The announcement of Las Vegas dates by Queen with Adam Lambert prompts discussion of other bands that successfully replaced a lead singer, either through an untimely death or simply because everyone in the band wasn’t on the same page musically.
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A new punk rock supergroup and a rising pop duo top the latest roundup of Vegas music releases:
How smooth is Pharrell Williams? The mere mention of his name is a powerful aphrodisiac.
Drive-By Truckers’ “English Oceans” is among a couple of new CDs we can recommend.
Close your eyes for a second, think of Miley Cyrus, and what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It’s probably a vision of Cyrus’ tongue, surging past her lips like an inmate on a prison break.
Show headliner Pentagram has been around in various incarnations for more than four decades but has only recently emerged from the heavy metal underground as frontman Bobby Liebling has finally come to grips with his substance abuse issues.
There’s a band seated in a corner of a southside PT’s, sharing pizza, beers and a few laughs before a practice session on a Tuesday evening.
Three recommended new CDs out today
In honor of Harold Ramis and the greatness of “Ghostbusters,” here are my top five favorite soundtracks.
It’s like the Human Genome Project, but with punk bands swapped for DNA.
Imagine Dragons’ smash single “Radioactive” now enjoys the longest run ever on the Billboard Hot 100 in this, its 77th week on the chart.
The unseasonably warm weather has us thinking of the warmer months ahead, a time synonymous with some great Las Vegas music festivals whose line-ups have started taking shape.
After frontman Josh Homme’s brush with death, Queens of the Stone Age added a touch of vulnerability to its powerful mix at The Joint on Thursday.
It’s a bit past 5:30 on a Saturday evening, and in a corner booth of the velvet cocoon that is Champagne’s Cafe, talk has turned to extraterrestrials.
It’s a grown-man record, the kind of album that results from punks becoming fathers and husbands, their outlook on life expanding right along with their families.
It almost sounds as if it’s been turned into a lullaby, this heavy metal blood boiler that’s been blared at sporting events for decades now when it’s time to get the home crowd to raise its voices and beers alike.
Tommy Emmanuel is an instinctive performer, his repertoire untutored and emotive, a product of intuition, not training.
Having heard his fill, Jimmy Pappa sets his Bud Light down and heads off to spare the Tap House from yet another Beyonce tune.
“Pretty.” “Safe.” Timothy Styles looks as if he swallowed a bug as he says these words, sitting outside a southside Starbucks on a chilly Tuesday evening, hoodie pulled over his head to defend against the cold.
Descended from three generations of percussionists, and carrying on the family trade with country arena-fillers the Zac Brown Band, Daniel de los Reyes is a product of Vegas lounges and showrooms — at least the area behind the velvet curtains.
The star of Vegas’ newest music residency gets punked and more in the latest roundup of local music releases:
It’s a new year, time for some new sounds. Check out these up-and-coming Vegas artists to watch in 2014: Spiritual Shepherd, Malikor and Leather Lungs.
Monday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Fleetwood Mac played the final public performance of its current 63-date tour with an emotional goodbye.
At a silver metal table in a corner, one-half of Vegas indie rock Black Camaro is discussing their annual, ever-evolving New Year’s Eve variety show at Backstage Bar & Billiards, along with stage manager Lazer Lavin and show host Ryan Pardey.
During the past 12 months, I have given you so much, namely, countless reasons to fire off angry emails after reading something I’ve written. And so now, it’s my turn to benefit from the graciousness of others.
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