| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The connections are endlessly surprising, those that Bobby Womack forged during a 60-year career that transcended genre, border and race. The singer, songwriter, guitarist and longtime Los Angeles resident, who died Friday at age 70, was the center of a...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Ringo Starr's 25-year-old All Starr Band is more like a shambling musical carnival than a meticulously organized machine. Superstar rockers — Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Dr. John, the late John Entwistle of The Who, the late Levon Helm of The Band...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Exclusive Media toppers Nigel Sinclair and Guy East have officially departed the sales-production-finance company to form a new venture and Marc Schipper has been promoted to CEO.
The exits came seven weeks after news emerged during the European Film...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The moment of truth during Alice Cooper's show Tuesday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts came when a pair of assistants rolled in the guillotine from stage right.
Before the concert, I had gotten to talking with a fellow audience member who had seen...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Roger Daltrey doesn't perform at fairs. Usually, anyway.
Saturday’s concert at the Pacific Amphitheatre will be his second such gig in a career spanning 50 years. The first was in Minnesota in the 1990s. The details escape him, he said — it's...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Named for the cinephilic pair of Swinging Londoners who figured that managing the Who would be a good way to get a movie made, "Lambert & Stamp" belatedly realizes their 50-year-old dream. Impeccably directed by first-time documentarian James D. Cooper,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:00 PM
To young cancer patients nationwide, Roger Daltrey is the new boss.
And whatever The Who may have sung decades ago, he's not the same as the old boss.
That was the thought that crossed my mind when I attended Daltrey's show Saturday at the OC Fair,...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Bands change. Bassists leave, to be replaced by others. As Spinal Tap can well attest, drummers vanish, overdose, spontaneously combust. After the genius Who percussionist Keith Moon died, former Faces drummer Kenney Jones, no slouch, tried to fill in....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Last week for reasons only the Internet can explain, the isolated tracks from the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album blew up online, prompting bouts of awe and wonder at the group's precision and mastery of harmonies. The piece featured the band's voices naked,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:49 AM
In September, Alice Cooper recorded vocals for a new covers album that will pay tribute to his old drinking buddies, the so-called Hollywood Vampires. The honorary members of his underground booze club: Keith Moon, Mickey Dolenz, John Lennon, Jimi...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
A biopic on Keith Moon, iconic drummer for The Who, has received a boost via a development-financing deal between Exclusive Media and Da Vinci Media Ventures, led by Toby Moores and Wendy Rutland.
The Moon project is the first film to be developed...
| Oct 15, 2012
Who Am I
Harper: 544 pp., $32.50
Pete Townshend has always been rock 'n' roll's reluctant warrior.
The driving force behind the legendary band the Who, Townshend revolutionized rock...