“They sound and look great. Reminds me of the Kinks when we started.”
——Dave Davies on The Hives


Why Would Michelle Branch, Jimmy Jam, The Donnas, Jurassic 5, Sammy Hagar and Andrew Loog Oldham Share Their Opinions With Us?
We Have Absolutely No Idea.
Aimee Allen (Elektra artist)
1. Michael Moore, Stupid White Men...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation (book)
2. Michael Moore, Bowling for Columbine (movie)
3. The Used, The Used
4. Ani DiFranco, Revelling Reckoning
5. Eminem, The Eminem Show
6. Unwritten Law, Elva
7. D12, Devil’s Night
8. The Breeders, Huffer
9. TrustCOMPANY, The Lonely Position of Neutral
10. Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf

Melissa Auf der Maur (Hand of Doom, ex-Hole)
Favorite Things
1. Friendship love
2. Family love
3. Romantic love
4. Music and a life of it
5. Montreal, the city that is my home
6. Food
7. Sleep
8. The light at the end of every tunnel, and always being able to see it
9. Dream (in sleep and awake)
10. My family’s cats (those alive and gone)

Top 10 bands
1. Beach Boys
2. Kyuss
3. The Smashing Pumpkins
4. Queens of the Stone Age
5. Failure
6. The Smiths
7. Blondie
8. Andrew WK
10 Black Sabbath

Rodney Bingenheimer, KROQ DJ
1. Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
2. Oasis, Heathen Chemistry
3. Doves, The Last Broadcast
4. The Vines, Highly Evolved
5. The Strokes, Is This It
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
7. The Electric Soft Parade, “Silent to the Dark II”
8. Ash, Free All Angels
9. Haven, Between the Senses
10. David Bowie, Heathen

Curtis Brown (Bad Wizard)
1. Cherry Valance, Riffin’
2. All Night, All Night
3. Robert Bingham, Pure Slaughter Value
4. Neil Haggerty
5. Rye Coalition
6. Mets, Jets and Nets
7. Catherine Keener
8. Terre T
9. The Glands
10.Montana and Vancouver

Michelle Branch
Top 10 Favorite Things of 2002
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Favorite album: Maroon 5, Songs About Jane
Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV)
George Foreman grill
J.Lo and Ben Affleck
Bush choking on a pretzel
Bowling for Columbine (movie)
Just plain bowling
Favorite book: The Power of the Kabbalah
The Firm

Scott Blasey (The Clarks)
1.Musiq, Juslisen
2.The Tragically Hip, In Violet Light
3.Martin Sexton, Live Wide Open
4.Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
5.Ryan Adams, Demolition
6.Neil Finn, One All
7.Rembrandts, Lost Together
8.John Mayer, Room for Squares
9.Jimmy Eat World, Jimmy Eat World
10.Richard Ashcroft, Human Conditions

Alice Cooper
Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV)
Paul McCartney tour
The White Stripes
The Enzo Ferrari
Winona Ryder bust
Anything from Serious Clothing
Anna Nicole Smith
Callaway’s Great Big Bertha II
Cartier Roadster wristwatch
Transporter (TV)

Caitlin Cary
Interview: Fresh Air: Terry Gross talks with Gene Simmons
Hairdo: The old-fashioned shag, but flipped up on the ends a la Victoria Principal
Instrument: Clarinet
Avocation: Knitting
Car Game: Classic Rock A-Z (each person in the car names a classic rock band beginning with each letter of the alphabet [e.g. Alabama, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Air Supply]. Then at least one person—or preferably all—must sing AT LEAST 30 seconds of a song by each named band)
Microphone: Neumann UM57 with Korby modification
Omelet: White cheddar and corn with bacon
Hue: Periwinkle
Website: www.rathergood.com
Easy food to grow: Arugula

Chris Martin (Coldplay)
Sweet Sixteen
Sigur Ros, ()
Sparta, Wiretap Scars
Royksopp, Melody A.M.
Foo Fighters, One by One
The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Ron Sexsmith, Cobblestone Runway
Ashanti, “Happy”
Nelly, “Hot in Herre”
Feeder, “Come Back Around”
U2, “Electrical Storm”

Marc Copely
1. Being on tour with my band
2. Being in NYC when I’m not on tour with my band
3. The Young Ones, Every Stoopid Episode (DVD)
4. Springsteen at the Garden
5. 4 am at La Bateau
6. Anne Bowen suede jacket
7. Opening night of The Last Waltz at the Ziegfield
8. Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels (book)
9. Listening to “W” try to pronounce “nuclear”
10. Ruffled shirts

Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
David Gray, A New Day at Midnight
Coldplay live at Wembley Arena
Six Feet Under finally being on TV in England
Gosford Park (movie)
Foo Fighters, One by One
Andy Warhol exhibition at the Tate Modern
Norah Jones, Come Away With Me
NSYNC & Nelly, “Girlfriend” (single)
In the Bedroom (movie)

Dave Davies (The Kinks)
1. Bowling for Columbine: Michael Moore received a 13-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival... He deserved twice that.
2. Michael Moore, Stupid White Men... and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation: God Bless Michael Moore.
3. The amazing synchronicity on Sept. 11, 2002—the winning lottery numbers in New York were 911, drawn in that order.
4. The Jeevas’ single “Once Upon a Time in America”: Crispian Mills, ex-Kula Shaker, a spiritually infused mix of rock and wisdom.
5. Son of the Beach: With episode titles like Silence of the Clams, Queefer Madness and The Long Hot Johnson, who wouldn’t like this Baywatch spoof? It’s funny!
6. Andrew Harvey, Sun at Midnight: A story about what mystics call the “Dark Night of the Soul.” Author Marianne Williamson says of Harvey, “The light he sheds is like a meteor burst across the inner sky.” Couldn’t agree more.
7. The Hives: They sound and look great. Reminds me of the Kinks when we started.
8. The Flaming Lips: I love their song, “In the Morning of the Magicians.” Also, their artwork is beautiful and spiritually stimulating.
9. Congressman Dennis Kucinich: More a mystic than a politician. His advocacy of a Dept. of Peace seeks not only to make non-violence an organizing principle in our society, but to make war archaic. I’m for anyone who rings the chimes of Peace, Love and Unity in 2002.
10.A tie between Kelly Osbourne and Avril Lavigne: I love Kelly’s personality. She is the consummate punk, and Avril rocks!

The Donnas
1. Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction
2. AC/DC, Highway to Hell
3. Fat Boys, All Meat No Filler
4. Rolling Stones, Forty Licks
5. John Hex’s Creep Show, Texas Book of the Dead
6. Vaz Hoil, Time Out for Bad Behavior
7. Danzig, Danzig 1
8. Bel Biv Devoe, Poison
9. Cinderella, Long Cold Winter
10. Bratmobile, Girls Get Busy

Jai Diablo (Dragpipe)
1. The return of Asbury Park, NJ
2. Giuliani out of office
3. jackass: the movie
4. XM Satellite radio
5. The Osbournes (TV)
6. The return of ’70s-style rock (The Hives, The Strokes)
7. The capture of the sniper
8. The break-up of J.Lo & Puffy
9. A new Nirvana track
10. The return of The Twilight Zone (TV)

Deep Dish (Grammy-winning DJ duo)
Current Movie: The Ring
Current DVD: Band of Brothers
Current Restaurant: Makoto (Washington, DC)
Current Social Pastime: Doing absolutely nothing!!
Current CD: The Hives, Veni Vidi Vicious
Current Mix Compilation: Various Artists, In House We Trust 2 (mixed by Behrouz and MV) (Yoshitoshi Records)
Current Song: Cuba Computers, “Haunting Me” (Shinichi Recordings)
Current Favorite Gig: Monday Bar (Stockholm, Sweden)
Current Favorite DJ: Sander Kleinenberg
Current Car: Mercedes SL55 (My dream car)

Greg Dulli (ex-Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers)
1. Maggie Gyllenhaal
2. Norah Jones
3. N.E.R.D./the Neptunes
4. 24 Hour Party People (movie)
5. New Orleans
6. Sicily
7. Paulina Rubio
8. Jimmy Carter
9. ESPN Sportscenter
10. My mom (sorry Mom, but Maggie Gyllenhaal is really hot).

