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  • The Three Sides of Johnny Cash

    The Three Sides of Johnny Cash | ARTICLE

    The musical legacy of Johnny Cash would be impossible to sum up in one word, but three might do the trick: Love, God and Murder. That's the gist of an upcoming Cash anthology series/box set, with tracks...

    February 17, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Songwriter's Hall of Fame to honor Mayfield, Wilson, Taylor and More

    Songwriter's Hall of Fame to honor Mayfield, Wilson, Taylor and More | ARTICLE

    A pair of Eagles, a Beach Boy, a Godfather, an Impression and a sweet baby James have all been singled out for induction into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame this year. It was announced on Wednesday that...

    February 3, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Stars Gear Up for Super Bowl Music specatculars

    Stars Gear Up for Super Bowl Music specatculars | ARTICLE

    The playoffs have yet to be determine which two teams will travel to Atlanta to square off against each other for Superbowl XXXIV, but the musical entertainment lineup for the Jan. 30 showdown is just about set....

    January 7, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Track List Revealed for Live G n' R Set

    Track List Revealed for Live G n' R Set | ARTICLE

    It was eight years ago that the world first heard Axl Rose scream the indignant taunt "yesterday's got nothing on me" on Use Your Illusion II.| Now, while skeptics and fans alike are still digesting "Oh My...

    October 27, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Johnny Cash Responding to Pneumonia Treatment

    Johnny Cash Responding to Pneumonia Treatment | ARTICLE

    Although Johnny Cash is currently back in a Nashville hospital being treated for pneumonia, his Los Angeles-based manager, Lou Robin, was quick to stress that the country legend was not in critical condition. "The doctor at the beginning...

    October 21, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • In Spite of Himself, John Prine Comes Up Grinning

    In Spite of Himself, John Prine Comes Up Grinning | ARTICLE

    John Prine is sitting in a midtown Manhattan hotel bar at happy hour, talking passionately -- and rather cheerfully -- about heartbreak. It's not that he's obsessed with sadness, he just loves the songs that inevitably spring from misery --...

    September 27, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Axl Speaks Out

    Axl Speaks Out | ARTICLE

    It's been a long, long time since the world heard from the once outspoken Axl Rose, but the floodgates appear to be swinging wide. Late Wednesday afternoon, the elusive Guns n' Roses frontman issued a nearly 400 word-long statement expounding...

    September 22, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Y2K Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

    Y2K Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced | ARTICLE

    Black Sabbath fans were hoppin' mad in their faerie boots and Steely Dan devotees cried "royal scam" when their respective bands were passed up for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year, but both will have...

    September 21, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Arista Raves Un2 the Artist's Joy

    Arista Raves Un2 the Artist's Joy | ARTICLE

    When the Artist drops his next album, Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic this fall, expect it to make some major noise. It was announced this morning that the notoriously independent artist has licensed the album to Arista Records for release...

    August 25, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Blues Traveler Bassist Dead at 31

    Blues Traveler Bassist Dead at 31 | ARTICLE

    Blues Traveler dodged tragedy earlier this year when frontman John Popper underwent successful angioplasty surgery, but the band was blindsided this morning when bassist Bobby Sheehan was found dead in his New Orleans home. He was thirty-one. "Bobby was an original,...

    August 24, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Beatles "Get Back" Guitar No Match For Clapton's "Brownie"

    Beatles "Get Back" Guitar No Match For Clapton's "Brownie" | ARTICLE

    After Eric Clapton's 1965 Fender Stratocaster "Brownie" was sold to an anonymous bidder for a record-breaking half a million dollars at a special Christies' auction in June, the vintage rock guitar market was due for a comedown....

    August 19, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • EPMD Scores Week's Highest Debut

    EPMD Scores Week's Highest Debut | ARTICLE

    Limp Bizkit may have played to a crowd of half a million at Woodstock '99 (including Pay-Per-View), but this week's SoundScan album chart found them still playing second banana to the Backstreet Boys.| The boy band's Millennium, which reclaimed its No....

    July 28, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Funk Sells, but the Backstreet Boys and Ricky Are Truly Red Hot

    Funk Sells, but the Backstreet Boys and Ricky Are Truly Red Hot | ARTICLE

    The arrival of a new Red Hot Chili Peppers album in 1999 may not create quite the same stir that it would have circa 1991, but judging from the No. 3 debut of the alt-funksters' Californication, there's still a couple...

    June 16, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Public Enemy's New Album to Be Offered on Zip Disk

    Public Enemy's New Album to Be Offered on Zip Disk | ARTICLE

    As his track record supporting the controversial distribution of music via MP3 exhibits, Chuck D shows no fear in the face of technology.| But even as one expects the unexpected from the Public Enemy frontman, his latest...

    June 1, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Sarah McLachlan and Friends Announce Lineup for the Final Lilith Fair

    Sarah McLachlan and Friends Announce Lineup for the Final Lilith Fair | ARTICLE

    Like John Elway, Sarah McLachlan is determined to quit while she's ahead.| At a press conference held Tuesday (April 27) to announce the lineup and dates for Lilith Fair 1999, the Canadian ambassador of women in music seemed adamant in...

    April 28, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Cops Tap Suge Knight as Suspect in Notorious B.I.G. Murder Case

    Cops Tap Suge Knight as Suspect in Notorious B.I.G. Murder Case | ARTICLE

    Two years after the slaying of rapper Notorious B.I.G., Los Angeles police have named Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight as a suspect in the homicide.| Although Knight was behind bars at the time of the killing (March 9,...

    April 21, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • The Boss, McCartney and Billy Joel Crowned Rock Gods

    The Boss, McCartney and Billy Joel Crowned Rock Gods | ARTICLE

    A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, like rock & roll itself, is at its best when it's not on its best behavior. The moments that resonate the loudest are not the thank yous, the tributes...

    March 16, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Jeff Tweedy on Cold Hard Cash, Puffy and 'Summer Teeth'

    Jeff Tweedy on Cold Hard Cash, Puffy and 'Summer Teeth' | ARTICLE

    Wilco's Jeff Tweedy has the dazed look of a stranger in a strange land. He's just finished a soundcheck at New York's Roseland Ballroom, where in a few hours Wilco will be performing for the likes of...

    March 13, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Dusty Springfield Dead at 59

    Dusty Springfield Dead at 59 | ARTICLE

    Eleven days shy of her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame -- and two months after being made an Officer of the Order of British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II -- pop singer Dusty Springfield succumbed to...

    March 4, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Dave Davies Steps Out of Kinks Shadow

    Dave Davies Steps Out of Kinks Shadow | ARTICLE

    Standing next to Dave Davies, Rodney Dangerfield would probably feel like the most respected man in show business. As a founding member and guitarist of the Kinks, Davies has played an integral part on some of the finest...

    February 10, 1999 12:00 AM ET
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