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Special to the TribuneIt's the loosest hour in showbiz, a sketch-comedy hodgepodge of perverted skits, pranks and the occasional pop confection. And Blink-182 deserve credit for knowing what they are: a variety show for the impatient, the Smothers Brothers for the "Jackass"...
Chicago Tribune rock criticJeff Pezatti leans back in a chair at a South Side rehearsal space and proclaims in a matter of fact manner, "I'm not an accomplished musician. But I do think I'm a good songwriter. I think that I'm good at the art of crafting a song. And I don't want...
On Sunday, April 15, Joey Ramone died of cancer, and the rock world went into spasms of mourning. Rock 'n' roll probably would have survived the last 25 years without Joey Ramone's band, but it wouldn't have been half as much fun, fast or liberating....
Tribune staff reporterOuch. When confronted with the chosen moniker of The Catheters, that's the reaction of most people. "Our bass player thought it up because it sounded gross, and we wanted to have a name that ended with an s," says the group's lead singer, Brian...
Tags: Heavy Engineering, Jeff Beck, McDonald's
Tribune music criticBono: Larry [Mullen] is going to kill me for doing this. But I want this on the record. Are you going to turn this thing on? Your vision of what rock is, and mine, is 180 degrees apart. Some of what is going around as a result of your article is not...
"The Light Pours Out of Me" is a song for the dying. It first appeared on Magazine's 1978 album, "Real Life," and in the '80s became a staple of Ministry's live-from-the-inferno concerts. When Ministry finally got around to recording the song for its...
As the music industry fussed and fumed about making the transition toward an all-digital world in 2004, music itself has never been more robust. Here are the year's 20 best examples of that vitality in pop music: 1. Kanye West, "College Dropout" (Roc-A-...
We're just amazed that in between shopping and holiday parties, you still have time to ask so many questions! Maybe you're just looking for ice-breakers to help you chat up that new hottie at the office party. Or maybe you just really want to know where...
Tribune music criticBono is steamed. It's not every day that I answer my cell phone and hear the lead singer of U2 expressing serious disagreement with something I've written, but that day has arrived. "You've offended us," he says as I weave up Lake Shore Drive during...
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