| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths.
Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Wednesday’s verdict absolving concert promoter AEG Live of responsibility for Michael Jackson’s untimely death in 2009 while preparing for what was to be a major career comeback raises the question of whether the spotlight will ever return...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- Roskino, which promotes Russian cinema in international markets, is launching the second edition of Doors, its film export initiative, at the Venice Film Festival.
The Doors program introduces new Russian films and emerging filmmaking talent to...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:48 AM
Gilbert Gottfried: The acerbic comic, the voice of Iago from "Aladdin" as well as the Aflac duck, has been known to mouth off on controversial issues on his Twitter feed, @RealGilbert. He came under fire two years ago when he joked about the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:03 AM
A Replacements reunion? If you had mentioned the possibility to the band’s primary songwriter and singer, Paul Westerberg, over the last couple decades, he’d come thisclose to cracking you over the head with his guitar.
But now Westerberg...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:43 PM
Irwin Held, whose license-plate-festooned West Hollywood beer-and-burger spot drew praise from rock stars but protests from gay rights activists, has died. He was 87.
Held died Monday in his Los Angeles home, family members said. He had a kidney...
| May 30, 2013
| 3:24 AM
Here's a question we never thought we'd pose: Do you want to meet a porn star on Las Olas Boulevard?
In case you missed it, Exxxotica 2013, the traveling porn convention that began at the Miami Beach Convention Center in 2006, has moved north to Fort...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:29 PM
When the Doors were still a fledgling quartet, and the band members were honing their chops playing five sets a night at the London Fog club in Hollywood, it wasn't rock stardom on keyboardist Ray Manzarek's mind as he and his three band mates laid down...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:37 AM
When Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek died Monday, he left behind a musical legacy that included 15 singles that made Billboard's hot 100 list, including the songs "Light My Fire," "Waiting for the Sun," "Touch Me," "Riders on the Storm," and "People Are...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Aldous Huxley was born 119 years ago, on July 26, 1894. Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley!
Huxley is best known for his prophetic 1932 novel "Brave New World." The book envisioned a dystopic future characterized by extreme government control, enticing...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Momentum appears to be building for a reunion of surviving Doors members Robby Krieger and John Densmore to perform together in memory of the group’s keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, who died of cancer in May at age 74.
Densmore told The Times...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Ian Astbury can hardly describe the Cult's breakthrough album, "Electric," without pointing to the moment the British rockers shed their post-punk gloominess, slapped on some rocking leather pants and hired visionary hip-hop producer Rick Rubin.