Phoebe Reilly



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    Listening In: Drew Barrymore

    What was the last concert you attended? Miike Snow. They came onstage [in L.A.] wearing white masks under a strobe light, and I was like, "Thank you!" I came to see a show and I got a show.Do you have a go-to karaoke song? I always do the Beastie Boys' "Paul Revere." I'm going to sound like a jackass, so I might as well pick a good song and be a cooler jackass.Is there a song that you associate with your first kiss? Modern English's "I Melt With You." I had a crush on a boy I went to school with, and I remember watching Valley Girl and kissing him when I was far too young to be kissing.Who did you idolize as a teenager? I had a real juvenile delinquent thing going on so I was totally into [the Plasmatics'] Wendy O. Williams. She wore weird straps across her boobs and sat on a goddamn car like it was a Sherman tank. Basically, I liked anybody who was misunderstood and angry.

  • The Corin Tucker Band, '1,000 Years' (Kill Rock Stars)

    During Sleater-Kinney's 11-year history, fans were occasionally forced to choose sides -- like, for example, whether to stand stage right in order to witness singer-guitarist Carrie Brownstein slice her ax through the air with frantic precision or move stage left to better hear singer-guitarist Corin Tucker's barbaric yawp? Now, four years after the trio went on indefinite hiatus -- in part, so Tucker could raise her two children -- Team Corin catches a break. Though 1,000 Yearsis hardly stripped-down Sleater-Kinney, it fills the void with her unmistakable instrument: a voice that bursts with the sudden intensity of a hiccup, then holds on to notes with maternal tenacity. Many of these songs find a beseeching Tucker in no particular hurry to get to the chorus, though Sara Lund's subtle drumming keeps a steady pace.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Momsen Talks Music, Style

    With her provocative look and raw rock sound, Taylor Momsen is heating up the pages of this month's SPIN -- and our video cameras were there as Dan Martensen photographed the Gossip Girl star and Pretty Reckless frontwoman for our exclusive spread. Watch the video below!While on set, we caught Taylor posing for the camera, and asked her to sit down for a short interview, in which she talked about rock'n'roll, and her eye-catching style choices."I dress in a certain fashion that I feel good in, and confident in, and purveys an image that everyone can interpret differently," she said. "But when I put it on, I feel good in it, and that's what matters... My goal isn't to shock."I hope that people can relate to the record," she added.

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    Mary Elizabeth Winstead's Favorite Music

    The object of Michael Cera's affection in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, on the soundtrack to her life. [Full Story] What was the last concert you attended? I went to see Bat for Lashes in Toronto. It was mesmerizing. [Scott Pilgrim director] Edgar Wright had sent me "What's a Girl to Do?" and I became completely obsessed with the video of her on the bike with the boys in bunny costumes. Which of your costars had the best taste in music?Brie Larson and I connected over French pop. She was really into Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg, and I had just discovered France Gall. Who would you like to portray in a rock biopic?Fiona Apple. I'm a singer and I'd like to do "Never Is a Promise." What's the first album you bought with your own money?Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill. When I was in fifth grade, I thought I was 17.

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    Words of Wisdom: Chrissie Hynde and JP Jones

    On an oppressively humid evening in May, Pretenders frontwoman/vegan restaurant proprietor Chrissie Hynde takes the stage at a cozy SoHo bookstore with 31-year-old singer-songwriter JP Jones. For the first time in three decades, Hynde has formed a new band -- JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys -- and tonight's semisecret charity event is one of a series of U.S. shows to promote their debut album, Fidelity (released this month on La Mina/Rocket Science). "I love you Chrissie!" shouts an apparently inebriated female fan. She receives a smile in response, but then loudly demands that legendarily temperamental Hynde reciprocate. "I said, 'Thank you,'?" Hynde snaps.

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    Ellen Page Reveals Her Favorite Music

    Name a song you've listened to in the past 24 hours. Probably something from Peaches' Impeach My Bush, because her CD is in my car. "Tent in Your Pants" keeps me upbeat and engaged while I'm driving. If you were to play someone in a rock biopic, who would it be? Patti Smith. When I first heard Horses, it was like listening to all of my favorite "now" bands in one album. But she's so amazing that there's no way I could ever do it. I'd be puking every day. Plus, I don't look anything like her. She's got this gorgeous, heroin-chic thing going on, and I have a moon face. What was the first album you bought with your own money? Radiohead's Amnesiac. Yes, that's how young I am. They became my first sincere love in music. Before that, I was jumping on my bed and listening to Aqua. So who comes after Radiohead on your iPod? Ron Sexsmith. He's a Canadian singer-songwriter.

  • Hole, 'Nobody's Daughter' (Mercury)

    With Courtney Love the only original member involved, Hole's return is nominal, but Love's resurrection is very real. From the slick, spiraling guitars of the title track and "Pacific Coast Highway," it's obvious that her collaborators -- Billy Corgan, producer Michael Beinhorn -- come from the frisky Celebrity Skin era, but references to "sour milk" and women who "wrap [their] legs around the world" capture some of Live Through This' seething imagery. It's only when Love throws a pity party on a series of slow jams that sincerity eludes her. She made her bed. Now she's gotta lie in it. MORE:

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    Alison Goldfrapp Meets Debbie Harry

    ALISON GOLDFRAPP: Do you have a favorite Blondie period, or is it all a big blur? DEBBIE HARRY: For me, it was the very early days. New York City was bankrupt, and it was a wild, die-hard time. It was the most of everything: It was the hardest and the most violent and the most stimulating. GOLDFRAPP: I didn't get a record deal until I was 30. How old were you? You weren't that young, were you? HARRY: No, I was practically the same age. I started making music when I was 27 or 28, and we didn't get a deal until I was probably 33. GOLDFRAPP: That's very inspiring. I remember when I was in my 20s and saying, "Shit, when is this going to happen?" And then I thought, "Well, Debbie Harry didn't start until she was older, so it's okay." SPIN: You're both the public face of your bands.

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    Behind the Scenes of 'The Runaways'

    "Kristen, you are so hot!" In the appropriately rank alley behind a small Los Angeles club called the Smell, Cherie Currie, former lead singer of the '70s all-girl band the Runaways, yells out to ingénue-of-the-moment Kristen Stewart, standing a few feet away. Currie could easily be referring to the actress' body temperature: The midday July weather is sweltering, and Stewart, dressed head-to-toe in black leather for the role of Currie's onetime bandmate Joan Jett in The Runaways, is wiping sweat from her forehead. Stewart is on a smoke break; beside her, Dakota Fanning, who plays Currie in the movie, munches on a veggie doodle.

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    Sex, Rock & Rape: Cherie Currie's Untold Runaways Story

    As risque as it is, the upcoming movie The Runaways (in theaters March 19) barely touches on the most harrowing experiences of the band's former lead vocalist Cherie Currie, who joined the all-girl proto-punk group in 1975 and quit two years later. In Neon Angel, an expanded edition of her 1989 book on which the film is based, the singer/actress-turned-chainsaw artist reveals how the liberated life of a 16-year-old rock star in Los Angeles included many dark moments, among them rape, abortion, and a nearly fatal addiction to freebased cocaine. Here, she talks with about the film, her friendship with Runaways' co-founder Joan Jett, and the disturbing scenes Dakota Fanning, who portrays Currie, didn't have to play. What did you include in this new version of the book that you couldn't in the original?I named names.

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