| 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...
| Oct 12, 2011
Dave Grohl saw the news online: The famously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church planned a protest outside a Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City, Mo. The band was another target of the tiny church, which has heckled the funerals of fallen U.S. soldiers,...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 9:22 AM
Andy Rooney, whose CBS career spans the entire post-war history of network news, died Friday as a result of complications following minor surgery, the network announced.
A mainstay of Sunday night viewing for millions of Americans, the 92-year-old Rooney...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Foo Fighters performed at the Verizon Center Friday November 11 in support of "Wasting Light." Contributor Jay Trucker reviews the show.
From the opening riffs of “Bridge Burning,” Foo Fighters were locked in, often transitioning from song...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 1:52 PM
"Burning Bluebeard": Just a few days after Christmas in 1903, the newly built Iroquois Theater on Randolph Street — an elaborate venue where the Oriental stands today— caught fire during a matinee performance of "Mr. Bluebeard," a spectacle...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Happy 12/12/12! Enjoy the quirky numerical day while it lasts because it won't happen again for another hundred years. (Or never if the Mayan Apocalypse actually happens) Possibly fueled by this unique bit of numerology, the Internet is buzzing with...
| Dec 12, 2012
Of all the eyebrow-raising entertainment-related headlines I've read, this one is up there:
"Paul McCartney to replace Kurt Cobain in Nirvana reunion"
What? Huh? This can't be true. With all due respect to Sir Beatle, even at his peak his voice and...
| May 21, 2012
| 9:31 AM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
After a seven-year hiatus, alternative-rock-era veterans Garbage return with their fifth studio album, “Not Your Kind of People” (STUNVOLUME), an earnest attempt to recapture the magic of 1995.
Back then, the quartet ran...
| Jun 24, 2012
It is said that a band is only as good as its drummer. Not only do drummers serve as the anchor that keeps the rest of the players in time, they also provide the essential foundation upon which most songs are built.
The one thing most rock drummers...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 2:44 PM
On Monday, we brought you news that Dave Grohl's filmmaking debut, "Sound City," would premiere next month at Sundance. Now, the Foo Fighters frontman has unveiled the trailer for the upcoming documentary, which is named after the film's subject: a grungy...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 6:07 AM
Boston's most famous '90s alt-rock band, The Lemonheads, will perform its 1992 breakthrough album, "It's a Shame About Ray" in its entirety at the Ottobar on Saturday. There's been a revolving door of members over the years, but frontman Evan Dando...