Ben Kweller
1. Bowling for Columbine (movie)
2. Reading Festival
3. Violent Femmes 20th Anniversary
4. The Strokes Wyckyd Sceptre Tour
5. The release of hybrid cars in North America
6. Mac OSX
7. Adam Green, Garfield
8. Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV)
9. Kurt Cobain, Journals (book)
10. Non-Yankee World Series

Tom DeSavia (ASCAP)
1. The Coral, The Coral (the new Zombies—really)
2. Rhett Miller, The Instigator (“Terrible Vision” is Rhett at his finest)
3. Neko Case, Blacklisted (the VOICE)
4. The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (cred, sure. But it’s goooood)
5. The Cooper Temple Clause, See Thru This and Leave (ROCK, U.K.-style)
6. Steve Earle, Jerusalem (um, wow)
7. The Hives, Your New Favorite Band (my new favorite band)
8. X, Under the Big Black Sun (2002 Rhino Reissue)
9. Damien Rice, O (wow. songs. amazing songs)
10. Warren Zevon, Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School (OK, so it’s old, but I listened to it more this year than when it came out. Viva Zevon!)

Siedah Garrett
Top 10 Gourmet Restaurants
1. Ita Cho (Japanese) L.A.
2. Bombay Palace (Indian) L.A.
3. Getty Center (American) L.A.
4. Josie’s (Good Ol’ American) Santa Monica
5. Talesai (Thai) Hollywood
6. Bombay Palace (Indian) L.A./N.Y. (so nice she listed twice)
7. Vong (French/Japanese) N.Y., London
8. Ristoranti di Giorgio Baldi (Italian) Santa Monica
9. Nozawa (Japanese) Studio City
10. Melisse (French) Santa Monica

Aaron Rubin (F.o.N.)
1. Foo Fighters, One by One
2. Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf
3. The Used, The Used
4. Sparta, Wiretap Scars
5. Bad Religion, The Process of Belief
6. Unwritten Law, Elva
7. Mars Volta, Mars Volta EP
8. No Doubt, Rock Steady
9. Bad Astronaut, Houston We Have a Drinking Problem
10. Avril Lavigne, Let Go (she’s hot)

Bob Ezrin (producer, Pink Floyd, Kiss, Alice Cooper)
1. Bowling for Columbine: The most provocative film of the year (made me want to move back to Canada).
2. The Sopranos final season: The deepest, most intense and artful soap opera on television.
3. Eminem, The Eminem Show: Undoubtedly the best album of the year.
4. Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin: The most important novel of the century so far.
5. Peter Gabriel, UP: The most thought-provoking and inspiring album of the year.
6. Nina Nastasia, The Blackened Air: The most promising new voice.
7. Jane’s Addiction at the Warfield, live concert: The best live performance.
8. Jurassic 5, Power in Numbers: The most inventive album
9. 24 Hour Party People/Y Tu Mama Tambien: The most important foreign films.
10. The exoneration of Paul Burrell by the Queen of England; the sale of the remaining 50% of J Records to BMG.
The most unbelievable but actual events honorable mention: the meltdown of the Democratic National Party and the ceding of control of everything to the Republicans—the most dangerous event of the year.

Matthew Pryor (Get Up Kids)
The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Richard Buckner, Impasse
Koufax, Social Life
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Last DJ
Bob Marley, Legacy
Syd Barrett, The Best of Syd Barrett: Wouldn’t You Miss Me?
George Harrison, Brainwashed
Brian Jones
Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Lilian Sophia Pryor (my baby daughter)

Corey Feldman
1.No Doubt, Rock Steady
2.Corey Feldman, Former Child Actor
3.Eminem, The Eminem Show
4.Paul McCartney, Driving Rain
5.Tom Petty, The Last DJ
6.Eminem, 8 Mile
7.Peter Gabriel, Up
8.George Harrison, Brainwashed
9.Alanis Morrisette, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
10.Nirvana, Nirvana

Sammy Hagar
MOVIE: Julian Donkey Boy
CD: Peter Gabriel, Up
CITY: San Francisco
CAR: (still) BB512 Ferrari
Guitar: (still) Gibson Les Paul
Restaurant: Simon at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Favorite Liquor: Cabo Wabo Tequila Anejo, slightly chilled, no lime, no salt (like you had to guess)
WINE: 1968 Vega Sicilia Unico
NIGHTCLUB: Cabo Wabo Tequila
FEMALE COMPANY: My wife, Kari (also the winner of the “Best Friend” category)
PASTIME: Doing nothing
and finally......
What Wouldn’t You Trade For Anything? My life.

Tre Hardson (ex-Pharcyde)
1. The release of my album Liberation.
2. Cruising the Nepali coastline.
3. Winning the BMI award for “Stutter.”
4. Witnessing a small hurricane for the first time; it was beautiful to see a small dose of Mother Nature.
5. I saw the most beautiful thing in the sky; a second later it hit me... Hey, that’s a fucking missile!
6. Learning how to use a singing bowl.
7. Being on the Spearhead tour. Had a great time.
8.I had the greatest 32nd birthday.
9. Seeing Bowling for Columbine.
10.My best friend’s son Kash.

