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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Thirteen” (Big Star Cover)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have joined the veritable cattle call of musicians who have covered Big Star's #1 Record classic "Thirteen." In the recently reunited band's…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 14, 2018

Big Star’s Chris Bell to Be Honored With New Box Set, Book, Compilation Featuring Unreleased Music

An ambitious series of releases celebrating late Big Star co-songwriter/guitarist and solo artist Chris Bell's work are due out this year via Omnivore Recordings. A…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 8, 2017

Spoon’s Britt Daniel Talks David Bowie and Recording Hot Thoughts at SXSW Songwriters Panel

Spoon listened to David Bowie "constantly" while recording their new album Hot Thoughts, frontman Britt Daniel said at a South by Southwest panel today. "I ended…
Anna Gaca / March 16, 2017

Members of Spoon, Arcade Fire, Superchunk Talk Songwriting and Perform at SXSW Panel

Back in March, Britt Daniel of Spoon, Arcade Fire's Will Butler, and Superchunk's Mac McCaughan got together for a SXSW panel called "I Wrote That…
Colin Joyce / September 1, 2015

Read An Excerpt From Alex Chilton Biography ‘A Man Called Destruction’

From his teen stardom as lead singer of '60s pop stars the Box Tops to his massively influential work with Big Star to the ups…
Holly George-Warren / March 21, 2014

Big Star Go to the Movies

The Big Star story, steeped in both myth and the music recorded in Memphis's Ardent Studios, is far from a straightforward tale. Beginning in 1972,…
Rob Trucks / June 21, 2013

Big Star Bassist Andy Hummel Dies at 59

For the second time in 2010, influential '70s power-pop band Big Star suffered the loss of a founding member as bassist Andy Hummel lost a…
Peter Gaston / July 20, 2010

Teenage Fanclub, ‘Shadows’ (Merge)

Teenage Fanclub's musical principles are decidedly middle-aged by now, but the Scottish band is still perfectly named. The objective of their fandom (Big Star, Neil…
David Menconi / June 8, 2010

Paul Westerberg Honors Big Star’s Alex Chilton

"How does one react to the death of one's mentor?"
Luke McCormick / March 22, 2010

Star-Studded Tribute to Alex Chilton and Big Star

Power-pop icon Alex Chilton died suddenly of a heart attack on Wednesday at age 59, but his influential '70s band Big Star shone brightly nonetheless…
Kevin Bronson / March 21, 2010

Music Legend Alex Chilton Dies at Age 59

I'm not ashamed to admit that I learned about him from Paul Westerberg when I was 16. I imagine a lot of people did. That's…
Steve Kandell / March 18, 2010