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Shoebox 20?

PUBLISHED IN THE KITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD Saturday, March 09, 1997 Nick Krewen Kitchener-Waterloo Record Saturday, March 09, 1997     Matchbox 20 rhythm guitarist Adam Gaynor promises a really big shoe when his band performs at The Lyric this week. He wears a size 13. The rest of the band — singer and songwriter Rob Thomas, lead guitarist Kyle Cook, bassist Brian Yale and drummer Paul Doucette — wear, in no…


Portrait of The Artist (Prince) As A Newly Free Man

Versions of this article for Southam News appeared in several Southam newspapers including The Windsor Star on November 20, 1996 PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A NEWLY FREE MAN   NICK KREWEN CHANHASSEN, Minnesota. The Artist Formerly Known As Prince  knows how to make a lasting impression. As the door to the conference room in his palatial Paisley Park Studios swings open, the man whose legal name is the unpronounceable…


A Sip of The Refreshments

  NICK KREWEN Hamilton Spectator August 22, 1996   You’ve gotta admire a band that can rhyme the word “guard” with the name Captain Jean-Luc Picard,  whom Trekkers know as the captain of the most powerful Starship in the United Federation Of Planets, the Enterprise. And you’ve gotta admire a band who tried to contact Patrick Stewart, the classy actor who immortalized the role of Picard in the classic cult…


Ian Anderson: Life With and Without Jethro

  NICK KREWEN Hamilton Spectator May 25, 1996   For almost 26 years, Ian Anderson has sung loudly and carried a big flute as frontman for British progressive rock group Jethro Tull. A few years ago, however, the 47-year-old made a shocking discovery: after playing the wind instrument on 28 Jethro Tull albums, he’d been using the wrong technique. “I’d say 80 percent of my fingering was incorrect,” says the…


Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall On…

As appeared in the late, lamented on-line magazine Magnet, 1996   Stardust, Baked Beans, Orgasms and The Meaning Of Life   NICK KREWEN   The Bowery Boy of blue-eyed soul is back, and man is he stylin’. Although the only reason Mick Hucknall, singer and architect of Simply Red, Britain’s most astoundingly successful R&B export at 26 million records sold and counting, is in Toronto in the first place is…