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Fred Schruers

Fred Schruers

Fred Schruers' writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Circus, Premiere and Entertainment Weekly. He wrote a business blog about the entertainment industry at Portfolio.com, in addition to being one of Premiere magazine's most loved-and-feared figures (he wrote the annual Power List). Fred is currently a senior writer for TheWrap.com.

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The Black Crowes' Attitude

Profile and Interview by Fred Schruers, Musician, January 1993

THE CORRECT ROCK 'N' ROLL ANSWER to society's "What are you rebelling against?" has always been Brando's "Whaddya got?" In this regard, Black Crowes frontman ...

Joe Cocker's Island Renaissance

Report and Interview by Fred Schruers, Musician, July 1982

THE NOONDAY sun has come and gone over the town of Nassau, the Bahamas, and Joe Cocker's afternoon boating party, which left port as proper ...

Elvis Costello is Angry and Convincing: This Year's Model Fulfils Every New Wave Expectation

Profile by Fred Schruers, Circus, June 1978

IT'S 1:30AM IN the Bootlegger Lounge in Syracuse, NY. Elvis Costello, the one with the owlish stare and the spitting mad vocals, the man whose ...

Elvis Costello: What'd I Say?

Report by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, May 1979

Elvis Costello puts his foot in his mouth ...

Elvis Costello: Fathers & Sons: The Costellos

Interview by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, November 1999

DECLAN MACMANUS took to the stage in 1977, an angry young man sporting Buddy Holly glasses and a strange name: Elvis Costello. But he wasn't ...

Cowboy Junkies, Kris Kristofferson: Kris Kristofferson Meets The Cowboy Junkies: Country Music On The Morning After

Interview by Fred Schruers, Musician, June 1990

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON occupies an unusual place among American songwriters. His songs have been covered by such legends as his inspiration Bob Dylan ('They Killed Him'), ...

Crazy Horse, Neil Young: Neil Young: Ragged But Right

Interview by Fred Schruers, Musician, February 1991

RIGHT THIS minute out here on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, the future of gutbucket rock stands in some question. ...

Donald Fagen Revisits an Era of Innocence

Interview by Fred Schruers, Musician, January 1983

"LACK OF IRONY," says Donald Fagen with a wry grin, "is not exactly my specialty." It's an odd apology – more like a boast – ...

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (Warner Bros.)

Review by Fred Schruers, Circus, April 1977

YOU COULD look it up. After 10 years and a like number of frequently boring albums (some great stuff in there, too), these penguin fanciers ...

Fleetwood Mac: Back In The Chain Gang

Retrospective and Interview by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, October 1997

Fleetwood Mac were the lovingest, fightingest, druggingest band of the '70s. Twenty years later, the psychodrama continues… ...

Jan Hammer, Jeff Beck: Jeff Beck & Jan Hammer: More Lively Than Wired

Interview by Fred Schruers, Circus, June 1977

Jeff Beck Explodes With The Jan Hammer Group Live ...

B.B. King: Mississippi Homecoming

Report and Interview by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, November 1989

RILEY B. KING, a son of the Mississippi Delta and by everyone's admission but his own the King of the Blues, stands by a two-lane ...

Daniel Lanois: The Book of Daniel

Interview by Fred Schruers, Musician, September 1993

Dan Lanois The Musician Eclipses Lanois The Producer ...

Courtney Love: Love's Labor Lost

Interview by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, April 1997

How Courtney blew her fight for an Oscar nomination as the junkie wife of a porn king in The People vs. Larry Flynt ...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Long After Dark

Review by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, January 1983

TOM PETTY and the Heartbreakers play a finely crafted band of meat-and-potatoes rock.  ...

Richard Hell & The Void-Oids: Blank Generation (Sire SR 6037)

Review by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, October 1977

RICHARD HELL HAS been touted as an underground genius for nearly three years, and this debut album boldly tries to document him as such. The ...

Linda Ronstadt: Simple Dreams

Review by Fred Schruers, Crawdaddy!, November 1977

WHEN LINDA Ronstadt dropped her hands down the mike-stand and went to make some small talk with the audience at a New York concert early ...

Patti Smith: Radio Ethiopia (Arista)

Review by Fred Schruers, Crawdaddy!, December 1976

CHATTY PATTY: PISSIN' IN WAX ...

U2: Small Victories in a Rock and Roll Struggle of Sound and Emotion

Report and Interview by Fred Schruers, Musician, May 1983

STUMPY, PRINCELY Bono Vox drives along Dublin Bay, left arm grasping the wheel of his humble sedan while he uses the right – temporarily game ...

Warren Zevon: Crystal Zevon's Story: Warren from A to Z

Interview by Fred Schruers, Los Angeles Times, May 2007

Through interviews and diaries, the musician's ex-wife chronicles the hedonistic life of one of the genre's bad boys. ...

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