| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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
| 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 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 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...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:17 PM
In this flattened music world, old and new rest alongside one another, equally valid files within databases that have little regard for chronology. Finely tuned search engines scour for recent uploads unconcerned with recording date, vintage or genre....
| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:52 AM
The fractured, 28-year history of Scottish indie-pop duo The Vaselines, in brief: In the mid-'80s, Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee were a couple in a band. They stopped being a couple and then stopped being a band, with only one full-length, 1989's "Dum-...