| Jan 14, 2009
| 1:37 PM
| Feb 1, 2009
When money will have nothing to do with me,
when the only voice I hear is my own
and all my books are having a great laugh at my expense --
who doesn't think I'm a man at all --
I go to the café and sit among my amigos.
| Sep 12, 2008
Metallica "Death Magnetic" (Warner Bros. Records)
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Pop music might be the only business whose leaders are regularly criticized for trying to stay relevant. Do iPod users slag off Steve Jobs for updating the device? In the other arts, change is also...
| Sep 22, 2008
Run-D.M.C. could "Walk This Way" into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The 1980s rap act, along with Metallica and the Stooges are among the nine nominees for next year's hall of fame class, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced Monday.
| Apr 9, 2008
They sound like mockumentaries, variations on that comedic standard-bearer "This Is Spinal Tap."
"Young@Heart," a documentary opening today, follows the run-up to a new concert by a chorus of New England senior citizens who cover, to bizarre and then...
| May 19, 2008
The fans in the audience at the KROQ Weenie Roast on Saturday weren't the only ones looking forward to the headliners. Band after band, from Pennywise to Rise Against to the Offspring, took a moment to express their feelings of awe at warming the stage...
| Jun 1, 2008
TALK about a tour manager's worst nightmare.
Chad Hugo had missed his flight from Virginia, skipped rehearsal and wasn't picking up the phone. Worse still, with less than an hour until show time it appeared the 32-year-old multi-instrumentalist and...
| Jun 15, 2008
IT TAKES a certain sort of idiot bravery (brave idiocy?) to board a small plane with a music star. There's just too much grim history to keep you on the tarmac. But what sort of lunatic would get into a plane with a rock star as the pilot?
| Jun 17, 2008
The Offspring "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace" (Columbia) * * *
YOU EXPECT a band to show some new twists when it returns from a four-year absence, and in its first album since 2003, the Offspring obliges. "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace" (released today)...
| Jul 28, 2008
"I DON'T get it when people complain that baseball games are too long," says Daron Malakian, watching the action from a seat behind home plate at Dodger Stadium during one of the team's recent home games. "This is my favorite place in the world. I don't...