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Pete Townshend Preps 1986 Live DVD Featuring David Gilmour

In 1985, Pete Townshend formed Deep End, a supergroup featuring Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and acclaimed session drummer Simon Phillips. …

Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton: A Consideration of 1967 Trios

It is only natural that as part of the overall experimentation going on in pop, attempts at using new combinations of instruments would be tried. The …

Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsies at the Fillmore East: A Concert That Changed Rock

Who better to usher in a new year and a new rock decade than Jimi Hendrix? At the end of 1969, having liberated electric rock & roll from its Top …

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Johnny Cash

Ten years after his death, the Johnny Cash legend still looms large: from Sun Records and Folsom Prison to Rick Rubin, from “I Walk the Line” and …

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100 Best Albums of the ’90s

50<p>2Pac, ‘All Eyez on Me’<p>All eyes were on him before he even said it. After a slew of arrests on both coasts elevated him to icon, and a near-death …

People, Hell & Angels

Jimi Hendrix made three historic studio albums in 1967 and ’68. He spent the rest of his life laboring and failing to finish a fourth. But it was a …

Final proposals for Crissy Field turned in to Presidio Trust

The leading contenders have turned in their final proposals to win eight coveted acres on the Presidio's Crissy Field, signaling a new round in what has become a high-profile tug-of-war.<p>"Star Wars" creator George Lucas has streamlined the design of his proposed museum of illustrative and digital …

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Promises ‘Insane’ Grammy Performance

At this year’s Grammy Awards, Metallica will play their song “One” with Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang, and the band is hard at work preparing for …

The Real Story Behind the Beatles’ Last Days

Sunday marked an anniversary most Beatles fans would rather forget: the day in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced to the world that the Beatles were …

100 Greatest Guitarists

50<p>Ritchie Blackmore<p>Best known for the gargantuan riff at the heart of Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water," Ritchie Blackmore helped define heavy-metal …

100 Best Debut Albums of All Time

50<p>‘Los Angeles’<p>X<br>Slash, 1980<p>Produced by Ray Manzarek of the Doors, this is the first great West Coast punk album. Searing songs fly off like sparks, …

100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs of All Time

100<p>“Fire”<p>One of Springsteen's most covered tunes (it's been done by everyone from Cher to Link Wray), "Fire" was written in 1977 to be sung by Elvis …

Everything You Need to Know About 2013 Music Sales in One Infographic

When Nielsen and Billboard released their comprehensive report on 2013 music sales, a few facts became overwhelmingly obvious: streams are hot, vinyl …

Google Introduces Surveys to Learn Why Users Mute Its Ads

Google today announced it is introducing, over the next few weeks, a series of short surveys in English-speaking countries which will appear after a user mutes an ad. The company says its goals are to learn why users mute ads, serve better ads, spot publishers and advertisers in violation of its …

Microsoft re-releases latest Surface Pro 2 update following initial issues

Microsoft is re-releasing its latest Surface Pro 2 firmware update today. Following issues with the update last month, the software maker pulled it to investigate and correct the problems. Initial reports revealed failed installations and battery issues in instances where the update was successful. …

JUMP is a Portable Battery that Charges Itself after your Smartphone

Keeping the batteries in your smartphone and tablet topped up throughout the day can be tough. Instead of strapping on a bulky case or carrying an external power brick the size of a small tank, Native Union is offering a smart, pocket-sized charging cable and portable battery called JUMP on …

Paranoid Android AOSPA4+ Beta 2 now available

It wasn’t too long ago that custom ROM enthusiasts received a delightful early Christmas present- the first beta build of the AOSPA 4+ (Android KitKat) version of Paranoid Android. After less than a month the development team has already put together an improved beta build, which aims to iron out a …

Mexico replaces security chiefs in conflict-hit Michoacan

<b>Mexican authorities have said top security officials will be replaced in the western state of Michoacan that has recently been rocked by violence.</b><p>Hundreds of troops have recently been deployed to restore order after groups of vigilantes clashed with a drug gang.<p>But many vigilantes are refusing to …

Google acquires Bitspin, makers of beautiful Android alarm clock app Timely

Google has reportedly acquired Bitspin, the Swiss company best known for its beautifully designed Android alarm clock app Timely. Bitspin announced the move this week in a blog post, seeking to assure users that the acquisition won't mean Timely is winding down anytime soon: "For new and existing …

Snapchat hack should be wake-up call

SAN FRANCISCO — This new year of 2014 may very well be the one in which the ability (or failure) of social networks to protect their users' data becomes a competitive advantage (or disadvantage).<p>If so, Snapchat has started the year off in a bad way, by having its servers hacked and the user names …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

61 Reasons to Love 2014

Neil Young Live Dates (January)<p>Neil Young only has a handful of tour dates planned for 2014, but they should be something special. Carnegie Hall will …