The Rolling Stones Sunday, May 5, 2013 Oracle Arena, Oakland Better than: Bands that don't bother building an aura in the first place. The World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band is fallible. In theory, the Rolling Stones may be perfect. But onstage in Oakland last night, they were not. On the secon ... More >>
To a musician, getting asked to join Prince's band is like winning the lottery. Like Miles Davis, James Brown, or Frank Zappa before him, having been in Prince's band takes a musician to the next level. They are rigorously trained by the absolute best in the business. So how did the young Toronto-bo ... More >>
Jim Morrison performing in Miami, March 1, 1969At the time of his death in a Paris bathtub in the summer of 1971, James Douglas Morrison, singer and lyricist for epochal L.A. band The Doors, was looking at six months' hard labor in Florida. Among other offenses at a March, 1969 performance at Di ... More >>
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