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King's folly

If your name were King Bishop, you'd know how to play chess, right?
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  March 25, 2011

The Who | Live at Leeds: 40th Anniversary Super-Deluxe Collector's Edition

Nearly three decades after launching a farewell tour, the Who continue to wring out dough from their fans both live and via recorded versions of their concerts.
Universal (2010)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  December 03, 2010

Excerpt: Patti Smith's Just Kids

The stars were lining up to enter the Ziegfeld Theatre for the glittering premiere of the film Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones. I was excited to be there.
Rock icon Patti Smith recalls burroughs and Mapplethorpe, the early days of CBGB, and saddling up for Horses in this memoir excerpt .
By PATTI SMITH  |  March 05, 2010

The Funn(k)y Drummer

Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009

A flair for the drama

"There's not enough hype in the world for Glasvegas," old reliable hypemonger NME recently proclaimed. But that doesn't mean the magazine and the rest of the British music press aren't trying.
Great Scott, January 4, 2009
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 06, 2009

Gimme some truth

Can it be a coincidence, I ask rhetorically, that we have all of a sudden become very interested in watching highly trained men smack the shit out of each other?
In praise of Ultimate Fighting
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 25, 2008


We're all the Hold Steady

When’s the last time you fell so hard for a band you drove 339 miles — alone — to see them?
Fans’ notes on the band that’s sharing joy and changing lives, one gig at a time
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  October 17, 2007

John Belushi

This article originally appeared in the March 16, 1982 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By OWEN GLEIBERMAN  |  April 09, 2007

Cover bands

It’s one thing to cover a Beatles or Harry Nilsson tune, another to cover a whole album.
Meet the Smithereens! and Pussy Cats
By BRETT MILANO  |  February 13, 2007

On the racks: October 31, 2006

Plus Lady Sovereign, Isis, and Flavor Flav.
The Who, Deftones, Meatloaf
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 02, 2006

For Pete’s sake

It’s been 24 years since the Who released a studio album. Townshend’s follies: Pete's pet projects. By James Parker.
The return of the mighty Who
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 25, 2006


The old and the new

Their two hour show was a loud meditation on both youth and aging. Slideshow: The Who at TD Banknorth Garden, September 16, 2006
The Who, T.D. Banknorth Garden, September 16, 2006
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 18, 2006

The Who

Pete Townshend’s obsession with the Internet — the best place to get this import-only EP — spills into the band again.
Wire & Glass: Six Songs From A Mini-Opera | Polydor UK
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 11, 2006

Mod garage squad

Is this any way to make a comeback?
The return of the Prime Movers  
By BRETT MILANO  |  February 21, 2006

Turd Blossoming

Alito, the Globe , and more.
Letters to the Boston editor
By PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 02, 2006