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February 2009

Not All Who Wander Are Lost: An Interview with Gavin Rossdale

Gavin Rossdale is accustomed to success. After all, he was catapulted to stardom in the mid-‘90s as the lead vocalist and guitarist of Bush,


‘Irreplaceable’ & more attacks on love

We live in a world were the love ethic is under attack from all sides, not lest of which is its commercialization and commodification, or even distillation down to the romanticized romantic view, providing plenty of excuses for acting unloved, satiated with material possession.


Radio Killer -  In Anticipation of The-Dream’s “Love vs. Money”

How The-Dream took me from a modern R&B hater and made me into an R&B believer. Revisiting The-Dream's debut, Love Hate, in anticipation of the March release of Love vs. Money.


20 Questions: Bettye LaVette

1. The latest book or movie that made you cry? I don’t like the latest books and movies, but I always cry when I see


Man, am I old (or the day new age music got game)

Recently, new age music got a major dose of street cred courtesy of an unlikely source. Though it wasn’t televised or even publicized all


Postcards from the edge: I was in a cell phone commercial

The cell phone company found the biggest, blackest group of loud bling-wearing, “wife-beater and jeans” thugs in American hip-hop to rock the crowd in order


20 Questions: Hot Panda

Hot Panda, a new Canadian pop band, released their debut yesterday on Mint Records. Entitled Volcano… Bloody Volcano, it’s a dose of off-kilter, spastic pop.


Spectacle: Elvis Costello with She & Him, Jenny Lewis, and Jakob Dylan (Episode 11)

Much like the songwriters’ circle episode from a few weeks back, tonight’s episode of Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… (airing Wednesdays at 9pm EST/PST


Two Headed Goliath Could Finally Spell End of David…

Will the myth hold true as merger between giants is announced? Woke up this morning to this potentially game changing news in the concert promotion


Folk-Pop Crossover Genius: Marc Bolan’s Tyrannosaurus Rex Years

In North America, T.Rex has long overshadowed the brilliance of Bolan's acoustic incarnation of the band: Tyrannosaurus Rex.


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