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The Big 4 hits Yankee Stadium
Meh, no big deal, right? I mean, who needs METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, and ANTHRAX when we here in Boston have BACKSTREET BOYS and the effing...
| April 30, 2011
NKOTBSB and Other Converged Boy Band Fiestas We Can't Wait To See At Fenway
As you probably know by now unless you've been hiding under a cock, the New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys are playing...
| January 26, 2011
The Big Hurt: NKOTBSB hit the road!
Guys! You guys! Holy shit, guys: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK and the BACKSTREET BOYS are teaming up for a headlining tour in 2011.
Plus, Justin Bieber vs. Wyclef Jean, Primal Scream vs. Kevin Shields, and Beatles UK vs. Beatles USA
| December 03, 2010
The Big Hurt: Cruising with music that floats
I'm not usually one to plan ahead, but let's consider my Valentine's Day nailed down . Buddy, I've got three words for you, plus a number: Boyz II Men Cruise.
| September 10, 2010
Reunited and it feels so goooood: NKOTB, 90210, BSB
Ladies (and closeted gentleman) of the 80's and 90's: rejoice! Two of America's all-time favorite boy bands have joined forces. Thunder Cats Gooooooo! The New...
| August 19, 2010
Excerpt: Evening’s Empire by BIll Flanagan
In this chapter, "The Drugs Don't Work," aging rock star Emerson Cutler and his manager, Jack Flynn, are seeking inspiration — and desperately trying to jumpstart his career.
An excerpt from Bill Flanagan’s new novel, Evening’s Empire , the true story of a band that never existed
| February 05, 2010
The Big Hurt: Another Brown bagged
Ian Brown: lady hitter?
Plus Stockman sickened, Sublime subpoena'd,
| November 13, 2009
The Big Hurt: A healthy death
A member of the recently reunited BACKSTREET BOYS — the really Christian one who looks like the Beast from that 1980s Beauty and the Beast TV show — has swine flu. That doesn't even come close to being sufficient punishment for his many aesthetic at
Music news in brief
| October 16, 2009
Britney Spears and Michael Jackson fight it out
Cue up track six on the new Britney (Jive) and prepare yourself for the Technicolor disco flash-back of the year, swooning string section, chunky Nile Rodgers guitar riff, and all. The song's called "Anticipating," and it captures the most famous 19-yea
| July 03, 2009
Review: Appetite for Self-Destruction
Like any good murder mystery, Steve Knopper's Appetite for Self-Destruction keeps the tension high and the action swift as the search for a culprit drags on.
How the record industry killed itself
| January 13, 2009
This article appeared in the September 9, 1999 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
New Kids 4-evah!
| September 26, 2008
Dance, monkey: Giulia Rozzi
I hear smiling is finally coming back in style.
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| November 27, 2007
Chairmen of the boards
Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 18, 2007
New kids on the rock
Back on June 20, three tour buses were lined up like impregnable traveling fortresses behind the House of Blues in Cleveland.
The Click Five struggle with the new world disorder
| June 29, 2007
The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 100-91
These guys couldn't turn on a radio
| April 13, 2007
Worst in breed: Music
Who are the unsexiest music men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
| April 12, 2007
Worst in breed: Television
Who are the unsexiest TV men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men of 2007
| April 12, 2007
Is the RIAA inoculating itself against viral video?
You’ve seen them: the hundreds upon hundreds of homemade clips on YouTube and Google Video where bored teenagers set up a webcam and lip-sync cheekily to their favorite songs.
YouTube under fire
| June 21, 2006
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