| 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...
| Jul 15, 2008
REGIONALISM IS dead: That's one of many extreme ideas floating around pop music circles during these tumultuous times. The theory goes that, as the Internet turns music thoroughly ethereal and links in people from Athens, Ga., to Australia, the need to...
| Dec 5, 2007
"Into the Wild" is the story of a young man who breaks away from his family and sets off to explore uncharted territory. The story of its soundtrack is much the same.
At 42, Eddie Vedder is not quite young (although, in a yellow leather jacket and band...
| Dec 18, 2007
U2's "The Joshua Tree," one of the most acclaimed albums of the rock era, was released 20 years ago this year, but it just got better.
To celebrate the collection's anniversary, the Universal Music Group has reissued the album in an ambitious new three-...
| 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...
| Jan 29, 2008
Pink Floyd's history and entire body of work aren't as familiar to the average music fan as those of such other 1960s British groups as the Beatles, Rolling Stones or the Who. Even some of Floyd's casual fans may think of it chiefly in terms of two...
| Feb 7, 2010
| 9:34 PM
It was an old-fashioned laser light show at Miami's Sun Life Stadium during the Super Bowl halftime show, as vintage rockers the Who energetically went largely without gimmicks and shtick during its brief mini concert. Relying on little more than......
| Feb 8, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Because I apparently had nothing better to do while watching the Super Bowl on Sunday afternoon, I busied myself by eating Fritos and guacamole -- the calorie count tempered with the occasional cherry -- and took notes on all of......
| Feb 8, 2010
| 4:33 PM
No doubt Season 4's American Idol Carrie Underwood looked amazing as she delivered the national anthem on Super Bowl Sunday, rocking an all-white ensemble accented by an adorable Rock & Republic jacket. But judging by talk on the Twitterverse as she...
| May 14, 2009
| 1:54 PM
The punk trio takes a dazzling musical journey in their latest concept album.
One of the many very sticky songs from Green Day's new opus, "21st Century Breakdown," got stuck in my head the other day. It was "The Static Age," a bouncy little number named...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2010
Who dat?! How did it get started and who owns the phrase? ABC26 News reporter Glynn Boyd has the debate.
As a child growing up in Boutte, when I knocked on someone's door, I remember hearing 'Who Dat?' from the person inside. So the phrase has been...