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2002 Stories by John La Briola

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  • Tangential Rage

    published November 7, 2002

    "If you're getting old, you're getting old," says Curt Kirkwood, the 43-year-old former front man for Phoenix's pioneering Meat Puppets. He may or... More >>

  • Gypsy Jamboree

    published October 10, 2002

    When Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hütz was 14 and living in Ukraine, he caught wind of the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown from BBC Radio. Moments later,... More >>

  • The Residents

    published September 19, 2002

    Subtle as an amputation, the Residents cut themselves off from pop music's tumorous body three decades ago and never looked back. Still as... More >>

  • Twine and Roses

    published August 29, 2002

    When Morphine front man Mark Sandman died from a heart attack onstage in 1999, he left behind friends, loved ones and an exceptional body of... More >>

  • Butthole Surfers

    published July 18, 2002

    My landlord knew a drug dealer in high school. The dealer had a bunch of acid stashed in his sock. It was a hot day. His feet got sweaty, and he... More >>

  • Jello Biafra

    published July 11, 2002

    Jello Biafra's scathing brand of political commentary won't pass for comfort food in troubled times: Gooey, patriotic pabulum is best left to... More >>

  • New Order

    published February 7, 2002

    The first New Order album in eight years finds the survivors of Joy Division banging their collective drum in yet another monochromatic burst of... More >>

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