| Dec 25, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Sometimes, bigger still is better.
There were many great concerts by smaller or lessor-known acts at smaller venues this year, but among the 163 shows I attended this year it’s not a coincidence that mostof the year’s best were the biggest...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
As with all cultural revolutions, punk and hip-hop were at their most dangerous and fascinating in the beginning. It was also during the earliest moments that some of the best pictures were made of these musical movements as young artists shattered the...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:55 AM
As 2014 winds to an end, it's time to test your memory and see if you were paying attention to the passing parade of pop culture.
See how you do.
Challenge your friends.
And always pay attention to pop culture. (To take the quiz interactively, click...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Dr. Dre can easily bank on being Forbes highest-paid musician of 2014.
The self-proclaimed "first billionaire of hip-hop," producer and mogul leads the magazine's annual earnings list with $620 million before taxes, which he primarily amassed not from...
| Dec 14, 2014
Just when you think you the state Department of Transportation couldn't inconvenience you anymore, they announce a plan to change the numbers of all the highway exits.
To be in lock step with the dumb-ass federal system used in other states,...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:07 PM
With nearly 50 years in the music business, a half-dozen iconic 1960s hits such as "Good Lovin'" with The Young Rascals, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it might seem like Felix Cavaliere has done it all.
Yet, despite playing annual...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:53 AM
It was more than 50 years ago that singer Darlene Love had her biggest hit, the 1962 girl-group song “He’s a Rebel” with The Crystals, and her last hit, the 1963 holiday hit “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”
Yet in a...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:42 PM
Each of us has a soundtrack to his or her life. The tracks vary through a lifetime.
A young parent's melody is the alternative cooing, crying or prattling of their new child. An athlete performs to the crowd's cheer or competition's silent focus. In the...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:15 AM
She's a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm. And she moves through town, quiet like a fight.
The low hum that begins "Yellow Flicker Beat" takes the viewer from the final shot of the transformed heroine Katniss Everdeen to the closing...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
HBO and Starbucks announced a free, all-star concert to honor America's veterans and their families, which will be presented live on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
The "Concert for Valor," which will be held on the National Mall in Washington D.C., will...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Ian McLagan, founding keyboardist for the '60s British rock band the Small Faces (known in the '70s as the Faces), died Wednesday in Austin, Texas. He was 69.
McLagan - a 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee - suffered a stroke at his home on...