| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Just in time for its upcoming reunion tour, Fleetwood Mac announced Wednesday that it's preparing a lavish reissue of "Rumours," the 1977 album that launched the group to superstardom and spawned such FM-radio staples as "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way"...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:44 PM
When I started working out, I had a personal music player the size of a dachshund for exercise motivation. I filled it with Rush and Joe Satriani mix tapes to enhance my workouts. Technology has come a long way since then.
Now I use an iPod Shuffle,...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:59 PM
You love at least one album. It is a perfect album that makes your toe tap and your heart sing (your head, too). How can something sound so right from beginning to end? So made just for you? In that melding of melody and verve is an album you feel,...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:49 AM
1.) AC/DC- Flick of the Switch
2.) Black Sabbath-War Pigs
3.) Led Zeppelin- Communication Breakdown
5.) Fastway- Say What You Will
Milwaukee Joe1.) Pink Floyd- Fearless
2.) Jimi Hendrix- Cross...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Just the hits this morning, I have to go find breakfast and then my way into the Spin party at Stubbs and finally see Kendrick Lamar, who appears determined to play every single minute of the festival.
So let me just report this: Friends, I fell...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Pussy Riot, the embattled Russian punk band whose members are serving prison time after being convicted Friday on charges of hooliganism, will be the recipients of a Los Angeles benefit concert at all-ages punk club the Smell on Aug. 27.
The benefit will...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 10:17 PM
Shellac: Steve Albini, Bob Weston and Todd Trainer have been making music together for 20 years. They’re working on a fifth studio album, so expect some new songs, as well as an array of top-notch musical guests at this three-night residency,...
| Dec 29, 2011
Sean Bonniwell, lead singer and songwriter of the Music Machine, a 1960s Los Angeles band regarded as one of the most original of the garage-punk era, has died. He was 71.
Bonniwell died Dec. 20 of lung cancer at a medical center in Visalia, Calif., said...
| Jul 10, 2011
We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band reformations and reunion tours, tribute albums and box sets, anniversary festivals and live performances of classic albums: Each new year is better than the previous year for music...
| Feb 5, 2012
Somewhere deep in the catacombs of Capitol Studios in Hollywood, Bethany Cosentino has found a little place of her own. It's squeezed into a tight corner in the control room of Studio B, where she sits behind an ancient synthesizer to relax or think or...
| Jun 8, 2012
Guitarist and singer Bob Welch, whose work in the early 1970s for Fleetwood Mac set the stage for the band's multi-platinum success later in the decade, died on Thursday at his home in Nashville. He was 66.
According to a spokesman for the Nashville...
| Apr 30, 2011
In an early homemade video made by the L.A. band the Belle Brigade for its song "Losers," from the sibling duo's self-titled debut, Barbara and Ethan Gruska, ages 28 and 21, respectively, sit holding acoustic guitars in an empty bathtub. They're wearing...