| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Last month the Rolling Stones set off speculation that they're scheduled to play this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival after a fan noticed that the venerable English band's mobile app included a listing for a mid-April concert date in...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:34 PM
On Wednesday night a heavyweight lineup of marquee acts will cram New York’s Madison Square Garden for a relief concert to benefit areas devastated by October's Superstorm Sandy.
Billed as "12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief," the event will...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Looking for an opportunity to hear Led Zeppelin deflect questions -- once again -- about a reunion?
Be sure to catch "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday night, when Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will sit down for a joint...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 12:34 PM
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When Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball tour hit Kansas City, Mo., last month, they opened with Wilbert Harrison’s “Kansas City.” Two nights later in...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Cresting a virtual tidal wave of publicity, the Rolling Stones kicked off their 50 & Counting tour Sunday night in London with a 2 1/2-hour concert that pulled from throughout the band's half-century career and included guest appearances by Mary J. Blige,...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Next week promises to be a big one for fans of the Rolling Stones, with a new three-CD anthology due out Tuesday and a career-overview documentary set to premiere Thursday night on HBO.
Now listeners can get a deeper (and perhaps less authorized) look at...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Given the still-bracing excellence of the band's music, it's never a bad time to turn one's thoughts to Bikini Kill, the pioneering riot grrrl group that blazed a trail out of Olympia, Wash., in the early 1990s.
Yet this year serves as the 20th...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 11:45 AM
How best to celebrate the 35th anniversary of a beloved live album? By re-creating it onstage, of course.
That's the approach being taken by Cheap Trick, which announced Thursday that it plans to play "Cheap Trick at Budokan," the power-pop veterans'...
| Aug 23, 2011
Jerry Leiber, who with his songwriting partner, Mike Stoller, created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78.
Leiber, the words half of the duo, died Monday at...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73.
She died at...
| Jan 11, 2012
Members of the category-defying band NRBQ knew from the outset that their prospects of mainstream success were slim to none.
With a sound and attitude that embraced the seminal rock of Chuck Berry and no-borders expanse of free-form jazz...