| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:05 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:33 AM
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-...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:02 AM
How can it have been 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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:35 AM
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...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...