| Nov 20, 2011
| 8:24 AM
Singer Axl Rose, a future first-ballot Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, led a talented, large group of musicians calling itself Guns N’ Roses though a lengthy, career-spanning parade of hits, covers and solos on Saturday night at Hartford’s...
| Jul 31, 2011
I've long considered Ellen Willis something of a hero. I hope I live longer than she did (Willis died in 2006, at 64), but otherwise, it's an exemplary life. She was the first pop music critic of the New Yorker, writing 56 pieces for the magazine from...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:58 PM
On Sunday, Feb. 19, "The Simpsons" marks an extraordinary feat -- its 500th episode.
The characters, which began as droopier versions in 20-second cartoons on "The Tracey Ullman Show," have evolved, as creator Matt Groening and star Dan Castellaneta...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 8:34 AM
People think it’s easy to slam together 20 minutes of music that holds up under scrutiny. Build slowly from a soft beginning, jam this part together with that one, add an organ solo here, change keys, go to a different time signature, stitch in a...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:00 AM
The Who left an indelible impression on popular music in the '60s, but it wasn't until the subsequent decade that they really left their mark. To celebrate one of the high points of their '70s output, head to this one-night showing of "The Who:...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 2:00 PM
Now here's one of the few times when hoarding actually pays off! If you've managed not to throw out your 33-year-old Who concert ticket from the bands cancelled 1979 show in Providence, Rhode Island, the legendary British rockers are about to make good!...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Aug 03 (TheWrap.com) - There's a moment at the end of the promo reel for "Love, Marilyn," an upcoming Marilyn Monroe documentary that will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, when Uma Thurman, speaking in words that were written by Monroe, almost...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Miraculously, Girl Talk’s Gregg Gillis has managed to keep his career — mashing up samples of songs by other artists into new, dance-frenzy tracks — going, without having his ass repeatedly sued into submission.
“As far as the...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 5:41 PM
Among the guitars stolen from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers earlier this week is a 12-string Rickenbacker, one of the vintage Rickenbackers that Petty owns. According to the Rickenbacker website, the guitar was manufactured in August 1967.
| Dec 19, 2007
| 11:59 AM
The Beatles' Chicago debut must have been a blur for John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr; on their first major North American tour, the quartet would travel 22,000 miles in 29 grueling days. But for their fans in that first summer...
| Jun 2, 2008
| 9:25 PM
Bo Diddley, who died Monday at age 79 in Florida, was as essential to the creation of rock 'n' roll as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Little Richard, though he seldom got the credit or the accolades that were showered on his better-known peers.
| Mar 7, 2010
Part 2 in a series of occasional articles.
In the music video for Lady Gaga's hit single "Bad Romance,” the pop diva vamps across several nightmarish tableaux wearing a variety of barely there lingerie get-ups. The flashy clip caused a sensation...