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  • Lauryn Hill Kills Them Softly on Stage

    Grammy Winner Mixes Up the Hits During Live Show

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  • Q&A: Fred Durst

    An Interview with Limp Bizkit's popular lead singer

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  • By Your Side

    "You can't stop, or I will pass you/If you slow down, I will outlast you," sings Chris Robinson on the kickoff track of the Black Crowes' fifth album. Robinson's band hasn't been quite as tenacious as his boasts would imply, even if the Atlanta-born group has been around for a decade now. The Crowes debuted […]

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  • Psycho Circus

    You loved 'em in the seventies, abhorred their naked faces in the Eighties and bought tickets to their Nineties reunion. As both rock gods and objects of ridicule, Kiss — the classic lineup of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss — have always been there for you. Why expect to approach the […]

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  • Marilyn Manson's New (Happy) Face

    With his upcoming album, 'Mechanical Animals,' America's favorite shock rocker goes from gloom to glam

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  • Post

    Björk Gudmundsdottir has always been a strange one. The eccentric ex-Sugarcube draws her fashion sense from fairy tales, her voice from some alternate heaven and her music? Well, she once cited nature-show host Sir David Attenborough as her biggest musical influence, saying she identified with his thirst for exploring new and wild territories. At least […]

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  • From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah

    Kurt Cobain's guttural holler kicks off this live album named after a river that runs through the late singer and guitarist's hometown of Aberdeen, Wash. Although these concert recordings — taped at various Nirvana shows between December 1989 and January 1994, just three months before Cobain's suicide — were captured far from Aberdeen's murky waters […]

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  • ReLoad

    Depending on who you talk to, Metallica either have kept metal alive by constantly updating their sound or have been responsible for killing off the music during the '90s in some sort of calculated, slow burn. Rock critics generally applaud the foursome for taking chances in an otherwise predictable genre, while rabid fans agonize over […]

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  • The Black Rider

    Just when it seemed that Los Angeles' premier bar casualty could not get any weirder, on his 15th album, Tom Waits teams up with beat writer William Burroughs (who turns up on one song) to score a 19th-century opera. The 20 tracks, written for director Robert Wilson's re-vision of The Black Rider, back the twisted […]

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  • Freak Show

    Bonding with Silverchair's '95 debut, Frogstomp, was like finding cool clothes at your local mall: No matter how much you wanted to dismiss it as a fluke, one that somehow stumped your hip radar, it ultimately fulfilled some deep, aesthetic need. So Freak Show should be the teenage trio's embarrassing second album, one that proves […]

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