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Chinnock of the North

How did I not know that Bill Chinnock was Dick Curless’s son in law?
The re-release of Dime Store Heroes , and a look back
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 23, 2010

Vegas and Jungleland

Paul Shaffer is a happenin’ cat. Pick an It Moment from pop culture over the past 30 years and Shaffer was there. He was an original band member on Saturday Night Live . He played hapless promo guy Artie Fufkin in This Is Spinal Tap . Disco? He co-wr
Paul Shaffer and the Big Man tell all
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  November 27, 2009

Photos: Bonnaroo 2009

Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello and more at Bonnaroo 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee
Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello, and more at Bonnaroo 2009
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 19, 2009

World's greatest boss

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band at TD Banknorth Garden, April 21
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band at TD Banknorth Garden, April 21
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 01, 2009

Raising the Bar (Rock)

On the "Rock and Roll Means Well" tour, Drive-By Truckers and the Hold Steady upgraded their respective brands of quintessential American bar rock with a number of arena-rock trimmings.
The Hold Steady + The Drive-By Truckers at the Orpheum, November 9, 2008
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 11, 2008

Letters to the Portland editor, September 23, 2008

I am an 18-year sufferer of Lyme disease, whose life was saved by treatment by International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society doctors.
Too serious to ignore
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  |  September 25, 2008


In a bit of a jam

To suck at an electronic endeavor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, of all places, is analogous to sucking at, say, making soup at cooking school.
The follow-up to video-game smash Guitar Hero lets everybody play — even the weakest link
By RYAN STEWART  |  November 14, 2007

Adam raised an Eve

Why do some Bruce Springsteen fans have such a big problem with Patti Scialfa?
Why Patti Scialfa matters
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  November 14, 2007

We're all the Hold Steady

When’s the last time you fell so hard for a band you drove 339 miles — alone — to see them?
Fans’ notes on the band that’s sharing joy and changing lives, one gig at a time
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  October 17, 2007

Do you believe in Magic?

On Magic (Columbia), Bruce Springsteen’s first album with the E Street Band in five years, not everything is what it seems.
Bruce Springsteen returns to the E Street Band
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 01, 2007

Happy endings

The end is nigh! And I’m not talking about the mortgage market.
Bad news begets good tunes
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 12, 2007


The big apple

With his big, bearish presence and Buddha-like air of reflective certitude, Rick Rubin has been christened savior of the music industry.
iTunes is still the answer
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 04, 2007

Self help

In jazz, it’s always the iron age.
JazzBoston boosts the scene with Jazz Week
By JON GARELICK  |  April 18, 2007

Yule logs

From $16 paperbacks to $120 collector’s items, we’ve come up with a range of selections that should cover everyone on your list — from former classics majors and music fans to future art critics and lovers of high-fashion soft-core.
Virgil, Ted Williams, Courtney Love, Bruce Springsteen, and other ideas for the giving season
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 07, 2006

Springsteen comes of age

This article originally appeared in the June 6, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
A dangerous romantic begins to reckon the risks of rebelling
By KIT RACHLIS  |  November 14, 2006

The Hold Steady

Like many of America’s smartest rock bands — from Fountains of Wayne to the Drive-By Truckers — this Minneapolis-to-Brooklyn quintet are an anomaly. The Hold Steady, "Killer Parties Remix"
Boys And Girls In America | Vagrant
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  November 13, 2006


Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Session Band

He sung each clenched syllable as if it might be his last, strumming his guitar like he was working an old, rusted waterpump, and smiling so hard it looked like it hurt.
The Boss kicks off his tour with a Mighty Wind-y night at the Tweeter Center
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 30, 2006

Man's work

“It's hard to figure out what it actually takes to be a man," Springsteen said during a rare post-sound-check interview. In recent years, though, he’s had the financial security and the time on his hands to figure it out.
An epic show from a kinder, gentler Bruce Springsteen
By GARY SUSMAN  |  May 23, 2006

He's the Boss

If good rock and roll is about escape, great rock and roll is about taking ordinary life and making something extraordinary out of it.
Why Bruce Springsteen makes great rock and roll
By  |  May 23, 2006

A last chance power drive

By Mike Smith  |  December 18, 2005