career rises in the east on Laura Dawn's 'Believer'
Born and raised in the non-inspiring Pleasantville, Iowa, Laura Dawn
grew up listening to country legends Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn and Dolly
Parton. She loved their storytelling abilities but still had an attraction
to rock groups like the Smashing Pumpkins, the Clash and the Pixies.
weathers success on latest
The past two years have been pretty good
for Creed. Its last release, 1999's Human Clay, has sold more than 10 million
copies, largely off the strength
of "With Arms Wide Open," a single that
crossed over into top-40 and adult contemporary radio.
punk band Crash 81 'tickles emo' on debut
What defines punk rock? If you ask most of the radio-listening public
to name a punk-rock band or an "emo" (short for "emotional") band, you
most likely hear that Blink-182 (shudder) is punk — and a big "Huh?"