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2007 Stories by Saby Reyes-Kulkarni

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  • Fuel

    published December 6, 2007

    "Say it to my face, look me in the eyes and say what you have to say," Toryn Green sings on Fuel's latest album, Angels and Devils. This... More >>

  • Melt-Banana

    published November 29, 2007

    It's not for nothing that this legendary Japanese four-piece, which is largely ignored in its home country, gets greeted with hysterical,... More >>

  • A Beautiful Accident

    published November 29, 2007

    "I'm a big fan of beautiful accidents," says Skeleton Key leader Erik Sanko. And he might as well be. Though he is referring to... More >>

  • Israeli Gears

    published November 8, 2007

    In the United States, we take classic rock for granted. It's become part of the very fabric of our being. And unless you get into deep album cuts... More >>

  • Mean Streaker

    published October 4, 2007

    Queens of the Stone Age cofounder/former bassist and Mondo Generator leader Nick Oliveri likes to play concerts in the nude. But, as Oliveri can... More >>

  • Farrell's Pet Cause

    published October 4, 2007

    As he tries to launch a social movement that encourages people to address global warming and throw parties at the same time, Perry Farrell,... More >>

  • On the D-Low

    published August 30, 2007

    This year's "D-Low Memorial Show," with Sacred Reich, Car Bomb, Soulfly, and The Cavalera Conspiracy, certainly boasts one of the most exciting... More >>

  • Chris Isaak

    published August 16, 2007

    Most of the time, the songs that come to represent an artist in the public's memory don't do justice to the full scope of the artist's musical... More >>

  • Bob Log III

    published August 9, 2007

    One-man acts are a lot like power chords: Just when you think they're getting a little old, you realize that you've still got a long way to go... More >>

  • Escape from Alaska

    published July 26, 2007

    While it's become standard practice for bands to slog through the same old set list night after night, Portugal. The Man has come up with a novel... More >>

  • Rush

    published July 26, 2007

    And the geeks shall inherit the Earth, indeed. If anyone said that Rush would last 30-plus years in 1975, when robo-tronic drummer Neil Peart... More >>

  • Bad Brains

    published July 19, 2007

    With musicians, like athletes, it's always disheartening to watch them hang around long enough to see their abilities break down. Bad Brains fans,... More >>

  • Eyes on the Prize

    published July 5, 2007

    In a time when the opportunity for unsigned musicians to jump-start careers via MySpace seems already to have come and gone, the steadily building... More >>

  • Black Diamond Heavies

    published June 21, 2007

    Musicians shouldn't be allowed to use the word "raw" to describe their own work. But the terrible twosome known as the Black Diamond Heavies is... More >>

  • Menomena

    published June 14, 2007

    This Portland trio clearly doesn't want people to know much about its background. Its latest album, Friend and Foe, though visually... More >>

  • The Police

    published June 14, 2007

    Twelve years ago, it seemed as if the music world barely noticed the release of The Police's posthumous double-live album. Clearly, something's... More >>

  • The Men Behind the Man in Black

    published May 31, 2007

    Why on Earth would anyone want to see Johnny Cash's backing band without Johnny Cash? It's a fair question, perhaps even necessary, given the Man... More >>

  • Getting Harry

    published May 10, 2007

    The music opens with flowery acoustic guitars double-tracked for a 12-string feel and shimmying with opulent drama, reminiscent of records made in... More >>

  • Culture Shock

    published May 10, 2007

    "I haven't seen a band with that much intensity in a long time." That's what Korn frontman Jonathan Davis had to say last summer about his Family... More >>

  • Kittie, and Walls Of Jericho

    published May 10, 2007

    Both of these acts offer a fresh feminine perspective in genres with an overabundance of "masculine" posturing and one-dimensional angst while... More >>

  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    published May 3, 2007

    Apparently, breaking up helped Black Rebel Motorcyle Club more than it hurt. After losing drummer Nick Jago, remaining members Peter Hayes and... More >>

  • Sonic Terror

    published April 26, 2007

    Now that extreme metal with an arty edge hardly seems trailblazing anymore, the concept of super-short albums stocked with... More >>

  • McDowell Mountain Music Festival

    published April 26, 2007

    Of all forms of music, you're most likely to catch two complementary bands on the same bill at a jamband show. In this case, San Francisco... More >>

  • Occult Classic

    published April 19, 2007

    "For me, religion didn't have a redemptive quality," says Celtic Frost bassist and co-founder Martin Ain. "It didn't help me to have a more... More >>

  • Scott H. Biram

    published April 19, 2007

    Lots of artists get touted for being raw and uncompromising, but Texan hellraiser Scott H. Biram truly is. Put in perspective, Biram didn't... More >>

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