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The Big 4 hits Yankee Stadium

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...
By Michael Marotta  |  April 30, 2011
NKOTBSB and Other Converged Boy Band Fiestas We Can't Wait To See At Fenway

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...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 26, 2011
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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
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 03, 2010
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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.
Love boat
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 10, 2010
Reunited and it feels so goooood: NKOTB, 90210, BSB

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...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  August 19, 2010
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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
By BILL FLANAGAN  |  February 05, 2010


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The Big Hurt: Another Brown bagged

Ian Brown: lady hitter?
Plus Stockman sickened, Sublime subpoena'd,
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 13, 2009
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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
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 16, 2009
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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
Who's #1?
By SEAN RICHARDSON  |  July 03, 2009
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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
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 13, 2009
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Hangin' Tough

This article appeared in the September 9, 1999 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
New Kids 4-evah!
By JASON GAY  |  September 26, 2008


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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 . . .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 27, 2007
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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
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007
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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
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  June 29, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 100-91


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 13, 2007

Worst in breed: Music

Who are the unsexiest music men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007


Worst in breed: Television

Who are the unsexiest TV men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men of 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007
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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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 21, 2006