So Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert went down at Shoreline Amphitheatre this weekend, bringing artists like the Flaming Lips, Jack White, Guns N' Roses, Eddie Vedder, and many more onstage for an all-acoustic show. Somewhat surprisingly, Guns N' Roses actually showed up, apparently ... More >>
Jack White Jack White likes the struggle. He's said so in interviews. He believes in hard work. The guiding force of each performance is the feeling that arises as the musicians collectively navigate the particular challenges of each moment on stage. Every show is guaranteed to be different. There a ... More >>
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Macca at Bridge School There are probably some music fans who have been to all 25 of the heavy-duty Bridge School Benefit shows that go down every fall at Shoreline Amphitheatre. And while we extremely jealous of those fortuitous (or foresight-blessed) souls, now there's at least a way for t ... More >>
Sure, the grunge era produced its fair share of long-haired, flannel-loving, Converse-wearing male beefcake. But early '90s rock also made famous a bunch of strong-minded, talented -- and really, really sexy -- female rockers. As Nirvana's Nevermind turns 20 this week, and Pearl Jam celebrates two d ... More >>
In which we sit through three and a half hours of Grammys twaddle, so you don't have to: 8:01 p.m.: Show opens with an Aretha Franklin montage. Okay... 8:03 p.m.: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams, and Martina McBride perform "Natural Woman" together, then take i ... More >>
Kirsty EvansYoshiki behind the piano. Shortly after X Japan's historic show at the Fox Theater last Tuesday, we got the chance to sit down with drummer, pianist, and band leader Yoshiki as he relaxed in his dressing room. A genuinely charming man, Yoshiki was friendly and remarkably frank about h ... More >>
Christopher VictorioNo, he's not gonna be there this year Disappointed Outside Lands fan, we share your woe: The lineup this year -- at least concerning headliners -- just doesn't woo us like it has in years past. Not to slam the bands at the top of the bill. My Morning Jacket, Furthur, Al Green ... More >>
"You're so beautiful, it hurts to look at you." Madrone Art Bar celebrates those impetuous days of the '90s with "I ♥ the '90s" night.Finals are over (if you're the schoolin' type), your office is starting to seem half-full (if you've got the 9-to-5 life), and the park is suddenly bursting with ... More >>
Richard HaickAlice in Chains Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 The Fox Theater Better than: Seeing Alice in Chains in its early-'90s heyday With Pearl Jam touring and Soundgarden readying a reunion, 2010 is looking like the year that grunge broke through all over again. And barring the unthinkable--a re- ... More >>
Yesterday, the Chronicle's Henry Schulman penned a truly entertaining article about how former Journey frontman Steve Perry is peeved because the Dodgers play "Don't Stop Believin'" when the team needs a rally in the bottom of the ninth -- and Perry is a Giants fan. Any article in which Perry utt ... More >>
Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends, and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.
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