Backstage Pass

The Human League keeps feeling fascination

You may not have noticed that they’re back, but we’re here to…

Backstage Pass speaks with Joss Stone on would-be burglars, her label and megaband SuperHeavy

Phoning from her native England last week, Joss Stone wanted to get…

The time has come to pay tribute to ZZ Top

They’ve been in showbiz for four down and dirty decades, believe it…

Blur bassist Alex James cooking up something special

He’s appeared on TV, cooking alongside celebrity “Hell’s Kitchen” chef Gordon Ramsay.…

Connie Smith still busts out that country charm

With a little bit of channel surfing, you can find it: the…

All-girl rock band Fanny back as the Millingtons

When it comes to all-girl rock and roll combos, everyone is always…

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside hits Café Du Nord

We’ll start the week with a quick don’t-miss-this-act reminder that Oregon’s great…

Alice Cooper offers preview of new album on radio show

We’ve already whetted your ghoulish whistle for “Welcome 2 My Nightmare,” Alice…

Everlast can ‘Get By’ without House of Pain

For a while there recently, it looked there might be a full-on…

Converse kicks out the cool combo jams with latest ‘I’m a Goner’

OK, let’s just admit it — we all love Converse. And there’s…

Van Hunt asks ‘What Were You Hoping For?’

Another one of our favorite artists, the genre-jumping Grammy winner Van Hunt,…

Although Sigur Ros on hiatus, expect double-album, film soon

As all good Sigur Ros fans know, the Icelandic sound sculptors are…

David Lynch set to release solo record

Well, it isn’t exactly “Candy Colored Clown” from “Blue Velvet” but it…

Alexandra Patsavas hard at work on new ‘Twilight’ soundtrack

Of course, all the crucial castmembers are returning to the Bill Condon-directed…

Ryan Adams back with ‘Ashes & Fire’

When it comes to talent, there’s nothing like tapping the truest source.…

Radiohead just keeps on breaking the rules

Oh, that irrepressible Radiohead! To date, they’ve broken just about every rule…

New Jimmy Cliff album produced by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong

Oh, to have been a fly on the studio wall for these…

Smashing Pumpkins set to rerelease classic catalog

Once all those contractual snafus were ironed out, you knew it was…

Ben Lee dives ‘Deeper Into Dream’

Oct. 11 marks the welcome return of another one of our favorite…

Chris Isaak fits the bill for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival

If you carefully perused the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival lineup that was…