| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:40 AM
When Chris Cornell gets up on stage, he’s a familiar sight.
The iconic singer, who turns 50 next year, looks practically the same as when he first fronted Soundgarden, a band that, along with Nirvana and Pearl Jam, helped put Seattle and grunge on...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:22 PM
A duo that two weeks ago played Sands Bethlehem Event Center and a classic rock band who played there in April have just been announced among this year’s nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And this could......
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:54 AM
“Alternative rock,” a music-industry term that encapsulated the ‘90s rise of bands such as Nirvana and Nine Inch Nails, never really went away. In some ways, it’s as lucrative as ever, and still getting humorously zinged by...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:51 PM
It's always welcome when a major museum sticks a thumb into its vaults and pulls out various plums to share with the public. So much resides offstage at places such as the Field and the Museum of Science and Industry that it's like having auxiliary,...
| Sep 5, 2013
Headlines for Thursday, September 5, 2013
ROGER WATERS: One Wall He Does Not Want to Tear Down
Roger Waters took his production of Pink Floyd's The Wall to Berlin, Germany last night, and on Tuesday he joined a protest to protect one of the last...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:22 PM
If you look at the banner on top of this blog, you’ll see that the “Musikfest edition” designation has finally come down, signifying the official close of our coverage of Musikfest’s 30th year. Heck, Allentown Fair is now just 11.....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
David Bowie is the Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, as well-known for his five decades of music as for his slippery personas. David Bowie begat the shape-shifting of Madonna, who begat Lady Gaga. David Bowie, who earlier this year released...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Lots of people have either read or heard the slogan “Virginia is for Lovers,” but assuming a recent rather bizarre request sent to Seattle-based Sub Pop Records is not a prank, one Virginia Tech Homecoming Queen candidate may be a lover of...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A telling moment arrived near the end of Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s “Legends of the Summer” concert Monday at Soldier Field.
Timberlake, alone in a spotlight wearing a fedora with left hand thrust into his pants pocket, did a decent...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The new Entertainment Weekly has taken on the bravura task of naming the all-time top 100 movies, TV shows, albums novels, plays (top 50 only), and musicals (top 10 only) of all time. To my mind, each list is infected......
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:35 AM
This weeks’ Entertainment Weekly ranks the “100 Best” and when it comes to albums, it’s no surprise The Beatles hold the number one spot. Revolver tops the list, followed by Prince’s Purple Rain, The Rolling Stones’...