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2008 Stories by Cole Haddon

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  • Turkey Tunes

    published November 27, 2008

    In honor of Thanksgiving, the most gastronomically satisfying of our holidays, some of our favorite musical artists reflect on the songs from... More >>

  • Pop Stars for President

    published October 30, 2008

    These days it seems like anyone might run for a spot in our executive branch. We got to wondering which pop stars might take advantage of this... More >>

  • A Not-So-Bitter Pill

    published October 16, 2008

    It's easy to say Alanis Morissette wouldn't be where she is today without the success of Jagged Little Pill. After all, it remains the... More >>

  • Common

    published October 9, 2008

    Common is eager to discuss the future of his burgeoning acting career. "I want you to be able to say, 'Common's one of the great actors of our... More >>

  • The Bad-Band-Name Effect

    published September 11, 2008

    In 1989, Lloyd Dobler held an obnoxiously large boombox over his head outside Diane Court's window and blasted "In Your Eyes" to prove how much... More >>

  • The Worst Jobs in Rock and Roll

    published August 28, 2008

    Labor Day is once again upon us, so we thought we'd pay tribute to America's celebration of the working man by recognizing the worst jobs in... More >>

  • Heat Rave

    published August 7, 2008

    Summer is in full swing, but we can't help but wonder why we don't anticipate the season like we used to. Don't get us wrong; we're looking... More >>

  • For the Red, White, and Blue

    published July 3, 2008

    With Independence Day around the corner, we've been debating what songs qualify as the most patriotic ever recorded in these here United... More >>

  • Common Is in Rare Form

    published July 3, 2008

    "Put it this way: I want to not only be the leading man, I want you to be able to say, 'Common's one of the great actors of our time,'" the... More >>

  • Your Company Name Here

    published June 19, 2008

    With corporate-sponsored arenas, America's sports teams were among the first to pimp out naming rights for a buck. And lately our nation' rock... More >>

  • Alicia Keys in Miami

    published May 22, 2008

    Alicia Keys has finally learned how to breathe. Coming off seven years of heavy international touring, an ever-increasing number of film roles,... More >>

  • Madonna Dearest?

    published May 8, 2008

    With Mother's Day fast approaching, we at New Times have spent a lot of time mulling over what makes a great mom. In the end, we each... More >>

  • Blaze of Glory

    published April 24, 2008

    In case you missed it, a rumor began to circulate this past November that none other than Jon Bon Jovi was interested in running for governor... More >>

  • Silver Screen

    published April 24, 2008

    Young@Heart is a senior citizens' chorus out of Northampton, Massachusetts, that covers rock songs by everyone from The Clash to Sonic Youth to... More >>

  • The Stones and Scorsese

    published April 17, 2008

    Shine a Light makes even the biggest comic-book superhero collaborations look lame. The upcoming concert documentary, previously... More >>

  • Planet Rock

    published April 17, 2008

    These days, there seems to be nothing trendier in rock than a green tour. Even if you're not being environmentally friendly on the road, you're... More >>

  • More than Semi-Pro

    published February 28, 2008

    You'd think that, after having won six Grammys, Andre "3000" Benjamin, of hip-hop superduo OutKast, would take a break and relax a bit, but the... More >>

  • The Name Game

    published February 14, 2008

    No Use for a Name has been around for 20 years, which is staggering when you consider that just about as many people know the punk band's name... More >>

  • It's in the Mix

    published February 7, 2008

    Every music geek has made at least one. The romantic mix CD is a sure-fire way to woo a would-be lover's heart or, if your goals are more base,... More >>

  • Super Groups

    published January 31, 2008

    Considering Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are headlining Super Bowl XLII's halftime show, we couldn't help wondering which other acts would... More >>

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