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2005 Stories by Michael Roberts

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  • Buddy Guy

    published December 1, 2005

    Attempts to revive veteran artists' careers via superstar duets are as predictable as claims that embattled bureaucrats resigned to spend more... More >>

  • Crüe Cuts

    published September 22, 2005

    A mid-July teleconference with Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe provided plenty of answers to the question "Why does... More >>

  • Jet

    published September 22, 2005

    For this Aussie quartet the reviews have been mostly positive, although plenty of scribes have griped that their breakthrough hit, "Are You Gonna... More >>

  • New Pornographers

    published September 1, 2005

    As its moniker implies, Twin Cinema essentially doubles the theatricality of previous Pornographers efforts. While the title track... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published August 18, 2005

    Artist-salute discs make plenty of sense from a business standpoint, since they let labels milk material that was paid for long ago. Problem is,... More >>

  • Down Is Up

    published August 11, 2005

    They used to call us nü-metal," System of a Down singer-guitarist Daron Malakian told the ecstatic crowd at a stop on his band's spring tour.... More >>

  • Fat Joe

    published July 14, 2005

    "Lean Back" gave Fat Joe a chance to make the really big money, and now he's embracing the mainstream. He came across as a genial glad-hander... More >>

  • Eisley, with Lovedrug and Pilotdrift

    published June 30, 2005

    On the face of things, Eisley ought to be the shittiest group ever. After all, the group features siblings Chauntelle, Sherri, Weston and Stacy... More >>

  • Catchin' Rayz

    published June 16, 2005

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  • Bobby Bare Jr., with the Old 97s

    published June 16, 2005

    Even folks who love "Detroit City" and other hits by Bobby Bare Sr. would be thoroughly bored by Bobby Jr. if he were interested only in aping his... More >>

  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals

    published June 9, 2005

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  • System Overload

    published May 12, 2005

    Supersystem appears More >>

  • Morrissey

    published April 21, 2005

    Moz is the current poster child for career resurrection, '80s rock-star division -- and if issuing Live less than a year after the release... More >>

  • M.I.A.

    published April 7, 2005

    London's Maya "M.I.A." Arulpragasam has received one of the most dubious honors in hip-hop: A two-page piece about her recently appeared in... More >>

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