| Nov 16, 2012
| 11:06 AM
Who is the greatest guitar player?
Depending on your age and musical tastes, the answer will vary.
Eric Clapton, yes? Or, for those of a classical bent, perhaps Andres Segovia? How about, for you older folks, Les Paul or Django Reinhardt?
| Dec 3, 2012
Mickey Baker, an exceptional 1950s session guitarist who played on hundreds of recordings, helping to transform rhythm and blues into rock 'n' roll, died Tuesday at his home near Toulouse, France, according to French media reports. He was 87.
A cause of...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:33 AM
So much for a boycott.
Sales doubled for Rolling Stone's controversial July issue featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston bomber.
The issue sold 13,332 copies since July 19 at 1,420 retail stores -- nearly double the magazine's 52-week...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Expanding Sound Check's focus away from Hampton Roads, I see excitement building over the Interlocken Music Festival which will bring Neil Young, Zac Brown and Widespread Panic to an historic farm south of Charlottesville.
The festival will take place...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:09 AM
The widow of Michael Hastings -- the journalist whose reporting led to the resignation of the top U.S. general in Afghanistan -- is calling his fatal crash in Los Angeles a “really tragic accident.”
In her first nationally televised...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:04 AM
The Massachusetts state trooper who was suspended after he angrily released photos of the Boston bombing manhunt has been put on patrol, state police said Thursday.
Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy is still under internal investigation for...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:06 PM
As many people who knew him suspected, the fiery death of the young journalist Michael Hastings in a single car crash was the result of tragic circumstances, not a government plot to get rid of an inconvenient truth teller.
As my colleagues Andrew...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Aaron Hernandez was a heavy drug user during his days with the Patriots and his behavior angered coach Bill Belichick to the point that his job was in jeopardy, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
In story excerpts from "The Gangster in the Huddle"...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Michael J. Fox is back in prime time, big time, on Thursday night with "The Michael J. Fox Show," in which he stars as a local newscaster with Parkinson's.
Ahead of that debut, he spent some time with Rolling Stone magazine and shared some "hard-...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The juxtaposition between our national leaders and our local leaders has never been more stark. On a national level, we're paralyzed and polarized. The institutions whose failure led to the biggest economic crisis since the Depression are still broken....
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:47 AM
For at least the second time, The NorVa in Norfolk has made a Rolling Stone list of the nation's finest live music clubs.
In an online featured titled The Best Big Rooms: Venues that Rock, Norfolk's NorVa comes in at No. 16, just before the El Rey in...