| Mar 5, 2012
| 7:16 AM
1) Fire lead singer, hire another guy.
2) Fire that guy, hire third guy.
3) Re-hire first guy.
4) Write several rock anthems.
5) Achieve widespread recognition.
6) Buy several cowboy hats.
7) Tour with the Scorpions.
8) Have creative and personal...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 8:20 AM
John Cusack claims to have little in common with Edgar Allan Poe.
But clad in an all-black outfit and answering questions thoughtfully between long drags of a cigarette in a lonely room deep in the bowels of McCormick Place during the recent Chicago...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 1:57 PM
Remember rock radio? James VanOsdol sure as hell does. The former DJ and writer of the new book "We appreciate your enthusiasm", which chronicles the history of Chicago's Q101, which left the airwaves in 2011.
Ernest: Excited about the book! Burning...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Happy 12/12/12! Enjoy the quirky numerical day while it lasts because it won't happen again for another hundred years. (Or never if the Mayan Apocalypse actually happens) Possibly fueled by this unique bit of numerology, the Internet is buzzing with...
| Dec 12, 2012
Of all the eyebrow-raising entertainment-related headlines I've read, this one is up there:
"Paul McCartney to replace Kurt Cobain in Nirvana reunion"
What? Huh? This can't be true. With all due respect to Sir Beatle, even at his peak his voice and...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:58 AM
With a fedora shadowing his eyes and a sharp suit accenting some spry dance steps, the 78-year-old Leonard Cohen played many roles Friday before a full house at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont: gentleman caller, graying patriarch, undertaker, assassin,...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:58 AM
When the biggest rap tour of the season stops by 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday, opening act Machine Gun Kelly will provide a stark contrast to the flashy, dipped-in-gold Maybach Music Group trio of Wale, Meek Mill and headliner Rick Ross.
While the MMG...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Earth: Formerly notable for their slow, earth-moving drone, this Pacific Northwest outfit has morphed into something a good deal more nuanced in its second incarnation under the guidance of founding member Dylan Carlson. The pioneering band, which counted...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 4:42 AM
Currently out promoting his recently released memoir Waging Heavy Peace, Neil Young, who many sight as the godfather of grunge, says hearing of the suicide note left by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain “f***ed with me.” Cobain, who shot himself in...
| Apr 7, 2010
| 11:41 PM
Today is Thursday, April 8, the 98th day of 2010. There are 267 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, breaking...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Janell reports on last night's American Idol:The Top 12 are performing tonight, and the theme is not “whatever you want,” for a change. It’s “Song From the Year You Were Born” night, a theme which will make the viewing...