It seems likely that, back in 1968 when James Taylor signed to Apple records for his first album as an aspiring singer-songwriter, he would have happily -- willfully -- consented to an interview with any publication that would have him. Ah, what good old days those must have been, because 2014 finds ... More >>
Conspiracy theories are my comfort food. After all, all a conspiracy is "the action of plotting or conspiring," and not just about tin-foil hats and Reptillians. When Reagan's cronies illegally sold weapons to Iran in the Iran-Contra Scandal, that was a conspiracy. When the CIA sold crack to kids in ... More >>
By Whitney Friedlander The lobby of Dave Grohl's Northridge-based 606 Studios has a Joan Jett book on the coffee table and a row of classic arcade games like Donkey Kong Jr. against one wall. On top of a photo booth sits an iconic "Moonman" MTV Video Music Award, festooned with a roll of toilet pap ... More >>
Maybe you're a Foo Fighters fan and maybe you're not, but it's impossible to deny that frontman Dave Grohl knows how to milk the "famous rockstar" thing. He plays on records with his friends, teams up with his idols, and drums every now and then just to remind everyone that he's really, really good ... More >>
Last night's Grammy Awards was a mixed bag, but it was hard not to well up a bit hearing Paul McCartney sing "Golden Slumbers." It wasn't his first performance of the night -- he started off with a performance of "My Valentine," from his strangely titled new record, Kisses on the Bottom. It hasn't ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWeezer singer Rivers Cuomo: Born 41 years ago today.Music 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. Here's "This ... More >>
Calexico at Corona Ranch Someone at Corona Ranch realized it was after 11 p.m. Someone knew the band had been playing for damn-near two-hours. Someone wanted to punch their time-card and go home, not caring to hear a truly stellar Southwesternized version of "Tomorrow Never Knows," which y ... More >>
Heather Mills may be the one to thank for getting the Beatles' music catalog up on iTunes, according to Consequence of Sound.Mills, Paul McCartney's ex-wife, claims she talked to Steve Jobs and organized the deal to finally get the digital Beatles albums onto iTunes.Also, she said she won't be go ... More >>
The Beatles: Unquestionably the most influential rock band of all time.Today The Beatles and the company formerly known as Apple Computer Inc. struck a deal resulting in the release of the band's music on iTunes for the first time.The band's entire output -- 12 studio albums with 193 tracks from ... More >>
Should Lady Gaga carry her birth certificate when she swings through town this summer?It's a rough time to be an Arizonan. The only thing tougher is being a brown Arizonan. Our moronic, racist legislation, (our sister paper LA Weekly uses a much better, more accurate string of adjective ... More >>
Ukulele + lunchbox = great art
Ukulele + lunchbox = great art
On nights when events at both University of Phoenix Stadium and Jobing.com Arena are booked simultaneously, Glendale becomes hell on earth.This Sunday is one of the biggest nights in Glendale's history. Wrestlemania XXVI -- the "sport's" marquee event -- will be held inside University of Phoenix ... More >>
Apparently their bed was on fire, with passion and love. Well, according to Ronnie Wood's ex-girlfriend, Celebrity Big Brother star Ekaterina Ivanova, it's him! The couple with a 41-year age gap is finito, and Ivanova claims she is totally over it. She also hints that her co-star "Basshunter" m ... More >>
www.greendaily.com PETA Wants to turn the Arizona State Capitol into a billboard featuring its famous "Lettuce Ladies"People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent Arizona Governor Jan Brewer a letter today, offering to rent space on the outside walls of the state capitol building ... More >>
Rolling Stone: Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor Explains Why He Left Twitter Rolling Stone: Eminem Issues "Warning" to Mariah Carey With New Dis Track Rolling Stone: All Points West's Acts to Watch Pitchfork: The King Khan & BBQ Show Announce New Album in Typically Wacky Fashion Pitchfork: Big Boi Upda ... More >>
Two buses from the Roosevelt School District collided near 23rd and Southern avenues yesterday. According to police, one bus rear-ended the other while it was stopped at a stop sign. Sixty students were on the buses, but police say there were no major injuries...Inspectors have found that in the ... More >>
Fresh off a weekend that found Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen and Morrissey all play one of the biggest outdoor music festivals in the U.S. -- in one day -- we find ourselves, as a music-loving society, head over heels for live acts with a touch of gray. It doesn't help that the festival in question, ... More >>
Best of Coachella 2009 The festival's tenth anniversary took place again this past weekend in the Indio desert with Paul McCartney, M.I.A., Leonard Cohen, My Bloody Valentine. Food and Fights: Highlights of the 2009 Scottsdale Culinary Festival Everyone who's anyone in the Phoenix metro culinary ... More >>
With Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers headlining Super Bowl XLII’s halftime show, we couldn’t help but wonder what other acts deserve the chance to play to one of the year’s biggest crowds. Of course, then also we got to wondering about what rare duets the event could motivate, especially after ... More >>
The cute one
Feel the benefit
Ride to live at Bike Week
Five Guys Walk Into a Bar . . .
Covering the tracks of Truckers on Speed's raucous new CD
Though defined by the Beatles, George Harrison's greatest musical breakthroughs were very much his own
The end is near -- does anyone care for a 'caack-taail'?
Local artist Brian Brooks watches his work go from sticky barroom floors to flying off international clothing racks
In ABBA's old studio, Elvis Costello and Anne Sofie von Otter reinterpret pop music history
Kickback (Sundazed Music)
Who said if you can remember the '60s, you weren't there? Photographer Henry Diltz was, does and has the pictures to prove it.
History tells us that musicians who turn to the written word are just asking for trouble. Occasionally, though, something special sneaks through.
Do What You Want (Foodchain)
In the Valley of Dying Stars (Arena Rock)
The Native American music scene gets in tune with a new radio show
Ron Sexsmith follows in the unfashionable path of his Canadian idol, and makes an art of understatement
Hall of Fame's recent induction of Billy Joel makes a bad idea seem that much worse
What would have happened to rock'n'roll if Lennon and McCartney had never been properly introduced?
. . . DEADHEADS, MARIJUANA SMOKE AND LAWMEN TRAIL IN THE WAKE. BUT THIS TIME MIGHT BE DIFFERENT.