| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Best Punk: Jacques Le Coque
Jacques Le Coque are a punk band in the sense that punk actually predates its oft-cited 1977 watershed moment. They're punk in the sense that so many of those bashy, kinda-bratty trashola garage bands of the '60s were...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 10:36 AM
In 1989, a four-ish-year-old Jeffrey Novak scored the Ghostbusters II soundtrack — his first record purchase. The album, which featured contributions from Bobby Brown, Run-D.M.C. and Elton John, did not change his life — at least not in the...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Here are this weeks Mixtape winners!
1.) Billy Joel- My Life
2.) Jim Croce- LeRoy Brown
3.) Elton John- The Bitch is Back
4.) Chicago- Saturday in the Park
5.) Paul Simon- You Can Call Me AL
2.) Steve Romero1.)...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:43 PM
The spectacles we persist in dignifying as presidential "debates" — two-minute regurgitations of rehearsed responses — often subtract from the nation's understanding. But beginning this Wednesday, these less-than-Lincoln-Douglas episodes might...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:53 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- 12-12-12 is here. It's a calendar quirk that has brides running to the altar and expectant parents hoping for an unusual birthday for their children.
Courthouses in Las Vegas and across the country are bracing for a flood of...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 5:30 AM
The once-famed Steel Pier on the long-faded Atlantic City Boardwalk will invest more than $100 million on new amusement rides and entertainment venues after scrapping plans to revive its centerpiece diving horse act amid an outcry by animal rights...
| Jan 11, 2012
Members of the category-defying band NRBQ knew from the outset that their prospects of mainstream success were slim to none.
With a sound and attitude that embraced the seminal rock of Chuck Berry and no-borders expanse of free-form jazz...
| Jul 16, 2011
In a Burbank shop in the 1970s, Travis Bean reinvented the electric guitar.
To enhance string vibration, he suggested making the instrument's neck and headstock out of solid aluminum instead of wood. The resulting guitars, manufactured for only five...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73.
She died at...
| Jan 19, 2011
Don Kirshner, the veteran music mogul who shepherded songs from a monstrously talented stable of young writers to the top of the pop charts in the 1960s, launched the career of the Monkees and then became a familiar face to millions of rock fans as...
| Jul 20, 2012
Decades after writer-director Nelson Lyon released the X-rated sex comedy "The Telephone Book" in 1971, the film was hailed as a neglected masterpiece. By then Lyons was a former "Saturday Night Live" writer long known for a darker connection: He went...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Soul songwriter Jerry Ragovoy wrote one of his more famous tunes – "Time Is On My Side," which turned into a massive hit for the Rolling Stones — under the pseudonym of Norman Meade.
He was saving his own name for the works he planned to...