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Lemmy and Motörhead are still raising hell

At 66 years old, Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister is still at it, playing the game and loving every minute, having fun while so many of his contemporaries act dour and aloof.
An Ace, in Spades
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 03, 2012

Review: Rock of Ages

At the start of the hair-metal musical Rock of Ages (at the Colonial Theatre through October 17), narrator Lonny (Patrick Lewallen) promises a night of sexy decadence and general kick-assery.
Strip Mauled: Rock of Ages doesn't rock
By BRETT MILANO  |  October 15, 2010

Review: The Runaways

The mid 1970s was a time of tight pants and even tighter radio playlists.
Doesn't quite take them back home
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010

Various Artists | Where the Action Is: Los Angeles Nuggets 1965 - 1968

More than three years in the making, the most recent installment of Rhino's legendary archival garage-rock series offers an amazingly comprehensive excavation of an absurdly fertile scene.
Rhino (2009)
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 18, 2009

Soul training

Mayer Hawthorne rose to instant retro-pop acclaim the same way that everyone from Al Green to Michael Jackson moved on up — work and luck.
Suddenly, Mayer Hawthorne is running retro-pop
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 25, 2009

The Big Hurt: Attention whoring and headline parsing

Slow news week.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 18, 2009


Photos: No Doubt and Paramore in Boston

June 20, 2009 | Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
June 20, 2009 | Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  June 19, 2009

LA confidential

Sweet Eve, a local band, had been trying to make things happen since forming in 2005.
Sweet Eve get lucky
By BOB GULLA  |  July 02, 2008

Muck and the Mires

If Phil Spector could produce the Ramones, then Kim Fowley can produce Muck and the Mires, local faves whose sound has always been two parts Ramones to five parts British Invasion.

Dorren EP | Dirty Water

By BRETT MILANO  |  April 15, 2008

Busting out of Basstown

“I’m getting really tired of this food court here,” says Matt Johnson (a/k/a Emjae) over the phone from the Cambridgeside Galleria. Emjae, "April 07 Promo Mix" (mp3)
Matt Johnson’s three-headed beast
By DAVID DAY  |  June 19, 2007

Five jewels in the Rubin crown

Since launching the pioneering rap label Def Jam out of his NYU dorm room, Rubin has threaded his fingers through almost every genre, from the dirty boogie of the Black Crowes to the metal of Danzig to the pop ephemera of God Lives Underwater to, well, N
Five Rubin classics
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 27, 2006