| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook.
He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was the pop culture equivalent of the Big Bang, a televised moment that changed music for decades to come.
Fifty years ago Sunday, the Beatles made their U.S. live television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" as 73 million people tuned in, the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Fifty years ago next Sunday, on Feb. 9, 1964, via "The Ed Sullivan Show," America met the Beatles.
It was not the group's first appearance on American television. CBS News had reported, dismissively, on British "Beatlemania," and Jack Paar had aired...
| Jul 31, 2013
Newman, Dennis Nedry, the chicken-suit guy from Toy Story 2, the sweaty cop who saw up Sharon Stone's skirt in Basic Instinct … Wayne Knight has brought them all to life, carving out a particular niche for himself with characters that are off-...
| Jan 11, 2014
Thousand Foot Krutch always has been difficult to fit inside any musical box. Thousand Foot Krutch Its biggest, and most immediate, dichotomy is that it’s an abrasive hard-rock band with music that speaks freely of its members’ Christian...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 6:28 PM
When Apple announces its new iCloud initiative on Monday, one prominent content provider won’t be part of the iHoopla.
In an interview at the D9 digital conference last week in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Disney CEO Bob Iger said his company...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 9:45 PM
Here are the most notable box sets of the season in rock and pop:
Beach Boys, “The Smile Sessions” (Capitol/EMI, $137): Review HERE.
Leonard Cohen, “The Complete Columbia Albums Collection” (Columbia/Legacy, $170): How much...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 8:22 PM
There's a new performance space in town, and judging by what's planned for the opening night, it's off to a good start.
The Soka Performing Arts Center has called upon the Pacific Symphony to take center stage at the center's grand opening at 8 p.m....
| Apr 2, 2012
| 10:39 AM
• SEGA’s game division will be trimmed and restructured after an underperforming year. Specifically, SEGA of America will focus on its blue chip titles as underperforming and developing titles have been cancelled. [Joystiq]...
| Apr 6, 2012
It was the physical embodiment of rock's power and majesty — a wall of black, vinyl-clad cabinets, one atop the other, crowned with a rectangular box containing the innovative circuitry that revolutionized the music.
This was the famed Marshall...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 1:47 PM
“Gish” Deluxe Edition (EMI); 3.5 stars (out of 4)
“Siamese Dream” Deluxe Edition (EMI): 4 stars (out of 4)
Smashing Pumpkins’ debut, “Gish,” wasn’t the cool, everybody-has-to-hear-it album of 1991. It...