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Tracking Down

Ed Kowalczyk On The Live Reunion And Michael Stipe’s Love For “Lightning Crashes”

Tracking Down is a Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight for a minute. Ed…
Rachel Brodsky | July 30, 2018 - 1:02 pm

The Anniversary

Throwing Copper Turns 20

The '90s was a strange and wonderful time when lighters-up power ballads could contain lyrics like "Her placenta falls to the floor." That kind of…
Chris DeVille | April 18, 2014 - 1:04 pm

More Live stories

Watch Slothrust’s Stripped-Down “Lightning Crashes” Cover “Because Why Not?”

Ooh now, feel it coming back again, like a rolling thunder chasing the wind: Live's bubble-grunge anthem "Lightning Crashes," this time performed acoustically by an…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2020 - 12:34 pm

Live Share Throwing Copper Outtake “Hold Me Up”

Way the hell back in 1994, the York, Pennsylvania band Live somehow sold eight million copies of Throwing Copper, and album of cathartic and self-serious…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2019 - 2:24 pm

Watch Live Play “Lightning Crashes” With Dennis Rodman

Live's original lineup: Oh now feel it coming back again! The '90s post-grunge hit-makers got back together with formerly estranged lead singer Ed Kowalczyk about…
Chris DeVille | July 24, 2018 - 3:37 pm

Live Release First New Song Since Reuniting With Ed Kowalczyk

Ed Kowalczyk left Live back in 2009, and the rest of the band reformed and replaced him in the lead singer role with Chris Shinn…
James Rettig | June 21, 2018 - 1:45 pm

Guns N’ Roses Announce North American Tour With Sturgill Simpson, Deftones, Live

Last year, Guns N' Roses somehow did the impossible: They pulled off a full reunion tour with recently-estranged classic-linup members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2017 - 10:39 am

Watch Bush, Live, & Corey Taylor Cover Chris Cornell At Rock On The Range

Soundgarden were supposed to play at the Columbus, OH Rock On The Range festival this weekend. After Chris Cornell's unexpected death, the whole festival basically…
Peter Helman | May 20, 2017 - 12:07 pm

Watch Live Play First Reunion Show With Ed Kowalczyk

'90s alt-rock stars Live announced their reunion with frontman Ed Kowalczyk less than a month ago, and they've already played their first show together. Last…
Chris DeVille | January 1, 2017 - 3:29 pm

Live Reunite With Ed Kowalczyk For Tour, New Music

Upon the 20th anniversary of Live's alt-rock blockbuster Throwing Copper, I reflected on the sad state of the band's component parts in the interim since…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2016 - 11:17 am

Live Reunite With Ed Kowalczyk

Live had a two-year hiatus that turned into a more permanent breakup in 2009 after a mixed cocktail of lawsuits and backhanded business deals proved…
Collin Robinson | November 17, 2016 - 3:04 pm

Ed Kowalczyk Has Karaoke Advice For Live Fans

Yesterday we showed you some ridiculous videos we produced with the wide assortment of performers (No Age, Blues Traveler, Matisyahu, and others) at this year's…
Scott Lapatine | June 6, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Live’s Ed Kowalczyk Is Still Around And He’s Covering Imagine Dragons

Since leaving Live in 2009, Ed Kowalczyk has released three solo albums (most recently last year) and is wrapping up a US tour right now.
James Rettig | April 4, 2014 - 2:52 pm

Yeasayer + Suckers Cover Alanis, Live, Blind Melon, The ’90s

Williamsburg is a Camel cigarette, the new Bedford Ave. Duane Reade has a wine bar inside of it, the yuppies are part of the firmament.
Amrit Singh | December 17, 2010 - 11:05 am Brings Scarlett Johansson, Common, Kareem Abdul-Jabaar To Rock “Yes We Can” For Barack

If you're still wondering -- after endorsements from Jeff Tweedy and Conor Oberst and Win Butler and Craig Wedren & Stella's cast and the rest…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2008 - 10:28 am