Goodbye, Michael Hutchence (1997)

Mar 29

Goodbye, Michael Hutchence (1997)

This article was originally written for my Mining Co (now About.com) site on November 23, 1997 — the day after Michael Hutchence was found dead. It has not been updated, and only reflects the information and perspectives available at that time. Dateline: 11/23/97 On November 22, Michael Hutchence, the lead...

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The Secret Machines: On the road to Nowhere (2005)

Apr 20

The Secret Machines: On the road to Nowhere (2005)

by Nancy J Price David Bowie raves about them, REM’s Michael Stipe says their single is “pure sex,” and the lead singer of Snow Patrol admits, “I’ve cried every time I’ve seen them live.” Upon hearing all this, you may well wonder what kind of experience you’re in...

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Rhymes with Ash (2005)

Apr 20

Rhymes with Ash (2005)

by Nancy J Price For more than ten years, Ash have been generating hit singles in Britain. Their last studio album topped the UK charts, spawned five singles, and sold over a million copies worldwide. Coldplay — fans from way back — sometimes even play Ash songs during their live shows. And if all...

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10 questions with Rob Dickinson, formerly of Catherine Wheel (2006)

Apr 20

10 questions with Rob Dickinson, formerly of Catherine Wheel (2006)

For every lousy band that clutters up the charts with disposable pop, there are ten musical artists more deserving of such success — who, for whatever reason, just can’t quite manage to get there. And for every hundred of those, there’s one no-question, sure-thing, utterly brilliant group of...

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10 questions with Lifehouse (2005)

Apr 20

10 questions with Lifehouse (2005)

by Nancy J Price If you were anywhere in the United States during 2001, you’ve heard Lifehouse. You might not know them by name, but their smash hit single “Hanging by a Moment” was inescapable — in fact, it was the most played song on US radio that year. But where has the band been since...

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10 questions with singer/songwriter Jewel (2006)

Apr 17

10 questions with singer/songwriter Jewel (2006)

by Nancy J Price She was recently named one of People magazine’s “100 Most Beautiful” — but don’t let that distract you from the music. Sure, her looks probably helped move more than a few of the 25 million albums she’s sold, but to this singer/songwriter (and poet, author...

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Radiohead: Fade in – Ed O’Brien interview (1997)

Apr 08

Radiohead: Fade in – Ed O’Brien interview (1997)

by Nancy J Price Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood — he of the manic, talking guitar — is standing in the lobby as I arrive at the trendy San Francisco hotel where the band is staying. Alas, Jonny isn’t waiting for me, and Ed O’Brien, Radiohead’s other able guitarist and my intended interview subject, is...

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Howie Day: The Perfect Time for Day (2004)

Mar 18

Howie Day: The Perfect Time for Day (2004)

by Nancy J Price When a teenager records and independently releases a self-financed album, that’s cool. When the album goes on to sell 30,000 copies based on positive word of mouth, that’s amazing. And then when, less than two years later, that same guy spends three months in southwest...

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Green Day ‘Practice Space’ t-shirt (1995)

Mar 16

Green Day ‘Practice Space’ t-shirt (1995)

Here is my t-shirt from a Green Day benefit concert that I went to back when I worked for the band’s management company. It’s been a long time, but I’m 98.3% sure the handwriting on the shirt is Billie’s. (I do, at least, remember seeing faxes come in from him that looked like they had...

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Rob Thomas is Lonely No More (2006 interview)

Mar 07

Rob Thomas is Lonely No More (2006 interview)

by Nancy J Price Not surprisingly, being the frontman of a band that has sold 25 million albums has its advantages. After his huge success with Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas was given a free pass to make a solo record, which he has called his “experiment.” Turns out his hypothesis was...

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