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Outside Lands 2012: Playing to 'Em All

Patrick Pfeiffer | Posted 10.14.2012 | San Francisco
Patrick Pfeiffer

The spectrum of choices at Outside Lands Festival this year were quite excellent, allowing all generations to live in their element, or to experience a taste of the future or past.

Motherload Monday: Chats With Steve Earle, Ravi Coltrane, Jerry Douglas, P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval and Marina & The Diamonds

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Metallica Leaves Fan Terrified In Mexico City

AP | Posted 07.29.2012 | Entertainment

MEXICO CITY -- Metallica vocalist James Hetfield had warned things could get perilous at the start of the band's fifth tour of Mexico, saying "We're v...

WATCH: This Very Untraditional Lullaby Works!

Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents

Some parents sing about treetops and mocking birds, but all this baby needs is a good Metallica ballad at bedtime. Cozied up among cushions and bla...

WATCH: Metallica & FBI Team Up In Search For Killer

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 08.13.2012 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON — Metallica has recorded a public service video as part of a law enforcement publicity blitz to try to catch a man wanted in the deat...

Covered: Chatting With Macy Gray, Plus a Regina Spektor Exclusive, 'ZinePak, and More of The Box Story

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Q&A with Joe Berlinger, Director of West Memphis Three Documentary (VIDEO)

Joshua Kors | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Joshua Kors

"One of the great ironies of this three-film, two-decade mission is that we thought we were making a film about bad children, the inside story of why kids kill."

Aronofsky's Lou Reed, Metallica Video Arrives

Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

Lou Reed and Metallica may be getting pummeled elsewhere, but the one fan they have is perhaps the only one that matters -- Darren Aronofsky. The visi...

The Lou Reed/Metallic Fling We All Disapprove Of Continues

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

The Loutallica fling we all disapprove of marches blissfully on! After committing the musical equivalent of tattooing their names on each other's arms...

Oscar-Nominated Director Will Produce A Music Video For Lou Reed, Metallica Track

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home

By John Carucci, The Associated Press NEW YORK — Award-winning director Darren Aronofsky will direct a music video from the new Metallica and Lou...

Is The Metallica/Lou Reed Collaboration The Worst Piece Of Junk Ever?

Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

By WAYNE PARRY, The Associated Press I'm still not sure if this is the worst piece of junk to be produced in album form in the last 20 years, or ge...

Rock Fans Riot, Destroy Stage After Band Cancels Concert

Posted 12.29.2011 | Entertainment

Denied the opportunity to see the kings of heavy metal, fans in India made some of their own. Set to play their first ever concert in India on Frid...

Metallica: Lou Reed Collaboration Was 'Scary'

Posted 12.27.2011 | Home

BY ALICIA QUARLES, The Associated Press NEW YORK — Metallica and the word "scared" don't usually go together. But fear was one of the emotions...

Lou Reed and Metallica

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 12.26.2011 | Entertainment
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Lou Reed and Metallica celebrated their collaboration album "Lulu" the other night in New York. I shot this in the back room of Steven Kasher Gallery...

Chatting with American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery, Baaba Maal, The Box Story, and Ozzie & Harriet Estate Manager, Sam Nelson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.13.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Scotty McCreery's new album Clear As Day just hit #1 in Billboard, and it features some very personal songs that seem to fit him perfectly. He tells me how he picked this batch.

Jason LaBarbera Honors Pat Tillman On Goalie Mask

AP | By JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

By JOHN MARSHALL, Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Their faces hidden, many hockey goalies distinguish themselves with the elaborate designs paint...

Lou Reed And Metallica Drop A Full Track From 'Lulu'

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.26.2011 | Home

Have a listen to the first full track off "Lulu," the Lou Reed/Metallica (Loutallica) collabo-album due out this Halloween. It's called "The View," bu...

Look Whose Album Art Was Banned From London's Subway

Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

Public transit systems have traditionally been home to plenty of unsavory sights, from public displays of affection to public displays of urination, b...

Universal Pulses & Floating Cities: Chatting with 311's Nick Hexum and Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to 311's Nick Hexum, the band's new album, Universal Pulse, with its premier single, "Sunset In July", is "kind of like the ultimate Summer jam, and about the experience of touring."

From Heart to "Heartbreaker" and a Side of Canucks: Chatting With Loverboy's Mike Reno

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.28.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2011-06-29-Screenshot20110629at8.50.09AM.pngIt used to be everybody was "Working For The Weekend." Now, everybody is working on the weekend.

WXPN and World Cafe Make Wilmington Delaware the Center of Cool for 48 Hours

Binky Philips | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

While my wife loves the typical type of music that NPR stations play, I had kept myself sorta willfully ignorant about a lot of the more cerebral and free-range acts that live on those play-lists.

Music Apps: Reverse-Karaoke, Voice-Activated Music, Live Metallica

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 07.23.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk's excellent reverse-karaoke app LaDiDa, which used to cost $3, is now free, giving you the power to compose music by simply singing a melody into your iPhone.

Why America Hates Arcade Fire, and Why That's Sort of Hilarious

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Phil West

For those alienated by the Arcade Fire's win, it strangely feels like last year's public outcry about Obamacare. The whole package was met with a wariness that this was somehow too big and too Canadian.

The Songs They Carried: Music at War

Bob Moses | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bob Moses

Thomas Ricks surveyed his readers to discover what soldiers were listening to in that lonely hour after the gear is assembled, the meal has been eaten, and there's nothing to do but contemplate what lies up the road.

Illuminations: A Conversation With Josh Groban, Plus Dave Barnes, Hilary Scott & Jennifer Love Hewitt's New Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna