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Steve Albini

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    High On Fire's Des Kensel about the origin of band's moniker and his massive drum sound

    Travis Shinn​ After Sleep broke up in 1998, singer/guitarist Matt Pike formed High on Fire with drummer Des Kensel and bassist George Rice. Initially evoking more of a doom rock sound, High on Fire evolved into being more of a straight ahead metal band without either dumbing down the music or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Vintage Q&A with the late Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton

    Ron Asheton, the mega-influential guitarist with the Stooges, died yesterday at age 60 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It's sad news, but at least Asheton was able to experience some much deserved acclaim in his last few years, when the surviving Stooges reunited for a new album, entitled The Weirdness, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    Supersized Stooges

    This week's profile of the Stooges describes original guitarist Ron Asheton as "voluble," and that's an enormous understatement. He's clearly enjoying the opportunity to talk about his life and career after all these years, and he's got plenty of stories to tell. In the extensive Q&A below, he talks ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2007
  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Moovers and Shakers

    In 2004, Mootown's best and brightest gave us something to write home about.

  • Music

    June 10, 2004

    Wright of Passage

    Juggling pain, loss, hope and rage, Shannon Wright just wants a little truth.

  • Music

    April 24, 2003

    Yorn Again

    After an auspicious debut, Pete Yorn releases music for a new Day.

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

  • Music

    December 3, 1998

    The Major and the Minor

    A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.

  • Music

    August 13, 1998

    Strip Show

    Musically speaking, the Gaza Strippers put it all on.

  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    After Further Review

    Putting the season's major releases to the test.

  • Music

    September 11, 1997

    Trick of the Trade

    Would someone please try to cheer up Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen?

  • Music

    September 13, 1995

    OHIO OR BUST

    THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM: GREAT IDEA OR SIGN THAT THE END IS NEAR?

  • Music

    November 23, 1994
  • Music

    April 13, 1994

    SUICIDE IS BRAINLESS

    DON'T LOOK FOR MEANING IN THE DEATH OF NIRVANA'S KURT COBAIN.

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