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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. ...

Morrissey, The Smiths: Morrissey: LA Confidential

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, MOJO, April 2001

It was a hot California afternoon. Our West Coast gumshoe, Jaan Uhekszki, heard the phone ring. Once again, she'd tracked down her man. He was ...

Joanna Newsom: After The Gold Rush

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Uncut, April 2010

In the remote Californian gold mining town she calls home, Uncut is granted a rare and exclusive audience with JOANNA NEWSOM. In the four years ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Fifths and Fists For The Common Man

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, March 1976

I ALREADY HAVE two strikes against me: one, I am a Yankee, two a girl. I don't want to strike out because I'm a teetotaler, ...

Losin' His Mind in Detroit Rock City: Gary Graff

Interview by Steven Ward, rockcritics.com, January 2002

GARY GRAFF FIRST earned his reputation in the mid-'80s as the in-house music critic for the Detroit Free Press, a stint that terminated a decade ...

Led Zeppelin: Sodom and Gomorrah in a Suitcase

Report and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, July 1977

FLASH: April 19, 1977, Cincinnati, Ohio: Led Zeppelin, a British rock group, again brought violence is its wake when about 1,000 fans tried to gatecrash ...

Stooges, The: The Stooges

Retrospective and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Uncut, March 2007

It's 2007, OK! Got a war across the USA! What better time, then, for Iggy Pop and the Stooges to return to their first album ...

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 ...

MC5: Five for Fighting

Report and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, September 2004

EVERYONE knows the old saw about the Eskimos having over 400 words for snow and the Parisians' two-dozen fevered phrases for passion. ...

Ryan Adams: Saved By R'n'R

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, December 2003

Ten Things You (Don't) Want To Know About Ryan Adams: He spills the beans on his romantic foibles, his phobias and chocolate. ...

Sour CREEM: The life, death, and strange resurrection of America's only rock 'n' roll magazine, Part 1

Retrospective by Bill Holdship, Detroit Metro Times, 16 January 2008

ALMOST FAMOUS was probably the big bang that finally pushed it over the top. Doesn't matter that director Cameron Crowe — a former CREEM and ...

Lucinda Williams: Westside Story: Lucinda Williams' Confessions of Love, Lust and Violence

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Relix, February 2007

LUCINDA WILLIAMS is a little distracted. She keeps popping up from her seat, perched between the four overstuffed pillows that are arranged artfully on her ...

Morrissey: Who's The Daddy?

Interview by Keith Cameron, MOJO, June 2004

After seven years away, Morrissey, the exiled don of indie misery, is back, with some old scores to settle. Keith Cameron meets the ex-Smiths frontman ...

Kings of Leon: The Once And Future Kings

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Uncut, November 2010

These are good times for KINGS OF LEON: an imperial lifestyle, attentive fans in Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, and the likelihood that, any day ...

CREEMed: The life, death, and strange resurrection of America's only rock 'n' roll magazine, Part 2

Retrospective by Bill Holdship, Detroit Metro Times, 23 January 2008

Last week, we examined the Detroit origins and early history of CREEM, "America's Only Rock 'N' roll Magazine." This week, we take a look at ...

Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Terry Reid: "The new chaps are only about 19 and full of enthusiasm": The birth of Led Zeppelin

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Trampled Under Foot' (Faber & Faber), September 2012

In this excerpt from his oral history Trampled Under Foot: The Power and Excess of Led Zeppelin, Barney Hoskyns charts the formation and ascent of ...

Led Zeppelin: Let's Get Physical: The Story of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Classic Rock, September 2010

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Phil Spector, The Ramones: End of the ‘70s: the Ramones Get Spectorized

Book Excerpt by Everett True, Omnibus Books, Fall 2002

An extract from Hey Ho Let’s Go – The Story of The Ramones by Everett True, published by Omnibus Press in 2002. (344pp, currently available ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: How The South Rose Again: The Soaring Flight and Tragic Fall of Lynyrd Skynyrd

Retrospective and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, MOJO, November 1997

THE DAY BEFORE THE SECOND MOST FAMOUS plane crash in rock history, the right engine of the 1948 Convair aircraft carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd backfired over ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Mystery & Magic

Retrospective and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Classic Rock, Summer 2008

"YOU KNOW HOW they always say, who died and made you boss?" asks Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington in his soft Florida drawl, made even ...

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