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After Four Decades, The Holmes Brothers Get Their Due PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Wednesday, 04 July 2001 18:00
It’s a grand understatement when Wendell Holmes says of himself and his sibling Sherman, “We have a great rapport and a great bond that a lot of brothers don’t have.” The two brothers have been performing as a team for 45 years, which is pretty amazing when you consider that Sherman is a mere 61 and Wendell a spry 57.

Black Is Back with Tenacious D PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 26 June 2001 18:00
• It could not be refused. It will not be denied. And we’ve waited long enough. The Epic Records label has just announced that the heavily anticipated debut album from Tenacious D is now on schedule for September release.

Experiemental Artists Highlight Laswell’s Material PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 19 June 2001 18:00
• This Tuesday the Fuel 2000 label issues a savory new retrospective of Bill Laswell’s Material collective, one of the 1980s’ most intriguing hybrids of avant-funk and jazz. The 13-track CD, simply titled The Best of Material, documents when participants such as Sonny Sharrock, drummer Fred Maher, Chic’s Nile Rodgers, Nona Hendryx, Michael Beinhorn, Fred Frith, and Henry Threadgill floated in and out of Laswell’s ever-changing electric goo, massaged by his soon-to-be-legendary dub-production wizardry.

Corgan Tries Career as a Sideman PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 12 June 2001 18:00
• Billy Corgan, founder of the Smashing Pumpkins, isn’t taking the summer off or resting on his laurels. Look for him to join UK electronic godfathers New Order as a touring guitarist on select dates of Moby’s current tour and in support of the upcoming album NEWORDERGETREADY.

Can Monster Magnet Save Rock? PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 June 2001 18:00
Dismiss Monster Magnet at your peril. It’s certainly not difficult, but it’s unwise. The band might be all that rock and roll has left. The five-piece New Jersey outfit has taken the Black Sabbath/Led Zeppelin torch that Soundgarden carried in the early 1990s and stripped the 1970s-style heavy metal of its grungier self-loathing and self-importance of the past decade.

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