Buddy Holly

Chuck Berry, a musical genius, and a misogynist

Chuck Berry died on March 18. I spent the next few days listening to his old records and swallowing hard. Musically he didn't do much after 1965, but he didn't need to. The revolution he started 10 years earlier was already in the hands of others.<p>But he remained the hero who broke down the Irving …

Genius

Bad Sounds’ Are You High: a zippy banger, like Rat Boy covering Tame Impala

Also this week: Nicki Minaj owns Lil Uzi’s latest offering, while Mr Hudson out-Coldplays Coldplay<p><b>TRACK OF THE WEEK</b><p><b>Bad Sounds</b> <b><br>Are You High?</b><p>Calling your band Bad Sounds doesn’t sound like a particularly great idea; sort of like opening a restaurant called Gross Food or a clothes shop called Dress …

Music

Jamming with the rock ‘n’ roll greats

On December 4, 1956, a foursome of young up-and-coming music makers met by chance at Sun Records Studio in Memphis. They were Elvis Presley, Jerry …

Jerry Lee Lewis

Did Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix Provide Inspiration for Supreme’s Electric Guitar?

<i>The Supreme Weekly is a regular column examining and breaking down the influences behind the brand’s weekly drops, courtesy of our resident Supreme</i> …

Guitar

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018: With Bon Jovi, Cars, Moodies, Simone and Tharpe, voters got it right: Chuck Yarborough

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Take <i>that</i>, Jann Wenner!<p>The Rolling Stone magazine publisher, who co-founded the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the late Atlantic …

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Pat DiNizio, lead singer of Smithereens, dead at 62

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. — Pat DiNizio, who as lead singer and songwriter for the New Jersey band the Smithereens was known for such hits as "Blood and Roses" and "A Girl Like You," has died at age 62.<p>The band announced on Facebook that DiNizio died Tuesday. The cause of death was not announced. DiNizio …

Entertainment

Moody Blues' Justin Hayward on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Honor: 'It's Amazing!'

"This induction is validating the music our fans really, really love," singer says. "I'm so pleased for all of them."<p>Up until the moment he learned …

Johnny B. Goode

Introducing the most popular plane ever built

The world’s most popular aircraft? Unless you’re an amateur pilot - or an aviation anorak - the answer will probably come as a surprise.<p>It’s not the venerable 747, which is finally being phased out from modern fleets after a production run of almost 50 years. Boeing has delivered 1,536 jumbo jets …

Aviation

Steve Buscemi: 10 essential films

An eccentric, often darkly humorous counterpoint to leading men, Steve Buscemi is one of the most recognisable character actors in modern American …

Film (UK)

The 9:01: 50 years without Otis Redding, of 'mayne' and 'mane,' bad Griz weekend and more

The 9:01 is a daily column on all things Memphis.<p><i>Good morning in Memphis, where it might be time to pull the plug on this Grizzlies season, but first</i> …

Otis Redding

In Memory of Otis Redding and His Revolution

Fifty years ago, on December 10, 1967, a private plane carrying Otis Redding and the members of his touring band stalled on its final approach to the municipal airport in Madison, Wisconsin, and crashed into the waters of Lake Monona, killing all but one of the eight people onboard. Though Redding …

Music

When was John Lennon shot? Here's exactly when we lost the musical icon

Many people say that he changed pop culture forever — and that’s why the day of his death is still a day of reflection for fans of The Beatles. When …

John Lennon

Monster Kid Theater: John Carpenter's 'Christine' - Bloody Disgusting

<b>Monster Kid Theater</b> is an ongoing column in which my three sons and I (just call me Fred MacMurray) get together to watch classic and contemporary …

Horror Movies

2018 St. Louis Arts Awards Entertainment Announced

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) will celebrate the region's vibrant arts community when a diverse lineup of entertainment takes the stage at the …

Jazz

It's been 25 years since the band Hanson was formed — here's what they're up to now

Isaac, Taylor and Zac first started performing together as a band back in 1992. Five years later they were household names with their hit single "MMMBop." The three brothers have been recording songs and touring the world ever since, and they've also started their own record label and beer company. …

Entertainment

Readers recommend playlist: your songs about education

A top of the class playlist from your suggestions featuring Pearl Jam, the Specials, George Michael and a classic Ramones trip to rock’n’roll high school<p><b>Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of suggestions on last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more</b> …

Van Halen

Poole from across the pond

The Tremeloes will perform in Tel Aviv.<p>The similarities are uncanny. London teenager Brian Poole met Alan Blakley in 1956 and decided to join the …

Israel

Post Malone Has America's Most-Watched Music Video Of 2017

Post Malone Has America’s Most-Watched Music Video Of 2017, According To Vevo<p>The Grapevine rapper more than doubled the numbers of stars like Taylor …

Post Malone

What We Want To Find In Our Stockings

Our favourite small gifts with a big impact (and not a satsuma in sight)<p>Do the best things come in small, stocking-friendly, packages? Well, you …

Christmas

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:<p>1. WHAT US MOVE COULD SPARK UNREST ACROSS MIDDLE EAST<p>Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that could trigger violence in the region, derail a developing U.S. Mideast peace …

Johnny Hallyday

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EST

Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on …

Donald Trump

Robert Plant on Stylistic Exploration, Trump, and All Those “Dull” Tribute Bands

It’s rare to be told by a label rep that certain topics are off-limits in an interview, but seconds before we’re patched in on a call with Robert …

John Bonham

The 4 Worst Dates I've Ever Been On

I used to look at dating in New York as a pure numbers game. I figured that the more men I met up with for drinks, the sooner I'd find myself in a …

Love

How Chris Stapleton Became the King of Country

Nearly three years after the Country Music Awards vaulted him to the top of the genre, the singer/songwriter releases <i>From A Room: Volume 2</i>, the second half of an album that just earned him three Grammy nominations.<p>Hours after being nominated for three Grammy awards, the most of any country musician …

Chris Stapleton

Fable for Cookie Mueller

<i>Today to mark World Aids Day we're publishing a short series spotlighting cult NY writer Cookie Mueller and her husband Vittorio Scarpati, who both died in 1989 from AIDS-related illnesses. Here, writer Charlie Fox pens an absurdist tribute to Cookie, beginning with an old photograph from her</i> …

World AIDS Day

Death, Disguises, Centaurs, and Cat Ladies: Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty

The fifth Wild Cards volume, <i>Down and Dirty</i>, appeared in 1988. In part, it is a companion novel to <i>Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad</i>, partially overlapping …

Game of Thrones

Letters to Cleo, The TVD First Date

<b>“The first record I remember wanting and then getting was Chuck Berry’s Flashback. I was probably about 10 years old and my mom bought it for me at</b> …

Johnny B. Goode

Features | A Quietus Interview | Ain't Ever Died Before : Armand Schaubroeck Interviewed

Matt Stevenson talks to House Of Guitars founder Armand Schaubroeck about Andy Warhol, his time in jail and making adverts with The Ramones<p><i>Portraits</i> …

Andy Warhol

On this day in 1942 : legendary guitarist and 1960s icon, Jimi Hendrix, was born

Johnny Allen Hendrix was born on 27 November 1942 in Seattle, Washington to a poor family with African and some Native American heritage. As a teenager, he taught himself guitar, soaking up the music of Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Holly, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, and other leading acts of the ’50s.<p>He …

Jimi Hendrix

Don Stephenson to Star in Greenberg Rosen's EBENEZER SCROOGE'S BIG PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS SHOW at BCP

One of the most beloved Christmas stories ever written takes on a decidedly New Hope twist when Buck County Playhouse premieres the new comedy, …

Christmas