| Mar 19, 2015
| 11:12 AM
When Daft Punk won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2014, there were some faces on the stage unfamiliar to young pop audiences: Paul Williams, Nile Rodgers and a number of acclaimed recording engineers among them. But house music fans were especially...
| Mar 15, 2015
You never know what can happen when you embark on a project.
"I'm living proof of that," Scott Hoying said. "When you start working on something, who knows where it can lead to?''
When Hoying joined the school vocal group, the SoCal VoCals, while...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 11:39 AM
Pharrell, the acclaimed pop singer, producer, and presumed extra in "The Grand Budapest Hotel," will add author to his extensive résumé after inking a deal to write a series of children's books.
Signing with Putnam Books for Young Readers, the Grammy...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 8:15 PM
Sam Smith had a breakout year in 2014, and he isn’t showing signs of slowing down. The British soul upstart won the record-of-the-year Grammy for his “Stay With Me,” besting the smash hit “Shake It Off” from Taylor Swift....
| Feb 7, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Onstage, the Grammy Awards show on Sunday will once again be a picture of diversity. In one of the most anticipated performances of the evening, Paul McCartney will share the stage with Rihanna and Kanye West.
When it comes to handing out the major...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:54 PM
When the music starts, it's just drums and space. A shuffling house beat with an eerie minor-key synth. Then a bigger kick drum locks in place and the arrangements come into focus, topped by a pitch-tweaked vocal, androgynous and eager: "Baby, I'm wasted,...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:35 PM
Along with the actual handing out of trophies, the annual Grammy Awards ceremony has become as much about unexpected — and sometimes utterly head-scratching — collaborations among disparate musicians for the national TV broadcast.
| Jan 31, 2015
| 1:00 PM
John Carpenter, "Lost Themes" (Sacred Bones). Horror movie master John Carpenter is best known for his classic screamers including "Halloween," "Escape From New York" and "They Live," but many may not realize that the director also scores his own movies,...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:17 PM
Instrument-brandishing rock classicists versus EDM producers: it's almost a cliche to talk about how they can't agree on much these days.
Still, certain bands bridged the divide between electronic and acoustic dance music years ago, and some of them...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:09 PM
The word "vintage" has carried drastically different meanings within the world of musical instruments. In the realm of electric and acoustic guitars and amplifiers, "vintage" in recent years has translated into an important, and lucrative, facet of the...
| Jan 23, 2015
It's hard to argue that the role of actress Sally Kellerman's life wasn't that of Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in Robert Altman's 1970 smash "M*A*S*H."
The part of the hyper-sexualized nurse at a mobile Army surgical hospital during the Korean...