Bob Chiarito

How Metallica secretly rocked a tiny Chicago venue – on a “need-to-know” basis

Earlier this week, the iconic metallers played an ultra-exclusive gig at the 1100-capacity Metro

Riot Fest 2021 review: a rock love-in (apart from Machine Gun Kelly v. Slipknot)

Like all festival organisers in 2021, this event's bosses battled drop-outs – and ultimately triumphed

Morrissey at Riot Fest review: pop’s problematic uncle wisely shuts up and plays the hits

The disgraced icon croons his way through an enviable setlist of Smiths classics

Music venues in America are pleading with government for support

#SaveOurStages: Up to 90% of US venues will close without help

Juice WRLD’s cause of death confirmed

The Chicago rapper died on December 8, 2019

Rock trailblazers Cherie Currie (The Runaways) and Brie Darling (Fanny) on their joint album, tour and tales from the wild, wild ’70s

The iconic members of 1970s rock groups The Runaways and Fanny have just released their first album together - here's why they're so important

Patti Smith reveals stunning new photobook – and stands up for youth on-the-march – at Chicago event

Patti Smith has teamed up with her long-time friend and legendary rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith to release Before Easter After, a limited edition book featuring many...

After 15 years in the game, Chicago’s Riot Fest continues to champion the pioneers of alternative music

Originally marketed as a punk-rock fest in a scattering of indoor venues, Riot Fest has ventured outside for the last seven years – but...