (alongside fellow...

    March 2, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • A Supernatural Night For Santana

    A Supernatural Night For Santana | ARTICLE

    Wednesday night's 42nd Annual Grammy Awards show had its share of surprise disappointments, but not where Carlos Santana was concerned. Entering the Grammys riding high on the comeback of his life, Santana was heavily favored to clean...

    February 24, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • The Country Underground and Neko

    The Country Underground and Neko | ARTICLE

    As soon as Neko Case belts out the heart-wrenching opening line, "Want to get it all behind me..." at the outset of Furnace Room Lullaby, you know she's singing about L-O-V-E gone wrong. But she might as...

    February 23, 2000 12:00 AM ET
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