Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    The Ten Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Rock

    While traveling from Denver to Texas a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Here's How Long Your Set Should Be

    When you purchase a ticket to any concert, you run the risk of not getting the experience you paid for. Outdoor shows get rained out. Favorite songs don't get played. Opening bands go over their allotted time. Sometimes a musician is just having a very bad night. The one variable any musician can fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Steve Wynn on Hating A-Rod and Why Peter Buck Is a Washington Senators Fan

    Best known as the leader of the legendary '80s alternative band the Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn has found surprising success in channeling his love of baseball into his songwriting. A few years back, Wynn found another baseball junkie, Scott McCaughey (best known for his work with the Young Fresh Fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    The nine best shows in Denver this week

    A few spectacularly heavy hitters come to Colorado this week -- both Nick Cave and Merle Haggard are in town. Sharon Van Etten, playing Tuesday at the Bluebird, has plenty to show for her own relatively short career. You can read our extensive interview with her elsewhere on Backbeat this morning. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Can Soiled Dove Underground host rock and roll legends like Booker T. Jones?

    This isn't the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The list of upcoming artists beaming on a nearby screen includes artists like Nothing But Saxes, billed as "a smooth jazz experience." The menu includes items that feel more a propos to a Chili's than a rock venue. You can nibble on jalapeno cheese dip and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Aretha Franklin is the greatest vocalist of all time

    Aretha Franklin is the greatest soul singer to ever live. She's the reason we have Mary J. Blige, Cee-Lo Green, Adele, you name it. The singer, born Aretha Louise Franklin in March 1942, paved the way for all of the artists who followed. The Queen of Soul sang on a slew of hits such as "Natural Woma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Red Hot Chili Peppers due at Pepsi Center on Sunday, March 4. Tickets on sale December 17

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers return to Denver on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Tickets on sale Saturday, December 17.​Fresh off their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (along with Guns N' Roses, the Beastie Boys and the Small Faces, among others), the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be making the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Guns N' Roses, Joan Jett, the Cure nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    ​Guns N' Roses, who announced last week that it would be coming to Denver (but no venue or date has been confirmed yet), is among the fifteen acts nominated, along with the Cure, Joan Jett, Beastie Boys, Freddie King, Donovan, Erik B & Rakim and Red Hot Chili Peppers, for the Rock and Roll Hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Mastodon, Stephen Stills and Trans-Siberian Orchestra were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Saints, Kinetix, the Fluid and Dave Beegle all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2011: Apathy and antics

    Getty Images​A bunch of old white dudes and Darlene Love got trophies yesterday at a fancy hotel in New York. We're referring, of course, to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, an institution that exists to reaffirm our canonical certainties. This year's class: Love, Tom Waits, Alice Coo ... More >>

  • Articles

    February 3, 2011
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    August 15, 2010

    At 62, Jimmy Cliff treats a massive stage like a dancehall at Mile High Music Festival

    Brian Landis FolkinsJimmy Cliff on the Kyocera main stage.​Jimmy Cliff, 3:45 p.m. on the Kyocera Main Stage Jimmy Cliff and his band delivered all of the expected musical components within the first strains of their hour-plus set. The godfather of roots reggae and his ensemble set down a set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Kinks bassist Peter Quaife dead

    ​Original Kinks bassist Peter Quaife died yesterday at age 66. The cause of death is yet to be determined but he had suffered from kidney disease for more than a decade. He was a member of the band from its founding in 1961 until 1969 when he quit due to tensions within the group. He played on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Chef and Tell with Corey Cunningham from Baur's Ristorante

    Lori Midson Corey Cunningham, exec chef of Baur's ​Corey Cunningham Baur's Ristorante 1512 Curtis Street 303-534-4842 Corey Cunningham has cooked for Bill Cosby, former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, NASCAR and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- and he also onc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Q&A with Dick Valentine of Electric Six

    ​Electric Six have been bringing the party to the unwary for six albums in as many years, starting with 2003's Fire and leading up to the brand-new Kill. The group's songs combine '80s rock, disco and New Wave into a cranked-up, ultra-catchy sound all its own, with lyrics that mix a David Lee Roth ... More >>

