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2006 Stories by Cole Haddon

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  • But Seriously

    published November 9, 2006

    Forrest Kline, vocalist and guitarist for power-punk stooges Hellogoodbye, might be dying. But probably not. He couldn't come to the phone... More >>

  • Not Your Grandpa's Country Singer

    published October 19, 2006

    If you've been racing down local dirt roads in your pickup, jamming to Toby Keith or Gretchen Wilson, then you should probably skip this week's... More >>

  • Mmm, Mmm Good

    published July 27, 2006

    Man has been boiling meat and veggies for about 5,000 years now, but it wasn't until some Neolithic primitive had a brain fart and invented the... More >>

  • Simple Girl

    published July 20, 2006

    It's no secret that Pink has a beef with the pop tarts whose genre she inhabits — Britney Spears is practically her arch-nemesis... More >>

  • Engaging Music

    published July 6, 2006

    It used to be that dating someone in your band could only lead to headaches, the type no amount of Vicodin could silence. Forming a band with a... More >>

  • Th' Colonel of Cool

    published June 29, 2006

    Colonel J.D. Wilkes is high-tailing it through Mississippi, drifting in and out of currents of reception as his 15-passenger van dips in and out... More >>

  • On the Road Again

    published June 15, 2006

    Editor's Note: This concert has been canceled. Refunds are available at point of purchase. The New Cars nearly... More >>

  • First Time's a Charm

    published June 8, 2006

    Born in Communist Georgia where she played "I Want to Break Free" on air guitar, raised in Belfast where she fell in love with the... More >>

  • Hillbilly Swinger

    published May 25, 2006

    All right, all right... it's true. Wayne "The Train" Hancock's voice sounds more than a smidge like Hank Williams' (maybe that's why Hank... More >>

  • Close Cover Before Striking

    published May 11, 2006

    When Oakland band the Locals discovered they weren't the first ones to come up with their name — a Chicago band led by an Yvonne Doll already... More >>

  • Sick Shit

    published May 4, 2006

    A few nights ago, Jamie Cullum was set to celebrate the birthday of his older brother, Ben. The younger Cullum was even going to cook, but... More >>

  • 24/7 Human

    published May 4, 2006

    Last year, jazz legend Herbie Hancock hit the studio to record an album of duets called Possibilities with some of today's most... More >>

  • Big Blend

    published April 27, 2006

    Age, they say, brings wisdom. It also brings Social Security checks, which Delbert McClinton will qualify for when he turns 65 next month.... More >>

  • Dude, Where's My Tape?

    published April 13, 2006

    Just the other day, an old friend called me out of the blue and confessed his part in the fate of my UB40 "Can't Help Falling in Love"... More >>

  • What the Heck's a Limbeck?

    published March 30, 2006

    Gathered around the low, round hotel table, four booze-broken musicians out of Orange County, California, lean forward with goofy but tired smiles... More >>

  • Hard Rock Hollywood

    published March 16, 2006

    Actor Jared Leto (Requiem for a Dream, Fight Club) has been fasting for four days. Except for water, fresh lemon, and cayenne... More >>

  • They Will Rock You

    published March 2, 2006

    It might not be cool to say, but missing out on seeing Freddie Mercury perform live is one of the great musical tragedies of my life. I'm always... More >>

  • Pussy Galore

    published February 23, 2006

    With their 1998 debut, the boys and girls of Nashville Pussy declared Let Them Eat Pussy. Seven years later, they're still all... More >>

  • Don't Panic!

    published February 16, 2006

    It's hard to imagine Panic! At the Disco has much to panic about, considering how much ridiculously good fortune has befallen the band in... More >>

  • Heads or Tales

    published February 16, 2006

    Attending an Aimee Mann show is no different from flipping a coin. Some nights, she's on — clouds part, angels sing, souls are saved.... More >>

  • Cheese and Kracker

    published January 26, 2006

    Back home in Michigan, way before he nailed Pam Anderson, Kid Rock had a tatt-spangled stooge — lackey, flunky, bitch — (you get the... More >>

  • Family Ties

    published January 5, 2006

    Poor Loudon Wainwright III. In less than a decade, his son Rufus has achieved more success than he has in 35 years, and his daughter... More >>

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