| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:09 PM
A federal judge on Thursdayrefused to throw out Beastie Boys' $1.7 million jury verdictagainst Monster Beverage Corp over the energy drinkcompany's use of the hip-hop group's music in a promotionalvideo without permission.
In a 69-page decision, U.S....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week:
1. Q102 JINGLE BALL
For years, Philadelphia radio station Q-102’s annual Jingle Ball all-star Christmastime concert has gotten it right with a list of pop music’s top performers. This year,...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:21 PM
It seems each generation discovers a new Stevie Wonder.
In the early 1960s, he was the musical boy genius who at 13 became the youngest artist to ever have a No. 1 record, with "Fingertips — Part 1 & 2." In the later 1960s, he was the R&B artist...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Veteran singer-songwriter Billy Joel has been busy with a monthly residency at Madison Square Garden in New York, but he'll be in Orlando to ring in 2015.
In case you missed it, the Piano Man will be in an Orlando state of mind on Dec. 31, one of the...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Following reports of its drummer's arrest in New Zealand on charges of arranging two killings, the band AC/DC said Phil Rudd's arrest would not affect the release of its upcoming album or tour.
"We've only become aware of Phil's arrest as the news...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:10 AM
The band you hear performing "Crazy on You" on the radio no longer exists. That was an early version of Heart, the Seattle rock band fronted by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, including lead guitarist Roger Fisher and bassist Steve Fossen. Yet because...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:30 PM
A case could be made that motor vehicles run a close second to electric guitars in the hierarchy of technological devices that have shaped Neil Young's life.
The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee underscored that point in his just-published...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"Last man standing!" said the 79-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis with a hearty laugh, speaking by phone from Manhattan.
A founder of rock 'n' roll, Lewis is indeed last of the many luminaries discovered by Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, which included Elvis...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Courtney Love and Dave Grohl have had what you'd call a bumpy relationship.
As the singer-actress herself told Jimmy Kimmel on his show Tuesday night, "We used to really like each other. And then there was 20 years where we sued each other."
| Nov 17, 2014
| 4:22 PM
For the past 25 years, singer and songwriter Randy Newman has been primarily known for his film scores, and for good reason.
Newman has written the music to such iconic films as "Ragtime," "Awakening" and "The Natural," but he's gotten the most...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Two years ago I was in Cleveland for a wedding and made it my business to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on the shore of Lake Erie. This museum is no mistake by the lake.
I believe the Lucas museum would offer Chicagoans and our many...