Red Hot Chili Peppers And The Birth of "Alternative" Music

Molly Lambert on punk-funk, masculinity and how RHCP became America's rock band

Lily Allen Nixes VMA Appearance; Plus Yung Joc, Jordin Sparks, Paris Hilton, Jamie Foxx, Jack White, NIN & More, In For The Record

Joc launches aspiring-music-mogul contest; 'Idol' winner plans debut; Hilton's clothing-line launch causes frenzy.

Flea Jams With Patti Smith, Punks Weep At CBGB's Last-Ever Show

Iconic punk club goes out with a bang on the Bowery, closing after 33 years.

Flea, Frusciante Contributing To Farrell's Next Big Concept

Satellite Party, a rock-musical hybrid, will debut at Lollapalooza.

Neptunes, Flea, Pete Yorn, Tori Amos On Shortlist Nominating Panel

Along with Dave Matthews, Mos Def and others, they'll nominate 100 adventurous albums.