April 17, 1995 |
For all the attention and acclaim alternative-rock goddess Courtney Love has received, she remains a largely unheard quality. Her band, Hole, hasn't had a mainstream radio hit, and its only formal Los Angeles shows since her stardom were at the relatively small Palace and Hollywood Palladium. The group's performance tonight on "MTV Unplugged" gives everyone a chance to catch up with Love with a flick of the remote.
April 3, 1991 |
Last year, there was The Tour, and now there is The Afterthought. Tonight's episode of the live acoustic music show "MTV Unplugged" features an hour of Paul McCartney and his touring band, sans lasers, giant movie screens and amplifiers, doing less obvious songs from the Cute One's past that weren't heard on the recent big world arena jaunt. (The show airs at 10 p.m. on MTV, simulcast locally on KLSX-FM (97.1).
September 17, 1992 |
The Boss Plugs In: Bruce Springsteen will make a rare TV appearance when he performs on the music series "MTV Unplugged" Nov. 11 at 10 p.m. Springsteen's "Unplugged" performance will be taped later this month in L.A. while he's here on his world tour.
December 6, 1992 |
With two home video packages each from Guns N' Roses and Metallica and one or two releases that might not be suitable for family viewing, it's a tough season for a rock 'n' roll Santa. The Calendar Video Shopping Guide of releases by some of pop's biggest names offers some help. The videos, listed alphabetically, are rated on a scale from one star (poor) to four stars (excellent). * The Black Crowes, "Who Killed That Bird Out on Your Window Sill. . .The Movie," Def American Visuals.
July 28, 1993 |
Electrical grounding: Never had it, never will. That could be the rallying cry of tonight's participants on "MTV Unplugged" at 10 p.m., who, for once, aren't pop singers with pickup cello sections but rather seven poets doing their usual neo-beatnik thing.
November 22, 1997 |
*** BABYFACE: "MTV Unplugged" Epic Very few artists have mixed chops with good taste as adroitly or profitably as producer-songwriter-performer Babyface, the Midas of contemporary R&B. So it's hardly surprising that this album boasts more virtuosity and less empty shtick than many of the other "Unplugged" recordings.