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  • Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music

    Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music
    It's hard to believe, but Taj Mahal has been around long enough to have a listing — squeezed between Mad River and Mamas and the Papas — in Lillian Roxon's seminal 1969 Rock Encyclopedia. Harder to believe that, every year, his name never...
  • Joan Jett To Play Oyster Fest

    Joan Jett To Play Oyster Fest
    When Joan Jett sang "Smells Like Teen Spirit" with the surviving members of Nirvana at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last April, it was perfect, in every sense but one: Jett herself — strange but true — hasn't been...
  • Bruce Springsteen's children's book, 'Outlaw Pete,' due Nov. 4

    Bruce Springsteen's children's book, 'Outlaw Pete,' due Nov. 4
    The fall is rapidly turning into Rock Star Children’s Book season for the holidays. Bruce Springsteen has become the second Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member-turned-co-author of a youth-oriented book in recent months with the reveal of a forthcoming...
  • Rock still rolls for Creedence Clearwater (Revisited)

    Rock still rolls for Creedence Clearwater (Revisited)
    Stu Cook and Doug Clifford never thought to reclaim their rock and roll legacy until after it had been taken away from them. As the rhythm section for Creedence Clearwater Revival, they laid the foundation for some of the most enduring hits of the late-...
  • Neil Young, wife Pegi divorcing; she was inspiration for many songs

    Neil Young, wife Pegi divorcing; she was inspiration for many songs
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Neil Young and his wife and frequent muse Pegi Young are splitting after more than three decades of marriage, according to a dissolution of marriage petition filed July 29 in San Mateo County, Calif. Neil Young met...
  • ZZ Top, Jeff Beck make hoax 'Sixteen Tons' performance a reality

    ZZ Top, Jeff Beck make hoax 'Sixteen Tons' performance a reality
    Far too few real-world examples of life-imitating-art-imitating-life crop up to resist one from last week’s ZZ Top-Jeff Beck show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. At earlier shows, in which each act did separate sets then came together at...
  • Heart's well-oiled hit machine comes to Pier Six

    Heart's well-oiled hit machine comes to Pier Six
    How can it have beenĀ 38 years since Heart’s “Magic Man” became an FM radio staple? Saturday night at Pier Six Pavilion, before a near-sold-out house, the Wilson sisters — lead singer Ann with guitarist Nancy — and their...
  • Kiss' Gene Simmons, not so mean

    No surprise: Gene Simmons ate up a lot of our interview time singing the praise of his biggest fan. Yep, Gene Simmons. More surprising, Kiss' tongue-wagging, demon-faced co-founder also had nice or at least not entirely antagonistic things to say about...
  • Uncovering the mysteries of Steely Dan

    Although they are on tour together as Steely Dan at the moment, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have little reason to interact with the media. The current theater shows are easy to sell out, the last album they had to promote was more than a decade ago,...
  • Johnny Winter dies at 70; dazzling blues guitarist

    Johnny Winter, a rail-thin blues guitarist known for his scorching riffs, flowing white hair and gravelly, hard-times voice, died Wednesday in Switzerland at the end of a European tour. He was 70. His death in a Zurich hotel room was confirmed by John...
  • At home, really, with Superman

    At home, really, with Superman
    Superman, the story goes, was born on the planet Krypton and sent to Earth in a small rocket by his father when that planet was about to explode. He was actually born in 1933 in a two-story bungalow in a scruffy neighborhood on the east side of...