Jason Heller


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  • 8 years ago

    For one of the most successful bands in history, Rush remains a pretty cryptic bunch. Formed in 1968, the Canadian trio of guitarist Alex Lifeson, drummer/lyricist Neil Peart (who joined in 1974) and singer/bassist/keyboardist Geddy Lee began as a...

  • 8 years ago

    Fans still feeling let down by the anemic, ho-hum ninth season of American Idol love to predict the show's demise, especially now that Simon Cowell is departing. But those people have short memories. You only have to look back to the previous seas...

  • 8 years ago

    A lot has been made of the 2009 reunion of pop-punk legends Screeching Weasel — but the fact is, the band has broken up and re-formed numerous times since starting in suburban Chicago in 1986. Snotty, catchy and just sloppy enough to keep it...

  • 12 years ago

    He's lived in caves, worn Lone Ranger masks on stage and made records that have sent legions of the politically correct running for the "stop" button. But despite the cartoon outlaw image that has grown up around Coe, it's his myriad accomplishmen...

  • 13 years ago

    "The words of Woody Guthrie ringing in my head," sings Jay Farrar on "Bandages & Scars." So begins Okemah and the Melody of Riot, the eagerly anticipated fourth disc by the renovated Son Volt. Okemah is Guthrie's Oklahoma birthplace -- but Farrar'...

  • 13 years ago

    Halfway through 2005, nothing should set off a music fan's cred alert quicker than a band whose sound falls almost exactly between those of the White Stripes and the Strokes. Cincinnati's Heartless Bastards fit that description -- and yet such sim...


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