| May 22, 2012
William Beckett jokingly calls himself a mini-celeb. Fans of the former singer for defunct Chicago pop-rockers The Academy Is… would likely drop the “mini.”
Beckett’s big enough to have a “verified” check mark next to...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Tom Morello, Patrick Stump ... the list of gifted guitarists from Chicago is a long one, and the list of their accomplishments is even longer. But one thing none of them ever had was a Dr. Pepper commercial. Apparently none of their...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Fall Out Boy is back.
Ending a three-year hiatus that commenced following a 2009 greatest-hits set, the popular emo-rock band announced Monday that it would release a new album and launch a North American tour in May.
"This isn't a reunion, because we...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 12:57 PM
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Fall Out Boy has a new single, as you might have heard. The band announced both an album ("Save Rock and Roll") and a reunion Monday by making sure to point out that this is NOT a reunion because "we never broke up," as they say on...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 2:42 PM
“I was getting all nervous, like it’s my first time.”
Which “first time” Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz was referring to, we don’t really want to know, but the mortar attack of announcements that came from the...
| Feb 5, 2013
Even if you're Tommy Lee, releasing pictures of your junk (intentionally or not) is never a plus in the musical credibility column.
So it's no surprise that off-stage incidents like that progressively turned Pete Wentz into much more than the bassist...
| Aug 8, 2011
So here is my run down of Lollapalooza 2011. Best Overall Day: Saturday. Every performance that I saw I enjoyed. Worst Overall Day: Sunday. Sorry, the music was good, but I was cold and wet and not buzzed enough to deal with it. My Favorite Show: My...
| Sep 1, 2011
John West premieres debut video for 'Lovely.' John West is a regular performer on Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica...
| Sep 8, 2011
It was Buddy Holly Day in Hollywood as the late rock & roll singer was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a tribute concert....
| Oct 18, 2011
Patrick Stump makes worried reference more than once to the danger of cliché on “Soul Punk,” his solo debut after a long (and perhaps to-be-resumed) run with the popular emo rock band Fall Out Boy. Yet nothing about this deeply idiosyncratic...
| Oct 27, 2011
A Buddy Holly all-start tribute concert special will premiere on PBS on Dec. 3. Stevie Nicks, Graham Nash, Chris Isaak and other fans saluted Buddy Holly in Hollywood in September on what would have been the Texas rocker's 75th birthday....