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2006 Stories by Cole Haddon

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  • Out From Down Under

    published August 10, 2006

    On a summer afternoon in Los Angeles, Dodger Stadium radiates heat that feels a lot like what hits you in the face when you open an oven two hours... More >>

  • Letter to an American Idol

    published July 27, 2006

    My dearest Kelly Clarkson, We've been meaning to write you for quite some time now, but it's taken us a while to put our fingers on just what... More >>

  • Finding Nirvana

    published July 13, 2006

    Ben Lee, the pop bard of Bondi, Australia, used to be known as that kid from punk band Noise Addict. Then he was known as Claire Danes'... More >>

  • ¡Viva la Revolución!

    published June 29, 2006

    Independence Day is here again. Turns out we've been free for almost 230 years, which is a pretty kick-ass record when you think about it. So what... More >>

  • First Time's a Charm

    published June 22, 2006

    Born in Communist Georgia, where she played "I Want to Break Free" on air guitar, raised in Belfast, where she fell in love with the... More >>

  • Swift Kick

    published June 1, 2006

    The Hush Sound's guitarist and co-lead vocalist Bob Morris has his hands full. His band is set to open tonight for Fall Out Boy and the... More >>

  • Special Blend

    published May 25, 2006

    British phenom Jamie Cullum's 2003 breakthrough Twentysomething offered up a fresh take on jazz -- sort of a Michael... More >>

  • Hank Williams III

    published May 25, 2006

    If you've been racing down local dirt roads in your pickup, jamming to Toby Keith or Gretchen Wilson, then you should probably skip this week's... More >>

  • Nightmare of You

    published May 25, 2006

    The Smiths inspire the formation of a new band about once every 3.7 seconds, which means in the time it takes you to read this sentence, two guys... More >>

  • Long, Strange Trip

    published April 27, 2006

    The legend of Coheed and Cambria goes beyond the three albums of music the band has released. It goes beyond its wiry, Yes-on-emo histrionics,... More >>

  • John Butler Trio

    published April 27, 2006

    John Butler Trio regularly sells out venues with multi-thousand-person capacities in Europe, Asia, and Butler's native Australia, but the U.S. is... More >>

  • Eisley

    published April 27, 2006

    The five members of Eisley are irrefutable proof that some familial gene pools are just better than others. Consider the four siblings and one... More >>

  • Crush Hour

    published March 30, 2006

    Dear Miranda, I'm your biggest fan! I know, being the famous country singer you are, you must get this a lot, but I really think we'd make a... More >>

  • Queen

    published March 30, 2006

    It might not be cool to say, but missing out on seeing Freddie Mercury perform live is one of the great musical tragedies of my life. I'm always... More >>

  • Clothes Encounters

    published March 23, 2006

    Fall Out Boy bassist and songwriter Pete Wentz can't stand being limited by 4/4 time. He has aspirations of becoming the next Russell... More >>

  • Battle Royal

    published February 16, 2006

    Marty Larson-Xu is confused. "I woke up and didn't know where I was," he says. "Was like, 'What the hell is that smell?' Then I looked out the... More >>

  • Getting Personal

    published February 9, 2006

    Ah, Valentine's Day -- that one day a year when you can say, "Baby, I love you as much as a diamond pendant from Zales." Or, if you're one of the... More >>

  • Tristan Prettyman

    published February 2, 2006

    Tristan Prettyman is difficult to categorize, even though most everything written about her blames her sound on beach party superhero Jack... More >>

  • Josh Gracin

    published February 2, 2006

    Wasn't Josh Gracin that country-singing Marine from American Idol's second season? How did that jarhead land himself a recording contract?... More >>

  • Playing Politics

    published January 26, 2006

    The 2004 presidential election was accompanied by an almost universal outcry from the music industry for the dethroning of George W. Bush, but no... More >>

  • Rodney Crowell

    published January 12, 2006

    The only music genre less driven by social politics than modern country music is pop music, which isn't so odd when you think about it -- today's... More >>

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