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Paul Elliott

Paul Elliott has for many years written primarily about hard rock and metal for the likes of Sounds, Kerrang!, Q, MOJO and Classic Rock.

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Anthrax: The Mad 'Thraxmen

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, August 1987

Who would have believed six months ago that New York speed metal bruisers ANTHRAX would have had not one but two UK chart to their ...

The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Slayer: Rick Rubin: Mental Metal Master

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, March 1989

From rap to metal, LL Cool J to Slayer, producer Rick Rubin has shaped the definitive street beats of the decade. Paul Elliott hears the ...

Beyoncé: Booty Calls: Beyoncé: Dangerously In Love (Columbia) ***

Review by Paul Elliott, Q, August 2003

Destiny's Child diva unveils world domination bid. ...

Megadeth, Ronnie James Dio: Megadeth/Dio: Market Square Arena, Indianapolis

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Sounds, March 1988

MARKET SQUARE HEROES ...

Steve Earle: And Justice For All

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, June 1990

Having had a severe brush with the law himself, Steve Earle is well placed to judge the American law. On his new LP, The Hard Way, he ...

Eminem

Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, June 1999

Dr Dre-sponsored whiteboy rapper behaves like a git and sells millions of US albums ...

Eminem: Naughty By Nature

Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, December 1999

Life is sweet for multi-platinum rap star Eminem, the doting dad who plays a murderous rapist from the white-trash dung hill. The world is his ...

Faster Pussycat, Guns N' Roses: Guns N' Roses, Faster Pussycat: Apollo Theatre, Manchester

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Sounds, October 1987

FUN IN THE DANGER ZONE ...

The Go-Go's: The Fab Femme Five

Retrospective and Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, May 2002

Long before girl-band conveyor-belt pop and mainstream stardom for their mucky singer Belinda Carlisle, there was "the world's best female band" The Go-Go's. Meet the ...

Gorillaz: Hey Hey We're The Monkeys!

Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, August 2001

Four years ago Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett shared a flat and partied with Spice Girls. Then they invented GORILLAZ. The weed-soaked cartoon collective has ...

The Hives: The Last Samurai?

Report and Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, November 2004

The natty uniforms and arch humour are still a novelty in Japan. But have The Hives anything more to offer? ...

Jane's Addiction: ICA, London

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Sounds, January 1989

FOR MAYBE two minutes, 'Summertime Rolls' crawls like spilt oil, shimmering and blissed-out. The rhythm is soft, coaxed. ...

Jay Z: Jay-Z: Something For The Weekend, Sir?

Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, April 2000

"How about freedom?" wonders rap nabob Jay-Z, on bail pending trial for a near-fatal stabbing and facing a possible 22-year jail term. Some distraction from ...

Kid Rock: Cash For Questions

Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, January 2002

You probed him about his ex-Radio 1 DJ namesake, dissing Radiohead and whether his mucky mouth ever upset his old mum. He responded with the ...

Kylie Minogue: Dancing Queen: Kylie Minogue: Wembley Arena, London ****

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Q, March 2007

The Showgirl returns. Praise be. ...

The Libertines

Profile and Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, August 2002

Patriotic punk whelps. They're having a "giraffe". ...

Marilyn Manson: The Man Who Fell To Earth

Interview by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, September 1998

THE ANTICHRIST SUPERSTAR is no more. ...

Mariah Carey: Girl Aloud: Mariah Carey: Madison Square Garden, New York ****

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Q, November 2006

Behold the homecoming queen. And her local vicar. ...

Marilyn Manson: Spooky Pop Star

Interview by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, Winter 1998

On plotting to kill a girlfriend, joining the Church Of Satan and exactly why he's like Monica Lewinsky ...

Megadeth: The Last Word: Megadeth's Dave Mustaine

Interview by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, July 1997

The ultimate questions on life, sex and making a prick of yourself. This week, MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine compares notes with Paul Elliott... ...

Megadeth: Deth Pact

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, March 1988

Never mind the boredom — pass the roadsick pills! MEGADETH take the highway to apathy in the USA and discover the drawbacks of touring. PAUL ...

Napalm Death: A Rage Of Reason

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, September 1990

Napalm Death are back, and as terrifying as ever but 1990 sees the band advancing musically as Paul Elliott discovers. ...

N*E*R*D, Pharrell Williams: Pharrell Williams: Another Hard Day At The Office…

Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, September 2003

There's no rest for Pharrell Williams, not with deals to cut, girls to chase and a reputation as the world's hottest producer to keep up. ...

No Doubt: West Wide Story

Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, August 2002

How did this garish gang of Madness-loving Californians end up selling 10 million albums? Welcome to No Doubt's turbulent tale of teenage suicide, broken love ...

Poison: Hollywood Teasers: Poison: St Louis Arena, Missouri

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Sounds, May 1988

WITHIN two numbers, Bret Michaels is prostrate and pushing his amply-stuffed, cellophane-tight crotch at the stage, ass pumping in the air, breath heavy, grin spreading. ...

Prince: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Sounds, June 1990

His Royal Altogetherness: America's most famous surrogate Royal arrived in Britain last week to take up a 20-night residency in the country's arenas. His luggage contained ...

Queens Of The Stone Age: Primeval Scream: Queens Of The Stone Age: Rated R (Interscope) ***

Review by Paul Elliott, Q, September 2000

Like evolution never happened. ...

Rush: The Firing Squad

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, November 1987

RUSH certainly don't live up to their name because it's taken the group 13 years to make their best album to date. Guitarist ALEX LIFESON counts the ...

Skid Row: The Wild One

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, January 1990

Five skinny, lippy punks outta New Jersey are about to become the biggest noise in American rock since Guns N' Roses. Arrogant, controversial, yobbish — ...

Soul Asylum: The Man Who Souled The World

Interview by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, November 1995

Soul Asylum singer Dave Pirner has made a packet out of one big hit. And if he ever gets short, he can borrow a few ...

Soundgarden: The Think Tank

Interview by Paul Elliott, Select, June 1996

Soundgarden's Chris Cornell muses on alcohol, nuns and The Presidents of The United States of America. ...

Britney Spears: Squeaky Clean

Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, December 2001

Britney Spears ponders hot chocolate and drugged reptiles from Australia. ...

Stevie Nicks: Queen Of The Stoned Age

Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, May 2001

Fleetwood Mac's full-pelt excess and partner-swapping made for rock's most incredible soap opera. But there's one question everyone wants to ask Stevie Nicks. It concerns ...

The Strokes: "I Want A Fight!"

Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, January 2002

Stalked by supermodels, lauded by Joe Strummer and ready to ruck, The Strokes wear the mantle of "cool" like a bespoke suit. But why is ...

Amy Winehouse: Concorde 2, Brighton ****

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Q, July 2004

Meet the hotshot jazz chanteuse you couldn't take home to mum. ...

Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction: Zodiac Mindwarp: Taming of the T

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, March 1988

Sex machine or happily married man? Prime mover ZODIAC MINDWARP confesses all. PAUL ELLIOTT meets the bridegroom in biker rags and gets a backseat education in dirty ...

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