Archive: Rules

Don't Go There: Usher's Rules Of The Road

Usher's confession: If it's a man's, man's, man's world, then he wants out. Listen up, guys: Usher doesn't want you at his election-night concert at the Warner. You might have thought he was kinda, sorta kidding when he named his brief, mid-size venue tour "Ladies Only/One Night Stand." But he's...

By J. Freedom du Lac | October 29, 2008; 03:42 PM ET | Comments (2)

When Critics Won't Let Bands Escape Their Past

In our latest IM-conversation-as-blog-post, Freedom and I go a little "inside baseball" and talk about whether reviewers should compare a band's new album to that band's best work or if that's just living in the past, man. Malitz: So after I more or less panned the new Oasis album in...

By David Malitz | October 9, 2008; 09:01 AM ET | Comments (6)

Don't Go there: Rules of the Road Vol. 3

Cause I gotta have faith ... and a 20-minute intermission. The latest entry on our ever-expanding laundry list of things artists should never, ever do at a concert. 5. No intermissions. Ever. For 62 minutes last night at [Insert Telcom Company Name Here] Center, George Michael sang, swiveled his hips...

By J. Freedom du Lac | July 30, 2008; 09:34 AM ET | Comments (10)


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