| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:23 AM
LAS VEGAS -- Former rap star Flavor Flav was arrested Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and battery in a case involving his fiancee of eight years, police said.
Police were called to their house on the city's...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:58 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Former manager Sam Lutfi claims Britney Spears' parents defamed, libeled and cheated him out of millions in a battle for control of the pop star and her career.
A book written by Spears' mother painted Lutfi as a "predator" and a...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Twenty years after Nirvana's last show in England, the Foo Fighters closed out the Reading Festival in Leeds last night—and, according to Grohl, it was the Grammy-winning rockers' final concert for the forseeable future.
"Well, well, well, the f--...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:00 PM
A van decorated by famous Seattle rocker Kurt Cobain sold on eBay Tuesday for a sprightly $24,701.
According to the eBay seller purpledogmusic_0, the van, a 1972 Dodge Sportsman Royal, served as well-known Washington punk band the Melvins' first "touring...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Christopher Paul Stelling
w/ Brian Dolzani. Free. 9 p.m., Sept. 12. BAR, 254 Crown St., New Haven, barnightclub.com, manicproductions.org
As Christopher Paul Stelling recalls how he acquired his first guitar — a hand-me-down received at 8 or...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:05 PM
For my 14th birthday she had presented me with a book on scandals of the Amish, which I cherished; for my 15th, an oversized tub of Brussels sprouts wrapped in lingerie, which I hid under my bed. When I turned 16 — that day when one is supposed to...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:31 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
It doesn’t seem possible, but Leonard Cohen’s voice sounds even deeper, darker, more foreboding than ever on his 12th studio album in 44 years, “Old Ideas” (Columbia). Cohen is 77, and he doesn’t...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Seether, Sick Puppies and Charm City Devils performed at Pier Six Pavilion on Saturday night. Midnight Sun contributor Jay Trucker was there.
The Autumn Equinox, a 98 Rock-sponsored concert featuring Charm City Devils, Sick Puppies and Seether, may not...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:35 AM
The Melvins Lite
Wed., Oct. 3, 9 p.m. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven. (203) 624-8623, toadsplace.com. $18, $15/advance. with Tweak Bird.
There's nothing "lite" about the Melvins Lite lineup playing at Toad's Place this Wednesday night. It's...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 8:15 AM
[The following is a chapter from my book, The Meaning of Life (and AIDS Jokes), which was released in September of 2011. I'm posting it today because of the terrible shooting in Colorado.]
As you know, there has been a rash of workplace shootings...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:03 PM
In the 1990s, if you were a superstar, or wanted to look like one, you'd take pains to wear your hair dirty, matted and generally looking like you just rolled out of bed after sleeping off the previous night's revelry.
Ripped jeans, T-shirt, baggy...