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2006 Stories by Cole Haddon

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  • Dixie Chicks

    published November 23, 2006

    When Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple and her directing partner, Cecilia Peck, first approached the Dixie Chicks about... More >>

  • Tenacious D

    published November 16, 2006

    Jack Black and Kyle Gass have been rocking audiences as Tenacious D for more than a decade. Stints on Mr. Show and hosting their own HBO... More >>

  • Now and Zen

    published November 9, 2006

    Ben Lee used to be known as that kid from Noise Addict. Then he was known as Claire Danes's boyfriend (and then as Danes's ex). These days he's... More >>

  • New Found Respect

    published October 12, 2006

    New Found Glory has always suffered critically from guilt by association with a lot of pop-punk bands that really had no business making music.... More >>

  • Cary Brothers

    published October 5, 2006

    Cary Brothers might be most famous as that guy Zach Braff keeps putting on all of his soundtracks (like Garden State and The Last... More >>

  • Zach Attack

    published September 28, 2006

    Scrubs star Zach Braff's directorial debut, Garden State, was more than just an art-house hit about twenty-something depression.... More >>

  • Have Guns, Will Travel

    published August 17, 2006

    For a guy who lost his wedding ring this morning, Ben Harper seems remarkably calm -- but as efforts are made to recover the sacred symbol of his... More >>

  • Fight to the Def

    published August 10, 2006

    Two bands, one stage, one burning question: Who would win in a celebrity death match between these two '80s icons? For the curious, here's the... More >>

  • Field of Vision

    published August 3, 2006

    The Unseen isn't adding anything new to the punk idiom. It's all been said and done before: Our president is the embodiment of evil; corporate... More >>

  • Billy Idol

    published August 3, 2006

    You gotta wonder if maybe Billy Idol invested in the patenting of hair gel, since there are few who've done as much to bolster its sales as he... More >>

  • The Futureheads

    published July 27, 2006

    On their eponymous debut, the Futureheads played like there was no tomorrow. The four-piece threw everything it had into its recordings. The... More >>

  • Sound Education

    published July 20, 2006

    Bob Morris has got his hands full tonight. His band, the Hush Sound, is slated to open for Fall Out Boy and the All-American Rejects at Chicago's... More >>

  • Stars Are Deaf, Too

    published July 13, 2006

    As part of our continuing drive toward journalistic excellence, Westword has uncovered the private blog of director Chris Applebaum, in... More >>

  • Etta James

    published July 13, 2006

    "And life is like a song," sings Etta James on "At Last," one of her most enduring numbers. Although the track is centered around the title... More >>

  • Buckwheat Zydeco

    published July 6, 2006

    It's no surprise that our most soulful president tapped Buckwheat Zydeco to play both of his inaugurations. Slick Willy knew that no one other... More >>

  • Ditty Bops

    published July 6, 2006

    Imagine it's 1925, and you and yours have decided to spend Friday night at the club. On stage is a new female duet with a forward-thinking way of... More >>

  • Hank III

    published June 22, 2006

    If you've been racing down local dirt roads in your pickup, jamming to Toby Keith or Gretchen Wilson, then you should probably skip this week's... More >>

  • Double Vision

    published June 8, 2006

    The Veronicas are 21-year-old twin sisters out of Brisbane, Australia, who have been performing together since they were five. Just two years ago,... More >>

  • I Am the Avalanche

    published June 8, 2006

    Even when Vinny Caruana was fronting the hardcore-tinged punk band the Movielife, he never really considered himself a singer or a songwriter. But... More >>

  • Walking Tall

    published June 1, 2006

    Paul Maroon is slow-baking himself to death outside his Philadelphia home. The Walkmen guitarist is parked in his car for this little... More >>

  • Mars Attacks

    published May 25, 2006

    Jared Leto has been fasting for four days. Except for water, fresh lemon and cayenne pepper, he expects to eat nothing anytime soon. This isn't... More >>

  • Snowed In

    published May 18, 2006

    Snow Patrol's third album, Final Straw, helped the U.K. band explode abroad in 2004, and the members are hoping that their latest, Eyes... More >>

  • The Rocket Summer

    published May 18, 2006

    The Rocket Summer is Texas native Bryce Avary, who on each of his albums has played every instrument and sung almost every vocal with such... More >>

  • In Short

    published May 4, 2006

    Three of the Briefs' four members -- guitarists Steve E. Nix and Daniel J. Travanti, and drummer Chris Brief -- recently took a few moments to,... More >>

  • Conceal Your Bones

    published April 20, 2006

    Asking Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase to discuss the stability (or reputed lack thereof) of his revered band is like asking George W. Bush... More >>

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