| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The archetype that governs the life stories of successful musicians, country and bluegrass legends in particular, involves one or more of the following elements: violent father; music career to escape a life picking cotton or mining coal; early mentor/...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:12 AM
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,...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:04 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 10:46 AM
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.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:51 PM
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...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:23 PM
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......
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:51 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:59 AM
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...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:46 AM
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...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:04 PM
The world has no shortage of examples of death arriving prematurely, but now there’s one that’s the subject of a fascinating pop music documentary.
“A Band Called Death” explores the intriguing story of three brothers from...