Jaan Uhelszki

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Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lester Bangs, and ‘Almost Famous,’ by Jaan Uhelszki

Music journalist Jaan Uhelszki was an editor at Creem magazine from 1971 to 1977. Her writing has appeared in Uncut, Mojo, Rolling Stone, Guitar World,…
Jaan Uhelszki / February 3, 2014

Buddy and Julie Miller, ‘Written in Chalk’ (New West)

We may never understand Buddy and Julie Miller's relationship. Together since the mid-'80s, when he crashed an Austin, Texas band she was fronting, they've accompanied…
Jaan Uhelszki / February 19, 2009

Neil Young, ‘Sugar Mountain Live at Canterbury House 1968′ (Reprise)

A dark, spectral presence in '60s folk rockers Buffalo Springfield, the youthful Neil Young also had an unnerving social adeptness.His deceptively fragile vocal style and…
Jaan Uhelszki / December 2, 2008

Eagles of Death Metal, ‘Heart On’ (Downtown)

When Josh Homme slithers into his Baby Duck persona as drummer for Eagles of Death Metal, he's giddily set free, unfettered by the pillaging, Viking-frontman…
Jaan Uhelszki / October 21, 2008

The Pretenders, ‘Break Up the Concrete’ (Shangri-La)

Chrissie Hynde has lived in London for the past three decades, yet Breaking Up the Concrete, her band's ninth album, has deep roots in thorny…
Jaan Uhelszki / October 5, 2008

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman, ‘The Fabled City’ (Epic)

On his second agit-folk album under the Nightwatchman persona, Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello incorporates electric instrumentation and foregrounds his sonorously…
Jaan Uhelszki / September 30, 2008

Kings of Leon, ‘Only by the Night’ (RCA)

On their fourth album, the Kings of Leon still rule with a messy hand, applying rough magic and blurry, slurred imagery to their swashbuckling rock.
Jaan Uhelszki / September 19, 2008

Buckcherry, ‘Black Butterfly’ (Atlantic/Eleven Seven)

Dirty-minded, unrepentant, and awash in bad-boy charm, Black Butterfly makes you forget hair metal's demise was more than 15 years ago. Boiling over with twitchy…
Jaan Uhelszki / September 16, 2008

Album Review: Metallica’s ‘Death Magnetic’

When Rick Rubin signed on to produce a Metallica album two years ago -- ousting Bob Rock after a 15-year, six-album run -- he told…
Jaan Uhelszki / September 11, 2008