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2008-07-01 06:00:31

By Fiona Shepherd NEW YORK DOLLS, THE GARAGE, GLASGOW **** REMARKABLY, for a band who released a couple of albums 35 years ago, split up, watched various founding members succumb to drugs overdoses and terminal illnesses and are now down to only two original, somewhat wrinkled members, the New York Dolls have still got it - "it" being a classic low-slung, freewheeling rock'n'roll sound, a loveable reprobate attitude and an ebullient, charismatic stage presence. Their much-venerated...

2008-07-01 06:00:31

By Jason Bracelin Punk rockers Rancid in town The dudes in Rancid are hard-nosed punk lifers, the kind of guys, who would bleed liquor and razor blades. Some dismiss them as a poor man's The Clash - as if that would be a bad thing - but Rancid has long possessed a hard-core-derived emphasis on velocity and urban grit that distinguishes them from The Clash. Preparing to drop their first new album in five years, the band is back on the road to keep punk rock's countenance twisted into...

2006-08-29 18:27:20

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - With their former Blink-182 colleague Tom DeLonge entrenched with his new band Angels & Airwaves, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker have formed (+44). The group, named after the international dialing prefix for the United Kingdom, will release its debut album, "When Your Heart Stops Beating" November 14 via Interscope. The lineup is rounded out by ex-Nervous Return member Shane Gallagher and Craig Fairbaugh, who played with Barker in the...

2006-07-12 07:11:49

By Gelu Sulugiuc NEW YORK (Reuters) - It has been more than 30 years since the formerly cross-dressing New York Dolls released an album. Now that their third record is finally about to hit stores, they're hoping to make some money at last. The Dolls imploded in a haze of drug addiction and mismanagement in 1975 after a brief but revered career that spawned countless punk and hair metal bands. Since then, four of the members died because of drug abuse or illness. Now, the two...

2006-04-05 08:09:49

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police said on Wednesday that 121 skulls found in the isolated western province of Gansu were human and had been hacked from their bodies after death, Xinhua news agency reported. The skulls, wrapped in a plastic bag, were found on March 26 by a herdsman in a ravine in an outlying mountain area of Tianzhu Tibetan autonomous county, a source with the Ministry of Public Security was quoted as saying. Local police initially suspected that the skulls belonged...

2006-04-05 05:56:26

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police said on Wednesday that 121 skulls found in the isolated western province of Gansu were human and had been hacked from their bodies after death, Xinhua news agency reported. The skulls, wrapped in a plastic bag, were found on March 26 by a herdsman in a ravine in an outlying mountain area of Tianzhu Tibetan autonomous county, a source with the Ministry of Public Security was quoted as saying. Local police initially suspected that the skulls belonged...

2005-12-08 00:57:24

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's punk rock music mecca CBGB reached an agreement with its landlords on Wednesday that allows the music club to stay at its East Village address for another year. The legendary, grimy punk-rock club, which launched acts from Blondie to the Ramones, had been involved in a rental dispute dating back to 2001 with a charity for the homeless that owns the building. The agreement calls for CBGB to close its doors on the Bowery by October...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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