| Feb 10, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Wearing a thick, black and white checkered shirt and dark green tam cap, Snoop Dogg strutted to the stage smoking a blunt.
As the rapper took his seat at the end of the stage for the Broadcast Music Inc.'s “How I Wrote That Song” panel, an...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 12:46 PM
The couple who once shared a stereo minisystem in a cozy, wood-paneled den are now more likely shopping for a pair of his-and-hers Dr. Dre headphones.
Listening to music has never been so lonesome. Yet the minisystem, for solitary or group listening,...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:10 PM
You must be a specific type of person for the name Eddie Huang to register. Chances increase if you: 1) live in New York, 2) are plugged into the restaurant scene and read food gossip blogs, 3) are active on social media sites like Twitter, and 4) are...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 11:36 PM
Technological tastemakers seem to vomit in sine waves, spewing metered peaks and valleys that say bigger is better one minute and that little is the new big the next.
Vehicles, computers, cell phones, they have all seen form trump function, as they go...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Click through the gallery above to view my top 10 albums of 2012.
On or near the top of many of 2012's best albums lists -- mine are listed above within a clickable gallery -- are two Angelenos: Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean. They earned their praise,...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Rating: 2 stars (out of 4)
Chief Keef's major-label debut, "Finally Rich" (Interscope/Glory Boys), caps a year in which he started out living in his grandmother's home under house arrest for a gun charge and ended up with an Interscope contract, his own...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Forbes magazine just released their newest list of “The World’s 25 Highest-Paid Musicians 2012.” Taylor Swift tied with Sir Paul McCartney for the list’s #8 spot, bringing home a $57-million paycheck in 2012. Forbes says Taylor...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Wal-Mart wants you to forget Black Friday this year. Instead, the store is kicking off some of its hottest "Black Friday" deals on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, beginning at 8 p.m.
The retailer says its best deals will be on electronics, tablets, TVs,...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 4:37 PM
When the Hives last played the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the appearance could have been considered a victory lap for the band. It was 2003, and the practitioners of lean, fashionable rock 'n' roll had a year earlier seen their air-guitar-...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Coachella 2012: Snoop asks: "Who is at Coachella?" and answers his own question with a hologram of Tupac during his Sunday night set with Dr. Dre. The Times collects fans tweets, pictures and stories....
| Apr 15, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Coachella 2012: Dr. Dre brought the experience of his Beats by Dr. Dre headphone line to a tiny tent near the festival’s mobile charging station. Yes, it was one of the cooler product placements at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival....
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:36 PM
With Tupac Shakur’s reincarnation at the closing night of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday night dominating the blogosphere, the Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Dr. Dre is considering a tour featuring the ghostly...