alex chilton

The fantastic Big Star documentary is opne of the best documentaries of the year, and ‘Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers’ tells the story of a ring of international jewel thieves.

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“Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me” is a smart, finely crafted movie that celebrates the deep, tuneful pop songwriting of one of rock’s true underground sensations and contemplates the true meaning of success on many levels.

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I think this is as good a time as any to start a new weekly series here at Scene-Stealers. As you may or may not know, in addition to starting this website and being a full-time movie critic, I also play the rock n’ roll drums. (See The Dead Girls, Ultimate Fakebook, and Truck Stop [...]

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A man who wrote countless numbers of songs that mean so much to me died of a heart attack yesterday at 59. His name is Alex Chilton and he led a band called Big Star that has given me more joy than you can know. On my way down to the bar last night to [...]

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