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  • Will Smith, Garth Brooks Score Big at Predictable AMAs

    Will Smith, Garth Brooks Score Big at Predictable AMAs | ARTICLE

    Americans love their pop and R&B Big Willie Style, their country Garth-gantuan and their schmaltz sung by French-Canadian Celine Dion. Aerosmith rocks the hardest and 'N Sync are the brightest new hope on the pop horizon. And for those occasions when...

    January 13, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Steve Perry Talks "Greatest Hits"

    Steve Perry Talks "Greatest Hits" | ARTICLE

    The premise, in principle, begs for a snicker. Former singer for onceuponatime super group resurfaces to release a retrospective of his solo career -- namely, two albums and a handful of tracks from a third shelved ten years ago. Hardly...

    December 15, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Emmylou Harris Works Through Vacation Time

    Emmylou Harris Works Through Vacation Time | ARTICLE

    If Willie Nelson is the signature voice of country music -- and by extension, some would say, of America -- then Emmylou Harris is surely his female counterpart. |For more than a quarter of a century, her shimmering voice has defined...

    December 10, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Garth Tops Charts, Breaks Records

    Garth Tops Charts, Breaks Records | ARTICLE

    The "Super Tuesday" votes ... er, receipts ... are in, and Garth Brooks has made good on his threat to move a million copies of his Double Live in its first week of release. |Thanks no doubt to a massive...

    November 25, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Jayhawks' Gary Louris Clears Up the Golden Smog

    Jayhawks' Gary Louris Clears Up the Golden Smog | ARTICLE

    If there's such a thing as a Golden Smog purist, that poor cad is probably wallowing in a microbrew in some dank Minneapolis bar, bemoaning the loss of the good old days when the Smog could be counted on for...

    October 13, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Gene Autry Dead at 91

    Gene Autry Dead at 91 | ARTICLE

    Gene Autry, the white-hatted Hollywood singing cowboy and American icon who, among other things, recorded 635 albums and made ninety-five films, died today in his Southern California home. Autry had just turned ninety-one on September 29th. Born in Tioga, Texas, in 1907...

    October 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • "Miseducation" Back on Top

    "Miseducation" Back on Top | ARTICLE

    Let's hope Marilyn Manson took some snapshots and bought some souvenirs last week at the top of the charts, because his reign was a short one. After selling a solid 223,000 copies of Mechanical Animals for a first place showing...

    September 30, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Psychotic Reactions

    Psychotic Reactions | ARTICLE

    "This is what the spirit of Nuggets is all about," beams Lenny Kaye from the stage of the East Village den of iniquity known as the Continental. "A bunch of your friends, getting on stage and getting whack!" By getting whack,...

    September 25, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • There's Your Trouble: Natalie Maines Q&A

    There's Your Trouble: Natalie Maines Q&A | ARTICLE

    Looking at the cover of the Dixie Chicks' smash major label debut, Wide Open Spaces, it's hard not to huff, "How cute, Country Spice Girls." Three attractive, stylin' young blondes strolling confidently along a sidewalk, two with sleeveless tops and big...

    September 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Greaser's Passing: "Chico" Ryan Dead

    Greaser's Passing: "Chico" Ryan Dead | ARTICLE

    He sang and played bass in one of the most popular novelty acts this side ofthe Village People. He was an international television star, and looked swellin a black motorcycle jacket and slicked-back hair. He was David Allen "Chico"Ryan of...

    July 30, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Weiland's Behind-The-Bars Blues

    Weiland's Behind-The-Bars Blues | ARTICLE

    Having the law on your ass on just one coast wouldn't be very rock 'n' roll, now would it? And if it ain't rock 'n' roll, it ain't Scott Weiland. The equal opportunity alleged drug offender and singer now faces...

    July 24, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Review: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant

    Live Review: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant | ARTICLE

    No disrespect to the musical legacy of Led Zeppelin, but nothing attonight'sshow better evoked the golden age of stadium rock than the sight of RobertPlant's golden mane blowing around his head. Sure, he can still wail like abanshee and compatriot...

    July 20, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Lucinda Williams Proves She's Worth The Wait

    Lucinda Williams Proves She's Worth The Wait | ARTICLE

    Of all the hundreds of conceits and cliches of contemporary song, none is more ripe for retirement than the word "baby." But we'll allow one exception: Lucinda Williams can write and sing the word until she's blue in the face, and...

    July 3, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Petty Differences

    Petty Differences | ARTICLE

    The Todd Snider collapsed in an MCA Records conference room for his next-to-last interview of a long, long day at the mercy of his publicist is a far cry from the wired and wild Snider that slapped an audience of...

    June 1, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Report: Jimmie Dale Gilmore

    Live Report: Jimmie Dale Gilmore | ARTICLE

    "I'm going to try to do some surprises tonight," said Jimmie Dale Gilmore with a sheepish smile at the beginning of his first stop on his solo tour of the East Coast. The announcement was answered by scattered laughter from...

    May 27, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Frank Sinatra Dead at 82

    Frank Sinatra Dead at 82 | ARTICLE

    The end had been near for some time, it seemed, but Frank Sinatra battled back from each of his several hospital visits in the past few years. Just two weeks ago, his fourth wife Barbara had reported him to be...

    May 15, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Out of the Saddle: Aerosmith Cancel Shows

    Out of the Saddle: Aerosmith Cancel Shows | ARTICLE

    Falling in love is hard on the knees -- and so are twenty-pound microphone stands. Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler learned that lesson the hard way last week when he smacked his mic stand into his knee...

    May 6, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Frusciante Back With Chili Peppers

    Frusciante Back With Chili Peppers | ARTICLE

    In this week's episode of As the Chili Peppers Turn, Anthony Kiedis has announced that departed guitarist Dave Navarro's slot has been filled by former Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante. | A stressed-out Frusciante, who originally joined the band in 1988...

    May 1, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Review: Cheap Trick

    Live Review: Cheap Trick | ARTICLE

    To fully appreciate the irony of Cheap Trick commemorating the twentieth anniversary of their 1978 breakthrough album Live at Budokan by performing every song from the original set-list in the original order, consider the band's smarter-than-the-average-Boomer-act business strategy of the last few...

    April 20, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Linda McCartney Dies at 56

    Linda McCartney Dies at 56 | ARTICLE

    Less than three years after it was announced that she was being treated for breast cancer, Linda McCartney, noted photographer, animal rights activist and wife of Beatle Paul for twenty-nine years, passed away Friday. Although her chemotherapy treatments had seemed to...

    April 20, 1998 12:00 AM ET
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