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Watch SXSW Panel Featuring Performances from Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Arcade Fire’s Will Butler

Superchunk's Mac McCaughan, Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, Big Star's Jody Stephens, and Marshall Crenshaw Also Took Part

Sep 01, 2015

SXSW 2015 may have been many months ago, but a video was just posted online of the full "I Wrote That Song" panel. The panel featured from Spoon's Britt Daniel, Arcade Fire's Will ButlerSuperchunk's Mac McCaughan, Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, and Marshall Crenshaw as they all discussed their songwriting process.  More

Bar None To Release Alex Chilton Live Album

Electricity by Candlelight Available Oct. 8

Aug 15, 2013

Bar None has announced that it will release a new live album by Big Star's late frontman Alex Chilton. More

All Star Cast to Perform Big Star’s Third in New York City

Jody Stephens and others play with Lost in the Trees Orchestra March 26

Feb 17, 2011

On March 26, Jody Stephens, Norman Blake, Ira Kaplan, Mike Mills, Mitch Easter, Chris Stamey, Matthew Sweet, M. Ward, and others will perform Big Star's Third with The Lost in the Trees Orchestra at Baruch College's Mason Hall in New York. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday). More

Oct 07, 2010

The remaining members of Big Star (Andy Hummel and Alex Chilton passed away earlier this year) are joining together December 9th and 10th to perform classic 1978 album, Third. The performance will take place at Cat’s Cradle in North Carolina as part of the Stoke It, Noel series. More

R.I.P. Original Big Star Bassist Andy Hummel

Founding Member Passes Away After Long Struggle With Cancer

Jul 20, 2010

It's been a tragic year for Big Star. Following the sudden death of frontman Alex Chilton in March to a heart attack, their original bassist Andy Hummel passed away yesterday, after a long battle with cancer. Having penned some of the groups more beloved tunes, including "India" from #1 Record, and "Way Out West" off of Radio City, Hummel quit the band prior to Third/Sister Lovers. More

Big Star’s Tribute to Alex Chilton to Air on SIRIUS XM

Show Features Special Guests Including R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Sondre Lerche, and Brendan Benson

May 28, 2010

This weekend The Loft, on SIRIUS channel 29 and XM channel 50, will broadcast a tribute show to Big Star's Alex Chilton, featuring the surviving members of Big Star along with R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Sondre Lerche, Brendan Benson, and others. More

Big Star Documentary Needs Your Help

R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Sondre Lerche, and Evan Dando Take Part

May 04, 2010

The producers of Nothing Can Hurt Me: The Big Star Story, a documentary about the beloved 1970s power pop band Big Star, need help to finish their film. They have set up a Kickstarter page in which Big Star fans can donate funds to ensure that the music doc is completed. Follow this link to a 9-minute video clip from the film. More



Reviews

Live in Memphis

Live in Memphis

Omnivore

Jan 06, 2015

The newly re-formed Big Star made its debut on 4/25/93 at Missouri University. That gig, documented on the live album Columbia, set the stage for something of a second life for the power pop icons, with The Posies' Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer filling out the lineup.  More