| Sep 24, 2012
| 11:05 AM
The ’70s was the era of the Big Family Band. Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen toured with more than 30 musicians. The Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (with Eric Clapton), Santana, the Mothers of...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:36 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
“I'm changing so fast you can’t keep up,” Dhani Harrison declares on “thefearofmissingout” (Vagrant), the second studio album by thenewno2 (pronounced “The new Number Two,” in homage to a...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:54 AM
The Lollapalooza Music Festival kicks off Friday in Chicago, and the Tribune will have full coverage. If you aren't sure which bands to see on the festival's first day, allow Tribune music critic Greg Kot to offer up some picks for must-see acts:...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:26 AM
Here’s the rundown for Friday, Day 1 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, as brought to you by yours truly (GK) and my colleague Bob Gendron (BG):
11:45 a.m.: Are they expecting the Normandy invasion? Lollapalooza officials say that security has been...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 7:03 AM
Over the years, many Hampton Roads radio stations have been content to follow more often than lead. For example, once rock hits were broken in major markets, local outlets would jump on and ride the wave.
That's started to change recently as stations...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Leon Russell left home at 17 to tour with Jerry Lee Lewis. He anchored George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh in 1971. Elton John loves him. Little Feat have played their own blend of New Orleans swamp boogie since 1969, and Jimmy Page once called...
| 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 14, 2012
| 8:37 AM
It originally aired Dec. 26, 1967, in what could be called the winter -- not the summer -- of love. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star created "Magical Mystery Tour" as a post-Christmas feast for the senses.
"In the wake of...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Eleven years ago today, George Harrison died at the age of 58 in Los Angeles.
And exactly one year after that some of the late Beatle's closest friends -- including Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Harrison's surviving bandmates -- gathered for...
| Dec 1, 2012
Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 11:03 AM
They were four completely unknown men living in Liverpool in 1962.
Ordinary 20-something-year-olds who had formed what seemed to be a very ordinary rock band.
Their names were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best -- they called...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:07 PM
Meet the new Beatles … same as the old Beatles?
The albums being released Tuesday on vinyl certainly are old — the Beatles broke up 42 years ago, after all — and the mixes being used are the same as those that appeared on the 2009...