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Love Hate

HOLE METRO, OCTOBER 21 Though all of Courtney Love’s songs, from “Teenage Whore” to “I Think That I Would Die,” have an autobiographical tilt to them, no song title seems to sum up her present predicament better than “Asking for It.” Was she asking for it? Did she ask you nice? Was she asking for […]

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Why I Love STP

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS UIC PAVILION, AUGUST 12 With the exception of Michael Bolton, Stone Temple Pilots are perhaps the most commercially successful critically reviled pop act of the new decade. Despite the reality–that STP’s sound combines grunge, acoustic guitars, heavy percussion, a punkish lead singer, and the kind of moody lyrics that sound like a […]

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Sorry Crue

MOTLEY CRUE RIVIERA, AUGUST 2 Hard to believe there was a time when this band was considered dangerous. The four dark-haired guys who played at the Riviera didn’t even smoke a cigarette, didn’t even break a sweat, didn’t even sell the place out. If not for the famous name on the marquee, you might have […]

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White Man’s Venom

Dear editor: Your story “Pay Phone” by Michael Glab [January 7] was repulsive in its obvious anti-Asian, antiminority racism. I’m offended that your holier-than-thou, PC publication would even print it. I can’t understand why Glab had to unleash his white man’s venom (and that of his neighbors) on this unsuspecting Korean merchant. Not only did […]