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‘Bicycle’ Trying To Pedal Its Way To Rock Stardom

It’s the dream of every kid with a guitar: Write some songs. Start a band. Hit the road. That quest for rock stardom could turn into roadkill if a trio …


Green Apple Quick Step Gets ‘Reloaded’

After the release of their first album, 1993’s “Wonderful Virus,” the members of Green Apple Quick Step could write a new-band primer based on their adventures. Included would be the …


Lollapalooza Serves Up A Great Time

1. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones were a big hit with the Lollapalooza fams. 2. Sonic Youth vocalist and bass player Kim Gordon. The band played a great set at the …


Gangsta Rap? What Gangsta Rap?

Let me see if I’ve got this straight. C. Delores Tucker, a veteran of the civil rights movement, teams up with conservative cultural critic William Bennett to launch a frontal …


Pearl Jam’s Last Concert Was Almost Subdued

It seemed like an omen of stranger things to come. Early Tuesday evening at Soldier Field, kids were body-surfing to Otis Rush, which drew amused expressions from the Chicago blues …


‘King Biscuit Flower Hour’ Tapes Now Making It Into Record Stores

On his desk in New York City, Barry Ehrmann has a legendary tape that Bruce Springsteen fans have only dreamed about. It’s the complete Max’s Kansas City show from February …


New Sounds Young And Harvey Top The First Half Of ‘95

Neil Young teamed up with Pearl Jam for “Mirror Ball.”


Past Bedevils Promoter Acker Boosts Christian Music, Principles But Has History Of Less-Than-Model Behavior

Dick Acker, right, and Bill Fisher are co-founders of People for Christ. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Xscape Seeks Escape From Entertainer Image To Become Singers

For its sophomore album, “Off the Hook,” Xscape slowed down the tempo - and the recording process - to create a collection notable for its more vocally challenging songs. “Our …


Gibson Has Slowed Down Frantic Pace

As she contemplates the Tuesday release of her SBK/EMI Records debut, “Think With Your Heart,” Debbie Gibson cannot help but momentarily marvel at her survival of adolescence spent as a …


Catch Second Stage For True Alternative Sound

1. Coolio brings his funky sound to the Second Stage. 2. Yo La Tengo will play the Second Stage as well. The Main Stage line-up includes Sonic Youth, Hole, Cypress …


Foo Fighters Carrying On With Music After Nirvana

Dave Grohl is the former Nirvana drummer.


Abdul Doesn’t Stray Far From Pop Formula

Paula Abdul “Head Over Heels” - Virgin With a single in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 and her face on high-profile magazines and TV shows, Paula Abdul …


Sales Of New Jackson Album Strong

Michael Jackson’s “HIStory Past, Present and Future, Book 1” album may not have set sales history, but the two-disc package appears to have done robust business during its first week …


Montell Jordan Seems To Know How To Do It

Quick: Where were you the first time you heard Montell Jordan’s voice on the radio? The answer should come easily, even though you’ve heard “This is How We Do It” …


Bad Brains Begins Lifelong Mission Again

Now that punk rock is the soup du jour, several of the ‘80s hardcore/ punk bands - Bad Brains, Circle Jerks and Fear - are reuniting. Some have even signed …


Pearl Jam Ends Tour; Vedder Worn Out

Eddie Vedder


Zombie Grabs Audience With Heavy Metal

White Zombie has everything it takes to breathe life back into a fading genre, heavy metal.


Christian Singer Holm To Perform Tonight

Christian recording artist Dallas Holm will perform tonight at Fourth Memorial Church, 2000 N. Standard. Holm’s style of music is labeled contemporary, but his sound is light and inspirational.


Hancock’s New Album In Jazz Top 10

Mercury Records hopes “Dis Is Da Drum” will re-establish Herbie Hancock as an innovative musical force, building on the percussive style the jazz keyboardist introduced with 1974’s platinum-certified “Headhunters” and …


Frenetic Pace Comfortable For Primus

From left, Tim Alexander, Les Claypool and Larry Lalonde, of Primus.


Novelty Hit The ‘Friends’ Theme Song Was On The Airplay Charts Before It Was Even Recorded

The Rembrandts, Danny Wilde and Phil Solem, included “I’ll Be There For You” in their new album.


Michael’s Mad World Jackson Bares His Soul In ‘History’, Revealing An Artist Who Is At Once Inspired And Pathetic

Michael Jackson performs in his new “Scream” video, which makes the first time he and Janet Jackson have appeared together in a video. Photo by Associated Press


When Tracy Byrd Sings, He Wants Crowd To Get Out Of Line

Tracy Byrd, whose “Keeper of the Stars” has been one of the most popular country songs of the past several weeks, recently won a couple of dance awards for his …


Pink Floyd Collection Has Familiar Sound

Pink Floyd “Pulse” - Columbia Featuring a complete performance of “The Dark Side Of The Moon” and verbatim readings of such other Floyd staples as “Comfortably Numb,” “Wish You Were …


Fiddle Around At Weiser Festival

Tony Ludiker, with fiddle, and accompanist Rod Anderson jam at the festival in 1993. File/The Spokesman-Review


Positive Music Can Be Profitable

Adina Howard’s “Freak Like Me,” one of the top songs on the R&B; charts last week, is so vulgar and hateful toward women that I am tempted to wonder whether …


Comeback Disc Paula Abdul Makes A Bid For Long-Term Stardom With Her First New Album In Four Years

Paula Abdul’s new album, “Head Over Heels,” is expected to be a major career test. Photo by BPI


Movie Soundtracks Selling Well ‘Friday,’ ‘Gump’ Make Billboard’s Top-10 Albums List

Readers browsing through the current Billboard charts of top albums may be forgiven if they wonder whether they have inadvertently picked up Variety instead. In the “Billboard 200” albums chart …


Subtle Soul Guided By Dave Pirner’s Eclectic Brilliance, Soul Asylum Has Moved Beyond Punk To Something Far More Intriguing

Soul Asylum’s new disc is “Let Your Dim Light Shine.”