At SXSW anything can happen and often days. Last night at Stubbs BBQ, Mike Mills and Peter Buck of REM, Ken Stringfellow and members of Big Star joined Blitzen Trapper on stage.
At some stage in the 70s former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldman signed on to manage Memphis artist Van Duren. He hung with Jody Stephens of Big Star, was tooted as the next Paul McCartney and then … nothing happened.March 30, 2019
Chris Bell was a member of Big Star during their short but influential run before recording numerous solo tracks leading up to his death in 1978 in a car accident.July 16, 2017
Big Star, arguably one of America’s great power pop bands, will have a new Best Of as part of the roll-out for the Stax 60th Anniversary.May 24, 2017
While Chris Bell is known as a founding member of Big Star (and for his posthumous classic song I Am the Cosmos), his story did not begin with that legendary band. Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star, set for a July 7 release on Omnivore Recordings, features Chris Bell delivering the origins of his incredible, influential and far-too-short career.May 8, 2017
The SXSW Film Festival will premiere ‘Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live …And More’.March 4, 2017
Big Star’s 1978 third and final album ‘Third’ is about to receive a massive 69 track make-over.August 17, 2016
An all-star tribute concert to Big Star will be filmed and released on DVD and CD for 2017.April 6, 2016