| Dec 13, 2007
The Material Girl is about to become a Hall of Famer. The ever-evolving Madonna was announced as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee on Thursday along with John Mellencamp, The Ventures, Leonard Cohen and The Dave Clark Five.
A panel of 600 industry...
| Mar 12, 2009
Jack White took the wraps off his new band here Wednesday night, launching phase three of his ever-evolving career with a 20-minute live performance by Dead Weather, fronted by the Kills singer Alison Mosshart, at the site of his new Third Man Records...
| Dec 22, 2009
Is there a more mythic band than Led Zeppelin?
At the pinnacle of their success, with Robert Plant's hair lighted by stadium lights, they looked like they'd just come down off Mt. Olympus.
"Plant," writes Mick Wall in his new book "When Giants Walked...
| Apr 2, 1989
Rap music is not polite. It's a noisy 'n' crude attack on mainstream sensibilities that has even liberal-minded adults who were raised on the rebellious, outlaw beat of Little Richard and the Rolling Stones asking themselves, "What happened to real music?...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:25 AM
Alan Deremo, who played bass in John Denver’s band in the 1990s, says he was preparing more than a year ago to play at the opening of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame when Denver’s estate approached him about joining......
| Mar 29, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Tom Morello, Patrick Stump ... the list of gifted guitarists from Chicago is a long one, and the list of their accomplishments is even longer. But one thing none of them ever had was a Dr. Pepper commercial. Apparently none of their...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 4:23 AM
Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week. 1. FUN. Fun.’s breakthrough No. 1 hit “We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe)” was atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for four consecutive weeks (it’s still No. 11 after 31 weeks) and is the......
| Aug 3, 2012
| 4:24 PM
If musical acts were restaurants, blues-rocker George Thorogood would be your favorite diner. He’s not gourmet cuisine, but you know what you’re going to get, and it’s basic and good, and dependable. And if it’s not particularly...
| May 7, 2012
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The seminal insult comic and a blues rocker have been announced as headliners for the new Sands Bethlehem Event Center. Don Rickles, the 85-year-old comic known as "Mr. Warmth" because of his offensive and insensitive stage personality, will perform on......
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Calvin Johnson is unlike any musician I've spoken to before, and I've spoken to many. This characteristic has nothing to do with his status as a musician but rather the way he talks. Johnson is best known as the stoic-voiced presence behind Beat...
| May 3, 2012
Charles 'Skip' Pitts, member of Isaac Hayes's band and creator of the iconic guitar riff in "Theme from Shaft," died of lung cancer in Memphis, May 1. He was 65 years old.
Pitts is resonsible for the unique "wah-wah" pedal sound featured in the 1970s...