Jurassic 5
Top 10 DVDs
1. Menace to Society
2. Beetlejuice (uncensored)
3. 3 Strikes
4. Scratch
5. Belly
6. Do It Yourself Scratch (Q-bert)
7. Humanoids of the Deep
8. The Prophecy (1981 ver.)
9. The 5th Element
10. Freshest Kids

FC Kahuna
Top 10 things to do after a night out clubbing
1. Go to the house of a friend who has wigs
2. Try to break the furniture of someone who will understand and forgive (obviously, no strangers).
3. If you’re with some hip-hop kids, play them Don’t Stand Me Down by Dexy’s Midnight Runners. Techno kids—Carole King’s Tapestry. Indie Rock kids—any freaked out electronic album—maybe even Machine Says Yes, or Archive by Dave Clarke. This way you’ll get rid of the people who are more narrow-minded and whittle the group down to quality.
4. Get you and your friends to do a fave Top 5—of the moment—considering your state of mind. Thumbs up and down for appreciation. If the majority vote down, go again. Three strikes you’re out the door.
5. Drink afterhours booze until the following afternoon, then venture to the local mall-type place. Stay in amongst the public—no cinema (you’ll just pass out) and no attempts to eat (though throwing fajitas is OK). Enjoy being ridiculous. It’s your chance to eradicate your ego amongst the locals.
6. Collectively, try doing the looped dance bit from the Justin Timberlake/Neptunes bleek freak end bit (this is back in your house, not down the shops...then again).
7. Go straight to McDonald’s with all yer fired-up friends and do the bleep freak dance in the doorway. Take a ghetto blaster and put the track on. Try dressing like the chaps from the Praise You video when you do it (wigs are an excellent top up—A plus).
8. Take a cab to the countryside... Hang about and digest natural beauty in its infinite form, maybe wish for the odd UFO, think what if...then get cold and go back (in the same cab—the driver should get annoyed).
9. Living room pogoing.
10. Sleep.

Wes and Sonny [(hed)p.e.]
1. Dredg, El Cielo
2. Korn, Untouchables
3. No Doubt, Rock Steady
4. The Haunted, The Haunted Made Me Do It
5. Nelly, Nellyville
6. Johnny Cash, The Man Comes Around
7. Hatebreed, Perseverance
8. Soulfly, 3
9. Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf
10. Eminem, The Eminem Show

Doves, The Last Broadcast
Mastretta, Mastretta
Luna, Romantica
Tahiti 80, Wallpaper for the Soul
Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Neil Finn, One All
Hem, Rabbit Songs
Cornelius, Point
Talk Talk, The Colour of Spring (re-issue)
Ron Sexsmith, Cobblestone Runway

Jimmy Jam
Favorite Songs
Amerie, “Why Don’t We Fall in Love”
Truth Hurts, “Addictive”
Brandy, “Full Moon”
Kelly Rowland, “Stole”
Norah Jones, “Don’t Know Why”
Ashanti, “Foolish”
Missy Elliott, “Work It”
Eminem, “Lose Yourself”
Latrelle, “House Party”
Big Tymers, “Still Fly”

Favorite Albums
Amerie, All I Have
Norah Jones, Come Away With Me
Pink M!ssundaztood
Missy Elliott, Under Construction
John Mayer, Room for Squares
The Clipse, Lord Willin’
Tweet, Southern Hummingbird
Jay-Z, Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse
Eminem, The Eminem Show
India.Arie, Voyage to India

Jason Morgan (July for Kings)
Top 10 Console Video Games
1. Metroid Prime (Nintendo Game Cube)
2. Super Mario Sunshine (Nintendo Game Cube)
3. Splinter Cell (XBox)
4. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Play Station 2)
5. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 (Play Station 2/Nintendo Game Cube/XBox)
6. Star Fox Adventures (Game Cube)
7. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (XBox)
8. MechAssault (XBox)
9. Medal of Honor: Frontline (Play Station 2/Nintendo Game Cube/XBox)
10. Eternal Darkness (Nintendo Game Cube)

