| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:11 AM
With Wednesday’s verdict that concert promoter AEG Live was not liable in the death of Michael Jackson, the singer’s road to artistic redemption can move forward -- minus the depressing personal details.
The trial's revelations of the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It’s not often today that a rising DJ team argues that it should get out of its own spotlight. But that’s precisely what the D.C. dance duo of Benoit & Sergio do on their loungey new single, “Adjustments.”
Atop some melancholy,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A few things dominated the pop music conversation this year. A British boy band, a pop comeback king, a pair of hip-hop outliers and a NSFW music video –- all of which drives the nominations for the 2013 American Music Awards, which were announced...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:44 AM
What is rock 'n' roll, one may ask upon seeing the names Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens and Peter Gabriel on this year’s list of finalists for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Do any of them truly rock, let alone roll? Or is...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Katy Perry's "Prism" is a shimmering, dynamic, heavy-duty modern pop album that's as unapologetically bent on moving bodies as it is on moving units. Longer by one song than her mega-selling 2010 record "Teenage Dream," the 28-year-old's follow-up is so...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:30 AM
In his penthouse condo on the toniest block of Westwood, one of the world's biggest dance music producers kicks back at his dining room table in an all-black Armani ensemble. A spread of magazine covers, featuring the producer's face, stares up at him...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Clutching a gold microphone as shiny as his gold watch, Robin Thicke sauntered into a recording studio in Playa Vista on a recent afternoon like he owned the place.
The R&B singer known for his romantic ballads was taping a brief live performance for...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Justin Timberlake scored the top-selling album of 2013 with his “The 20/20 Experience” and Robin Thicke ruled the singles chart with the runaway hit “Blurred Lines,” according to year-end sales figures released by Nielsen...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:35 PM
All eyes may be on the robots of Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder and their sprawling, collaborative Grammy set, but the lineup for the awards telecast just got a new jolt of star power.
Avant-pop singer Lorde and Katy Perry are among the acts recently...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:00 PM
A stage, a sound system, musicians and a crowd. That's all you really need to put on a concert. Everything else — $12 beer, nachos, jumbo video screens, light show, 3-D glasses, VIP meet-and-greets, merch, vapor pen for your "medical marijuana"...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Five quick reactions to the Coachella 2014 lineup announcement.
1. The Daft Punk factor: The presence of vocalist/Neptune/producer Pharrell Williams as a headliner is notable for a few rumor-fueling reasons. First, he’s not necessarily performing...