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  • Book review: Pete Townshend's memoir 'Who I Am'

    Book review: Pete Townshend's memoir 'Who I Am'
    -------------------- Who Am I A Memoir Pete Townshend 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...
  • Michael Walker on rock stars and 'What You Want Is in the Limo'

    Michael Walker on rock stars and 'What You Want Is in the Limo'
    The year 1973 was a wild ride -- three wild rides, actually, according to "What You Want Is in the Limo." The book by Michael Walker details the tours of three enormous rock bands -- Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who. Groupies, jets, managers,...
  • The Rolling Stones 32 years later — It’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but I like it

     
    It was 1981 when I photographed my first Rolling Stones concert. It was the “Tattoo You” tour at the Oakland Coliseum with the J. Geils Band and George Thorogood opening the show. I was 21-years-old and taking pictures for the joy of it. I...
  • For the record

    Who singer: Due to an editing error, singer Roger Daltrey was identified in the July 17 story "X marks a milestone for punk" as a former vocalist for the Who. Daltrey is still active as the band's lead singer.
  • ZZ Top are more than just beards

    ZZ Top are more than just beards
    ZZ Top, which will play Thursday night at the OC Fair, consists of two beards and one Beard. The blues-rock trio, whose career dates back more than four decades, is famous for its hirsute appearance. But ironically, the one member who doesn't sport a...
  • ArtsQuest benefit concert of area acts to feature music of rock icons. Who is it?

     
    The second-annual concert to help ArtsQuest raise funds to support performing opportunities for area musicians as well as the 750 free concerts the organization brings to the community each year will feature the music of a band that truly is......
  • Roger Daltrey to play the OC Fair, for charity

    Roger Daltrey to play the OC Fair, for charity
    Roger Daltrey doesn't perform at fairs. Usually, anyway. Saturday’s concert at the Pacific Amphitheatre will be his second such gig in a career spanning 50 years. The first was in Minnesota in the 1990s. The details escape him, he said — it's...
  • The Long-Forgotten Proto-Punk Band Death Gets Rediscovered and Rejuvenated

    The Long-Forgotten Proto-Punk Band Death Gets Rediscovered and Rejuvenated
    In an age when bands with names like the Butthole Surfers, Fucked Up, and even (sorry) Anal Cunt have, to varying degrees, achieved a measure of success, media attention and even radio play, it's hard to imagine that a talented and energetic band could be...
  • Review: One Direction brings the party to Staples Center

    Review: One Direction brings the party to Staples Center
    When Niall Horan of One Direction revealed Wednesday night that he’d “[come] here to party,” it seemed reasonable at that point in the show to assume that “here” meant Staples Center. That’s where the British boy band...
  • Thanks to film 'A Band Called Death,' punk rockers get a new life

    Thanks to film 'A Band Called Death,' punk rockers get a new life
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Bassist and singer Bobby Hackney Sr. gawked wide-eyed at the framed photos of Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish, Fatty Arbuckle and other stars from the early days of Hollywood, which lined the walls...
  • Review: It's British mods vs. rockers in the frothy 'ModRock'

     Review: It's British mods vs. rockers in the frothy 'ModRock'
    The conflict between mods and rockers, two warring factions of youth culture in Britain circa 1965, previously served as the backdrop for a terrifically gritty film, "Quadrophenia," based on the Who's concept album. Now the same conflict is the milieu...
  • Does One Direction's 'Best Song Ever' copy Who's 'Baba O'Riley'?

    Does One Direction's 'Best Song Ever' copy Who's 'Baba O'Riley'?
    Twitter is blowing up today over One Direction’s hit “Best Song Ever,” with hundreds of fans posting messages to the hashtag #donttouchbestsongever -- and that’s just in the last 10 minutes. The tweets are flooding in since a...