| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:40 AM
When Chris Cornell gets up on stage, he’s a familiar sight.
The iconic singer, who turns 50 next year, looks practically the same as when he first fronted Soundgarden, a band that, along with Nirvana and Pearl Jam, helped put Seattle and grunge on...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 8:50 PM
A prevailing notion at the South by Southwest music festival, which concluded here Sunday, was that this year's edition delivered a much-needed course correction.
Having spent the better part of a week trudging around downtown Austin — from...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 10:24 AM
A songwriter hoping to pen a hit has some decisions to make: ballad or up-tempo? Rock riff or dance beat? More specifically, go for a Michael Jackson sound or how about a White Stripes vibe?
Musicians aren't the only ones who seek inspiration from...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 7:33 AM
Even in the grunge era, when record executives were throwing big money at every heavy rock band that sort of reminded them of Nirvana, Helmet's early years were a blur. Singer, guitarist and jazz fanatic Page Hamilton formed the band in 1989; Helmet's...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 4:09 PM
HBO released a trailer of the first authorized Kurt Cobain documentary ‘Montage of Heck’ revealing glimpses into Cobain’s childhood and rise to fame.
The trailer starts with little Kurt Cobain introducing himself and transitions into...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 6:00 AM
The 2 1/2 minutes of the trailer for HBO's Kurt Cobain documentary "Montage of Heck" seem to contain a whole lifetime.
The newly released first images from Brett Morgen's production provide a hyper-intimate look at the inner life of the Nirvana...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:50 AM
One of the things the Founding Fathers did not anticipate when they were thinking about how the First Amendment would affect discourse on the Internet is the stunning proliferation of vile, poisonous, hate speech. (As in the helpful comment that might...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 7:07 AM
Justin Townes Earle was wise enough from an early age to know what to take from his father, esteemed singer-songwriter Steve Earle.
When it came to music, the younger Earle, 33, absorbed his father's music like a sponge, particularly seminal early...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:06 AM
Anson Morris, told this his band Broken Mouth Annie has a sound that is hard to define, immediately announces that this is a good thing.
The best way to describe the six-piece band is with that increasingly vague word "alternative." Broken Mouth Annie...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:15 AM
The piano trio format — acoustic piano, double bass and drums — has been a part of jazz for decades.
Bill Evans' modest output from 1959-61 with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian, spanning only two studio recordings and a pair...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 9:48 PM
Dallas Taylor liked to say that he made his first million — and his last million — by the time he was 21.
The rock drummer was a key sideman for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He played at Woodstock, appeared on seven top-selling albums and...