• Rockin’ Yule With Elvis, Jackson, even the Pope w/David Geffen

    Rock stars’ history with holiday tunes and holiday behavior — of a sort

  • How Elvis’ White Christmas Turned Blue

    Christmas at Graceland was like a fantasy for Elvis and family — until the grinches arrived

  • Recalling the Day John Lennon Died

    What was Mark David Chapman thinking when he gunned down the former Beatle?

  • Altamont — the Day Woodstock Died

    Exactly 40 years ago, the Rolling Stones’ lyrical carnages became a concert reality

  • The Beatles’ Holiday Break-Up

    Heroin, turkey and the Hell’s Angels all played their parts in the band’s drama.

  • The Great Ghosts of Rock ‘n’ Roll

    Post-death adventures with John Lennon, Jim Morrison and the King’s twin, Jesse Garon Presley

  • Janis Joplin: Buried Alive in the Kozmic Blues

    Just before her Oct. 4 death, the Queen of the Blues wailed: “What’s it all worth?”

  • The Mystery Behind Hendrix’s Death

    On the date’s 39th anniversary, some things are clearer than ever. Some are not.

  • Revisiting a Legend’s Final Days

    A look back at the Rolling Stones right after the much-debated death of Brian Jones.

  • The King of Pop’s Neverland of Truth

    Imagine the ghost of the King of Pop looking down on his countless investigators and coroners. Would he want the truth of his tragic demise revealed?  Like his father-in-law, Elvis, and so many other superstars, Michael Jackson had struggled mightily to keep his private life private. His death was the natural or unnatural result of…

  • The King & the Cover-ups

    It was 32 years ago, on Aug. 16, that the world was devastated by the news of the sudden death of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Recently, the passing of the the King of Pop — the son-in-law Elvis Presley would never know — was greeted with similar incredulity. In both cases, grieving family,…

  • Woodstock a Bad Trip for the Bands

    Though Woodstock was a sublime event for many of its 500,000 attendees, it had been something less for the 400 in triage for bad acid trips, not to mention the three who died straight. And, though it launched some of its 36 bands — notably Santana, CSN, Sly and the Family Stone — it was…