1. 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me': Film Review + Exclusive Clip

    July 03, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Chris Bell, who died at 27 in a car crash, gets his due as the creator of Big Star's sound in Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori's finely detailed documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me." The founder of the Memphis group, who br ...

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

    March 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  4. SXSW: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Thursday

    March 18, 2011 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2011 South By Southwest festival collided with St. Patrick's Day on Thursday (Mar. 17), as Austin's finest checked out some wacky sight and killer sounds while showing their green pride. Check out 10 things that caught our attention in ...

  5. Yo La Tengo, Big Star, Jesse Malin Honor Alex Chilton at Benefit Tribute

    July 30, 2010 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Alex Chilton died of heart failure on March 17 of this year , his pioneering power pop band Big Star was booked to play a high-profile showcase at SXSW three days later. The news hit on the first night of the festival, which had gathered countl ...

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

    July 20, 2010 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 m ...

  7. Big Star's Jody Stephens Remembers Andy Hummel

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM 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 ...

  8. Chart Beat Thursday: Marvin Sapp, Lady Antebellum, J-Lo

    March 25, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 PRAISE: Although Marvin Sapp is a newcomer to the Billboard 200's upper reaches , loyal fans have long been aware of the gospel superstar. The singer, who doubles as founder and senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in his hometow ...

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: Idols Take on Billboard No. 1s

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wooo! Billboard No. 1s is the theme this week! The "AI" behind-the-scenes people have been running around our offices this week -- alas, no Miley Cyrus sightings, though. Let's get to it. Oh wait, let's get to it after 10 minutes ...

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

    March 21, 2010 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 mus ...

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

    March 21, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  12. @SXSW: Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring Fest To A Close

    March 21, 2010 12:00 AM 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 Southwest -- with words and, most importantly, with mu ...

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

    March 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southwest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. Following a warmly reverent and nostalgic afternoon panel at the Austin Convention Center ...

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

    March 19, 2010 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  15. Coolest. Congressman. Ever.

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Box Tops and Big Star leader Alex Chilton died on Wednesday, there came, amidst the expected tributes from admiring musicians and writers, a most unexpected shout-out from, of all places, the floor of the House of Representatives. Congressman ...

  16. @SXSW: Alex Chilton Memorial Gig To Feature M. Ward, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM 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. &q ...

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

    March 18, 2010 8:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 schedul ...

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

    March 18, 2010 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 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. &qu ...

  19. SXSW Kicks Off With Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers and More

    March 18, 2010 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Tex. yesterday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more than ...

  20. Big Star Singer Alex Chilton Dies

    March 18, 2010 6:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer and guitarist Alex Chilton , known for his influential work with bands the Box Tops and Big Star , has died. He was 59. Chilton's longtime friend John Fry says that Chilton died Wednesday (March 17) at a hospital in New Orleans after exp ...

  21. @SXSW Day 2: Chilton, A2IM, eMusic, Sharon Jones, And More

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chilton Dedications, Fundraiser At SXSW on Thursday morning, the Memphis Music Foundation booth at the Austin Convention Center was busy with well wishers and those curious about what would happen to the Big Star programming scheduled for the week ...

  22. @SXSW: Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers Open Music Fest

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Texas, Wednesday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more ...

  23. Influential Big Star Member Alex Chilton Dies

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer and guitarist Alex Chilton, known for his influential work with bands the Box Tops and Big Star, has died. He was 59. Chilton's longtime friend John Fry says that Chilton died Wednesday (March 17) at a hospital in New Orleans after exp ...

  24. @SXSW: 2010 Full Coverage

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST March musical madness is here again as the annual South By Southwest music, film and interactive festival in Austin kicked off March 12 and runs until March 21. Below, our full coverage including an exhaustive guide to the best and brightest at SX ...

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

    June 04, 2009 3:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 p ...

  26. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged infringement of publicity rights and false endorsement. 1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged infringement ...

  27. More Replacements Reissues, Westerberg Download Due

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, Rhino will on Sept. 23 release expanded reissues of the Replacements' final four albums for Sire Records. As expected, Rhino will on Sept. 23 release expanded reissues of the Replacements' final four albums for Sire Records. E ...

  28. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged infringement of publicity rights and false endorsement. 1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged infringement ...

  29. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1968 - </b>Miami Pop Festival features performances by Procul Harum, Chuck Berry, Fleetwood Mac and Canned Heat.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothin ...

  30. MOJAVE 3, "Puzzles Like You"

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's hard to believe anything good could emerge at this late date from the 1990s British "shoegazer" movement, much less a pop record as terrific as "Puzzles Like You." It's hard to believe anything good could emerge at ...

  31. Shelved Big Star Tribute Due In May

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  32. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1968 - </b>Miami Pop Festival features performances by Procul Harum, Chuck Berry, Fleetwood Mac and Canned Heat.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothin ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Alex Chilton, Nellie McKay, DMB

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Alex Chilton, Nellie McKay, DMB Big Star vocalist/guitarist Alex Chilton has been rescued from New Orleans, according to the group's longtime producer, Terry Manning. Chilton's specific whereabouts at this point are unknown, but se ...

  34. Big Star Looks Forward Despite Years

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 t ...

  35. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged infringement of publicity rights and false endorsement. 1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for al ...

  36. Compilation Celebrates Big Star's 'Story'

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 sitc ...

  37. Big Star Compilation Boasts New Track

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 relea ...

  38. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Frankie Gaye, younger brother of Marvin Gaye, dies of complications following a heart attack. He is 60. Frankie's combat experiences during the Vietnam War are said to have greatly influ 2001 - Frankie Gaye, younger br ...

  39. Replacements Reissues Finally On The Way

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a series of delays, the first four albums by Minneapolis rock legends the Replacements will finally be reissued Sept. 3 through Restless Records and Rykodisc. After a series of delays, the first four albums by Minneapolis rock legends the Repl ...

  40. New Album Sees The Tragically Hip 'In Violet Light'

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Canadian rock act the Tragically Hip has slated June 11 for the North American release of its ninth studio album, "In Violet Light." Produced by Hugh Padgham (David Bowie, Genesis, the Police) and rec Canadian rock act the Tragically Hip h ...