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  • Album review: Ben Harper's 'Give Till It’s Gone'

     
    The 10th studio album from L.A.-based rocker Ben Harper suggests a cathartic confessional. Pointedly a solo effort (previous Harper albums have largely co-billed backing bands the Innocent Criminals and Relentless7), it’s also his last with longtime...
  • Remembering Don Kirshner: Video highlights from an illustrious musical career

     
    Don Kirshner, rock impresario, music publishing powerhouse, television host and behind-the-scenes music supervisor (before there was such a job title) and song-picker for the Archies and the Monkees, died Monday in Boca Raton, Fla., at age 76. Over the...
  • Composer-artist David Barratt talks tackling entire Beatles catalog with the ukulele — and Barack Obama

     
    Composer and artist David Barratt just wanted to inject a little ukulele into the Beatles catalog. And for nearly the past two years he’s been doing so — one track at a time. For his weekly “Beatles Complete On Ukulele”......
  • As CNN says goodbye, Larry King's greatest gaffes, goofs and bloopers

     
    With Larry King set on Thursday night to leave CNN's "Larry King Live" after 25 years behind the microphone, we can't help reminiscing about the interviewer's moments of greatness. Or at least moments of great confusion. What follows is a......
  • Larry King's last show: Who do you want to see as a guest? [poll]

     
    Larry King's last show is Thursday night, with Ryan Seacrest, Bill Maher, Donald Trump and Barbara Walters among those likely to appear. Who would you like to see on the last "Larry King Live"?...
  • Top box sets 2010: From Bowie to Beatles' Apple reissues

     
    Though digital downloads are now the preferred format for many music listeners, you still can’t beat the extras that come with a well-conceived box set. Here’s a guide to some of the more notable multi-disc packages released this year (listed......
  • It's official: The Beatles are on iTunes

     
    Nearly a decade after Apple Inc. introduced iTunes, the digital downloading service has finally acquired the music of the Beatles. Apple on Tuesday rolled out the Fab Four’s music for legal downloading for the first time, offering 17 albums...
  • The Beatles on iTunes at last? [Update]

     
    The refrain of “Don’t Let Me Download” from the Beatles may come to end as the Fab Four’s catalog reportedly will be coming to iTunes shortly, according to the Wall Street Journal. An agreement for legal downloading of the group’s......
  • 'Beatles vs. Rolling Stones: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock 'n' Roll Rivalry' -- an excerpt

     
    The Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (AP file photo)/Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform in 2006 (AP photo) In “The Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Rivalry” (Voyageur Press), Tribune music critic......
  • Harry Nilsson documentary opens Friday in West Hollywood

     
    Songwriter Jimmy Webb calls him “the best singer of our generation.” Filmmaker and Monty Python alumnus Terry Gilliam describes him as “a fallen angel.” Randy Newman compares his knack for writing indelible melodies to Franz Schubert, Paul...
  • Ben Keith, Neil Young's steel guitarist: 1937-2010

     
    Ben Keith, the veteran steel guitarist who played on Patsy Cline’s 1961 hit “I Fall to Pieces” before befriending Neil Young and going on to play on more than a dozen of the Canadian rocker's albums, has died. He was......
  • A music critic's pick: 'Lisztomania' at the Egyptian [updated]

     
    Lady Gaga, be gone. Be gaggéd. Get thee from the spotlight. Make way for "Lisztomania"! Ken Russell's 1975 movie, the one supposedly about the first and greatest pop star (and no middling talent, this Franz Liszt, however many the 19th......