| Oct 15, 2012
Who Am I
Harper: 544 pp., $32.50
Pete Townshend has always been rock 'n' roll's reluctant warrior.
The driving force behind the legendary band the Who, Townshend revolutionized rock...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 1:30 PM
The Who -- or what’s left of them – will bring their 1973 double-album “Quadrophenia” to the stage once again, founding members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey announced Wednesday.
The 36-date tour includes a Nov. 29 date at...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:28 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - What if the generation that once rocked out to The Who's "hope I die before I get old" line actually does?
Most retirement plans and federal budget projections assume baby boomers -- those Americans born between 1946 and 1964 --...
| Jan 31, 2013
*** (out of four)
In different ways, those sounds summarize the opening of “Beware of Mr. Baker,” which first features the drumming attack of legendary Cream/Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker—and then shows the now 70-...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 4:23 AM
Marky Ramone, who was the drummer in the quintessential punk rock group The Ramones for 15 years in its heyday, says there’s a good reason why he continues to play Ramones songs. Marky Ramone As the lone surviving member of......
| Sep 23, 2011
| 7:43 PM
School is back in North Texas, and that included the School of Rock, where instead of learning about Shakespeare, Sir Isaac Newton and George Washington, students were taught about Led Zeppelin, Metallica and Nirvana.
After their normal school day,...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 9:45 PM
Here are the most notable box sets of the season in rock and pop:
Beach Boys, “The Smile Sessions” (Capitol/EMI, $137): Review HERE.
Leonard Cohen, “The Complete Columbia Albums Collection” (Columbia/Legacy, $170): How much...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 2:19 AM
It seems like only yesterday that the nerdy bunch in Superbad decided to have a big party, get all the girls, and become the big men on campus. This premise for a comedy is as old as the hills. And you always wish these would be done in a clever way....
| Jul 14, 2008
THERE ARE "once-in-a-lifetime" tribute and trophy shows most every weekend in Los Angeles, but Saturday night had been circled on the calendar for weeks by fans of the British Invasion as an evening of amazing confluence. Crosstown events promised to...
| Dec 27, 2009
Rock drummers, some claim, are finely tuned athletes, as fit as any long-distance runner. But to get your head around that idea, you'll have to put aside all sorts of assumptions and stereotypes.
First, forget "Spinal Tap," that hilarious mockumentary in...