  • Music

    October 22, 2009

    Uncle Monk

    Saturday, October 24, Swallow Hill, 303-777-1003.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Q&A with the Church's Marty Wilson-Piper

    Twenty-nine years into its career, the Church recently released Untitled #23, one of its most accomplished works in an already remarkable string of albums over the last decade. We had a chance to have a candid conversation about the band's music, the true meaning of artistic significance and its daz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    The blog shortcut, June 5 edition

    Photo by Soren McCartyYes, this is a man in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Everyone looks better in a fedora.... Today in Backbeat Online: • Last night: Leonard Cohen at Red Rocks. • Westword exclusive: The Fray's not-so-secret dress rehearsals -- in pictures. • Ministry's Al Jourgensen off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Animo is no more

    Just received confirmation of a rumor that we heard late last week, that the members of Animo have indeed parted ways. Bassist Donovan Welsh says while there's various reasons for the split, ultimately, the band had just run its course. The years of toiling away took its toll on he and his band mate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Good news, Woody Paige: Les Paul isn't dead yet

    It's always dangerous when sportswriters include music references in their columns. Such citations are typically moldy -- as, for instance, Rocky Mountain News staffer Bernie Lincicome's dopey mention of Loggins and Messina, who hailed from an era "when music was fun," he claimed in a December 7 pie ... More >>

  • Film

    December 4, 2008

    Cadillac Records

    Cadillac Records can't handle the truth

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Scribble Jam, Run-DMC, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z

    LOCALS ONLY Scribble Jam is an annual hip-hop festival hosted in Cincinnati, Ohio. So why are so many Colorado hip-hop artists excited about it? Well, on October 1 at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, a Scribble Jam preliminary event is being held to determine the best rapper and best producer to represe ... More >>

  • Film

    August 21, 2008
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    April 10, 2008


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  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Q&A With Slash From Velvet Revolver/Guns N' Roses

    Had ax-expert Saul Hudson chosen to perform under his given name, he might never have succeeded in the music business, let alone made it to the cover of the forthcoming video game “Guitar Hero III.” Lucky thing he changed his moniker to Slash. During the Q&A below, which formed the basis of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    Last Night: Ben Gibbard Interviewed by Blonde-Highlights McTeeth @ The Filmore

    Ben Gibbard at MGD's "The Craft" September 10, 2007 Better Than: Not seeing Ben Gibbard play at all, but just barely. Like the smell of freshly laid carpet. Or the pungent odor of melting polyvinyl chloride mixed with smugfuckness. That’s what my mouth tasted like after tonight’s Ben Gibbard s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2007
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    May 25, 2007

    Live Review: Dylan 66 at the Oriental

    Slide Show Bob Dylan is a wierdo among freaks. Even when he was a leader of the '60s folk scene, he considered himself an outcast, a stranger who was lost, and by his own admission had "no direction home." So maybe it was fitting that the Bob Dylan tribute show last night at the Oriental Theater ha ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    The Fame Game

    Hard work and ambition landed Dork in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Who will be inducted next? Gaze into our crystal ball.

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    The Melvins

    Wednesday, September 20, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 1-866-486-7621.

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    John Fogerty

    Friday, August 25, City Lights Pavilion, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Buddy Plan

    Blues master Buddy Guy searches for a place in today's music industry.

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    The O'Jays

    Friday, September 16, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    The Adicts

    Monday, July 4, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.

  • Music

    April 14, 2005


    Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    The Exploited

    Wednesday, December 1, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.

  • Calendar

    November 11, 2004

    Heart of Glass

    What's old is new with the Bang on a Can All-Stars

  • Music

    October 9, 2003
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    August 3, 2000

    Various Artists

    A trio of records from Triage

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    The Sideman

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acknowledges Scotty Moore, the guitarist behind the King.

  • Music

    September 23, 1999


    Ralph Carney, Charlie Haden Quartet West, Enemymine, Styx

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    What's Ike Got to Do With It?

    Ike Turner doesn't say he's innocent, but he swears he's not as guilty as you think.

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