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The Pimps Are Unsigned (Again) PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 30 January 2001 18:00
In an irony well-suited to the band’s name, The Pimps used Mickey Mouse, then chucked him. The Rockford, Illinois, rock/rap/funk (and sometimes jazz and country) band signed with ABC/Disney subsidiary Hollywood Records ($1 million for two albums), released last year’s To a Cool Person, Stay That Way, toured with Insane Clown Posse, nabbed a spot alongside Metallica and Limp Bizkit on the Mission: Impossible 2 soundtrack, and then left the label.

 
Comfortable as an Old Married Couple PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 30 January 2001 18:00
After a couple decades as a band, some developments are largely inevitable: You’ll have reached a certain comfort level with your music and your fellow musicians, you’ll have achieved a degree of technical prowess, and you’ll run out of album titles.

 
The Residents Find a Home on DVD PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 30 January 2001 18:00
Back when MTV weaved its way into the cable-ready homes of America in 1981, the industry machine of producing music videos was just beginning, and if you were there in those early broadcast hours, you surely remember the strange flow of primitive imagery that made the magic box such a mesmerizing experience.

 
Millionaire Musicians Slated for Millionaire PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 23 January 2001 18:00
ABC television’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? will host a special week of brain-tugging with some of music’s biggest stars in February. Look for Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, Nick Carter and Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, Sisqo, Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks, and Gene Simmons of KISS.

 
The Band that Would Not Grow Up PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 January 2001 18:00
Jason Anderson likens his band’s drummer situation – looking for number four presently, after three years – to that of the legendary, imaginary Spinal Tap, and the comparison is pretty apt. Skinny Weirdo’s “Fist” is exactly the kind of crude rock-and-roll that Tap specialized in before the guys got old and flabby.

 
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