| Apr 24, 2012
| 4:36 PM
As crude as Sacramento’s Death Grips can be — and make no mistake, the trio, as the sadomasochistic cover art foretells, is crude — it views aggression with a wide-angle digital lens. Todd Martens reviews the band's major label debut....
| May 6, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Coldplay, Incubus, Soundgarden and more define a rock aesthetic. What exactly does a rock band need -- and in what quantity -- to distinguish itself in today's exuberantly eclectic pop landscape? Along with branded beach balls and remembrances of Adam.......
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Dave Grohl flexed some serious directorial chops for his documentary "Sound City," conducting interviews with a bevy of A-list rock stars and somehow making a dusty old recording console seem like an object worth caring about. The Foo Fighters frontman...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 7:43 AM
Nostalgia rarely surprises, but when it does, the past can again seem fresh. Tuesday at the first concert of a sold-out two-night stand at Riviera, Soundgarden briefly conjured the vibe of its formative Sub Pop era. Vocalist Chris Cornell jettisoned his...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:54 PM
Aside from marching bands, movie scores and classical charts, sheet music is an unknown quantity to most popular and modern music fans, an anachronism of a bygone era.
It seems like somewhere around the late 1950s and early ’60s, the era of Sun...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Less than 48 hours after Pete Wentz denied that Fall Out Boy was reuniting and told the Tribune "don't hold your breath that it's happening," the Chicago-area quartet’s website revealed Monday that the band has a new album and tour on the way....
| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Now that Chris Cornell thinks about it, maybe Soundgarden didn't have to break up in the first place. Maybe they could have taken a break, like other bands do all the time without even telling anybody. They could have made solo albums, taken long...
| Dec 12, 2012
Of all the eyebrow-raising entertainment-related headlines I've read, this one is up there:
"Paul McCartney to replace Kurt Cobain in Nirvana reunion"
What? Huh? This can't be true. With all due respect to Sir Beatle, even at his peak his voice and...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:29 AM
2 stars (out of 4)
Soundgarden’s bulldozer riffs were rarely served straight. And so it goes on the best moments from the quartet’s first album since 1996, “King Animal” (Seven Four Entertainment/Republic Records). Even as the...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 9:32 PM
He sang the number while at an Obama 2012 rally in San Francisco....
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:36 PM
With all due respect to all those involved in composing and performing this year's Oscar nominated songs the Bret McKenzie-penned “Man or Muppet” and the Brazilian-tinged “Real in Rio,” producers have done viewers a favor in...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Lady Gaga, Elton John among pop stars snubbed in Academy Award best song nominations. Only two songs--"Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets" and "Real in Rio" from "Rio"--received Oscar nominations for best song this year....