| 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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:44 PM
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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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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......
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Robert Plant has teased fans by hinting that he might be open to a Led Zeppelin reunion in 2014.And he says the band were over several years before the death of John Bonham brought their career to an end in 1980. Followers believed more tours and even new...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Rock’s immortal “Golden God,” Robert Plant recently sat down for a revealing interview with the Australian edition of ’60 Minutes,’ which saw him hint at the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion next year.
| Feb 10, 2013
| 6:34 PM
As Virginia and Virginia Tech prepare for their second clash this basketball season, as the Cavaliers chase an improbable NCAA tournament bid and the Hokies seek to rise from last place, now is the time to confront my demons.
Virginia fans who needled...