Dave Burris (Jolene)
1. Frames, For the Birds
2. Doves, The Last Broadcast
3. Patti Griffin, 1000 Kisses
4. Elbow, Asleep in the Back
5. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
6. Jolene, The Pretty Dive (coz if I didn’t think my shit was in the Top 10 every year, I’d be an accountant)
7. Chameleons, Why Call It Anything?
8. 24 Hour Party People ST
9. Badly Drawn Boy, About a Boy ST
10. One of the following (haven’t had time to fully digest yet):
Aimee Mann, Lost in Space
Beck, Sea Change
Interpol, Turn On the Bright Lights
Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head

Avril Lavigne
1. jackass: the movie
2. Boxcar Racer, Boxcar Racer
3. MTV Video Music Awards
4. Visiting Italy
5. Making videos
6. Dillinger Four concert in L.A.
7. Birthday party hockey game
8. Failing my driving test
9. Every visit home
10. Meeting fans from all over the world

Delbert McClinton
Top 10 Reads of 2002
Antony Beevor, Fall of Berlin
Jean Basson, Princess
William Manchester, Goodbye Darkness
John Richardson, Sacred Monsters, Sacred Masters
Hampton Sides, Ghost Soldiers
Lee Server, Robert Mitchum/Baby I Don’t Care
Tahir Shah, Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Bruce Feiler, Walking the Bible
Garland Roark, Wake of the Red Witch
Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit: An American Legend

MC Lyte
1. The release of Norah Jones CD (breath of fresh air)
2. Lyte becomes the honorary female of the infamous Def Squad (scorching)
3. Missy’s “Work It” (most definitely creative)
4. Puffy’s performance on the MTV Awards (blazing)
5. Mos Def on Def Poetry Slam (thought-provoking)
6. The untimely passing of Left Eye and Jam Master Jay (heartbreaking)
7. The opening weekend box office for 8 Mile (inspiring)
8. The Sims Unleashed (addicting)
9. The 2003 Navigator (exhilarating)
10. The Proactive System (lifesaving)

Rik Menck (Velvet Crush/Matthew Sweet)
1. Nick Lowe, The Convincer
2. Bob Dylan and band live at the Wiltern Theatre, Oct. 15
3. Robert Gordon, Can’t Be Satisfied: The Life & Times of Muddy Waters (book)
4. Screamin’ & Hollerin’ the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton (box set)
5. Elvis Presley, That’s The Way It Is (three-disc reissue)
6. Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
7. Matthew Sweet, Living Things (newly recorded album, not yet released)
8. Phillipe’s French-dipped beef sandwich w/slaw and lemonade
9. Anything I’ve ever read by Alan Watts
10. The Action, Rolled Gold

Joe Gittleman (Mighty Mighty Bosstones)
1. Hot Water Music, Caution
2. Flogging Molly, Drunken Lullabyes
3. The Shods, Stop Crying
4. Avail, Front Porch Stories
5. Kevin Seconds & Matt Skiba, Split CD
6, Andrew WK, I Get Wet (until thrown violently out van window)
7. Snuff, Disposable Income
8. Paul Westerberg, Mono/Stereo
9. Kings of Nuthin’, Fight Songs
10. Apples In Stereo, Velocity of Sound

Josh Mills (It’s Alive Media)
Top 10 Best Reasons It’s Good to Be Out of Tech PR and in Consumer PR
10. I can finally talk to a journalist without having to explain who Portishead is.
9. Knowing I will be talking about “White Light, White Heat” more often than where the “white board” is brings a smile to my face.
8. Can crank the new Nashville Pussy CD Say Something Nasty on Artemis at full volume and no one can tell me to turn it down.
7. I can finally concentrate on learning the subtle nuances of the Electro-Clash movement instead of the proposed portability of digital media.
6. It’s much more entertaining to BS with journalists about the relevance of Richard Hell than the latest software sale at Fry’s.
5. Music journalists like to go out to lunch and I like to eat.
4. The only sound compression I now care about is how well my ear plugs work.
3. “I’ll send you a sound file” is no longer an issue when I want the latest Peter Gabriel reissues from Universal in trade.
2. I don’t care what anyone says, I still like LPs.
1. No longer have to worry that the only way to get an analyst to commit to a meeting with a tech company is if the company must pay thousands of dollars to be a part of their “research,” which seemingly only touts the general health of the industry, which smacks of payola.
And they say the music industry is corrupt?

