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Flaming Lips: The Flaming Lips: Bearers of the Psych Torch

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, May 2005

"WHAT'S THE greatest misconception about me?" the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne ponders aloud, pushing up the sleeves of his putty-colored suit. ...

Flaming Lips: The Flaming Lips: What's Next

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, May 2005

THE FLAMING Lips have begun recording the follow-up to 2002’s Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, provisionally titled At War With the Mystics, with Dave Fridmann ...

Lucinda Williams: Southern Comfort

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, May 2005

LUCINDA WILLIAMS is a splendid mess, a charming and bruised beauty. ...

Willie Nelson's Countryman (Lost Highway)

Report and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, July 2005

HEARING WILLIE Nelson’s first reggae album, you’re bound to ask: What took him so long? There’s a rather sympathetic correlation between the Nelson’s rather lazy, ...

Yoko Ono: Profile: Yoko Ono, 70, New York City, N.Y.

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, July 2005

YOKO ONO is diminutive in size, but huge in spirit. A fearless avatar, she will attempt anything whether it’s topping the Billboard charts as a ...

The White Stripes: Jack White: White Noise

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, July 2005

YOU KNOW what they say: You are what you listen to. So what does that say about Jack White? Actually quite a bit: That he's ...

Cat Power: Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power), 31, New York City, N.Y.

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, July 2005

Chan Marshall isn't like the rest of us. She's gifted with a pristine voice, a keen mind, a restless heart and an attuned sense of ...

Tsar: A Profile

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, September 2005

"I ALWAYS wanted to be seditious and dangerous. But in a good rock and roll way," explains Jeff Whalen, principal of L.A.’s glammy Tsar. ...

Aqualung

Profile by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, September 2005

AFTER LEARNING that a London ad agency was searching for music for an upcoming Volkswagen commercial, Aqualung’s Matt Hales locked himself in his flat, hammered ...

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Fight Club

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, November 2005

WITH THE swagger of the young Yardbirds and the unstudied panache and casual arrogance of the early Stones, Nick Jago, Robert Been and Peter Hayes ...

Neil Young: Dark Side of the Moon

Report and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, December 2005

NEIL YOUNG has long-plotted his life around the phases of the moon. Ancient and antediluvian, prehistoric and prescentient but strangely effective, Young uses the moon ...

Phish: Trey Anastacio, 40, Manhattan

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, December 2005

A YEAR after dismantling Phish, one of the jam scene's most beloved institutions, Trey Anastasio continues to receive hate mail from bereft fans. ...

Flaming Lips: The Flaming Lips: Loose Lips

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, May 2006

WAYNE COYNE is the Flaming Lips' major domo, lead vocalist and ringmaster for the Oklahoma-based art provocateurs. ...

KT Tunstall: Super Scope

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, May 2006

KT TUNSTALL knew she was meant for big things. "I just always thought that I was the golden child," the Scottish chanteuse explains, with a ...

Emmylou Harris

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, June 2006

IN MORE politically incorrect times there was an ad campaign that featured famous women wrapped in full-length Russian mink coats – people like Elizabeth Taylor, ...

Lester Bangs, Big Star: The Great Lig in the Sky: The Legendary Rock Writers Convention of May 1973

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, June 2006

ON MEMORIAL DAY weekend in May 1973, over a hundred of the leading rock writers of the day flew into Memphis, Tennessee, for 72 hours ...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty: Anatomy of a rock star

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, July 2006

ALMOST EVERYONE that knows Tom Petty for any length of time calls him Tommy. ...

Evan Dando, The Lemonheads: Evan Dando: The World's Forgotten Boy

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, November 2006

MOST OF the world thinks that, by rights, Evan Dando shouldn't be alive. But like Iggy Pop (one of his mentors), he's a misunderstood boy ...

Ornette Coleman, 76, Manhattan

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, November 2006

ORNETTE COLEMAN is one of the true immortals. A metaphysician, philosopher and futurist as much as a revolutionary musician, he set melody free from it's ...

Evan Dando, The Lemonheads: Evan Dando: Consistently Inconsistent

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 November 2006

LEMONHEADS CO-FOUNDER Evan Dando puts his pioneering alternative rock band back together like clockwork every decade. ...


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