Stevie Nicks doesn't live here anymore. Neither does Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, Dokken's George Lynch, Kerry King of Slayer, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, nor Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt. At one time, all of these rock greats may have called Arizona their home, ... More >>
In this week's cover story, we speak with Phoenix-based guitarist Nils Lofgren about his new collection, Face the Music, which documents 45 years of Lofgren's solo work. But his work as a sideman with some of the biggest songwriters in music history -- including Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Ringo ... More >>
Nils Lofgren's ranch in Scottsdale almost feels hidden. It's not far from the city, from the clubs of Old Town and the shops at Scottsdale Fashion Square, but his large plot shares none of the bustle. It's secluded and quiet, with mesquite trees rustling in a soft breeze.
Pearl Jam concerts are different. It's not just a typical bunch of guys up on stage cranking out rock songs; even in Jobing.com Arena it's an intimate, more personal affair. Artists talk about the energy that flows between audience and stage, and that's what's so obvious here. The bands cares; the f ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band @ Jobing.com Arena|12/6/12Who is Bruce Springsteen anyway? The street rat poet singing about characters straight out of West Side Story? The balladeer casting American youth in B movie glory, Roy Orbison grandeur, and fleets of fast cars? The protest singer, ... More >>
What were you doing at 17? Chances are it wasn't half as rock 'n' roll as Nils Lofgren. At that tender age, he was playing on Neil Young's seminal record, After the Gold Rush, plopped down at a piano, which he had never spent much time playing, but where his experience on the accordion came i ... More >>
"The Big Man" was an appropriate moniker for Clarence Clemons. At 6-feet-4 and 250 pounds, the saxophonist, who died Saturday from complications involving a recent stroke, was literally quite large. But even his physical stature couldn't measure up to his legendary sax skills as a 40-year memb ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsHappy birthday, Brian WilsonMusic and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. This week was a doozy: Columbia Records ... More >>
A Tucson-based community group has a huge benefit show lined up in the wake of the Laughner shootings.Jackson Browne, Alice Cooper, David Crosby & Graham Nash, Sam Moore, Nils Lofgren, Keb' Mo', Jerry Riopelle, Dar Williams, Ozomatli, and Calexico are all signed up to play Tucson Convention C ... More >>
Rascal Flatts Hersey's Chocolate = America.It's no secret that musicians often jump in bed with a brand name to help bump up their paychecks. Hell, I've seen country music top hat-aficionados Big & Rich in concert -- a concert in which they thanked Chevrolet multiple times for being a spons ... More >>
Maybe it was the bouncing beach balls that reminded me of my first concert experiences (seeing the Kokomo-era Beach Boys) or maybe it was the inclusion of a relatively obscure song by glam-punks D Generation (the band who headlined my first-ever club concert) in th ... More >>
We recently ran across this list of the "Top Ten All-Time Arizona Musicians" from Arizona Premiere Living. Some of the choices are obvious: Meat Puppets, Jimmy Eat World, Jordin Sparks, Gin Blossoms, Alice Cooper, and Linda Ronstadt almost always make the "top" lists of Arizona musicians.
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The Rising (Columbia)
In Berlin (Rhino Video/DVD)
A new live CD set and TV special document Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's New York City serenade
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's reunion tour proves that there's still magic in the night
Argentinean jazz legend Gato Barbieri's constant search for new sounds goes on
A tumultuous year inside the crucible that is the National Hockey League
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