| Jun 2, 2008
| 10:02 AM
Here's a list of songs that have the Bo Diddley beat:
The Who - "Magic Bus"
George Michael- "Faith"
U2 - "Desire"
Bruce Springsteen - "She's the One"
David Bowie - "Panic in Detroit"
Duane Eddy - "Cannonball"
Buddy Holly/Rolling Stones/Patti...
| Jun 3, 2008
Primal rock and blues musician Bo Diddley, who helped cast the sonic template of rock more than 50 years ago with a signature syncopated rhythm that became universally recognized as "the Bo Diddley beat," died Monday. He was 79.
Diddley died of heart...
| Feb 26, 2009
On its latest album, "No Line on the Horizon" (Interscope), U2 sounds like a band trying to shrug off years of staleness.
The Irish quartet is once again in transition, uncertain of its destination, and producing some fascinating music along the way....
| Oct 13, 2009
Former Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn writes in his new book "Corn Flakes With John Lennon (and Other Tales From a Rock 'n' Roll Life)" that after John Lennon's death in 1980, he focused on artists who carried on in Lennon's tradition, including...
| Oct 11, 2009
Bob Dylan, dressed for the Grammys in a pewter troubadour's coat and a dandy western tie, arrived backstage to greet the assembled press after winning the album of the year award for 1997, but before the first question he turned to his handlers and asked,...
| Apr 11, 2010
The plan was to rock the mike, not cause an identity crisis.
In 2008, when Jay-Z was named as a headlining act for Britain's fiercely rock-centric Glastonbury Festival -- a first for any hip-hop performer, let alone one of rap's epochal superstars -- the...
| Feb 7, 2009
| 12:32 PM
| Oct 27, 2009
The Vatican proclaims his 10 commandments of music. Click here to check it out: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/02/15/the-beatles-michael-jackson-and-u2-make-vatican-newspapers-list-of-best-albums-bob-dylan-snubbed/
| May 17, 2008
MEXICO CITY -- Not so long ago, Latin American artists who spoke up for social causes often risked prison, exile or far worse.
What a difference a generation makes. On Thursday, a phalanx of Spanish-speaking pop artists headed by Colombian superstar...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2008
Another Super Bowl, another rock 'n' roll superstar at halftime.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at the 2009 Super Bowl halftime show in Tampa, Fla., the NFL and NBC announced Sunday night.
Continuing a run of major talent that...
| 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...