Library Rock's Backpages was an online magazine, published between 1996 and 2007, which described itself as: "Rock & roll served up New York City style. Some news that's fit to print, some that's not. Gossip, slander and more."

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Neil Young: Still Crazy Horse After All These Years

Report by Jeff Apter,, 1997

THE GODFATHER OF GRUNGE, Neil Young, shows no intention of slowing down. Busier than a politician on the election trail, he divided his '97 year ...

Bob Dylan: University of Hartford Sports Center, Connecticut

Live Review by Jeff Apter,, 18 April 1997

"BOB'S IN THERE," I overhear some reefer-chugging Dylanspotter in the parking lot say, nodding towards a darkened touring van. Getting a little closer, I couldn't ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones' Last Tour (Before The Next Five)

Report by Jeff Apter,, September 1997

LOOKS LIKE the Rolling Stones plan to keep on rolling well into the next millennium. On August 18, 1997, they launched their most recent album/tour ...

Marilyn Manson at CMJ Musicfest

Report by Jeff Apter,, October 1997

THERE ARE MANY perceptions of Marilyn Manson. The most common, in no special order, are that he's a baby eater, a Satan worshiper, and a ...

Patti Smith: Return of the Thin White Duchess

Profile and Interview by Jeff Apter,, November 1997

PATTI SMITH needs some new socks. I'm standing next to her in an elevator in midtown Manhattan, when she glances down at her feet, which ...

Through the Lens of Mick Rock

Retrospective and Interview by Jeff Apter,, December 1997

WITH A NAME such as his, British-born photographer Mick Rock's destiny was laid out before him: he had to work in the peculiar world of ...

Ani DiFranco: Just an Old Fashioned Girl (with Blue Hair)

Interview by Jeff Apter,, February 1998

JUST WHO is Ani DiFranco anyway? Doc Martin-clad punk-poet icon, do-it-yourself business guru, feminist folksinger: there are so many sides to this Buffalo girl from ...

Holly Cole: Westbeth Theater, New York

Live Review by Jeff Apter,, February 1998

CANADIAN CHANTEUSE HOLLY Cole might not write the songs, but she sure knows how to make the whole world sing. And while the cozy downtown ...

Aretha Franklin: Queen Aretha Holds Court

Report and Interview by Jeff Apter,, March 1998

THERE ARE few performers for whom one name is sufficient (and no, this list does not include Yanni). Think Bruce, Garth, Iggy, Janis. And, of ...

Ben Folds Five: New Geeks on the Block: Ben Folds Five at Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC

Live Review by Jeff Apter,, March 1998

SOMETIMES PERSEVERANCE really does pay off. Take, for example, the rags-to-not-quite-riches rise of Ben Folds, who, along with Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee, make up ...

Robbie Robertson: Making a Noise

Interview by Jeff Apter,, May 1998

WHEN ROBBIE ROBERTSON croons "I can't let go ... It's in the blood" during his transcendent new release, Contact from the Underworld of Redboy, he's ...

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