| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:21 PM
As our regular readers might recall, we 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" have...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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 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.
| 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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Tiny, dark and dingy, the single-room Sunset Strip cave that co-owners Johnny Depp and Anthony Fox rechristened the Viper Room in 1993 was a symbol of '90s angst and aggression.
Fans of the club during that era included everyone from Counting Crows...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Am I dessert?" Neil Young wryly asked the crowd of about 600 who attended the annual concert benefiting the Silverlake Conservatory. He followed a set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, playing for a crowd who'd paid a minimum of $2,000 a seat to attend the...
| 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 28, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Many, many words had already been written about Lou Reed's influence before the iconic New York rocker died Sunday at the age of 71.
But the death of the former Velvet Underground frontman has of course triggered a fresh wave of testimony, including...
| 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...