1. Ken Stringfellow

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  2. SXSW 2012: 9 Things Seen, Heard & Thrown Saturday

    March 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A drunken brawl at the A$AP Rocky Show... a throbbing set by Skrillex... Matthew McConaughey playing his beloved congas... Here are 10 things from Saturday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. ...

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

    November 02, 2010 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 s ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. @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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Stringfellow Feeling 'Disciplined' On New Album

    January 27, 2009 4:04 PM EST 0 0 0 In between Big Star reunions, R.E.M. tours and fronting the Posies, Ken Stringfellow re-emerges this spring as part of the rock quartet the Disciplines, comprised of three-fourths of defunct Norwegian band Briskeby. Stringfellow says "fate" ...

  13. R.E.M. Reluctant To Pin Down New Album Direction

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M. is "two-thirds to three-quarters of the way through" its next album, according to the group's Mike Mills, which means it's on target for a 2008 release, most likely some time in the spring. But R.E.M. is "two-thirds t ...

  14. 'Open' All Night

    May 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "We've experimented a lot more with sounds and odd instruments we've never used and pushed ourselves as far as we can but the essence of what we are is still the same," frontman Gary Lightbody says. Snow Patrol will release its n ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Snow Patrol Makes New Album Date

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 11-track set features a duet between frontman Gary Lightbody and singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright on "Set the Fire to the Third Bar" as well as guest appearances from Posies/Big Star principal Snow Patrol will release its next studi ...

  17. The Posies / Sept. 29, 2005 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Posies aren't exactly young anymore -- Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer have been playing together since the '80s. They've broken up and reformed, they both have other jobs and they just ended a seve The Posies aren't exactly yo ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Posies' Auer Making Plans For 'Demise'

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jon Auer has had a busy year. He's currently touring Europe as co-frontman of the Posies, whose first album in seven years... Jon Auer has had a busy year. He's currently touring Europe as co-frontman of the Posies, whose first album in se ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Posies Shine 'Light' On New Album

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seattle-based power pop veterans the Posies will break a seven-year new album drought with "Every Kind of Light," due Tuesday (June 28) via Rykodisc. Seattle-based power pop veterans the Posies will break a seven-year new album drought wit ...

  22. Doe Inks With Yep Roc For 'Forever'

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 X guitarist/vocalist John Doe has inked with independent label Yep Roc, which will on March 22 release his next album, "Forever." X guitarist/vocalist John Doe has inked with independent label Yep Roc, which will on March 22 release his ne ...

  23. UMe Digital, Blues Traveler, Gang Of Four

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: UMe Digital, Blues Traveler and Gang Of Four. ANOTHER STEP FOR THE DIGITAL AGE: Universal Music Enterprises, a division of major label Unive ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. R.E.M. Begins Rehearsals With New Drummer

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M. is in the midst of preparations for its upcoming world tour, and according to a post by frontman Michael Stipe on the group's official Web site, the band has already rehearsed 70 songs. The tou R.E.M. is in the midst of preparations for ...

  27. 'Down With Wilco' To Surface On Yep Roc

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The long-awaited collaboration between Wilco and part-time Seattle supergroup the Minus 5, originally slated for release by the now-extinct Mammoth Records, will finally see the light of day Feb. 25 v The long-awaited collaboration between Wilco and ...

  28. Minus 5 To Tour With Extended Musical Family

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seattle-based rock outfit the Minus 5 is gearing up for a "four-ring circus tour" to hit select markets across the U.S. this summer. The group, which includes multi-instrumentalists Scott McCaughey an Seattle-based rock outfit the Minus 5 ...

  29. Wilco-Related Releases Set To Flood Market

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After waiting more than a year for the release of Wilco's fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," fans of the Chicago band will soon find a bevy of Wilco-related projects made available. As previ After waiting more than a year fo ...

  30. R.E.M. Returns To Athens For Secret Show

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M. pulled off a top-secret, hush-hush concert in its hometown of Athens, Ga., on Tuesday night (Oct. 16), taking the stage at the Georgia Theatre in front of a less-than-packed house that had come R.E.M. pulled off a top-secret, hush-hush concer ...

  31. Reveal

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After 1998's lethargic, often emotionally distant Up, R.E.M. After 1998's lethargic, often emotionally distant Up, R.E.M. firmly reconnect on its 12th full-length recording—the first to offer full-band instrumentation since the departure o ...

  32. R.E.M.'s Buck Rocks Out With Minus 5 In NYC

    March 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck made an uncommon small club appearance last night (March 12) at New York's Mercury Lounge, playing bass with his colleagues in the Minus 5, a collective of noted Seattle mu R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck made an uncommo ...