Robert Baird

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  • 22 years ago | Music News

    Pearl Jam Vs. (Epic) They're back for round two, folks. Vs., the second album from Pearl Jam, finds the Seattle grunge men cranking it out in top form. Though Eddie Vedder's voice has always been the band's main feature--the vibrating, gut-driven ...

  • 22 years ago | Music News

    Ask any big star about telephone interviews, and he'll tell you that there's an art to blowing them off. The trick, from a musician's point of view, is to dust off a writer without stirring up a grudge. After all, you never know when your tour or ...

  • 22 years ago | Music News

    Time and rhythms are fluid for George Clinton. His clock and metronome have always ticked at speeds different than the remainder of humanity's. "Damn, was 'Up for the Down Stroke' 20 years ago?" the father of funk asks by telephone from the Detroi...

  • 22 years ago | Longform

    Tempe on a Friday night. Mill Avenue, the main drag, is a warm, yeasty environment, alive with frat rats, gang wanna-bes, packs of young women from the dorms and mom-and-pop tourists in the kind of ugly madras shorts that only Ohioans bring to the...

  • 22 years ago | Music News

    Bill Janovitz vividly remembers the night last summer when his band's manager called with big news. "He said, 'I've got good news and bad news. The good news is you got a five-page spread in Rolling Stone. The bad news is you guys have to do this ...

  • 22 years ago | Music News

    John Hiatt's heard it all before. Over 40. Past his prime. Lost his edge. Too old, too tired and, lately, too happy to still be relevant. "Too happy is the one that gets me," Hiatt growls over the phone from L.A. "Has anyone ever been too happy?" ...

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