| Nov 3, 2012
Edwin Q. White
Saigon bureau chief for AP during Vietnam War
Edwin Q. White, 90, who as Associated Press bureau chief in Saigon during the 1960s was part of a fabled crew of journalists who covered the Vietnam War, died Thursday in Honolulu, the...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither.
1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys
2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Sorry Japan, you're gonna have to wait for Van Halen ... the band is postponing their Japanese concert tour because Eddie Van Halen just underwent emergency surgery on his intestine.
Van Halen just released a statement ... saying, "Eddie underwent an...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 11:29 AM
“What a fool belieeeeves....”
Age doesn’t matter. Read those four words, cribbed from the chorus of a 1978 Doobie Brothers song. The voice of Michael McDonald just filled your head. It’s automatic (even if the extra e’s...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:25 AM
In a new interview with LA Weekly, Warner Music label rep Ted Cohen claims Eddie Van Halen’s ex-wifeValerie Bertinelli caused Van Halen to split with David Lee Roth back in 1985. Cohen says Bertinelli argued that Eddie should get most of the...
| Jun 10, 2012
The old master spent his winter months at the Chateau Marmont, sitting beneath the palms, the white canopies and its distinctively European tower on the Sunset Strip. Photographer Helmut Newton was as recognizable there as his famous subjects, dining on...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The late Doc Watson wailed over the speakers at the tiny record shop on Beach Boulevard, and like many a bluesman on the road, he was in the midst of a journey.
Watson, one of America's most prolific roots musicians, died at the age of 89 a few days...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:28 AM
Tom Cruise went from jumping on Oprah’s couch, to jumping on Alec Baldwin’s stage at the Bourbon Room (the old Whiskey A-Go-Go) on the Sunset Strip.
Walking into the screening, I heard one critic say “Why would Tom Cruise want to do...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:01 PM
You might not recognize their names. But if you're a fan of "Malcolm in the Middle," "The Simple Life," "Dateline NBC," MTV's "Road Rules" and "Real World," you probably recognize their music.
After all, their work has been featured on some of the top...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 6:12 PM
Van Halen with David Lee Roth are back together! They've recorded a new record and if I was still rocking the Houston airwaves on Rock 101 KLOL, I’d be dropping tracks from "a different kind of truth" on you!! Van Halen has announced a 45 date tour...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 1:35 PM
For the Jan. 29 Good Life section of Daily Press, I wrote a story about the growth and popularity of music streaming services, companies such as Spotify, Rhapsody and Pandora that allow easy access to cloud-based collections of millions of songs.
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Jay-Z, Sonic Youth, Guns N' Roses, Ghostface Killah, Slayer, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Britney Spears, The New Pornographers, Mobb Deep, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Prefab Sprout, Pink, The Beatles, Van Halen, Big Star, Bob Dylan,...