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The Billy Show: Our September 2007 Story on a Possible Smashing Pumpkins Reunion

If anyone felt the inevitability of the Smashing Pumpkins' resuscitation, it was Victoria Cecilia of Los Angeles electro-rockers Gliss. In 2005, Gliss opened for Billy…
David Browne / February 14, 2018

Black Rock: An Oral History

In 2008, indie-rock bands with black members virtually amount to a genre unto themselves; think TV on the Radio, Black Kids, Bloc Party, the Dirtbombs,…
David Browne / October 23, 2008

The Raconteurs, ‘Consolers of the Lonely’ (Third Man/Warner Bros.)

Is Jack White better off working with only one other person? The second album from his frisky-boys side project causes you to wonder. As on…
David Browne / May 29, 2008

T Bone Burnett, ‘Tooth of Crime’ (Nonesuch)

Few musicians conjure apocalyptic dread better than Burnett, and few plays foresaw a world of toxic entertainment more presciently than Sam Shepard's 1972 Tooth of…
David Browne / May 29, 2008

Who Earns What

It's widely reported how much the wealthiest pop stars make. Pick up a fi nancial magazine and you'll read about the 2007 earnings of the…
David Browne / March 26, 2008

Hey! Ho! Let’s Shop!

Another day, another delivery of Ramones wear to the East Village home of Arturo Vega, the band's former lighting director and art coordinator. (He designed…
David Browne / February 8, 2008