For every insightful conversation I have heard or had at SXSW over the years, whether it was talking to Matt Pinfield while walking the streets of Austin talking about David Bowie, or telling The Clash's Mick Jones that he was in fact, in The Clash, I have overheard a thousand awful ones. Years of ... 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 >>
Yesterday afternoon, the home page of the Coachella website changed to a video called "Bloom," which shows plants and art exhibits sprouting from the ground. Some look pretty creepy--did those worm/slug things 30 seconds into the video really just form a structure? At least the rest are fairly cute ... More >>
What is Bon Jovi up to these days? The New Jersey-based band is about to partake in the 12-12-12 fundraiser benefit show to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy alongside Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Eddie Vedder, and Dave Grohl. Jon himself worked ... More >>
Brad SteinkeSteinke is a host and reporter for FOX Sports Arizona. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Sirius XMU. It features great new indie artists -- I've heard Lykke Li, Neon Indian, Chapel Club and Lana Del Rey on this station. W ... 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 >>
The City of TucsonA mention of Columbine evokes images of two teenage gunman shooting up a school full of terrified classmates. Waco? The public mind recalls the infamous standoff and siege, the flames that ripped through a compound and the more than 80 people who died. Will ... 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
It's never surprising when Lady Gaga makes headlines, and given that Cyndi Lauper has been laying down the law on Celebrity Apprentice, it should come as no surprise that she's making headlines with her own ventures outside of the show. According to feministing, Lauper and Gaga teamed up with the ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Feel the benefit
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'?
In ABBA's old studio, Elvis Costello and Anne Sofie von Otter reinterpret pop music history
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)
Everly Brothers bring their signature harmonies to Celebrity Theatre
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.
HIP-HOP IS GOING TO POT. LITERALLY.