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10 Rock Concerts Which Resulted in Bloodshed

It’s difficult to put large crowds of people together in a small area without something going wrong, but some concerts stand out for the amount of violence, injuries, and even death. This list tells about the big ones you recall, Altamont in 1969, Cincinnati in 1979, and Woodstock. Oh, the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival was [...]

The Late Movies: Intimate Performances by Famous Musicians

Becoming an international music sensation doesn’t mean you are restricted to performing only for crowds of thousands. Check out these videos to see some intimate and impromptu performances by big-name pop and rock stars. Bruce Springsteen – On the streets of Copenhagen Half of the Red Hot Chili Peppers – On a boat in Amsterdam Bon Jovi – [...]

Dietribes: Chili Weather

• Whether it came from the turn-of-the century prison system, the 1893 World’s Fair or the Chili Queens of San Antonio (or from traditional dishes prepared by Mexicans living in the Southwest), chili’s popularity has never slowed – today it carries the distinction (among many) of being the state dish of Texas, a cook-off classic, the [...]

Real Schools of Rock

I’m sure you all remember the recent film School of Rock, starring Jack Black. It was only after that film came out that I realized there really were schools of rock in the world — non-fantastical places where kids could learn to play electric guitar, the drums, the bass, and how to make death-metal faces [...]

The Late Movies: Virtuoso Bass Players

Since my guitar virtuosos Late Movies post from last week ignited such a firestorm of controversy, I thought it was only natural to follow it up with a list of some of my favorite bass players. Jaco Pastorius He recorded with Joni Mitchell throughout the 70s, and was a successful recording artist in his own right. [...]