| 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...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 6:19 PM
The Soul Giants were a struggling R&B cover band in Pomona in the mid-1960s when lead singer Ray Collins fired the group's guitarist and invited a musical collaborator from Rancho Cucamonga to take his place. His name was Frank Zappa.
The band soon...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Last month the Rolling Stones set off speculation that they're scheduled to play this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival after a fan noticed that the venerable English band's mobile app included a listing for a mid-April concert date in...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 1:28 PM
A sampling of how it works for a rock 'n' roll band in middle age:
The bass player and drummer drive in for rehearsal from the suburbs where one of them is an interfaith counselor and the other, for a time, operated a fresh-bread franchise.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:31 PM
The structure is simple, the guitar riffs basic, the lyrics at best inane, but the Troggs' "Wild Thing" remains a garage-rock classic more than 45 years after its 1966 release made the British group and lead singer Reg Presley international stars....
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:08 AM
The Dave Matthews Band will play two shows at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on its just-announced summer tour.
The performances on July 19-20 make South Florida one of just a handful of markets hosting multinight tour stops. The only...
| Feb 23, 2012
When L.A. hip-hop-influenced eletronic group Far East Movement dominated the pop charts with "Like a G6" in 2010, it did so with the help of little-known acts the Cataracts and Dev. For the act's follow-up, "Dirty Bass," it's banking on a little more star...
| Mar 14, 2012
Rolling Stones are not expected to tour in 2012. The Rolling Stones are not ready, Keith Richards says....
| Mar 28, 2012
Songkick on Wednesday announced its live music application has been downloaded 100,000 times on Spotify....
| Apr 11, 2012
Axl Rose: Early this morning Pop & Hiss received a letter from Guns N' Roses co-founder Axl Rose, through his publicist, announcing his decision to not attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday in Cleveland. Written under the...