J. Mann (Mushroomhead)
1. Meshuggah, Nothing
2. The Dillinger Escape Plan w/Mike Patton, Irony Is a Dead Scene
3. Isis, Oceanic
4. Down, Down II
5. The Osbournes (TV)
6. The Young Ones, Every Stoopid Episode (DVD box set)
7. Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf
8. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (movie)
9. Tenacious D, Tenacious D
10. Ipecac Recordings

Mira (Ladytron)
The Streets, Original Pirate Material
The Liars, They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top
Relaxed Muscle, Rod of Iron
Add (n) to (x), Party Bag
Ed Laliq, Ride
The Beatings, Jailhouse
Cornwall (cartoon)
Dogtown and Z-Boys (movie)
Puppetmastaz, Gig at 93 Feet East
Going on the cyclone ride at Coney Island

Tom Wisniewski (MXPX)
1. Good Charlotte, The Young and the Hopeless
2. New Found Glory, Sticks and Stones
3. Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
4. Eminem, The Eminem Show
5. Andrew WK, I Get Wet
6. The Used, The Used
7. Ludacris, Word of Mouf
8. Counting Crows, Hard Candy
9. Foo Fighters, One by One
10. Ultimate Fakebook, Open Up and Say Awesome

Naam Brigade
Movie: Training Day
Food: macaroni and cheese
CD: Early in the Game
Place: Rhode Island
People: Naam Brigade Soldiers
Thing: The release of our debut album
Concert: Our first tour with LL Cool J
Event: Being one of Freeway’s special guests at Power House in Philly
Moment: Performing on the Jenny Jones show

Cyprus (New Found Glory)
Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf
The Starting Line, Say It Like You Mean It
Box Car Racer, Box Car Racer
The Used, The Used
Finch, What It Is to Burn
Eminem, The Eminem Show
Good Charlotte, The Young and the Hopeless
Foo Fighters, One by One
Bad Religion, The Process of Belief
Something Corporate, Leaving Through the Window

Craig Northey (ex-Odds, now musical director for Kids in the Hall)
1. Warren Zevon, as a human being first and then for My Ride’s Here
2. Kids in the Hall Tour of Duty, the Warfield, San Fransisco
3. Nick Lowe, The Convincer
4. I'll be stuck inside the three Stax box sets for many more years.
5. The Tragically Hip, In Violet Light
6. Don Delillo, The Body Artist
7. Jesse Valenzuela, Songs That Young People Will Enjoy
8. Beck, Sea Change
9. blogger.com
10. Sarah Slean, Night Bugs

Terri Nunn (Berlin)
Beck, Sea Change
Dirty Vegas, Dirty Vegas
…Trail of Dead, Source, Tags and Codes
Pink, M!ssundaztood
Berlin, Voyeur
The Hives, Veni Vidi Vicious
Custom, Fast
Family Values album 2001
Sheryl Crow, C’mon, C’mon
The Vines, Highly Evolved

Paul Oakenfold
James Bond
NYC at Exit on New Year’s Eve
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Krispy Kreme donuts
Red Rocks, Denver
In-N-Out Burger
England in World Cup Soccer
Shanghai, China
DJ Shadow, The Private Press
N*E*R*D*, In Search of…

Andrew Loog Oldham (producer, Rolling Stones/author)
Best Laurence Harvey Performances
1. Expresso Bongo
2. Life at the Top
3. The Good Die Young
4. Room at the Top
5. The Manchurian Candidate
6. I Am a Camera
7. The Alamo
8. Butterfield 8
9. The Silent Enemy

Most Undernoted Gangsters
1. Gary Oldman, Air Force One
2. Harvey Keitel, The Two Jakes
3. Ed Harris, State of Grace
4. Ian McShane, Sexy Beast
5. Laurence Harvey, The Good Die Young
6. Tim Roth, The Hit
7. Peter Sellers, Never Let Go
8. Alec Guinness, The Ladykillers
9. Roman Polanski, Chinatown
10. Christopher Walken, True Romance

Joel Petersen (The Faint/Broken Spindles)
1. Bright Eyes, Lifted
2. Schneider TM, Zoomer
3. Black Heart Procession, Amore del Tropico
4. Out Hud, S.t.r.e.e.t.d.a.d.
5. Chemical Brothers, Come With Us
6. Square Pusher, Go Plastic
7. Anti-Pop Consortium, Arrythmia
8. The Notwist, Neon Golden
9. Cornelius, Point
10. Sonic Youth, Murray Street

1. Livingston’s Soul Food (Phoenix)
2. Scarface, The Fix
3. 8 Mile (movie)
4. jackass: the movie
5. Denzel Washington and Halle Berry winning Oscars
6. Chess
7. Kind weed (any “kind”)
8. Larrabee Studios/Conway Studios
9. Power 92.3 Phoenix/KISS 104.7 Phoenix
10. HITS Year-End Issue

Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer)
1. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (movie)
2. The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
3. Lovely and Amazing (movie)
4. Sandra Cisneros, Carmello (book)
5. Phantom Planet, The Guest
6. The Royal Tenenbaums (movie)
7. Christopher Whitcomb, Cold Zero: Inside the FBI Hostage Rescue Team (book)
8. Steve Coogan (actor and favorite person)
9. Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV)
10. 24 Hour Party People (movie)

1. Patriots winning the Super Bowl
2. Just Blaze’s Freeway beat
3. Nas’ Lost Tapes
4. My record deal
5. Christina Aguilera naked
6. Women with juicy booties
7. New York Fire Department
8. Body of Shakira
9. Scarface (movie)
10.The fact that I’m still alive

Mitch Allan (SR-71)
1. Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
2. Butch Walker, Left of Self-Centered
3. Jimmy Eat World, Jimmy Eat World
4. Ben Folds, Rockin’ the Suburbs
5. The Hives, Veni Vidi Vicious
6. The Strokes, Is This It
7. Sum 41, Does This Look Infected?
8. Elvis, 30 #1 Hits
9. Avril Lavigne, Let Go
10.Nelly, Nellyville

Queens of the Stone Age
Top 10 Things to Live For
1. Johnny Cash
2. Anal
3. Throwing like a girl
4. The Belgin Band, “Millionaire”
5. Peaches
6. Anal
7. Renroc (Sti Pu Dnvora)
8. Roky Erikson
9. Startling Intensity
10. And the #10 is the #9

Smilez & Southstar
1. The back seat of Smilez’s Lexus while listening to “Tell Me.”
2. On the Golden Gate Bridge overlooking Alcatraz while listening to “Tell Me.”
3. On the White House lawn with G. Bush’s dogs barking at us while listening to “Tell Me.”
4. In a New York City taxi cab during rush hour while listening to “Tell Me.”
5. On South Beach on the Wet Willie’s balcony while listening to “Tell Me.”
6. In HITS magazine’s bathroom as we tag our names on the wall while listening to “Tell Me.”
7. On the patio of the Caribbean Beach Club eating jerk chicken while listening to “Tell Me.”
8. In your wife’s bed before you get home while listening to “Tell Me.”
9. Front row of the Chinese Theater, while watching the “Tell Me” video.
10. Anywhere else while listening to “Tell Me.”

Duncan Sheik
Martin Amis, Koba the Dread (book)
Gerhard Richter Exhibition (MOMA SFO)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (movie)
Frou Frou, Details
Bowling for Columbine
Doves, The Last Broadcast
David Sylvian, Everything & Nothing
Monsoon Wedding (movie)
The Divine Comedy, Regeneration
Six Feet Under

Matt Slocum (Sixpence None the Richer)
1. Richard Russo, Empire Falls
2. Haruki Murakami, After the Quake
3. Wendell Berry, Thoughts in the Presence of Fear
4. Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
5. Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections
6. Morris Berman, The Twilight of American Culture
7. Michael Moore, Stupid White Men
8. Raymond Carver, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
9. Howard Zinn, Terrorism and War
10. Don Delillo, White House

1. Brad Mehldau, Largo
2. Neil Finn, One All
3. CQ motion picture soundtrack
4. Too Late To Die Young, Departure Lounge
5. Nickel Creek, This Side
6. The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
7. Komeda, What Makes It Go?
8. Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
9. Doves, The Last Broadcast
10. Emerson String Quartet, Shostakovich String Quartets
11. Neil Finn and Friends Live at the St. James, 7 Worlds Collide

Speech (ex-Arrested Development)
1. Norah Jones, Come Away With Me
2. Tuck Everlasting (movie)
3. John Mayer, Room for Squares
4. John Q. (movie)
5. Soulive, Next
6. Life as a House (movie)
7. Minority Report (movie)
8. India.Arie, Voyage to India
9. Funktell
10. Two Can Play That Game (movie)

Stephen Richards (Taproot)
Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf
Pulse Ultra, Headspace
Jerry Cantrell, Degradation Trip
Filter, The Amalgamut
Neurosis, Through Silver in Blood
Home Town Hero, Home Town Hero
Jeff Buckley, Grace
Life of Agony, Soul Sun Searching
Queen, Greatest Hits
Pink Floyd, Echoes

