Early Television, Richard Hell Songs to Feature on New Comp

June 24, 2015

A new box set will collect the entire "known" output of early punk label Ork Records put out in the mid-Seventies, including songs by Television, ex-Television guitarist Richard Hell, Big Star and Box Tops frontman Alex Chilton, Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah...


New Vinyl Box Set Collects Television, Alex Chilton Singles

January 26, 2015

Between 1975 and 1979, New York indie label Ork Records released seven-inches by some of the most influential artists of the punk, post-punk and power pop. Owned by Television manager Terry Ork, the label put out that band's debut release, "Little Johnny...



Arcade Fire Covers CCR's 'Hey Tonight'

July 31, 2014

Arcade Fire have added yet another cover to their growing repertoire, busting out Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Hey Tonight" during their Wednesday night show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Via Pitchfork, multi-instrumetnalist...


No Compassion: CBGB in the Seventies

May 30, 2014

In the mid-Seventies, a tiny New York City club named CBGB — short for "country, bluegrass and blues" — became the epicenter of the country's punk and New Wave scene. Before the decade was out, countless musicians would spill their sweat and...



Lost Talking Heads Song Resurfaces

December 27, 2013

At a 1976 CBGB gig opening for Television, Talking Heads played an instrumental that had been lost to the history books until just recently. This week, the fan site posted the song, which the group – still a three-piece at the...


Revamped Television Have a New Album in the Can

September 20, 2013

An Australian audience will witness a first in October, when Television perform Marquee Moon, their classic 1977 debut, in full at a festival in Melbourne. Meanwhile, 16 songs frontman Tom Verlaine and the band recorded in December 2007 await vocals and...


Fricke's Picks Radio: Beck, the Blues and Television

December 2, 2013

Just as early-winter weather hit New York City, I landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina for an event celebrating the 15th anniversary of that country's successful and dynamic edition of Rolling Stone. There was plenty of music too: Beck headlining a festival...


Richard Hell on New Memoir: 'I Never Really Thought of Anything I Did As 'Punk''

March 27, 2013

"I wanted to have a life of adventure," writes Richard Hell in his clear-eyed, surprisingly moving new autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp. "I didn't want anybody telling me what to do." The kid from the Kentucky suburbs of the Fifties took...



CBGB Festival Brings Veteran Bands Back to the Stage

July 5, 2012

First impressions make their mark forever, and guitarist Cheetah Chrome remembers feeling right at home the moment he entered CBGB & OMFUG in July of 1976, arriving from Ohio with his band, the Dead Boys, for their first gig in New York. "I walked...



Tom Verlaine Returns With "Songs"

April 27, 2006

Even though it's been fourteen years since his last release, Television frontman Tom Verlaine feels little has changed. Well, except for his famous pipes -- just a little. "I have to tune the guitar lower just to make the notes," he jokes of the effect...



The Strokes' 'The Modern Age' EP Echoes Television, Velvet Underground

April 12, 2001

I would choose being good over being successful any day," says Strokes vocalist Julian Casablancas, but that's not a choice he's got to make. New York City's best young rock band has since last fall gone from playing in nearly empty rooms to packing the...



Interview: Neve Campbell

September 18, 1997

A FILM CREW HAS GATHERED ON a scraggly beach near Miami, where Neve Campbell, nice girl, is about to morph into Suzie Toller, a booze-swillin' three-some-lovin' ex-con from Florida. Dressed in standard wrong-side-of-the-tracks wear (thin tank top, dye...



Television's Refined Tuning

January 7, 1993

Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 647 from January 7, 1993. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's premium subscription plan. If you are already a subscriber,...


Album Review


October 29, 1992

Once out of time, always out of time: In 1977 the stunning ice-blue guitarchitecture and defiant spirit of free-jamming wanderlust on Television's debut album, Marquee Moon, blew wide holes through cream-puff AOR rock and the already calcifying primitivism...



Heading for a Fall

September 21, 1989

Fathers and sons! Dads and boys! Pops and tykes! Sires and sperm! They're everywhere, and they're bigger than cats, bigger than science fiction, maybe even bigger than Madonna! Don't scoff — the father-son thing is the hottest subject in Hollywood,...


Fox Box

September 21, 1989

Hey, major networks! Guard your chicken coops! Fox is clawing its way into Monday night, giving "the fourth network" three nights of original prime-time programming (Saturday, Sunday and Monday). This move is bolstered by two new one-hour dramas and two...



Joan Collins Needs 12 Inches

March 29, 1984

The main difference between Joan Collins and Alexis Carrington Colby is that Joan Collins has a bedroom. "I'm so sick," Collins says, rather dramatically, "of humping in the office or on the sofa or in the living room. Next season, I get a bedroom, and...



'Square Pegs': The Grody Bunch

April 14, 1983

A An assistant rushes in: so-and-so is on the phone, and he needs to talk. Anne dutifully picks up the receiver. While talking, she fills out a credit-card application. "How much money do I make?" she asks no one in particular. She hangs up. The phone...


Album Review


June 1, 1978
Not Rated

One advantage of the spluttering proliferation of punk rock and the continuing failure of the New Wave to do anything more than lap at the bottom of the American charts is that you can relax and enjoy a group as a band, not a brand. Since there's no longer...


Album Review

Marquee Moon

April 7, 1977
Not Rated

These bands achieved their initial notoriety while playing in the same place (an esophagus of a bar called CBGB, in lower Manhattan) and have been lumped together with other habitués of this joint as purveyors of "punk rock." In their self-consciousness...