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Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb: Glen Campbell: 'Wichita Lineman'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, November 2001

Vital statistics 

on Glen Campbell's 'Wichita Lineman' ...

Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne: Ozzy Osbourne: Summer of Love

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Blender, June 2002

Could things be any better for Ozzy Osbourne? His family's TV show, The Osbournes, is a runaway smash, and his traveling metal revue, Ozzfest, is ...

R.E.M.: 'So. Central Rain'

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blender, June 2002

It's 1984, and America's in thrall to Valley Girls, Day-Glo socks and 'Billie Jean'. Is this really the best time for a jangly Georgia folk-rock ...

Norah Jones: Shhhh

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Blender, August 2002

Norah Jones wants you to listen to her gentle supper-club pop. And why not? The 23-year-old daughter of Ravi Shankar is the biggest leftfield star ...

Public Enemy: 'Fight The Power'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, September 2002

Vital statistics on Public Enemy's 'Fight The Power' ...

The Carpenters' 'Superstar'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, September 2002

PERFORMERS: Karen Carpenter, lead vocals; Richard Carpenter, piano, vocals; Hal Blaine, drums; Joe Osborne, bass; Jim Horn, wind instruments; Bob Messenger, bass and wind; Doug ...

Jay Z: Jay-Z: 'Hard Knock Life'

Profile by Johnny Black, Blender, November 2002

Vital Statistics on Jay-Z's hit ...

Elvis Presley: Elvis 30 # 1 Hits (RCA)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Blender, Fall 2002

The King is gone, but he's not forgotten: Thirty classics from the best singer who ever lived. Period. ...

Duran Duran: 'Hungry Like the Wolf'

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blender, 2003

VITAL STATISTICS:SONG: Hungry Like the WolfARTIST: Duran DuranLABEL: EMI-Harvest/Capitol ...

Beck: 'Loser'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, April 2003

Vital statistics on Beck's 'Loser' ...

Shania Twain

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Blender, April 2003

She was singing in bars at age eight. She lived for Supertramp. And she married the world's most successful hair-metal producer. So how on Earth ...

The Fugees: 'Killing Me Softly'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, May 2003

Vital statistics 

on The Fugees' 'Killing Me Softly' ...

Cheap Trick: 'Surrender'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, June 2003

Vital statistics on Cheap Trick's 'Surrender' ...

Fountains of Wayne: How to Be a Rock Manager for a Day

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Blender, September 2003

EAGER TO LEARN if we have what it takes to make our way in the talent-management industry (sticky fingers, violent tendencies), Blender asked pop maestros ...

Stevie Wonder: 'Higher Ground'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, September 2003

Vital statistics 

on Stevie Wonder's 'Higher Ground' ...

The Cure: 'Just Like Heaven'

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blender, October 2003

VITAL STATISTICS:SONG: 'Just Like Heaven'Artist: The CureLabel: ElektraPerformers: Robert Smith : guitar/vocals; Porl Thompson - guitar; Lol Tolhurst - keyboards; Simon Gallup – Bass; Boris ...

Alien Ant Farm

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Blender, November 2003

"BLENDER HATES us, man," slurs Dryden Mitchell, Alien Ant Farm's pained singer. This is pretty rich, considering that only this evening we have given him ...

Radiohead: The Greatest Songs Ever: Radiohead's 'Fake Plastic Trees'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, Summer 2003

MOST BANDS SPEND years trying to score a hit single, but Radiohead have spent years trying to live one down. 'Creep' took America by storm ...

David Bowie: The Story of 'Young Americans'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, January 2004

"'YOUNG AMERICANS' wouldn't have happened without Bowie's cocaine addiction," asserted Duran Duran's John Taylor in a recent interview. ...

Kylie Minogue: The Tao of Kylie

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Blender, April 2004

AS AN omnipresent international celebrity, Kylie Minogue is no stranger to unfounded gossip, but this one persistent item, as Australians are wont to say, is ...

Joni Mitchell: How 'Free Man In Paris' came along

Interview by Johnny Black, Blender, September 2004

WHEN Joni Mitchell played the finished tapes of her 1974 album Court and Spark for her Asylum Records labelmate Bob Dylan, the venerated spokesman of ...

David Bowie, Mott The Hoople: The Greatest Songs Ever! 'All The Young Dudes'

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blender, October 2004

David Bowie saved Mott the Hoople from extinction with this glam-rock anthem. ...

Deep Purple: 'Smoke On The Water' (Warners)

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, May 2005

Performers : Ritchie Blackmore – guitar; Ian Gillan – vocals; Jon Lord – keyboards; Roger Glover – bass; Ian Paice – drums; Producer: Martin Birch; ...

Fleetwood Mac: 'Dreams'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, May 2005

Vital Statistics on Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams' ...

The Police: 'Roxanne'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, May 2005

Vital statistics on The Police's 'Roxanne' ...

Derek & The Dominos: Derek and the Dominos: 'Layla'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, January 2006

Performers: Eric Clapton – guitar/vocals; Duane Allman – guitar; Jim Gordon – drums/piano; Bobby Whitlock – keyboards; Carl Radle : bassLabel: AtcoProducer: Tom DowdChart debut: ...

AC/DC: The Story Of 'You Shook Me All Night Long'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, October 2007

LESS THAN a year before releasing their first American hit, 'You Shook Me All Night Long', AC/DC came close to throwing in the towel. ...

Soft Cell: 'Tainted Love'

Profile by Johnny Black, Blender, December 2007

Vital statistics on Soft Cell's controversial smash ...

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