| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Like many unhappy teenagers, Lou Reed found more than a measure of solace in music.
"Listening to the radio absolutely transformed me," he told The Times in 1992. "It was like a huge, major-league signal that there was another world, another life out...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:55 AM
A film translation of “The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman,” a 2009 radio drama by L.A. pop duo Sparks turned 2010 concept album turned 2011 sparsely staged theatrical production, is moving forward with Canadian director Guy Maddin at the helm....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Jane's Addiction has seen its fair share of shakeups since the group's inception in 1985. Yet despite the history of backstage brawls, the breakups, the multiple reunions, and the revolving bassist position that has seen Guns n' Roses' Duff McKagan, the...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Lou Reed, anchor of New York rock band the Velvet Underground and widely regarded as one of pop's most influential musicians, has died, the Associated Press reported Sunday. He was 71.
Though a cause of death has not yet been revealed, the Associated...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:58 AM
R. Kelly flexed his relatively tough side a couple of months ago with "My Story," the lead single from his upcoming album "Black Panties," which is due to be released Nov. 11.
The R&B maestro goes much softer, though, in "Genius," another new track...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The hip-hop festival Rock the Bells kicked off its 10th anniversary run Saturday at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, and to celebrate the landmark event, organizers called upon some unlikely guests.
The late rappers Eazy-E and Ol' Dirty...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:02 PM
NEW YORK — After a long and raucous dinner party on a recent weeknight, guests decamped to a loft in Manhattan's TriBeCa neighborhood, perhaps the most desirable chunk of real estate in the city that never sleeps.
There was no music or dancing...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:30 AM
On a breezy weekday afternoon on the Santa Monica Pier, Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D are eating seafood bisque and talking about what they always talk about: how hard, exactly, they're about to blow your world apart with their rocking.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Thomas Mars doesn’t plan in advance when and where he will crowd-surf during performances. The lead singer of French rock band Phoenix said it just kind of happens. But at 36 years old, the father of two and husband of director Sofia Coppola...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:43 PM
A new Hard Rock Hotel coming to Palm Springs is looking to up its music cred through a new partnership with veteran promotion firm Goldenvoice for bookings of live entertainment at the new facility.
The deal also expands Goldenvoice’s reach in the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Of all the guests M83’s Anthony Gonzalez brought out during his Sunday night Hollywood Bowl set, he was clearly most excited about Zelly Meldal-Johnsen’s guest vocals.
Zelly, the precocious grade-school daughter of M83’s producer and...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 12:00 PM
SAN BERNARDINO -- “I can’t hear ya’ll. Are ya’ll ready for this ...” N.W.A’s DJ Yella asked the thousands that packed into mainstage for the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony set Saturday night.
The crowd knew what was coming:...