| Oct 28, 2012
| 3:52 PM
President Barack Obama insists he's ahead but is running like the underdog, adopting a street-fighting posture and campaigning himself hoarse across the country. Republican challenger Mitt Romney seeks to make his election seem inevitable and calls Obama'...
| May 10, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Tom Gabel of the band Against Me!has just revealed to Rolling Stone that he is transgender. Apparently Gabel has been struggling with gender dysphoria for years. He will undergo hormone and electrolysis treatment in the near future, and will eventually...
| May 30, 2012
I would shrug and say "So what?" to the latest details from President Barack Obama's pot-smoking past, except for one thing: He stirred so much hope as a candidate for sensible marijuana policy reforms but, as president, has delivered so little change....
| 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...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 2:32 AM
Rolling Stone magazine has published a list of “Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Taylor Swift made the list at #45 with her 2010 Speak Now album.Rolling Stone noted Taylor’s “flawless ear for what makes a song...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 6:16 AM
I used to think that the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa was the most embarrassing name ever for a concert venue.
That's where KISS and Mötley Crüe will be performing on July 28, part of a 40-city "spectacle of spectacles" that launches tonight at...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:50 PM
In terms of record sales, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf have nothing on U2 or Mariah Carey — no No. 1 singles or albums between them. But pop music history would be inconceivable without their influence. Here are a few places it can be found:...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:08 AM
The Dave Matthews Band will play two shows at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on its just-announced summer tour.
The performances on July 19-20 make South Florida one of just a handful of markets hosting multinight tour stops. The only...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:31 PM
The structure is simple, the guitar riffs basic, the lyrics at best inane, but the Troggs' "Wild Thing" remains a garage-rock classic more than 45 years after its 1966 release made the British group and lead singer Reg Presley international stars....
| Jan 17, 2013
| 1:28 PM
A sampling of how it works for a rock 'n' roll band in middle age:
The bass player and drummer drive in for rehearsal from the suburbs where one of them is an interfaith counselor and the other, for a time, operated a fresh-bread franchise.
| Jan 1, 2013
| 6:19 PM
The Soul Giants were a struggling R&B cover band in Pomona in the mid-1960s when lead singer Ray Collins fired the group's guitarist and invited a musical collaborator from Rancho Cucamonga to take his place. His name was Frank Zappa.
The band soon...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Last month the Rolling Stones set off speculation that they're scheduled to play this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival after a fan noticed that the venerable English band's mobile app included a listing for a mid-April concert date in...