| Nov 24, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Bill Kurtis eats the meatloaf named after him at Harry Caray's Tavern in Navy Pier on November 19, 2010. (Terrence Antonio James/ Chicago Tribune) Just about any well-known celebrity can get a table at a busy Chicago restaurant by dropping his name, but...
| Aug 7, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Video by Kevin Pang Day 2 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park is in the books. Hereâs how it went down Saturday with reports from Bob Gendron (BG), Andy Downing (AD) and yours truly, Greg Kot (GK). 11:22 a.m. New Orleans'......
| Aug 15, 2010
| 9:35 PM
It's a day of metal as Ozzy Osbourne and MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e headline this year's Ozzfest. Headlined by Ozzy Osbourne and MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e, the first California-sited Ozzfest since 2007 kicked off a limited six-city tour at the San Bernardino-adjacent San Manuel.....
| Aug 30, 2010
| 4:35 PM
"Just because I got nominated doesn't mean they're going to give me the award." In case you were wondering, that's a quote from Don Draper, not Jon Hamm. Season 4's self-referential streak continued Sunday night, as both "Mad Men" and......
| Mar 19, 2012
| 10:04 AM
I usually choose these albums randomly but on certain days there's a clear reason why I'm listening to an album. Today there is a very clear and sad reason for pulling out this one.
30 years ago today, guitarist Randy Rhodes was killed in a freak...
| Aug 15, 2011
It may be hard to believe after seeing him wear a chicken costume at this year's Grammys and a Darth Vader costume at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, but Cee Lo Green — the man behind the hit revenge anthem "Forget You" — insists he's really not...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Best Metal: Vengeance
Conquering the Best Metal category for the second year in a row, Vengeance shreds through '80s-style heavy metal with the utmost respect. Fans of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath will be in their...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 12:49 PM
Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which turns 30 in October, is a warm, inviting place, a four-minutes refuge where nostalgia, irony and pure enjoyment have a drink together in Anytown, Anywhere, without getting into a...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 11:17 AM
Las Vegas has long been synonymous with world-class entertainment. Lavish theatrical productions and big-name resident headliners have been filling hotels for decades. Yet Sin City wasn’t always a top stop for touring bands — that is...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 7:34 AM
Three quick observations: 1) Nightbitch is one of the best band names ever. 2) "Sex and Magic" is one of the best album titles ever. 3) This is one of my favorite bands coming out of Connecticut right now.
You see the band name, the album title, the...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:19 PM
LOS ANGELES -- "American Idol" fans picked Scotty McCreery as the 10th season champion Wednesday night.
McCreery, 17, beat Lauren Alaina, 16, in the show's all-country, youngest-ever finale. The two singers generated 122.4 million votes, the most in...
| May 26, 2011
| 8:25 PM
Fresh off my frenzied trip to Los Angeles to cover the season finale of American Idol, I am not so fresh. I am haggered. (And yes, I do look very much like Merle Haggard at the moment.) The "Boyz in my Hood", Walter Makaula, photographer Vince...