Rich Nieciecki

Review: 'Robert Plant'


For fans still yearning for someone to get the Led out live lo this many years later, Robert Plant was surprisingly willing to meet them more than halfway Sunday, effectively blending old and new and…

'Out' disc in at No. 1


Rock reigned supreme for yet another week on the nation's sales chart as Audioslave's second album, "Out of Exile" (Interscope/Epic), entered at No. 1, selling 263,000 discs in the week ended Sunday…

'Mezmerize' prized


"Mezmerize," the fourth album from L.A.-based righteous hard rockers System of a Down, became the American Recordings/Columbia band's second release to bow at No. 1, selling 453,000 copies in the…


Money for 50 cent


50 Cent has cashed in once again on the top of the album sales chart, as his latest Shady / Aftermath / Interscope disc, "The Massacre," bowed to massive sales of 1.14 million copies since its…

Review: 'Ian McLagan'


The striking thing about listening to Ian McLagan -- legendary session keyboardist and a founding member of the Faces, the early '70s rock 'n' roll outfit fronted by Rod Stewart that razed the bar…

Review: 'R.E.M.'


With the last presidential debate of 2004 concluding just moments before the kickoff of R.E.M.'s fall tour for "Around the Sun," its 13th album, the Greek Theater wasn't the place to be for escapism…

Review: 'OZZFest 2004'


The more things change, the more they remain the same, which is good news for the heavy-metal merchandising empire that is Ozzy Osbourne (with wife and manager Sharon by his side). Disaffected youth…

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