| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:09 PM
BROOKLYN, N.Y.— The man formerly known as Cat Stevens quietly walked on stage at the Barclays Center arena to be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 induction ceremony.
Now known as Yusuf, the singer-songwriter of 1970s folk-rock hits...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Have we talked about the Sahara tent yet? Let's talk about the Sahara tent.
Approximately the size of a small airplane hangar, it's where Coachella puts the big, dumb dance music that for many these days serves as the festival's main draw. And Friday...
| Mar 28, 2014
"Play normal music!"
The woman yelling this at Neil Young stood three rows away from him at the Rosemont Theater in 2004. Between each song, as he spoke to the crowd about the next chapter in "Greendale," the theatrical rock play he was presenting...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of 4)
When "Pumped Up Kicks" vaulted Foster the People to rock stardom in summer 2011, it was an odd record to take off in such extreme fashion. Not only was it a mellow, easy-listening tune in a time of dance-driven power-pop, but tucked...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Two decades after Kurt Cobain's suicide, the Seattle police department has released new photos of the scene where the Nirvana singer took his own life.
The two images show an array of what appears to be drug paraphernalia (including needles and a spoon)...
| Mar 7, 2014
Freshman year at the University of Illinois, I lived in the dorm complex known as the "Six-Pack." This was 1988-89, the boombox era, and everyone seemed to have one propped on their window ledge facing the interior courtyard, and the soundtrack echoing...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Many cities boast about their scenes, and rightly so. Few if any, though, have such a range of sounds as Los Angeles. It's overwhelming, as evidenced by the volume of artists trekking eastbound along Interstate 10 toward Austin, Texas. For those headed to...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Here's how comfortable Zac Brown is in his skin: His new album carries the name of another musician.
Released on May 19, "The Grohl Sessions: Vol. 1" is the latest twist in the career of the Zac Brown Band. Produced by Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:13 PM
One of the more inspired moments from the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April was the teaming of several female rockers with the surviving members of Nirvana as the Seattle grunge band, absent lead singer Kurt Cobain, was...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:26 PM
How does a man who turned his back on the world of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll in a quest to be closer to God feel about being welcomed into an institution whose very name celebrates the culture of fame?
“Even though it’s...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:04 AM
There was something in the musical water of 1994. Let's take another sip.
A good chunk of millennials were either pre-teens or young teens in 1994 — and their budding musical tastes were informed by a wide array of memorable offerings in just...