| May 29, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In the midst of another-night-at-the-office greatest hits show for the Rolling Stones, the eternal drummer Charlie Watts kept things swinging. He smashed a cymbal so hard it looked as if it had been cracked by a two-by-four. And he even allowed himself...
| May 28, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Wednesday's Game 7 against Detroit is the Blackhawks' biggest showdown of the season.
Winner moves on, loser starts summer vacation. So you can be sure that prior to puck drop, as fans listen to music blaring throughout the United Center, the Hawks will...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:13 PM
On behalf of the University of Florida, I'd like to apologize for the apology the university issued to Alabama football coach Nick Saban.
Much to my chagrin -- and Mick Jagger's as well -- there is Sympathy for the Devil.
It seems "Nick Satan" got his...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:30 AM
To most people, the credit typically associated with David Foster is "Produced by." But even before taking a seat behind the console in the control room, Foster was having an impact on artists as a session musician.
Growing up in Victoria, B.C., in the...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:09 PM
In a way, Steven Van Zandt wishes he could be in two places.
Of course, the rock guitarist and actor (“The Sopranos”) would like to stay on the Wrecking Ball Tour in Europe with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. But he also wishes...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:14 AM
The beret could have been Rickie Lee Jones' symbol. It could have been her brand. But as her 1979 hit "Chuck E.'s in Love" turned Jones into a pop star and her hat into an icon, the then-24-year-old singer-songwriter rebelled against it. She turned...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:14 PM
If you've just paid hundreds of dollars for a Rolling Stones ticket, what kind of a set are you paying to see? Hits, all the hits, and nothing but the hits? A deep-cut festival of connoisseurs' favorites with a couple of crowd-pleasers at the end? A...
| May 19, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Founded on the iffy premise, raised here by Nicolas Winding Refn, that the combination of a cult book plus a cult director would have equaled a bigger-than-"Star Wars" worldwide sci-fi sensation, "Jodorowsky's Dune" indulges one of film history's more...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:39 AM
The Rolling Stones played the second of their two-nights at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, and as with every show on their 50 and Counting tour they counted on a couple of special guests to share the stage. Former Nirvana drummer and current Foo...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"WORK AND work for love and sex/Ain't you hungry for success, success, success/ Does it matter (shattered) Does it matter?"
Those were some of the lyrics from the Rolling Stones' song "Shattered" from their epic 1978 "Some Girls" album. This collection...
| Jan 13, 2013
Call us products of the bad economy, political unrest, catastrophic weather -- whatever the reason, what we want most these days when we crack open the door to our little manse is respite.
Like Mick Jagger said: Gimme shelter. And not in the form of a...
| Jan 18, 2013
If you're a music fan of a certain age — say, perhaps, 41 — it may strike you as a bit disconcerting to listen to Derek Trucks talk about his kids. For there's a good chance that the first time you heard Trucks' name, he was an 11-year-old...