The Used, The Used
Spoon, Kill the Moonlight
Bad Astronaut, Houston, We Have a Drinking Problem
The Replacements, Let It Be (re-issue)
Beck, Sea Change
Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Glassjaw, Worship and Tribute
Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Foo Fighters, One by One
Primal Scream, Evil Heat

Eddie Reyes (Taking Back Sundays)
1. Liftime, Jersey’s Best Dancers
2. Fugazi, 13 Songs
3. Bad Brains, I Against I
4. Nick Drake, Pink Moon
5. Duncan Sheik, [any CD, he makes me cry... :’( ]
6. Coheed & Cambria, The Second Stage Turbine Blade
7. The Used, The Used
8. Quicksand, Slip (changed my life and the way I look at hardcore forever!)
9. Texas Is the Reason, Everything You Need to Know...
10. Blondie, Greatest Hits (fave song: “Dreaming”)

Kevin Allen (…Trail of Dead)
Explosions in the Sky, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die...
Clinic, Walking With Thee
Part Chimp, Part Chimp
Peaches, Teaches of Peaches
Secret Machines, Secret Machines
Elbow, Asleep in the Back
David Jack, Texture Freak
Mogwai, Rock Action
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Cinemaphonic 2, Soul Punch

Jason Reece (…Trail of Dead)
1. Explosions in the Sky, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die...
2. Peaches, Teaches of Peaches
3. Secret Machines, Secret Machines
4. Vue, Pictures of Me EP
5. Crack Pipes, Every Night Saturday Night
6. Jurassic 5, Power in Numbers
7. N.E.R.D., In Search of...
8. Christina Aguilera, Stripped
9. Fischerspooner, #1­
10. Spoon, Kill the Moonlight

1. The Used, The Used
2. Chevelle, Wonder What’s Next
3. Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf
4. Sparta, Wiretap Scars
5. Korn, Untouchables
6. Audioslave, Audioslave
7. Sevendust, Animosity
8. Killswitch Engage, Alive or Just Breathing
9. The Color Red, Clear
10. 30 Seconds to Mars, 30 Seconds to Mars

Richard Humpty Vission (Tommy Boy Records/Power 106 Powertools)
1. Spending time with the family.
2. Playing for Madonna’s birthday party at her house.
3. Transplant album.
4. Paul McCartney’s concert
5. Christina Aguilera gettin’ Dirrty.
6. Lakers Three-peat!
7. Sopranos (TV)
8. Playing for 20,000 at Monster Massive in L.A.
9. N.E.R.D.,_In Search of...
10. Anaheim Angels winning the World Series.

Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Best Albums: James Taylor, October Road
Audra Reeves, Happy Songs
Dianne Reeves, The Calling
Best Books: Quincy Jones, Q
John F. Szwed, So What: The Life of Miles Davis
Best TV Show: The BET Awards
Best Moment: EWF playing the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics
Best Shoes: Prada Mules
Best Skincare Products: Kiehls
Best Introduction: Meeting Sidney Poitier

Chris & Tina Weymouth (Tom Tom Club)
David Johansen & the Harry Smiths
Kraftjerkz featuring Kid Ginseng
The Misjudged
Chicks on Speed
DJ Bill Coleman’s Peace Bisquit Nights at Halcyon
Erik Satie
Electroclash at Warsaw
Talking Heads at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Tom Tom Club and the B-52’s at Central Park Summerstage
The 2002 Jammys Awards show

Bram Hummus (YIDcore)
My 10 Most Embarrassing Jewish Moments of 2002
Winona Ryder: Enuff said.
Adam Sandler stealing YIDcore’s lyrics for his new "Chanukah Song." Seriously, isn’t one thieving Jew enough for one year?
Gene Simmons: Retire. Please.
Mr. Deeds: What were you thinking, Adam Sandler?
That Long Island rabbi who took the whole Fiddler on the Roof thing too far.
Jews in the New York Mayor’s Office… Judith Nathan, then Bloomberg. Go figure.
Madonna’s newfound Judaism: It takes more than strapping tefillin to your tits and quoting Kabbalah.
That nice little Jewgirl called April Levine. Oh, sorry, I mean Avril Lavigne.
Bram and Natalie Portman: The press almost got wind of it.
Rob Schneider: There’s already one Adam Sandler, and that’s way too many.

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It's dazzling. (6/10a)
Action Jackson (6/7a)
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Unless the Senate manages to make this whole thing go away, that is.
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