| May 31, 2008
THE CHANT from the audience at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday welled up after R.E.M. had played seven songs. Was the two-syllable chorus a spontaneous cheer for one of the musicians? A mass request for a particular song? No, as it came into focus, the...
| Jun 2, 2008
| 9:25 PM
Bo Diddley, who died Monday at age 79 in Florida, was as essential to the creation of rock 'n' roll as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Little Richard, though he seldom got the credit or the accolades that were showered on his better-known peers.
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2008
Music documentaries are musical sermons in cinematic form. Some offer revelations, films that take us into a genre of music or the psyche of a musician. Others are preached to the choir, films built on inside information that only the already-converted...
| Jun 29, 2008
Chris Kattan, who popularized the standoffish model Mango on "Saturday Night Live," has a new role to play.
The comedian is husband now that he and his model fiancee Sunshine Tutt tied the knot on Saturday, June 28, reports People.
The comedian, 37,...
| Dec 7, 2007
KANYE WEST's eight nominations may top this year's list, but the music of the Beatles, together and separately, generated another eight -- and that almost four decades after the group disbanded.
The Beatles' "Love" album, dramatically mashed-up remixes...
| Dec 18, 2007
U2's "The Joshua Tree," one of the most acclaimed albums of the rock era, was released 20 years ago this year, but it just got better.
To celebrate the collection's anniversary, the Universal Music Group has reissued the album in an ambitious new three-...
| Jan 22, 2008
It's fitting that National Geographic is behind the glorious new concert film, U2 3D.
The film, which transforms a great rock spectacle into something intimate, is a cultural artifact of an era when we could label a rock group "the only band that...
| Jan 23, 2008
It takes a seriously pretentious band to maximize the digital IMAX 3-D format. U2 is that band. And while "U2 3D" doesn't rank with "Stop Making Sense" or "The Last Waltz" in the realm of top-shelf concert films, it's enjoyable and a fine fat eyeful....
| Jan 29, 2008
Pink Floyd's history and entire body of work aren't as familiar to the average music fan as those of such other 1960s British groups as the Beatles, Rolling Stones or the Who. Even some of Floyd's casual fans may think of it chiefly in terms of two...
| Feb 1, 2008
Tuesday morning, National Geographic Cinema Ventures, the company releasing the rock concert movie "U2 3D," said it was moving up the picture's expansion to hundreds of theaters by one day to Valentine's Day -- "in keeping with the universe-as-one theme...