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Rock Star 101: Local insiders share Cliff's Notes on dealing with the rich and infamous

Rock Star 101: Local insiders share Cliff's Notes on dealing with the rich and infamous


Photo: JANICE CHECCHIO"It was complete mayhem."One of the biggest musicians on the planet had just stepped off the stage. Within minutes, a telephone rang. "I...
By Scott Kearnan  |  June 27, 2011
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Poop and circumstance

Knickers in a horrible twist in Educationland over the announcement of a three-tiered diploma system to be introduced in Rhode Island public schools.
Vo Dilun diplomacy; the Dunkin' Donuts state; networking; royal rapping
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 28, 2011
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Interview: Melissa Auf der Maur

Melissa Auf der Maur describes herself as "a good Boston Irish girl," born on St. Patrick's Day in 1972.
On her new CD and movie — and Billy, Courtney, and Danzig
By JON GARELICK  |  October 15, 2010
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Love's life

Courtney and Hole stake their claim
Courtney and Hole stake their claim
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  July 02, 2010
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Photos: Courtney Love at Ames

Courtney Love plays her WFNX acoustic set at Ames hotel on June 23, 2010.
Courtney Love | Ames | June 23, 2010
By MELISSA OSTROW  |  June 25, 2010


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Photos: Courtney Love and Hole, live at House of Blues

Hole, live at House of Blues Boston, on June 23, 2010
Hole, live at House of Blues Boston, on June 23, 2010
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  June 25, 2010
Courtney Love pricks balls; the Situation just loves em' + GaGa sees dead people + Rivers represents

Courtney Love pricks balls; the Situation just loves em' + GaGa sees dead people + Rivers represents


The boys of Jersey Shore just might have coined a new term: gaydo. Alright, that one's a work in progress, but give us time. The...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  June 23, 2010
Courtney Love and Hole at the House of Blues

Courtney Love and Hole at the House of Blues


Who would've thought Courtney Love would still be alive in 2010, never mind sounding like her angsty old '90s self? But Love has stepped away...
By webteam  |  June 15, 2010
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Steady business

"Poorly Drawn People has some new members, and a new way of doing biz."
Poorly Drawn People's Reason and Falside remain in motion
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 04, 2010
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The Big Hurt: A big country lesbian pissing match

Reports began to surface recently that a major country star was set to come out of the closet in People magazine. I had high hopes for Chris Gaines, but no such luck.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 14, 2010


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SXSW 2010 (Friday): [Photos] Hole at Stubb's

Photos of Hole performing at Stubb's Bar-B-Q for SPIN Magazine's SXSW party on March 19, 2010
Hole at SPIN Magazine's party, March 19, 2010
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 26, 2010
Best and Worst of SXSW 2010: Courtney Love and Patrick Stump [video]

Best and Worst of SXSW 2010: Courtney Love and Patrick Stump [video]


20 MORE PHOTOS: Hole at SXSW 2010It may have been the only time I've ever gotten totally choked up over a display of unmitigated adequacy....
By Carly Carioli  |  March 24, 2010
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25 Hip-Hop acts to see at SXSW 2010

As usual, I've got you covered.
The best boom-bap on tap in Austin
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010
Click Tracks: Jersey Shore pulls punches, Wayne Coyne makes babies, and R. Kelly sweats his tell-all

Click Tracks: Jersey Shore pulls punches, Wayne Coyne makes babies, and R. Kelly sweats his tell-all


Only two episodes deep (balls deep!) into their new "reality" show Jersey Shore, MTV is already seeing some major fallout. According to a recent article...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 19, 2009
CLICK TRACKS: Ashlee Simpson worms back into the Great White Way, Courtney Love re-mounts Hole, and more

CLICK TRACKS: Ashlee Simpson worms back into the Great White Way, Courtney Love re-mounts Hole, and more


  Thought Macbeth was the most cursed play in history? Think again. Former pop starlet/defensive hoedown expert Ashlee Simpson has been tapped to reprise her...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  November 14, 2009


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Nirvana | Live at Reading and Bleach

Here in the Internet Age, we tend to think that we made possible the overnight transformation from blog-buzz baby to arena-rock idol.
DGC/Sub Pop (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 06, 2009
Updating a previous item: Courtney Love claims she didn't agree to allow Kurt's likeness to be playable in Guitar Hero 5, Activision says otherwise. Grohl and Novoselic also r</a></div>
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Updating a previous item: Courtney Love claims she didn't agree to allow Kurt's likeness to be playable in Guitar Hero 5, Activision says otherwise. Grohl and Novoselic also respond.


By now you've likely seen the video of the late Kurt Cobain's likeness being used as a playable avatar in Guitar Hero 5 (and playing...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 11, 2009
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Branding Bangor

If a big-league indie pop festival falls in Bangor, will anyone hear it?
It's Maine's first large-scale indie music festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 14, 2009
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Y'all come back now . . .

I've always liked the idea of there being some weight to the "nines," meaning: if you're a year, and you're going to perch yourself at the very edge of a decade, you'd better be ready to represent.
Diminishing returns in 2009
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 30, 2008
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Photos: 30 years of WFNX music


Notable photos from WFNX's 30-year history
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB STAFF  |  December 04, 2008


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Pink | Funhouse

Everything about this good bad ol’ pop Cinderella’s fifth (!) album is tried, true, and tired.
LaFace (2008)
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  November 07, 2008
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The Big Hurt: Deepest sympathies

One writer to another, I offer Mr. Portnow some freebies he can use to wrap up his next few releases.
Our heartfelt condolences to Usher, Sammy Hagar, Courtney Love, and the Verve
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 08, 2008
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Cock and bull?

Americans will finally know who Steve Coogan is.
Interview: Not if it’s British actor Steve Coogan
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 11, 2008

Can you feel my love, Buzz?


A chat with Mackie Osborne
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  August 08, 2008
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Lavigne squeaks; Winehouse freaks; Oasis leaks

Courtney Love and Avril Lavigne both have laryngitis this week. Explain that, Richard Dawkins.
The Big Hurt: music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 12, 2008


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The Big Hurt: Jammin’ with Nordstrom

“I am stoked to collaborate with Nordstrom,” said Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz in a recent press release.
Living guy sells out; dead guy sells out; living guys die
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 01, 2008
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Pants afire

The ratio of falsehood to truth in the universe has not, of course, altered one jot since the world began.
Fakeries and the faking fakers who fake them
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 13, 2008
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Listen up

It’s the first year a long time where I truly felt like I didn’t listen to enough music.
Providence national pop + jazz picks: 2007 in review
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 18, 2007
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Skimming the cream

Some of my favorite things from among the people, CDs, and performances I wrote about this year.
Jazz: 2007 in review
By JON GARELICK  |  December 17, 2007