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#145 - March 2010

Knife fights. Abductions. Breakdowns. These are just a few of the dark themes and incidents that inspired and delayed the Deftones‘ anticipated new album, White Pony.

Dandy Warhols
Head Dandy Courtney Taylor confesses he‘s verbally ambushed supermodels in his role as an itinerate androgynous rock sex symbol. Why? Because he can.

Richard Ashcroft
You knew him as the Verve‘s wild-eyed leader, who climbed broke and barefoot from his sleepy English town to the top of the charts. Now meet the new Richard Ashcroft-husband, father, estate owner, Sinatra fan.

Juliana Hatfield
With the release of three new independent albums this year, the former Blake Babies singer is back on familiar ground. Hatfield reveals how she fought her way back.

A.P. Wallpaper
Get your eyeball kicks with our new special section featuring huge photos of your favorite acts.


Incoming Letters

New Releases Listing

Wiretapping News
Watcha Tour launches its second year; Orgy wraps up new album; Puerto Rican rock is on the rise; a tender moment with Ozzy Osbourne; There And Back with Elastica; the ugly lyrical truth surrounding Veruca Salt; stuff we like, and much stuff that will illegally end up in the online chat rooms of the socially impaired.

Who‘s Really Behind New Metal‘s Success?
Find out how Streetwise, America‘s guerrilla youth-marketing team, boosted Slipknot, System Of A Down and Static-X into the mainstream.

Screen Kicks Get close-up with Loser‘s Tom Sadowski and Zak Orth, then check out this summer‘s coming attractions.

Low Profile
BT, Kottonmouth Kings, Chicks On Speed, Boy Sets Fire and many more.

BPM (electronica and beyond)
With his new album on Mike Patton‘s label, digital-noise terrorist Kid606 could become the first American IDM figure to cross over to the alt-rock masses; eclectic funkmeister and Primal Scream collaborator David Holmes‘ top spins; reviews of electronica‘s elite; and more.

Reviews this issue of new releases by Sunny Day Real Estate, Earth Crisis, RZA, Medeski Martin & Wood, Stereolab, MxPx, K-Tel‘s Industrial compilation, Queens Of The Stone Age, Royal Trux and many more; Self-Analysis gets an earful from Craig McCracken, creator of The Powerpuff Girls, Morton Subotnick, who‘s featured on the compilation OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music and Einstürzende Neubauten; Origins Of Cool takes the high road with stoner-rock avatar Scott “Wino” Weinrich.

A.P. Recommends/Charts
Recent albums you might have missed, and the album charts you helped to fill.

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10 Essential Skate CDs
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Cover and content photos: RALF STRATHMANN