| Jul 21, 2011
| 11:26 AM
Taste of Chicago’s musical line-up may not have had as many arena-filling stars this summer as in years past, but the performers still flexed their rock star prerogatives in spelling out the food, beverages and other amenities they would get...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 11:08 AM
Does 20 years out from Nevermind really matter?
Spin seems to think so. Others will surely follow. But don't let them tell you what to think.
On September 27, if you've got money to spend, re-examine the album in one of two new formats:
| Oct 7, 2011
| 1:56 PM
We all agree on a few things: the earth revolves around the sun, the opposite of down is up, Van Halen started to suck when Sammy Hagar replaced David Lee Roth.
There are Van Halen reunion rumors every few years. (Gawker did a piece about how unnecessary...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 12:41 PM
Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony has sold his home in Glendora for $1.77 million.
The custom-built Tudor, which the musician bought new in 1989, sits on more half an acre with a beach-entry saltwater swimming pool and hidden rock slide built into...
| Nov 13, 2011
Pop star Rihanna has listed a Beverly Hills Post Office-area home at $4.5 million, substantially less than the $6.9 million she paid two years ago.
The listing describes the house as a "major fixer" with "extensive damage from moisture and water...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 12:25 PM
We have all been standing in line at the grocery or drug store and had to endure some loudmouth yelling at his Aunt Petunia over his iPhone. We have all wondered why some people bother to eat at dine-in restaurants when they should be at Best Buy...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 11:29 AM
“What a fool belieeeeves....”
Age doesn’t matter. Read those four words, cribbed from the chorus of a 1978 Doobie Brothers song. The voice of Michael McDonald just filled your head. It’s automatic (even if the extra e’s...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Jay-Z, Sonic Youth, Guns N' Roses, Ghostface Killah, Slayer, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Britney Spears, The New Pornographers, Mobb Deep, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Prefab Sprout, Pink, The Beatles, Van Halen, Big Star, Bob Dylan,...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:07 PM
One Van Halen lyric goes "Come on baby, finish what you started." Let's hope the band follows its own advice.
Concert promoters Live Nation have announced that Eddie, Alex and David Lee Roth have postponed as many as 30 dates, including the July 9...
| Jun 10, 2012
The old master spent his winter months at the Chateau Marmont, sitting beneath the palms, the white canopies and its distinctively European tower on the Sunset Strip. Photographer Helmut Newton was as recognizable there as his famous subjects, dining on...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The late Doc Watson wailed over the speakers at the tiny record shop on Beach Boulevard, and like many a bluesman on the road, he was in the midst of a journey.
Watson, one of America's most prolific roots musicians, died at the age of 89 a few days...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:28 AM
Tom Cruise went from jumping on Oprah’s couch, to jumping on Alec Baldwin’s stage at the Bourbon Room (the old Whiskey A-Go-Go) on the Sunset Strip.
Walking into the screening, I heard one critic say “Why would Tom Cruise want to do...