| 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.
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:38 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Doors drummer John Densmore keeps the spirit of Jim Morrison alive in his new book, "The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial."
The 68-year drummer is no stranger to chronicling his former band. He...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A pair of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members will be in South Dakota Thursday night for a concert benefiting a rock academy for Sioux Falls Boys & Girls Clubs members.
Alice Cooper will be joined on stage by Robby...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:20 PM
It was a battle that John Densmore wishes didn't require the beating of his drum, but one that his conscience wouldn’t let him sidestep when he decided to sue his former bandmates in the Doors, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger....
| Jun 7, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Roger Daltrey, longtime lead vocalist of The Who, has stepped in to replace a band that had featured the late Ray Manzarek at this year's OC Fair concert series.
Daltrey, whose rough-and-ready voice carried "Baba O'Riley," "My Generation" and other...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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In March, the Sunset Strip music venue the Key Club announced that it was closing for good. Few local music fans were especially surprised.
The venue had operated in various guises since...
| 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 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Ripples continue from the death on Monday of Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, including a night on VH1 Classic devoted to the band’s music and the rescheduling of an event with Doors drummer John Densmore. Manzarek died at a hospital in Germany at...