| Dec 14, 2010
| 10:03 AM
She wasn't there to hear the news or congratulate her clients, but Ronni Chasen was very much present at Tuesday's Golden Globe nominations.
The veteran publicist and awards consultant, who was slain on Nov. 16, worked on the successful Golden Globe...
| Jan 26, 2011
Industrial rockers, country songwriting veterans, India's soundtrack guru — the Oscar nominees in the music categories this year are as eclectic as an iPod on shuffle.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, nominated for original score for "The...
| Nov 28, 2010
When Elton John stopped in Los Angeles this month on his latest concert tour, he came in with one of the biggest storehouses of hits in pop music history. But instead of diving headlong into his catalog, he and his old friend Leon Russell devoted the...
| Apr 14, 2012
Shortly after being hired about a decade ago to up the ante of musical talent offered at the Orange County Fair's summer concert series in Costa Mesa, veteran talent buyer Ken Phebus rolled out his schedule for the fair's board. But one of the...
| Jan 9, 2011
During his three decades at the helm of Social Distortion, singer, guitarist and songwriter Mike Ness has repeatedly turned to the rich vein of his own hardscrabble life as a hell-raising teen and then a heroin-addicted rock musician.
But in putting...
| May 2, 2011
| 4:31 PM
The Greek Theatre, which has hosted the likes of Steve Miller, Sheryl Crow and Ringo Starr, has canceled precious few shows in its storied past. So last year, when it crossed off nine engagements, it was nothing short of a catastrophe.
"In a normal...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:34 PM
Lollapalooza wasn’t built to last two years, let alone intended to be around long enough to celebrate a 20th anniversary Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park.
“I haven’t said this before, but after the first year, I went on my merry way, thinking...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Trent Reznor, who collaborated with Atticus Ross on the score for the American version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," discusses "found" sounds in the film's soundtrack....
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Best known for the 1979 New Wave staple “Cars,” this synth-rock trailblazer is in the midst of a next-gen resurgence thanks in part to recent collaborations with Nine Inch Nails and the arty Brooklyn band Battles. (Hit up YouTube for Numan...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Familiar names like John Williams and Elton John will compete with Trent Reznor, Mary J. Blige, Madonna and Chris Cornell in the Golden Globes musical categories....
| Dec 26, 2011
| 9:36 PM
For those of us who have always respected Trent Reznor's musical ideas but have often been annoyed by his voice, his film score collaborations with Atticus Ross for director David Fincher -- "The Social Network" and now "The Girl With......
| Dec 27, 2011
| 9:36 PM
The Nine Inch Nails founder, with collaborator Atticus Ross, again teams with David Fincher for a film score....