| Dec 25, 2012
| 10:57 AM
"The Kennedy Center Honors" is one of the nation's great TV treasures. And while this year's show is a little uneven, the high points still make it one of my favorite TV viewing experiences of the year.
Maybe you have to be a little older to...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The magic for Led Zeppelin fans is far from over.
The legendary rock band is reissuing its first three albums with previously unreleased live and studio tracks as the beginning of an "extensive reissue program." While plans are set for all nine of...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Grammy voters love catching up with acts that weren’t significantly recognized when they were at their creative peaks, and this year one of those nods went to Led Zeppelin’s “Celebration Day,” the live album documenting the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:44 PM
This post has been updated, as indicated below.
A belated arrival on the streaming-music scene, Led Zeppelin quickly shot up the charts on Spotify this week despite not having released an album of new material in more than 30 years. The service made the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For a man whose voice launched thousands of would-be rock singers, former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant remains ingratiatingly humble.
"I'm not exactly a musical talent," said Plant, 64, recently from his home in England. "I'm a singer, and I...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:03 AM
A Replacements reunion? If you had mentioned the possibility to the band’s primary songwriter and singer, Paul Westerberg, over the last couple decades, he’d come thisclose to cracking you over the head with his guitar.
But now Westerberg...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:50 AM
On Dec. 10, 2007, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited to pay tribute to legendary record executive Ahmet Ertegun at London's 02 Arena. With Jason Bonham filling in for his late father, John Bonham, on drums, demand for tickets was unprecedented...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:08 PM
As a hungry young musician, Duff McKagan learned early on how to make a graceful entrance or exit, maybe more often than most. Even before his dozen years as bassist for the L.A. hard-rock act Guns ‘N Roses and his later collaborations with Velvet...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
This year's fall pop music season offers your average 21st century bounty, one with so many colors, textures, varieties, personalities and avenues for consumption that it's pretty easy to frame an argument depending on mood or agenda.
| Jun 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Up in a third-floor dressing room at the Wiltern, Joshua Homme is drinking Mexican beer and struggling to enjoy a borrowed ultra-slim cigarette. The singer-guitarist from Queens of the Stone Age looks and sounds the same as always, a big, wisecracking...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 4:45 PM
The Kennedy Center Honors remain durable, involving and thoughtful. Can the Oscars or the Emmys make such a claim? You might not even know the honorees, but the 35th annual telecast makes a persuasive case for them in word, song and filmed profiles. How...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 4:26 AM
In 2009, TV and radio producer Denny Somach saw the value in a program that disc jockey Carol Miller was doing on New York’s classic rock radio station WAXQ-FM, 104.3. She was playing the music of iconic rock band Led......