| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Lyricist Gerry Goffin, whose songwriting partnership in the early 1960s with then-wife Carole King yielded some of the most indelible hits of the era, died Thursday at home in Los Angeles, said his wife, Michelle Goffin. He was 75.
Michele Goffin said...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Fans of early rock music can always go the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland for a dose of the good stuff. Or they can go to St. Louis and see one of the hall's legends still performing — at age 87.
Chuck Berry isn't wiling away his golden...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:14 PM
Bobby Womack, a prolific gospel-soul singer who also wrote songs recorded by the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, George Benson and others, died Friday. He was 70.
A representative from his label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death of the longtime Los...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Happy Independence Day and a weekend full of patriotic music!
While there aren't a ton of concerts to choose from as many clubs and larger venues take some well-deserved time off, there are several public concerts on or around the Fourth of July.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:16 PM
Tommy Ramone, drummer and last surviving original member of the punk rock band the Ramones, died Friday, the band's manager with Silent Partner Management confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.
He was 65, the manager confirmed.
Born Thomas Erdelyi in ...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Once a high-wire acrobat loses balance, it's assumed the act is finished. And perhaps no pop vocalist ever resembled those denizens of dizzying heights more than the angelically-voiced Art Garfunkel.
When Garfunkel announced four years ago that his voice...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Here's a problem that curators in Cooperstown, N.Y., Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, rarely have to face: How do you properly maintain a Hall of Fame when so many of your most important inductees aren't particularly, well, famous?
Yet it's an issue the...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 10:17 PM
Patti Smith was writing long before she became known as a rock performer, so the accolades she has been receiving for her written work have a complete-the-circle sort of feel.
She won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:58 AM
Back in 2005, by virtue of his charm and formidable vocal range, a young actor named John Lloyd Young won one of the most coveted roles in modern Broadway history: the part of Frankie Valli in Des McAnuff's production of "Jersey Boys." Young had never...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Don Cheadle has become the latest filmmaker to launch a crowdfunding campaign, seeking to raise $325,000 to support his Miles Davis biopic "Miles Ahead."
Kristen Bell, Zach Braff and Spike Lee have all used Kickstarter campaigns to raise funds for...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Michael Balzary, the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist known as Flea, has listed a home for sale in the Griffith Park area at $6.8 million.
The Mediterranean-style compound, built in 1925, sits behind walls and gates on close to three-quarters of an acre...
| Jul 12, 2014
Tommy Ramone, the last surviving member of the original Ramones, has died, according to reports. Ramone, born Erdelyi Tamas, died Friday in hospice care following unsuccessful treatment of bile duct cancer. He was 65. Tommy Ramone Ramone co-founded the...