| Dec 17, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Heavy, stoner, sludge rock is alive and well in Connecticut, and Lord Fowl is one of the best such bands we’ve got, featuring scene vets like Mike Pellegrino (ex-Spring Heeled Jack), Vechel Jaynes (ex-Blind Justice), Jon Conine (Electric Bucket, Red...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Check the thermostat in hell -- it appears to have dropped below 32 degrees: Long-snubbed Canadian progressive-rock trio Rush will at long last be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, along with Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 11:51 AM
Deeply humbled by the impact of his craft on people of all ages, Star Shields has contributed to the Sawdust Art Festival for 29 years.
The Laguna Beach-based face and body artist counts Led Zeppelin, Paul and Linda McCartney, Deep Purple and Bob Dylan...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 7:12 AM
For many people the names Claudio Simonetti, Goblin and Dario Argento are forever intertwined. The Italian composer and musician was ......
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Just nine days before it plays Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 1970s and ‘80s female rockers Heart has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But the big news out of today’s announcement of nominees is......
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Regulators in the U.S. and Europe on Friday approved Universal Music Group’s $1.9 billion acquisition of the music division of EMI Group Ltd., giving the Los Angeles-based music company control of the Beatles music catalogue and the iconic Abbey...
| Sep 6, 2012
Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72.
South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, said Butch Lowery,...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:26 AM
Here’s the rundown for Friday, Day 1 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, as brought to you by yours truly (GK) and my colleague Bob Gendron (BG):
11:45 a.m.: Are they expecting the Normandy invasion? Lollapalooza officials say that security has been...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:10 AM
A long-in-the-works Deep Purple tribute album will become more poignant following the recent passing of keyboardist Jon Lord. Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head will be a part of a deluxe Deep Purple “Fan Pack” released by Classic Rock...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Parody’s success really depends on precision – its proximity to reality without crossing the line into simply imitation or simply stupidity. Steel Panther, from left, Lexxi Foxxx, Michael Starr and Satchel at Sands Bethlehem Event Center...
| Jul 18, 2012
Deep Purple keyboard player
Jon Lord, 71, a British keyboardist for Deep Purple and Whitesnake, died in London on Monday of a pulmonary embolism after a battle with pancreatic cancer, said a statement on his official website.