While waiting for Paul McCartney to start his set Tuesday night at US Airways Center, I tried to think of living and performing musicians who are irrefutably rock legends (metal bands purposefully excluded). I came up with The Who, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Rush, and The Beach Bo ... More >>
It's nearly the end of 2013 and you still have to pay attention to Justin Timberlake. I don't think most people are so bothered by that, but just enough people are that I'd like to apologize to them personally. Don't worry: I know that when you were a 12- to 100-year-old *NSYNC hater back in 2000 t ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
Guns N' Roses Comerica Theatre Tuesday, December 27 See also: Our complete Guns N' Roses and Sebastian Bach slideshow. Our interview with Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson. The line stretched around Comerica Theatre, and snaked all the way down Adams, placing us just across the street from t ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaOver the last days of 2010 Up On The Sun will be counting down the best live shows of 2010. Today we look at the No. 2 show of the year, Paul McCartney at Jobing.com Arena.
Song: Paul McCartney and Wings, "Band on the Run" Context: If you don't yet have a copy of Band On The Run, the album, the new remastered version is worth picking up. It certainly sounds a lot better than this mp3. Paul Mccartney & Wings- Band on the Run
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Luke HolwerdaPaul McCartney performing at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale.After nearly a half century in the spotlight, it's surprising to see Paul McCartney do much of anything new. How about two new things in a single night, as McCartney did while kicking off his Up and Coming Tour with a stellar ... More >>
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 >>
Paul McCartney famously sang, "Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs," on 1976's "Silly Love Songs."Love songs aren't the only silly songs, though. Over the course of his storied career, McCartney has indulged nearly every artistic impulse, from forays into classical music to avant- ... More >>