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Cover Story: Smashing Pumpkins: Never Mind the Gatekeepers

Cover Story: Smashing Pumpkins: Never Mind the Gatekeepers

| October 31, 2022

    It’s not often that an artist is afforded the privilege of seeing the importance of their career painstakingly delineated in its relative historical importance. You usually have to wait until your screen has faded to afterworld black for that kind of cumulative honor. But at 55, after nearly four decades spent helming Smashing […]

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Live Review and Photo Gallery: Celebrating David Bowie at Copernicus Center • Chicago

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Celebrating David Bowie at Copernicus Center • Chicago

| October 15, 2022

Celebrating David Bowie Copernicus Center Chicago, IL October 14, 2022 Review and photos by Jeff Elbel The Celebrating David Bowie tour brought its star-powered musicians and the late Bowie’s star-powered songs to Copernicus Center on Friday. The show delivered on its namesake promise with a generous 30-song set of adventurous selections for diehard Bowie fans […]

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Cover Story: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers • “Depeche Mode’s vocalist under the covers”

Cover Story: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers • “Depeche Mode’s vocalist under the covers”

| October 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

  After over 40 years together, British synth-rock trailblazer Depeche Mode has become such a huge, propulsive force that its three core members — vocalist Dave Gahan, multi-instrumentalists Martin Gore, and keyboardist Andy Fletcher — don’t even have to be officially working on any new music to remain in the news. Their name alone seems […]

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Cover Story: Ministry • “My House is My Art”

Cover Story: Ministry • “My House is My Art”

| August 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Any other modern bandleader would be a tad nervous, if not downright filled with floor pacing anxiety. But not calm, cool, and collected Svengali Al Jourgensen. Sure, his notorious, pioneering industrial outfit Ministry is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by — gulp! — heading out on post-lockdown, but mid-Delta-variant tour, which hits Chicago […]

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Featured: My Back Pages

Featured: My Back Pages

| May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

First, let me preface this with a little disclaimer. Call me a misanthrope, but — in all my 40-plus years of rock journalism — I have never really been a sharer, outside of my stories. I see no use for social media; I don’t care what your opinion of my work happens to be; this […]

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File: Hello My Name Is… Cherie Currie

File: Hello My Name Is… Cherie Currie

| May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

A full decade ago, ex-Runaways “front fox” Cherie Currie began work on Blvds of Splendor with former Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum producing. But a funny thing happened on the way to the glam-rock forum. “The plan was to get it done and get it out there,” she says of the set, which […]

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David Bowie: 1947-2016

David Bowie: 1947-2016

| January 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

They’ll never be another…

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VIDEO: David Bowie and Gary Oldman in bloody clip for “The Next Day”

VIDEO: David Bowie and Gary Oldman in bloody clip for “The Next Day”

| May 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

Bowie enlists A-listers for a religious romp

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VIDEO: David Bowie releases new single, announces first album in 10 years

VIDEO: David Bowie releases new single, announces first album in 10 years

| January 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Watch “Where Are We Now?” from Bowie’s upcoming release, “The Next Day.”

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