Tom Verlaine

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On the Road with Patti Smith and Bob Dylan

It's Thanksgiving at the Smith home, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia.
A backstage diary
By AL GIORDANO  |  March 09, 2012

Born Ruffians | Say It

Over the past half of Warp’s robust 20-year run, the label’s enduring legacy as a vanguard force in electronic music has drifted as its tastes have gone positively eclectic. The mixed-media future folk of Bibio, the experimental soul of Jamie Lidell, th
Warp (2010)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 28, 2010

Excerpt: Patti Smith's Just Kids

The stars were lining up to enter the Ziegfeld Theatre for the glittering premiere of the film Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones. I was excited to be there.
Rock icon Patti Smith recalls burroughs and Mapplethorpe, the early days of CBGB, and saddling up for Horses in this memoir excerpt .
By PATTI SMITH  |  March 05, 2010

Guitar solos?

“It actually feels really liberating, like a moment where you’re like, ‘Boy, am I glad to be an adult!’"
Obits go back to basics
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 19, 2008

North American idol

Neil Young always knows what he’s doing — especially when he doesn’t.
Two sides of Neil Young
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 16, 2007

Evolution rock

For the past 11 years, Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy has been trying to carve his band’s image into the Mount Rushmore of Great American Rock.
Jeff Tweedy takes Wilco to the next level
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 08, 2007


Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007

Dark Globe

With Amanda Ghost, Tom Verlaine, and Boy George leading the list of vocalists on Nostalgia for the Future , this British production team have made an album that fans of steamy, atmospheric, Europop won’t want to miss.
Nostalgia For The Future | Global Underground
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  September 05, 2006

Television personality

Though he often sounds like Lou Reed on Quaaludes, his guitar never fails to ring through loud and clear.
Tom Verlaine’s two new albums
By ELIOT WILDER  |  August 11, 2006

Syd Barrett

Without meaning to, Barrett invented one of rock’s enduring archetypes: the visionary who burns brightly just long enough to become a bona fide star before plummeting into introversion and, in this case, a silence lasting more than 30 years.
By FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  July 21, 2006