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1998 Stories by David Simutis

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  • Changing the Music Industry Bit by Bit

    published December 24, 1998

    Once members of the record industry abandoned analog (vinyl and cassettes) in favor of digital (compact discs) they were no longer just selling... More >>

  • New Year's Eve Blastoff

    published December 24, 1998

    Sure, it's not happening for over another week, and you may have not even thought about New Year's Eve, with Christmas still looming. But after... More >>

  • Rotation

    published December 24, 1998

    Pearl Jam Live on Two Legs Epic Pearl Jam is an unlikely story of how a band learned to do things its own way. It began with the... More >>

  • Rotation

    published December 10, 1998

    Portishead PNYC London On PNYC, Bristol, England's Portishead indulges itself and its film interest; this is the soundtrack to a... More >>

  • Motley Fools

    published December 3, 1998

    Motley Crue are certainly a band who are living up to the idea of rock and roll excesses, and then some. Drinking, debauchery and trashing hotel... More >>

  • Tired and on a Farewell Tour?

    published November 19, 1998

    Bearing the cross of "Next Big Thing" since their 1993 debut, Icky Mettle, Chapel Hill, N.C.'s Archers of Loaf have never been able to put it... More >>

  • Rotation

    published November 19, 1998

    Medeski, Martin and Wood Combustication Blue Note The keyboard, bass and drums trio of Medeski, Martin and Wood have been a... More >>

  • Talk About Speedy Delivery

    published November 19, 1998

    Anytime a new technology can cause a lawsuit to prevent its being marketed and sold, it raises hopes that something really cool or revolutionary... More >>

  • Kontroversy

    published November 19, 1998

    Only in America could a band like Korn simultaneously be so adored and scorned. Borrowing from a myriad of musical styles and cultures, the... More >>

  • The Good Fight

    published November 12, 1998

    Someone has to take the blame for the swing revival's cigar-chomping, martini-swilling madness and rampant retro-fashion sense. And right now,... More >>

  • Rotation

    published November 12, 1998

    Alanis Morissette Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Maverick/Reprise When all was said and done, Alanis Morissette's Jagged... More >>

  • Children of the Korn

    published November 5, 1998

    Korn's 1998 harvest is more bountiful than anyone could have expected, and younger metal/punk/rap hybrid acts like the Deftones are reaping the... More >>

  • Rotation

    published November 5, 1998

    DJ Spooky Riddim Warfare Outpost/Geffen Remember the episode of Friends where Ross thinks he can make it as a musician? ... More >>

  • Ladies Luck

    published November 5, 1998

    After almost a decade, Barenaked Ladies's slow-and-steady wooing of America finally came to fruition this summer. Upon its June release, Stunt,... More >>

  • Marilyn's Makeover

    published October 29, 1998

    Marilyn Manson's primary talent seems to be pushing people's buttons. With his earlier work, he went out of his way for shock value, mixing... More >>

  • Smut Circus

    published October 29, 1998

    Think of industrial Bozo Porno Circus as horny exhibitionists given free rein to act on their sexual/musical urges in public. On stage at a Bozo... More >>

  • In the Clear

    published October 22, 1998

    Add Ian Moore's name to the growing list of artists who have graduated from the apparent grind of major-label commitments to working for... More >>

  • In the Black

    published October 15, 1998

    Everyone wins at an all-day, live-music marathon like Fall Jam IV. The radio station (in this case, KLOL/101.1 FM) gets plenty of publicity, and... More >>

  • Rotation

    published October 15, 1998

    Juliana Hatfield Bed Zoë/Rounder You could say that Bed is an experiment of sorts, a time-killer on a small label as... More >>

  • Four-Letter Friends

    published October 8, 1998

    "Because it's memorable," says singer/guitarist Tim Prudhomme when questioned about why anyone would name his band after a loathsome expletive... More >>

  • Man or Monster?

    published October 8, 1998

    Whoever would've thought Barbra Streisand was such a Rob Zombie fan? When Babs wanted those pesky paparazzi to keep away from her recent wedding,... More >>

  • Rotation

    published October 8, 1998

    Lyle Lovett Step Inside This House Curb/MCA Alternate title: Step Inside Lyle's Aesthetic. All things considered, the... More >>

  • Rotation

    published October 1, 1998

    Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up the Girl Warner Bros. My first clue that the Goo Goo Dolls had completely lost touch with their... More >>

  • Human Machine

    published September 10, 1998

    Lately, it seems like no one wants anything to do with trip-hop's baggage -- not the godfathers of the genre, Massive Attack, and certainly not... More >>

  • Sad-Eyed Sibs

    published September 10, 1998

    When Seattle's vaunted Sub Pop label stopped signing grunge bands and branched out a little, one of its first acquisitions was the... More >>

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