Earlier this week, the lawsuit against AEG Live over Michael Jackson's premature passing rumbled past the point of weird and drove straight into crazy town. The culprit was AEG CEO Randy Phillips, who claimed that his friend Brenda Richie -- ex-wife of Lionel Richie -- had spoken to the spirit of Mi ... More >>
The Who Vintage Trouble Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 Oracle Arena Fans of still active '60s-era rock acts are being faced with some stark choices when their heroes hit the road these days. Instead of "Is it worth shelling out the big bucks to see them?" the question has become "Is this my last chance to se ... More >>
I don't know why I've been dreading this Wild Flag album exactly. Sleater-Kinney is one of my three favorite bands (the other two are Sonic Youth and the Dismemberment Plan, in case you're wondering), and as such I should trust Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss harder to carry a band that al ... More >>
John Lennon would be 70 tomorrow, were he still alive. And today, on the eve of Lennon's would-be birthday, The Bay Citizen's Scott James broke the story of a heretofore untold connection that Lennon and Yoko Ono had with the Hong family in San Mateo, whose modest home they stayed several times duri ... More >>
The Whitest Boy Alive, Sugar & Gold Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Slim's Better than: imagining the remake of Saturday Night Fever 2010 starring Lady Gaga. The line to get into Slim's last night stretched halfway down the block. For the first show of its first U.S. tour, the Berlin-based band ... More >>
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