Musicians with munitions
Someone's listening after all
Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act
Alive and picking
Everybody's gotta go sometime
Permanent Fatal Error
Sliver: The Best of the Box
The final spiral of a tormented musician
Valley export Mark Davis plots to kill his lounge-pimp alter ego, Richard Cheese
The left, turning right, was plain wrong
to attack pop culture
Sing the Sorrow (DreamWorks)
Former Hüsker Dü drummer/songwriter is content to be quiet, independent and alone
Songs From the Analog Playground (Blue Note)
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.
The recently rediscovered Lee Hazlewood finds his place among a new generation of fans
Baz Luhrmann makes movies--and audiences--in his own image
Daniel Sinker, editor (Akashic Books, $16.95)
On a new split double disc, the Young Fresh Fellows and the Minus 5 revive good-natured pop-rock
Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (Island Records)
A new documentary recounts how a small band of insurgents led by musician and K Records co-founder Calvin Johnson helped fashion a punk-rock revolution
The Valley is now the prime way station for ruthless smugglers engaged in the lucrative trafficking of human cargo -- illegal immigrants
Restless Records' Flaming Lips anthology recounts the early chapters of one of indie rock's finest
Queens of the Stone Age finds tipped-out serenity in its private desert oasis
Rock Club Rising offers a window into the glories and debacles of the local club scene
Man . . . or Astroman? reproduces the new-fashioned way
Where do Wendy and Rob rate among rock's most marginal contributors?
Blur trades its status as Britpop laureate for a dose of Amerindie messiness
It may be a dark, dank dive. But rockers, skaters and skinheads call it home. Now, the last real bar in downtown Tempe is on the eve of destruction.
In 1996, punk was murdered by its parents and resurrected by its children
Pulling influence from Cobain as well as Coltrane, Charlie Hunter leads the charge for alt. generation jazz
Heavy-metal cowboys Pantera don't play none of that "hokey-pokey music"