| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The last time Lorne Michaels ever really let a public comment pass about which "Saturday Night Live" cast member might not return to the program came in 1986, at the tail end of "SNL" ill-fated 11th season.
Many people have wiped that era from memory:...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In a recent interview, 68-year-old Mick Jagger revealed his secret to looking young. Do you know what it is? Stand next to Keith Richards...Jay Leno Yes, yes, I know. But it wasn't a good night for jokes, alas....
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Tucked away on shady 57th street in Hyde Park, just blocks from the University of Chicago campus, is O'Gara & Wilson bookshop. The store has been on this street, in some form or another, since 1882.
Over the years, the bookshop weathered the Great...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:22 AM
Halfway through 2013, it’s shaping up to be quite a year in concerts. The 50h anniversary of The Rolling Stones. The 40th anniversary of country icons Alabama. Iconic stars. Hot upstarts. They’ve all come through the Lehigh Valley/Philadelphia...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Luxury fashion designer L'Wren Scott is teaming with Banana Republic on a holiday clothing collection, the retailer announced Wednesday.
Scott -- a.k.a. Mick Jagger's girlfriend -- is known for sophisticated, high-end design, and, although she...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Rock stars in movies have always been more of a novelty than anything else. Elvis clearly wanted to be taken seriously as an actor, but his movies served as softball vehicles to sell soundtracks. Mick Jagger's dissolute rock star in "Performance" (1970)...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:36 AM
The Rolling Stones will take a step back in time this weekend by replicating a woodland in London's Hyde Park present for a 1969 show there that became a tribute to band founder Brian Jones. Jones had already left the Stones the last time frontman Mick...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:38 PM
The spotlight is shining on the backup singers.
Morgan Neville's documentary on the best backup talent in the business — including Darlene Love, Merry Clayton and Lisa Fischer — has connected with audiences in its limited release. ...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:45 AM
He’s a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee but Rod Stewart is stunned he has yet to receive a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, an honor bestowed upon several of his contemporaries, including Tom Jones, Elton John, Paul McCartney, and...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Their voices are powerful enough to tear you apart and put you back together again, and their stories will do the same. But when you call them backup singers, you better smile.
That's because the performers in the infectious and irresistible "Twenty...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Nash Kato was the swaggering singer-guitarist of the rising Chicago band Urge Overkill in the early '90s when he and his bandmates would hang out at Wicker Park's Rainbo Club, and, he recalls, a petite young woman was always hitting them up for beers...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The Rolling Stones wrapped the North American leg of their 50 and Counting tour Monday in Washington, DC, where Mick Jagger took the opportunity to hurl a sharp-tongued remark at the White House and President Barack Obama’s defense of the...