All posts by Doug Rule

  • Soundwaves

    CAREER SPEARS... Britney Spears and her publicity machine are in overdrive, working to keep her name in the headlines -- from now until the end...

  • Soundwaves

    DIAL 1-900-DIXALOT… From the land of Big Butts comes word of new material (or new ass-ets, as it were). Remember Sir Mix-A-Lot? Eleven years ago,...

  • Dumbing Down

    Thalia Mass outrage would result if the makers of Corona-brand beer altered the recipe of their mega-popular Mexican brew. Americans can mostly stomach unaltered imported...

  • Soundwaves

    ISO GAY COWBOY… We reported last month about gay porn star Jeff Stryker's coming full-frontal invasion of country music. He will release, with his band,...

  • Soundwaves

    PEPSI POP'S POP… Dance pop can get no love. There are the periodic taunts from hyper-macho rock ‘n' rappers, and the frequent lashes from anti-pop...

  • Solo Modes

    Gahan Depeche Mode was a British band with a silly French name that held foreign appeal to at least one young ''angstful '' middle American....

  • Soundwaves

    POP LADY COMEBACKS… We're still waiting to hear of an American record label picking up Sonique's sophomore album, released last month in Europe. In the...

  • Annie's Songs

    The arrival of a new Annie Lennox album is a joyous occasion, though joyous is not a word that rolls off the tongue when speaking...

  • Soundwaves

    UPCOMING CDS TO BENEFIT GAY, AIDS CAUSES… Two pop music compilations are set for release to benefit AIDS and gay causes. Capitol Records is unveiling...

  • Soundwaves

    CHART WATCH… It's summertime and the sun is finally peeking out from the clouds. That's a good enough reason to get out, get up and...