| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:29 AM
Loyal watchers of "The Simpsons" know Grand Funk Railroad as one of Homer's favorites. To those who grew up in the 1970s, the rock band is no cartoon.
Grand Funk Railroad, celebrating its 45th year, plays at the Pompano Beach Seafood...
| May 22, 2014
All you need is love, according to the Beatles, but the Fab Four's music also is essential if you're celebrating the British Invasion of the 1960s.
In "The British Invasion," the aptly titled tribute to the world-shaking power of the Beatles, the...
| Nov 12, 2013
The family car bore no "Proud parent of an Alice Cooper fan" bumper sticker as John Varvatos blared Cooper's shock rock from his suburban Detroit bedroom in the early '70s.
But behind that door, Varvatos' teenage obsession with rock 'n' roll was setting...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I heard the lyrics as I prepared steaks on the grill one warm Saturday evening. They were coming from the Adult Alternative music channel that I'm forced to pay for each month as part of my cable package. For the record, I'm also paying for Metal,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Joe Iconis, a promising 32-year-old composer, is best known for writing the song "Broadway, Here I Come" for Season 2 of the now-defunct backstage theater soap opera "Smash."
His new musical "The Black Suits," which opened Sunday at the Kirk Douglas...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The new One Direction album sounds like it was designed to win over (or perhaps further irritate) people likely to scoff at the idea that this British outfit is the biggest band on the planet.
The scale of its success seems beyond dispute, with 16...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:47 PM
It’s almost inconceivable today, but a generation ago, some of the biggest pop music events in the history of the planet came and went with no commercially available evidence left behind.
That curious fact is brought to the fore with this week&...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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Highlights from four Amnesty International all-star concert tours from 1986 and 1998 will be released for the first time on Nov. 5 in a six-disc DVD box and a two-CD set featuring awareness- and...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Seasoned concert-goers who walk into the resurrected Forum in Inglewood after it opens Wednesday with the first of six Eagles concerts may be struck as much by what's missing as by what's been added to the 46-year-old former sports palace.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Peyton Manning choked, Bruno Mars shone, Jerry Seinfeld droned and Joe Theismann showed up in the post-game episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Where he broke his leg. Again.
Where once TV's biggest live event dominated four or five hours of Sunday...
| Feb 9, 2014
Fifty years ago Sunday, the Beatles first appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show." You'll almost surely see clips of them on the news this weekend, or on tribute shows, japing with the press, smiling those cheerful smiles, singing "All My Loving" — and...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:49 AM
In September, Alice Cooper recorded vocals for a new covers album that will pay tribute to his old drinking buddies, the so-called Hollywood Vampires. The honorary members of his underground booze club: Keith Moon, Mickey Dolenz, John Lennon, Jimi...