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British rockers Reef make a revelatory return

Aug 29, 2018

British rockers Reef make a revelatory return

by Oscar Boyd

The thriving British music scene of the mid-1990s was awash with techno, Britpop and newer genres like jungle and trip-hop. When Reef burst onto the scene, the group's heavier style of rock must have felt like an actual oasis to some listeners. The band's debut ...

Are Crossfaith rock's last true believers?

Oct 25, 2017

Are Crossfaith rock's last true believers?

by Patrick ST. Michel

Crossfaith is experiencing an existential rock 'n' roll crisis. It's not stopping them from partying like rock stars, though. "I'm a bit hung over," vocalist Kenta Koie tells me as our interview starts. He was out drinking the night before with programmer and keyboardist Terufumi ...

British blues, rock legend Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer

Dec 23, 2014

British blues, rock legend Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer

British blues and rock legend Joe Cocker, whose hits included "You Are So Beautiful" and "Up Where We Belong," and whose contortionist style of performance was memorably parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70. His London-based agent, Barrie Marshall, ...