1. Big Star Film an 'Unofficial Work in Progress'

    March 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT The documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is still "an unofficial work in progress" according to director Drew Denicola. But that's not stopping he and his partners from rolling it out for a sneak peak at this week's South By Southwest movie and music…

  2. The Posies Tour with Brendan Benson For 'Blood/Candy' Album

    November 02, 2010 11:45 AM EDT After a five-year break, the Posies are happy to have a new album, "Blood/Candy," out -- and hope that its next one won't take as long. "There's no way to insure that'll happen," the group's Ken Stringfellow says, "but we would like to do something…

  3. Big Star's Jody Stephens Remembers Andy Hummel, Ponders Band's Future

    July 20, 2010 2:50 PM EDT In the wake of Big Star bassist Andy Hummel's death earlier this week, the surviving members in the current incarnation of the legendary cult band are pondering an appropriate way to continue performing the group's music. "It's music we all really love to play, and we love…

  4. Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring SXSW to a Close

    March 21, 2010 5:00 PM EDT South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. SXSW Photos | SXSW Main Page Following a…

  5. Alex Chilton's Life, Music Honored At SXSW

    March 21, 2010 10:00 AM EDT The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. Following a warmly reverent and nostalgic afternoon panel at the Austin Convention Center -- with Big Star co-founders Jody Stephens…

  6. SXSW Day 2 Brings STP, Cheap Trick Performances, Alex Chilton Tributes

    March 19, 2010 1:45 PM EDT The music kicked into high gear on the second full day of the South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference in Austin, TX, though the celebrations were tempered by sadness as fans and fellow musicians reacted to the death of Alex Chilton . Big Star 's Jody Stephens said he felt "a…

  7. Alex Chilton Remembered at SXSW, U.S. Congress

    March 18, 2010 8:15 PM EDT Guitarist Alex Chilton , who died of heart-related problems Wednesday night, was mourned across the alternative rock world on Thursday. But his loss was particularly felt at the South by Southwest Music + Media Conference , where Chilton was scheduled to perform with and speak about his band…

  8. Alex Chilton Memorial Gig At SXSW To Feature M. Ward, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills

    March 18, 2010 6:50 PM EDT Big Star 's Jody Stephens said he felt "a little numb" in the wake of the death of bandmate Alex Chilton but said the show -- and panel discussion -- should go on at this week's South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference. "Y'know, it's a way of including…

  9. Jim Dickinson, Memphis Producer And Musician, Dies At 67

    August 17, 2009 5:26 PM EDT Jim Dickinson, a musician and producer who helped shape the Memphis sound in a career that spanned more than four decades, died Saturday (Aug. 15). He was 67. His wife, Mary Lindsay Dickinson, said he died in a Memphis, Tenn., hospital after three months of heart and intestinal bleeding…

  10. Big Star Reaches For 'Sky' With Box Set

    June 04, 2009 3:37 PM EDT Four discs worth of unreleased demos, alternate takes, rarities, and live cuts are on tap for cult-rock act Big Star this fall when Rhino releases "Keep An Eye On The Sky" on September 15. The 98 tracks cull from 1968 – 1975, and include pre-Big Star bands Rock City and Icewater,…

  11. Golden Smog Best-Of Boasts Unreleased Cover

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A previously unreleased cover of Brian Wilson's "Love and Mercy" and an early version of "Until You Came Along" will be found on Rhino's upcoming Golden Smog collection "Stay Golden," due Sept. 23. A previously unreleased cover of Brian Wilson's …

  12. Feeling 'Fine'

    July 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lost Highway this week brings forth "Another Fine Day," the first release in eight years from Golden Smog. The lauded supergroup features Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Soul Asylum's Dan Murphy, Big Star's Jody Lost Highway this week brings forth "Another Fine Day,"…

  13. Jayhawks Principals Regroup For Tour

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After regrouping for a tour last year, Mark Olson and Gary Louris have once again reunited for brief Western U.S. swing this spring. After regrouping for a tour last year, Mark Olson and Gary Louris have once again reunited for brief Western U.S. swing this spring. The former principals of…

  14. Shelved Big Star Tribute Due In May

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Big Star tribute album that was originally planned for release in 1999 will finally see the light of day this spring. A Big Star tribute album that was originally planned for release in 1999 will finally see the light of day this spring. "Big Star, Small World" is due May 23 via…

  15. Golden Smog In 'Fine' Form On New Album

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Lost Highway has set July 18 as the release date for "Another Fine Day," the first release in eight years from Golden Smog. Lost Highway has set July 18 as the release date for "Another Fine Day," the first release in eight years from Golden Smog. The lauded supergroup…

  16. Big Star Looks Forward Despite Years

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Having thrown its hat into the ring as a reunited touring band in recent years, Big Star has set a Sept. 27 release for its first new studio album since 1978's "Third/Sister Lovers." Having thrown its hat into the ring as a reunited touring band in recent years, Big Star has…

  17. Compilation Celebrates Big Star's 'Story'

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Some viewers of the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" have wondered about the show's theme and the music used to underline dramatic moments. In a program that seems to get most things right, period-wise, wh Some viewers of the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" have…

  18. Big Star Compilation Boasts New Track

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rykodisc has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Big Star Story," a new best-of collection celebrating the career of Memphis-based power-pop icons Big Star. The set includes a newly recorded song, "Hot T Rykodisc has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Big Star Story," a…