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Billie Joe's crackup, Muse's truth
Jeers this week to regrettable behavior -- Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is seeking treatment for substance abuse following a tantrum at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
| October 05, 2012
Photos: Bon Jovi at the TD Garden
Bon Jovi performs live at the TD Banknorth Garden on March 1, 2011.
Bon Jovi | TD Garden | March 1, 2011
| March 11, 2011
Interview: Constantine Maroulis
There once was a time when the anthemic earnestness of '80s hard rock was considered giggle-worthy, and keeping a straight face while listening to self-helpy bombast ballads like "Don't Stop Believin' " and "Here I Go Again" was possible only with severa
On cracking Rock of Ages
| October 01, 2010
Living in the Now
There’s no denying the ongoing presence of what we’ll call melodic pop acts here in Rhode Island, bands comprised of guys in their mid-20s with a serious knack for penning sugary-sweet hooks and harmonies.
Shryne’s ‘honest but polished’ pop-rock
| May 14, 2010
Crossword: ''Battle of the Bands''
Who would win?
Who would win?
| April 30, 2010
Every year, Ol' Man Winter cruelly turns Bostonians' bodies into shriveled, cracked sacks of atrophied muscle and lumpy goo — not exactly fodder for Playmate of the Month.
Spring has finally arrived! So take off all your clothes with these seven ways to celebrate nudity in greater Boston.
| March 19, 2010
The Big Hurt: ''Losing'' news in brief
AEROSMITH ’s disastrous summer of canceled tours and geriatric folly has taken its toll on guitarist Joe Perry, who recently told MTV that the band were on “indefinite hiatus” — which is music-industry slang for “I hate Steven Tyler.”
Aerosmith lose Joe; A-Ha lose everybody; Diddy loses bling; Corgan just loses it
| October 30, 2009
Long way to the top
"I wanted longevity, even if it meant obscurity."
The belated glory of Anvil
| July 24, 2009
Review: Anvil! The Story of Anvil
In 1984, the cocky Canadian rockers shared stages with Whitesnake and Bon Jovi, only to fade into total obscurity as other up-and-coming metal acts copped their chops and steamrolled past.
The most satisfying film ending I've seen all year
| April 17, 2009
Here they come a-wassailing
There's not a whole lot of Yuletide-themed activity on Boston's musical fringes this year, and that makes the holiday rock show at the Milky Way this Sunday all the more welcome.
Rock bands, throat singer, and a partridge in a pear tree
| December 16, 2008
Fun Funeral Rite
Now it can be revealed: Amanda Palmer has a stage mom.
Amanda Palmer at the Paradise, November 24, 2008
| December 02, 2008
The history of rock, as a technical story, is a mix of skilled craftsmen and total doofuses sticking their fingers in wall sockets over and over.
The best pedals ever to happen to rock music
| September 08, 2008
The show fills this summer’s void of outdoor theater with a light and gleeful touch.
Giving love a bad name in the park
| August 05, 2008
The Big Hurt: Tragic kingdom
The whole Hard Rock enterprise — which started as a café and has since branched out into hotels, casinos, and a vast nationwide network of lame T-shirts — has built great success on the idea of “rock.”
Hard Rock Park about as awesome as it sounds
| May 20, 2008
Highly recommended to those unafraid of late-period Bon Jovi.
Coming to Terms | Atlantic
| May 20, 2008
Lavigne squeaks; Winehouse freaks; Oasis leaks
Courtney Love and Avril Lavigne both have laryngitis this week. Explain that, Richard Dawkins.
The Big Hurt: music news in brief
| May 12, 2008
Never poor in spirit
The prospect of New England gospel-soul singer Mighty Sam McClain recording a duet with Jon Bon Jovi or performing onstage with Natalie Merchant seems improbable.
Homeless, not rootless
| November 14, 2007
“You’ll find us. We’ll sound like Kenny G on acid.”
The summer sidewalk subculture that enlivens the city all year round
| August 01, 2007
Live Earth 2007
So you’re headed to a Live Earth gig somewhere, whether outside New York City or in a remote outpost in Antarctica.
Where to go, who to see, what to know — even if you don't have a ticket
| July 10, 2007
Hiss and Chambers
The band are an unlikely but ultimately logical choice for local popularity.
Music seen at Space Gallery, June 15, 2007
| June 20, 2007
A guide to the city's best sports bars
| May 21, 2007
From the Kinks’ “Lola” to Henry Gross’s “Shannon” (about a dog, remember?), pop music has a noble tradition of songs with secret meanings. The Sterns, "Supreme Girl" (mp3)
The Sterns polish their rhymes
| April 23, 2007
Flashbacks, April 21, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| April 19, 2006
From Spanish teen pop to mopey Scottish indie rock to Bleu’s Bon Joviest tune yet, there’s a little something for everyone in this week’s downloadable picks.
Free downloads from Belle and Sebastian, the Spinto Band, and more
| January 20, 2006
Bands to watch out for
Winter in Boston is like being grounded. Too many housebound nights, and we’re bored, stir-crazy, and filled with the overwhelming sense of injustice at being stuck in here while the whole world goes on out there.
Promising local releases in ’06
| December 29, 2005
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