| Dec 20, 2011
| 6:49 AM
As always with my top 10s, this one includes only studio albums of new recorded music. That means no compilations, no live albums, no archival records, no reissues, and so on. This year, those rules meant the exclusion of some great recordings: reissues...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 6:43 AM
The Experience Music Project is opening its new Nirvana exhibit Saturday.
The exhibit, “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses” tells the public and personal story of Nirvana within the context of the independent, underground music scene that...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 1:47 PM
“Gish” Deluxe Edition (EMI); 3.5 stars (out of 4)
“Siamese Dream” Deluxe Edition (EMI): 4 stars (out of 4)
Smashing Pumpkins’ debut, “Gish,” wasn’t the cool, everybody-has-to-hear-it album of 1991. It...
| Mar 2, 2012
Andrew Breitbart, the pugnacious, conservative Internet entrepreneur who took on the left and what he called the "media bully cabal" with a series of exposes that were explosive and sometimes flawed, died early Thursday after collapsing near his home in...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Lollapalooza weekend will once again be bustling with club activity before and after the big outdoor shows Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park, this year with four nights of bonus concerts beginning Aug. 3.
Though there are no arena-sized headliners playing small...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 1:11 PM
With Amy Winehouse's funeral held Tuesday in London, she joins a growing list of musicians whose lives ended too soon. She's joined the ranks of fellow rockstars like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, who all died at the age of 27. Together, they make up...
| Jul 28, 2011
Actress Taryn Manning stopped by to talk about her upcoming film The Perfect Age Of Rock n' Roll, which premieres on August 5th. The film is a rock 'n' roll drama about two childhood friends and former rock 'n' roll bandmates who become estranged and...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:34 PM
Lollapalooza wasn’t built to last two years, let alone intended to be around long enough to celebrate a 20th anniversary Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park.
“I haven’t said this before, but after the first year, I went on my merry way, thinking...
| Aug 7, 2011
The first day of rehearsals was another momentous occasion for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was fall 2009, more than three years since the band last toured, and the rockers were beginning the hard work of rebirth with a new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer....
| Aug 4, 2011
| 9:39 AM
The Foo Fighters, who already are scheduled to close the Lollapalooza festival Sunday, also will play a more intimate concert Saturday at Metro.
Tickets went on sale without much fanfare Thursday at etix.com and sold out within minutes. The concert is...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 7:21 AM
Sunday's Video Music Awards on MTV brought ups and downs for Tappahannock native Chris Brown. He gave a head-turning performance but was denied awards in the two categories for which he was nominated.
Stepping on stage dressed in dazzling white, Brown...