| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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Bassist and singer Bobby Hackney Sr. gawked wide-eyed at the framed photos of Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish, Fatty Arbuckle and other stars from the early days of Hollywood, which lined the walls...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The conflict between mods and rockers, two warring factions of youth culture in Britain circa 1965, previously served as the backdrop for a terrifically gritty film, "Quadrophenia," based on the Who's concept album.
Now the same conflict is the milieu...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:04 PM
The world has no shortage of examples of death arriving prematurely, but now there’s one that’s the subject of a fascinating pop music documentary.
“A Band Called Death” explores the intriguing story of three brothers from...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The fans queued up outside the Fillmore in San Francisco suspected something was up when they saw me get in line. Three satanic metal bands were on the bill; what was this guy doing here?
The jeans and sweatshirt weren’t fooling anyone. No...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:04 PM
It was 1981 when I photographed my first Rolling Stones concert. It was the “Tattoo You” tour at the Oakland Coliseum with the J. Geils Band and George Thorogood opening the show. I was 21-years-old and taking pictures for the joy of it. I...
| Apr 27, 2013
Three decades ago, an east Texas singer named George Jones took on an impossibly melodramatic, shamelessly sentimental song about a man who desperately clutched at lost love until his dying breath.
His 1980 recording of "He Stopped Loving Her Today"...
| 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...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Secret Policeman's Ball on Sunday, March 4, in New York City will bring comedians and pop music acts together to generate funds for Amnesty International. The latest Secret Policeman's Ball show is part of 50th anniversary celebration activities by the...
| Apr 6, 2012
It was the physical embodiment of rock's power and majesty — a wall of black, vinyl-clad cabinets, one atop the other, crowned with a rectangular box containing the innovative circuitry that revolutionized the music.
This was the famed Marshall...
| May 31, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The New Zealand band the Clean has been around a long time but still packs energy, especially when it performs ‘Tally Ho.’...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 5:04 AM
Global Focus: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny faces accusations of inciting violence. A female punk rock trio awaits sentencing for appealing to the Virgin Mary to throw President Vladimir Putin out of office. The crackdown on dissent has...