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Lynyrd Skynyrd | Last of a Dyin' Breed

The eponymous track of Lynyrd Skynyrd's 13th studio album opens with a tease of gritty gusto — a skank-nasty slide riff a few ghostly notes short of Led Zep's "In My Time of Dying."
Roadrunner Records
By RYAN REED  |  August 31, 2012

Rock the vote

Musicians with national interests
Musicians with national interests
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 28, 2010

Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009

Review: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits

When evaluating a new Guitar Hero — or any music-related game — it helps to picture a Venh Diagram consisting of three circles: "Good Songs," "Challenging Songs," and "Songs that are fun to play on plastic instruments."
Guitar Hero does its greatest hits
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 17, 2009
Burrito, Pop Trash, Forsberg, MRTPQ, Patriotic Songs and WTF

Burrito, Pop Trash, Forsberg, MRTPQ, Patriotic Songs and WTF

  The Burrito, Pop Trash, Emmy Winner Chris Forsberg, The Kraken, MRTPQ, Most Embarass...
By Charlie  |  June 24, 2009

Guitar Hero: Metallica

At long last, it seems that Guitar Hero has reached a state of equilibrium.
A triumphant return to form
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 17, 2009


I wanna rock

In 1982, a group of local hardcore punk bands released what would turn out to be a landmark compilation album, This Is Boston, Not L.A.
LaMontagne’s vision for Boston art
By GREG COOK  |  December 09, 2008

Call it a comeback

Alabama offspring Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley have been making raucous rock and roll together in one band or another for the past 23 years, about the same time it takes most offspring to grow up and get real jobs.
The Drive-By Truckers veer from the brink
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  November 03, 2008

Lucky, beautiful, and, now, holy

He was the king of rock, there was no higher . The sucker MCs, they should call him sire .
Rev Run runs straight
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 20, 2008

Blues juniors

A guitar howls through the streets of downtown Chattanooga just as the sun begins to set, pealing out an elaborately improvised solo pasted onto the end of “Red House.”
Back Door Slam rejuvenate a British tradition
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 19, 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
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 20, 2008


Mining the past

John Coltrane acid blasts rage through the Mars Volta’s new The Bedlam in Goliath.
The classic sounds of the Mars Volta and Louis XIV
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 12, 2008

In a bit of a jam

To suck at an electronic endeavor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, of all places, is analogous to sucking at, say, making soup at cooking school.
The follow-up to video-game smash Guitar Hero lets everybody play — even the weakest link
By RYAN STEWART  |  November 14, 2007

Get Ready, Here Come... The '70s

Okay, so they missed a few things, but Get Ready manages to be a whole lot of fun by ignoring the music that mattered.
Shout Factory!
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  September 12, 2007

Icky stunt

For a band as image-conscious as the White Stripes, it’s notable how little they’ve given their fans in the way of ideology.
The White Stripes keep it transitional
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 18, 2007

Going on sale: April 13, 2007

Page McConnell, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  April 09, 2007



There’s a new breed of smart, song-oriented Southern rockers, and Tishamingo, along with Mofro, are at the head of the pack.
The Point | Magnatude
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 12, 2007

Nashville underground

Solomon Burke’s no stranger to Nashville. Music city dos: Where to go in Nashville. By Ted Drozdowski
There’s more to the Music City than Alan Jackson and Toby Keith
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 24, 2007

Boston music news: June 23, 2006

Local cabaret-punk duo the Dresden Dolls are unveiling a multimedia spectacular called “F#%k the Back Row” at the Brattle Theatre this Sunday. Watch the trailer for Unearth's "Giles" (QuickTime)
Notes on the Dresden Dolls and OSB
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  June 20, 2006

Drive-By Truckers

According to the liner notes, these hard-living Southern rockers recorded most of their seventh album “within hours” of writing it in the studio.
A Blessing and a Curse | New West
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  May 17, 2006