| May 2, 2013
| 6:31 AM
We've reached the finale of our Rush trivia contest. If you answer the following question correctly -- and you also got the right answer on the two previous questions -- your name will be entered into a drawing.
The prize? Two tickets to the band's...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:23 AM
The Rush rock 'n' roll experience, circa 2013, is best appreciated as a head-spinning, high-tech pageant of light and sound.
At Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach Sunday, the Canadian power trio hauled out all the gear and gizmos. They...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Every February we celebrate Valentine's Day and Black History Month, but this one is extra special because we welcome NBC's "Community" back to TV after too long a hiatus. It's also when the high-profile Netflix series, "House of Cards," debuts. Back on...
| Jan 31, 2013
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In different ways, those sounds summarize the opening of “Beware of Mr. Baker,” which first features the drumming attack of legendary Cream/Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker—and then shows the now 70-...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 6:44 AM
Canadian rock power trio Rush will return to Virginia Beach in May, helping the Farm Bureau Live amphitheater's 2013 season blast off with high-volume guitars, precision drumming and darting bass lines.
Folks with Live Nation concerts announced that the...
| Jul 25, 2011
Cue Simpsons-Comic-Book-Store-Guy voice: Best. Band. Ever!
If you're a good drummer, it's a physically demanding job. To be the greatest, you must follow a training regimen that goes beyond the lighted stage.
A recent reader's poll in Rolling Stone...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:15 AM
Many U.S. boy bands have tried to recreate the success the Backsteet Boys, ‘N Sync and 98 Degrees enjoyed in the late 1990s and early 2000s (Ever heard of LMNT, which included “Glee” star Matthew Morrison, or Audio, formerly the Diddy-...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
It's common knowledge that science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, who died Tuesday at age 91, was an inspiration to writers and filmmakers. Less obvious are the musicians who drew on Bradbury's work to fuel songs and concept albums. Times pop music critic...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Matt Diehl reviews the Atlanta metal band Mastodon's gig at the Wiltern on Tuesday, Nov. 2....
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Arlo Guthrie, on the road with the Woody Guthrie centennial celebration, talks about his family's connection to the small Texas town of Pampa....
| Jan 18, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Don Kirshner, rock impresario, music publishing powerhouse, television host and behind-the-scenes music supervisor (before there was such a job title) and song-picker for the Archies and the Monkees, died Monday in Boca Raton, Fla., at age 76. Over the...