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  • Live review: Roger Waters and 'The Wall' at Staples Center

     
    Everyone else in the music business may be content to think smaller these days. Not Roger Waters. Pink Floyd’s erstwhile lead singer and songwriter not only remembers when rock music could also function as grand-scale theater, he helped arrange that.......
  • Live Review: Wild Flag at Spaceland

     
     For a woman who once recorded for a label called Kill Rock Stars, Carrie Brownstein has made her peace with — and claimed her place in — guitar-hero history. Friday night at the Los Angeles debut of her new......
  • British rock, seen and (partly) remembered

     
    What is it that makes rock 'n' roll so rock 'n' roll? For Keith Richards, it's not the phalanxes of groupies, the legendary partying, the tragedies of Brian Jones and Altamont or the complicated personality of lead singer Mick Jagger.......
  • 'American Idiot' doesn't score with Tony Awards

     
    The Tony Awards administration committee rules on eligibility as well as category placement. On Friday, the committee considered the music scores of various shows. Missing from the list of possible nominees was "American Idiot" which is ineligible for the...
  • John Lennon at 70? We can only imagine….

    John Lennon at 70? We can only imagine….
    Fourteen years after Pete Townshend dismissed the very idea of growing up when he wrote "Hope I die before I get old," a 40-year-old John Lennon sang a very different tune. "I can hardly wait to see you come of age," he sang in 1980 to his then-5-year-...
  • Ray Davies' new album is a collaborative effort

    Ray Davies' new album is a collaborative effort
    "The wonderful thing about making records is something comes out you never expected," explains Ray Davies, who knows of what he speaks. In nearly five decades as leader of one of rock's great bands, the Kinks, and as a solo artist, Davies has been...
  • Book review: 'See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody' by Bob Mould with Michael Azerrad

    Book review: 'See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody' by Bob Mould with Michael Azerrad
    Any number of veterans of the punk and post-punk campaigns of the 1980s could pack a memoir with endless drives in the van, bad food and bad contracts, shoestring recording sessions, hellhole nightclubs, sleeping on floors and all the other genre...
  • Alice Ripley plays Mrs. Walker her way (not Ann-Margret's) in 'The Who's Tommy'

    Alice Ripley plays Mrs. Walker her way (not Ann-Margret's) in 'The Who's Tommy'
    TONY-nominated actress and pop musician Alice Ripley is about to become a mother for the third time. Sort of. When "The Who's Tommy" pop musician is unveiled this weekend at Hollywood's Ricardo Montalbán Theatre, it will mark Ripley's third appearance as...
  • The Who at the Super Bowl: Playing their younger selves

     
    It was an old-fashioned laser light show at Miami's Sun Life Stadium during the Super Bowl halftime show, as vintage rockers the Who energetically went largely without gimmicks and shtick during its brief mini concert. Relying on little more than......
  • The Who designs a T-shirt for City of Hope

     
    The Who is having a busy week. The iconic British band rocked the Super Bowl on Sunday, and now original members Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey are unveiling a limited edition T-shirt they designed for Hard Rock International to benefit......
  • How to improve the Super Bowl halftime show: Make it a competition

     
    It's been a couple of days since the Saints told the Colts "Who Dat!" New Orleans has drunk its round of recovery Bloody Marys. Peyton Manning has had time to crawl into his Snuggie and contemplate his missteps (and missed......