| Oct 29, 2011
U2, the Irish pop band, is the subject of a fascinating new documentary, "From the Sky Down," premiering Saturday on Showtime. Like most modern rockumentaries, it was commissioned by the people it is about, and it will be included in some of the...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 5:39 PM
He was an abandoned child who grew up with the unshakable belief that he was destined to be a prince. How arrogant and sensible of him.
His personal hygiene was bad. He often wore no shoes and liked to stick his feet in the toilet. His food faddery was...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| 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...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 2:45 PM
I’m part of a Cubs season ticket-sharing group, and I’m thankful that I have only seven games and that I still enjoy going, but I will say that when I’ve felt like being demoralized, I’ve looked on StubHub and seen the great mass...
| 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&...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2011
"The Book of Mormon," the exuberantly foul-mouthed hit show about comically mismatched missionaries in AIDS-ravaged Africa, won the award for best musical, along with eight other awards, and Nick Stafford's "War Horse," starring a life-size puppet of a...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 1:30 PM
| Jun 16, 2011
| 5:23 PM
The easiest target on Broadway for the last six months has been Spiderman the Musical.
This week, the web slinger showed them all as celebs came out en masse for his official opening night.
Even Bill Clinton showed up to see what the hype was all about....
| 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...