Interview: Primal Scream for Ticketmaster.com

Primal Scream first emerged onto the music scene in the mid ‘80s and, since then, the band has continued to defy convention by reinventing its sound with each new release. They've moved from psychedelic pop to punk to acid house to Stonesy blues-rock—and their legion of dedicated fans have followed them faithfully every step of the way. Led by Bobby Gillespie (formerly of Jesus and Mary Chain), Primal Scream are currently touring Europe with a US tour to follow. Bass player Gary "Mani" Mounfield recently spoke with Ticketmaster about his musical roots (he was the bass player for the much acclaimed Manchester band The Stone Roses), the new album Riot City Blues, and the current tour.

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Interview: The Decemberists for Ticketmaster.com

An ancient Japanese folk tale, fanfare for a child monarch and a vengeful mariner in the belly of a whale are not typical subjects for your everyday pop/rock songwriter—unless, of course, you are Colin Meloy, the hyper-literate frontman and songsmith for the acclaimed Portland, Oregon-based band The Decemberists. While other bands pen chart-topping hits about more readily-accessible themes like relationship woes, Meloy set the Decemberists apart early on by admittedly writing songs meant to "alienate" audiences. Despite this, their narrative lyrics and distinct, folk-tinged sound has found enormous favor—perhaps more so than the band ever expected—with audiences and critics alike. The Crane Wife marks their fourth full-length release, as well as their major label debut for Capitol Records. In this exclusive interview, Colin Meloy speaks with Ticketmaster about The Decemberists' latest musical explorations and their current US and European tour. 

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Interview: Massive Attack for Ticketmaster.com

Massive Attack's groundbreaking blend of hip hop, dub reggae, techno and rock revolutionized Britain's dance club scene in the early ‘90s and gave birth to the trip-hop sound that would eventually be popularized by Portishead, Björk and Sneaker Pimps. All Massive Attack's albums to date are certified platinum and feature a dynamic roster of vocalists including Elizabeth Fraser, Horace Andy, Tracey Thorn and Sinead O'Connor. Comprised of Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall, the band has recently released Collected (a compilation of select works) and has plans to release a new album Weather Underground in early 2007. While on tour in the US, 3D spoke to Ticketmaster about Collected, their new record in the works, and their current tour.   

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