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Crash Test Dummies: Brad Roberts: Crash Test Dude

Report and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, December 2002

BRAD ROBERTS, the Crash Test dude, is no dummy. Although he's a Grinch who hates Christmas, can't stomach turkey and is practically Scrooge-like in his ...

Alicia Keys: Alicia in Wonderland

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, Summer 2002

SHE HAS THE hooks and the looks – and depth and diversity too. Barely out of her teens, Alicia Keys may be the most sophisticated ...

Daniel Lanois' shining pedal steel sound

Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, 2003

"I HAVE WANDERED far and wide," Daniel Lanois sings on the title track to his latest album, "all the way from Paris to Mexico". ...

Bobby Curtola, The Moffatts, Justin Timberlake: Teen Idols and the fast track to fame

Report and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, 2003

"Some people call me a teenage idol/Some people say they envy me/I guess they got no way of knowing/How lonesome I can be" (Ricky Nelson, ...

Beyoncé: The Solid Gold, Super Fly Destiny of Beyoncé

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, February 2004

SHE'S YOUNG, GIFTED and black. She's also devout, hard-working and extremely fly. ...

The Band, The Beatles, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Dylan, Dexter Gordon, Diana Krall, Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Spinal Tap, Talking Heads, The Who: 25 Essential Music DVDs

Guide by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, September 2004

1. The Last Waltz THE BAND'S elegant swansong is the ultimate rock concert movie. Director Martin Scorsese's discreet camerawork and superb sound captures inspired performances from ...

John Prine: Fair and Square

Review by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, 2005

CHICAGO IS THE cradle of modern blues, the place where Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf urbanized and electrified the music of the Mississippi Delta. But, ...

Michael Bublé: A Charmed Life

Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, February 2005

VANCOUVER CROONER Michael Bublé is leading a charmed life. Since launching his singing career, raised on his grandfather's love of the sounds of the Mills ...

Coldplay: Englishmen in New York

Report and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, April 2005

CHRIS MARTIN seems perfectly at home in the Big Apple. Although quintessentially English, the Coldplay frontman talks at New York speed, his mouth racing to ...

Franz Ferdinand: Reigning rock star geeks

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, December 2005

IT LOOKS LIKE Andy Warhol's fabled Factory in New York. Walls, windows, doors and furniture are all encased in tin foil. Silver balloons add a ...

Oasis: Interview: Liam Gallagher and Oasis

Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, 2006

OASIS IS EITHER the best, balls-to-the-wall rock 'n' roll band of the last decade or the worst case in recent memory of media notoriety trumping ...

Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint: Interview: Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint

Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, May 2006

ELVIS COSTELLO is rock's renaissance man. Along with writing and recording his own songs — some of the wittiest and most acerbic in the pop ...

John Legend: Mr. Legend Comes to Town

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, September 2006

IT'S A MUGGY day and John Legend is trying his best to stay cool. The gifted American soul singer is in a Toronto Baptist church ...

Queen's We Will Rock You

Report and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, 2007

WHAT A DIFFERENCE a few decades make. When Queen first came to prominence in the early 1970s, the British band was panned for its bombastic ...

Annie Lennox: The First Lady

Report and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, October 2007

WHEN I FIRST met her, she spoke in a whisper, protecting the gold-plated vocal cords that had made Eurythmics one of the top musical acts ...

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