Chasing Bono review – charming portrait of a wannabe rock star | Stage

The story of a talented composer whose hopes of fame are broken when a local contemporary becomes a music superstar gave theatre Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus the plot of which receives an Irish comic spin in Chasing Bono. The Salieri is Neil, a Dublin schoolboy who is certain of fame and gold records until a student […]

Thin Lizzy lives on as the Phils rock Empress Thursday night

The Phils bring Thin Lizzy the Empress Thursday. Fish Griwkowsky / Postmedia The Phils Food Bank Fundraiser: This loving Thin Lizzy cover band is an occasional tradition around Dirt City, providing raunchy licks and a terrific rotation of singers, hand-picked from Edmonton’s indie music garden. Surrounding a rhythm and guitar section comprising James Stewart, Curtis […]

Following Perry’s lead, Kid Rock pays off $81K in layaways | Music

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Kid Rock says he followed the lead of actor Tyler Perry by paying off the layaway items of hundreds of Walmart customers in Tennessee. Store manager Tom Meyer tells The Tennessean Kid Rock spent $81,000 to pay the balances of 350 customer accounts at a Walmart in Nashville. Meyer calls […]

School Of Rock doesn’t make the grade

SCHOOL OF ROCK by Julian Fellowes, Glenn Slater and Andrew Lloyd Webber (Mirvish). At the Ed Mirvish Theatre (244 Victoria). Runs to January 6. $25-$215. 416-872-1212. See listing. Rating: NN School Of Rock features the adorable sight of kids in school uniforms rocking out and playing real instruments, but that’s not enough to get a […]

Legendary “Phenomena” Rock Concept Albums Re-released In New ‘Definitive’ Editions

Phenomena, the series of rock music concept albums conceived by producer Tom Galley and his brother, Whitesnake/Trapeze guitarist Mel Galley, and directed by Wilfried Rimensberger, is making a return with new versions of the three initial albums being released. Phenomena is credited with reviving the fortunes of the ‘concept album’ – rock records with a […]

Thin Lizzy lives on as the Phils rock Empress Thursday night

The Phils bring Thin Lizzy the Empress Thursday. Fish Griwkowsky / Postmedia The Phils Food Bank Fundraiser: This loving Thin Lizzy cover band is an occasional tradition around Dirt City, providing raunchy licks and a terrific rotation of singers, hand-picked from Edmonton’s indie music garden. Surrounding a rhythm and guitar section comprising James Stewart, Curtis […]

Ghost’s Tobias Forge Plots Rock Musical Based on Band’s Songs

With the Grammy-nominated album Prequelle under his belt and a possible film on the way, Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge has his eye on other ways of expanding the band’s reach, including a prospective musical based on the group’s songs. In a recent interview with Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR, Forge expounded upon the prospect, saying, “I think the one […]

Allman brings Southern rock to the Hole | Music

Blues-rock is coming to the Mangy Moose. But it’s not just any blues-rock musicians coming to grace the Teton Village stage. Devon Allman and Duane Betts are coming at 9:30 p.m. Friday with Allman’s latest group, the Devon Allman Project. “We’re a throwback band,” Allman said. “We can throw in some jams, some fun covers […]