| Feb 16, 2014
Gentlemen, start your quackers!
"A bill legalizing rubber-duck races in Wisconsin is moving closer to the finishing line," noted an AP story out of Madison. "The bill comes after the state Justice Department warned the village of Mishicot that its annual...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Call it the incredible shrinking Super Bowl halftime.
In recent years, Beyonce, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Prince and Bruce Springsteen headlined the year’s biggest nationally televised mini-concert. But Sunday we got a one-man wedding band.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Controversy is surrounding the Red Hot Chili Peppers' halftime performance at the Super Bowl, with fans saying the guitarists didn't even bother to plug in their instruments, according to Fansided.com.
Photos are being circulated of bassist Michael...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Red Hot Chili Peppers decided long ago they were never going to mime a live performance. The band made an exception for the NFL, it turns out.
The group's bassist, Flea, said in a letter to fans posted on the group's website Tuesday that the Rock and...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers published an open letter explaining why the band didn't play their instruments live during the Super Bowl halftime show....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:21 PM
As our regular readers might recall, Pop & Hiss didn't especially enjoy Red Hot Chili Peppers' appearance Sunday night during the otherwise-delightful Super Bowl halftime show by Bruno Mars.
Did our distaste for the band's rendition of "Give It Away"...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni apologized for his postgame comments after the team's 117-90 loss on Monday night to the Phoenix Suns.
When asked if the team's fans were discouraged, D'Antoni snapped back with an answer he later admitted regretting.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:11 AM
UCLA didn't pull off an upset Thursday night over top-ranked Arizona, but at least fans in attendance at Pauley Pavilion got some decent pre-game entertainment.
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea performed the national anthem before tipoff, showing...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:12 PM
The reigning ambassador of L.A. funk, Damon Riddick, arrived with a simple message at Exchange Los Angeles during the oft-chaotic record release party for "7 Days of Funk," his collaboration with rapper Snoop Dogg. Delivered on the wings of groove, bass...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:15 PM
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea are playing hooky from their bands this year to throw some strange little dance parties. On Wednesday, the band they share with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:38 AM
The crime-solving writer, conniving mother and singing teapot is 88.
Angela Lansbury of TV's "Murder She Wrote," the original version of "The Manchurian Candidate" and the voice of Mrs. Potts in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" was born Oct. 16, 1925...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:14 PM
If there's a mission statement for the groove-heavy side-project/supergroup Atoms for Peace, it was delivered rather gently in a near singalong at the end of the band's at times frantic show at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday night. "No more talk about...