| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:10 AM
I first heard Led Zeppelin IV, which turns 40 this year, on New Year’s Eve, 1983, when I was in sixth grade.
My friend Chris Ward had an older brother, Tom, who was a Led Zeppelin fan. I can’t remember why, but Chris spent that New Year&...
| Jul 8, 2012
BEDFORD, England — From a distance, Christopher Nolan's Gotham City sure doesn't look like much. The "skyline" begins to emerge over the horizon in the rolling green farmlands about 50 miles north of London, but there are no gothic spires or granite...
| Jul 31, 2011
As Chicago prepares for the 20th edition of Lollapalooza next weekend, here are 10 notes about music festivals:
1 Creedence Clearwater Revival was the first big-name band lined up for Woodstock, the mother of all rock music festivals. The group's signing...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 7:05 PM
U2 made history last weekend as the band wrapped up its 110th show in Moncton, New Brunswick in Canada.
The 360 tour began in Barcelona, Spain in June of 2009 and took in more than 30 countries across the globe. The group sold more than seven million...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 3:17 PM
Amid accusations that Willow Creek Community Church promotes an “anti-gay agenda,” the Rev. Bill Hybels today tried to clear the air by clarifying the church’s views on homosexuality.
“We challenge homosexuals and heterosexuals to...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 8:48 PM
HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) -- Pop music superstar Lady Gaga and "U2" rock gods Bono and The Edge will perform at a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of the William J. Clinton Foundation.
The former commander-in-chief's foundation announced Tuesday that...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 5:17 AM
Automatically from the get-go this blog has me excited me to write. Why? Because I got to subtitle it “Moves Like Jagger,” which also happens to be one of my favorite songs right now and my current ring tone.
There’s just something...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 7:00 AM
This story has been updated.
If there's one thing that Broadway insiders can agree on this season, it's that there is no clear front-runner for the Tony Awards. The season lacks the blockbuster Tony magnets of recent years, such as "The Book of Mormon,""...
| Jul 16, 2010
| 7:54 PM
Every generation has at least one "where were you when …" moment — a defining snapshot that, from time to time, we rescue from the mental mothballs, dust off and admire anew.
I was too young to fully understand all the oniony layers...
| Jul 4, 2010
I'm lying naked facedown on a table while a masseuse anoints my feet with a balm of freshly crushed organic Meyer lemon, sage and olive oil. Part of me finds the sensation "rejuvenating" and "invigorating," as the spa description promised. The other...
| Aug 27, 2008
With equal parts iambic pentameter and impish pandemonium, "As U2 Like It" hits the Falcon Theatre. But as brazen and Bono-driven as it gets, this entrancing Troubadour Theater Company riff on Shakespeare's gender-bent trek through the Forest of Arden...
| Mar 4, 2009
NEW YORK (WPIX) -- U2 can now be be seen on Broadway.
The Irish super-group had part of West 53rd Street renamed 'U2 Way' Tuesday. Band members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg were on hand for the...