Jonathan McNamaraX Japan moments before playing Lollapalooza 2010. Left to right: Pata, Heath, Yoshiki, Toshi, and Sugizo.I'm riding in an elevator up to the highest floors of Chicago's Ritz Carlton with publicist Heidi Ellen Robinson-Fitzgerald. For a sweet lady, she represents some hard-hit ... More >>
This week marks 40 years since the release of Let It Be, the 12th and final studio album produced by The Beatles. A lot has happened in almost a half-century, but the music of the Fab Four is standing the test of time and John, Paul, George and Ringo are just as popular now as they were in May 19 ... More >>
Kronos Quartet's David Harrington waxes melodic on '07
Phoenixs resident shock rocker gets the old band back together
Classic rock lives on in the hands of youngsters the Redwalls
Let It Be . . . Naked (Capitol)
With help from Wilco and the Gin Blossoms, Tommy Keene chases down the sound he was after 20 years ago
Pop stars complain about their jobs like everyone else. Here's what's happened when some of their gripes have actually made it to tape.
Rock Action (Matador)
Catchall (Yep Roc)
After 30 years, Apple finally does Yellow Submarine right
The Bottle Rockets' Brian Henneman gives up on the music biz, and settles for just making music
XXX marks the spot at Lake Havasu, "amateur porn capital of America"
Local musicians increasingly find their bliss in the parallel universe of home recording
It was 20 years ago this week that Sgt. Pepper dropped a bomb on movie theaters, so where's all the rerelease hoopla?
Seventeen years after its advent, sampling remains mired in legal and aesthetic controversy
With new book and home video, Paul McCartney tries to get in the last word on his fab past
Stones, Dylan and McCartney struggle to redefine themselves with new albums
Dreck or treat
A new retrospective sheds light on the dark side of Britain's most ingenuous record producer (don't send his soul to hell)
What would have happened to rock'n'roll if Lennon and McCartney had never been properly introduced?