What's it like to go from a tiny stoner, scuz-pop act, to a veritable brand in the matter of just a few years? Just ask California's Best Coast, who, just weeks ago, announced that the band's singer Bethany Cosentino teaming up with Urban Outfitters for a clothing line. All this ex ... More >>
All photos by Roger CaldwellCheck out more photos of KISS in our slideshow.In Darryl Smyers Q&A with Tommy Thayer, who has played guitar in KISS since 2002, Thayer mentioned his weight-loss from the strain of the tall shoes and heat of the lights. Bottom line: it's hard work to dress up like ... More >>
Tommy Thayer has played guitar in KISS since 2002, taking over for the departed Ace Frehley. Thayer was involved in various bands before, even gaining the notice of Gene Simmons when Thayer was playing in a KISS tribute band. Soon after, Simmons offered Thayer a job as his assistant. And, when Fr ... More >>
Harlem. Just your average pirate/cowboy/federale, rock bandThis weekend sees a pretty stacked list of local shows and touring shows alike, but the biggest of all is probably the extravaganza happening in Frisco on Saturday. As we mentioned yesterday, Kiss, Daughtry, Pat Green, The Academy Is..., ... More >>
The big show this Saturday at Frisco's Pizza Hut Park might be the weirdest bill we've seen in a while. You've got American Idol buttrocker Daughtry, opening for Texas-Country cheeseball Pat Green, opening for, well, KISS. Oh, and somewhere else along the line, Dronwning Pool and The Academy Is.. ... More >>
Frisco's inaugural Oysterfest on Saturday, September 25, at Lochrann's Irish Pub & Eatery is just a few weeks away. As we've mentioned more than a few times before, the lineup for this shindig, which includes Rhett Miller, Efterklang, Bowerbirds and about 15 of the area's best bands, is prett ... More >>
Jason NocitoDr. Dog defies gravityDr. Dog has the innate ability to spin out quality record after quality record thanks to the band's duel songwriters Scott McMicken and Toby Leaman. Along with a distinct Beatles influence, there's some Lennon/McCartney competition going on between the two singer ... More >>
Apparently, almost 37 million votes determined last night's Idol elimination and Seacrest said it was the most of the season... but, then again, on the season finale of Season Three, there were more than twice that many, propelling Fantasia to victory.Speaking of Fantasia, she performed on last n ... More >>
Jamie Foxx. He's an Oscar winner and has sold his fair amount of R&B records. He's also been a mentor on American Idol before. Last season, he got all up in people's grills. And he did it again this one. Foxx Face! This time, though, he gave out T-shirts with big words on them: There was ... More >>
I don't watch American Idol because I
don't believe in American Idol.
Other than Carrie Underwood and (sorta) Daughtry, the "winners" don't really become rock stars. Simon's about to leave for Ellen. What the what? But mostly, I just think the show jumped ... More >>
The turkey. The dressing. The relatives and the heartburn, neither of which will leave. The red kettle. The grandiose halftime show, this year featuring Daughtry. The - usually anyway - Cowboys' victory.
The elements are similar, but tomorrow will be the first Thanksgi ... More >>
The Salvation ArmyNo doubt you've already heard (and just pretended you didn't): Daughtry's landed the halftime gig at Cowboys Stadium on Thanksgiving Day, the annual kickoff for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign. Which prompted this locker-room meeting of the musical minds on Friday: Free ... More >>