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  • The Blasters' frontman Phil Alvin takes to the stage New Year's Eve after a scary 2012

    The Blasters' frontman Phil Alvin takes to the stage New Year's Eve after a scary 2012
    When Phil Alvin takes the stage for a New Year's Eve solo set at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank, he won't just be welcoming in 2013. He'll be closing the book on a year he'd rather forget. “Starting in November 2011, 2012 has been...
  • Rob Thomas is a fan, too

    Rob Thomas is a fan, too
    Sometimes, even big-name musicians can be starstruck. Just ask Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas. During a recent phone interview, Thomas confessed that he once "geeked out" in front of Willie Nelson and fears a repeat performance if he ever meets Tom...
  • PASSINGS: George Green, David Pressman, Robert Hollister, Laurie Hoyt

    George Green Lyricist and songwriter George Green, 59, who wrote lyrics for some of John Mellencamp's biggest hits, as well as songs for Barbra Streisand and others, died Sunday in Albuquerque of a rapid-forming lung cancer, his wife, Kathryn, told...
  • John Mellencamp talks 'No Better Than This' and Bob Dylan at Grammy Museum

    John Mellencamp talks 'No Better Than This' and Bob Dylan at Grammy Museum
    It's a tall order for any musician to one-up Bob Dylan, but John Mellencamp may have pulled it off in February when he and Dylan were invited to perform at the White House as part of a salute to music of the civil rights era. "Bob was nervous,"...
  • Stagecoach: Secret Sisters find that word travels fast

    Stagecoach: Secret Sisters find that word travels fast
    Not so long ago it would have been a dream come true for sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers of Muscle Shoals, Ala., to find themselves sitting in the balcony of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and looking down upon their country music heroes onstage...
  • 'Glee' recap: Sweet 16, and a Sectionals win!

     
    A recap of 'Glee,' 'Hold on to Sixteen,' in which New Directions beats the Troubletones at Sectionals and Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) returns....
  • Top 50 Concerts of the Year for the region

     
    The two best concerts I attended in 2011 had a lot in common. Each featured a veteran rocker at the peak of his ability to connect to the audience, playing precisely the right songs and performing them precisely the right......
  • Arts on TV: Anna Deavere Smith; civil rights songs; Dudamel

     
    “Great Performances” 9 p.m., Friday KOCE: "Let Me Down Easy": Anna Deavere Smith portrays several different characters, sharing their life experiences....
  • Survivor songwriter wants Gingrich to stop using 'Eye of the Tiger'

     
    Regardless of the outcome in today's Florida primary, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich may want to take a closer look at his campaign's playlist. A founding member of Chicago rock band Survivor has taken legal measures to stop the Gingrich...
  • Album review: Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, Yim Yames' 'New Multitudes'

     
    Woody Guthrie lyrics are set to music and brought to life by Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker and Yim Yames. The project shows what Woody Guthrie might have sounded like if he were making music today....
  • Thursday’s Highlights: 'Community' on NBC

     
    Thursday’s Highlights: 'Community' on NBC...
  • John Mellencamp, Chuck D to welcome 2012 Rock Hall inductees

     
    John Mellencamp, Chuck D, Chris Rock and Bette Midler will welcome new inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock Hall of Fame ceremony will take place April 14 in Cleveland....