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2007 Stories by Cole Haddon

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  • Naughty and Nice

    published December 20, 2007

    Every year around the office, it's the same old pickle: What do you buy for the Secret Santa gift exchange? You don't want to go... More >>

  • Light My Menorah

    published November 29, 2007

    These days, most gentiles (that's non-Jews, folks) think Hanukkah is some sort of Christmas equivalent for God's Chosen People, but the truth is,... More >>

  • Techno Prisoner

    published November 29, 2007

    Since 1996, Jay Vance (a.k.a. JBOT) has been a prisoner of robots he originally created to serve as his onstage death metal band. That's the gist... More >>

  • Hushed Heroes

    published November 22, 2007

    Not all music interviews aspire to get at the pith of an artist or band's identity, or to say anything all that insightful about them. No,... More >>

  • Futuristic Hit

    published November 15, 2007

    It's been 22 years since Celine Dion turned the Colosseum at Caesars Palace into the place where female pop stars go to die as publicly as Roman... More >>

  • Props to Oz

    published November 15, 2007

    As an Australian and occasional resident of his mum's homeland, this writer has a serious passion for Aussie rock. Unfortunately, it's been a few... More >>

  • Props to Oz

    published November 15, 2007

    Australian and an occasional resident of his mum’s homeland, this writer has a serious passion for Aussie rock. Unfortunately, it’s been... More >>

  • Say What?

    published November 8, 2007

    Say Anything frontman Max Bemis was diagnosed three years ago as bipolar, which, he says, made absolute sense considering the manic episodes he... More >>

  • From Russia With Love

    published November 1, 2007

    It just seems wrong to call Russian émigré Regina Spektor Russian, because her family fled the USSR during the freeing days... More >>

  • Ghoul Talk

    published October 25, 2007

    Ever wonder what's haunting the heads of musicians? We do, so in celebration of Halloween, we figured we'd try to scare up some tales of the... More >>

  • These Boots Were Made for Rockin'

    published October 25, 2007

    With their knee-high boots and go-go dresses, it would be easy to dismiss the Gore Gore Girls as more gimmick than substance, but these four... More >>

  • Worth the Licks

    published September 20, 2007

    Juliette Lewis, the actress with the off-kilter gaze probably best known for her role as Mallory in Natural Born Killers, experienced a... More >>

  • Perfectly Flawed

    published September 13, 2007

    "Nobody wants to hear perfection, because nobody's perfect," Brandi Carlile declares over the phone as she lies on her lawn in Ravensdale,... More >>

  • Miranda Writes of Wrongs

    published September 6, 2007

    Miranda Lambert has sung about dousing exes in kerosene for their no-good ways, and on her sophomore effort, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the... More >>

  • Kings of Leon

    published September 6, 2007

    We found this blurb on Yahoo!, describing the Kings of Leon's official Web site: "Rock band from Tennessee whose songs teem with primal emotions... More >>

  • Goodbye Tomorrow

    published August 23, 2007

    Goodbye Tomorrow might sound like a ridiculously cynical name for a band that hasn't even released its first album, but . . . well, okay, it is.... More >>

  • Oh, Brothers!

    published August 16, 2007

    Cary Brothers isn't a household name yet, but it's been pretty hard to escape his music ever since his acoustic ballad "Blue Eyes" appeared on the... More >>

  • Village Vagrants

    published August 9, 2007

    In 1977, the Village People burst onto the disco scene, and by 1978, thanks to the success of their single "YMCA," the homoerotic disco singers... More >>

  • Poison, and Ratt

    published August 9, 2007

    Here's the thing: Hair rock is a lot cooler now that it's become ironic. Every year, band after band that used to be something somebody once cared... More >>

  • Celebrity Death Match: Hill vs. McGraw

    published August 2, 2007

    Two married pop-country superstars, one stage, one burning question: Who would win in a celebrity death match between these two happily married... More >>

  • Rock Politics

    published July 26, 2007

    Buy a ticket to the Projekt Revolution concert and your purchase could help eliminate an estimated 167 tons of carbon emissions this year. That... More >>

  • Fergie, Literally

    published July 19, 2007

    Fergie, probably the most lusted-after hip-hop artist in the world, released her solo debut, The Dutchess, last year. It features 13... More >>

  • The Name Game

    published July 12, 2007

    No Use for a Name has been around for 20 years now, which is staggering when you consider that just about as many people know the punk band's name... More >>

  • Sound Tracks

    published July 12, 2007

    Vampire Weekend is a quartet of Columbia University graduates who are not vampires and do not sing about them. They do, however, sound a lot like... More >>

  • Patriot Pop Quiz

    published June 28, 2007

    The Fourth of July is right around the corner. In case you've ever wondered how "American" you really are, here's a quiz to help you figure out... More >>

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