| Sep 29, 2011
| 6:34 AM
Night three of ‘The X Factor’ auditions promised more great singers. Would this be the case? I wasn’t so sure from the top of the show.
I found it incredibly hard to believe host Steve Jones would ride shotgun across the country...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 1:40 PM
I really didn't think that Fox's "X Factor" could find more interesting people than it did the first week, but then I watched Wednesday's episode. It definitely gets better with time.
It's the second week of auditions, this time in Chicago and Seattle....
| Jun 5, 2011
You can't find the blues on radio very easily these days, unless you hunt low down on the dial in the small hours of the morning.
Same with TV -- a vast wasteland, as far as real blues is concerned.
Record stores -- remember those? -- no longer can...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 3:47 PM
When all was said and done, 2011 turned out to be a good year for new music and I found that the best of the best was strung out from the beginning of the year right into a late discovery for me in December. Also, I barely had to argue with myself. No...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Sad day in the music world.
Etta James had been battling leukemia. Her manager has confirmed to multiple outlets that she has died. James was 73.
Most know James for her legendary hit "At Last".....
But that was just a taste of the singer's...
| Feb 13, 2012
The 54th Grammy Awards will be remembered as a story of two women with towering, timeless voices — Adele and Whitney Houston — one representing youthful triumph and boundless possibility, the other a reminder of fresh tragedy and a life...