| Nov 16, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Before he played drums in the insanely popular pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, Ashton Irwin had a different job in his hometown of Sydney, Australia.
“I worked at a KFC,” he said Saturday night from the stage at the Forum in Inglewood....
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:45 AM
"Birdman," the latest movie from director Alejandro González Iñárritu, is generating significant awards buzz for its comeback leading man, Michael Keaton, and a supporting cast that includes Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Amy Ryan and Naomi Watts.
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Deep inside a cavernous factory in Corona, some legendary rock names gather nonchalantly along a wall.
There's Eric Clapton next to Jeff Beck, with Mark Knopfler only inches away — not the actual musicians, but the bespoke guitar necks that...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Velvet Underground founding member Lou Reed, punk-pop band Green Day, industrial dance-rock group Nine Inch Nails and ‘80s Brit-pop group the Smiths are among the 15 pop music acts that appear on the final nominees ballot for Rock and Roll Hall of...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Pardon me while I feign outrage for a fake institution.
The annual conundrum known as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees list was announced Thursday, and it's as baffling as ever. In fact, so shaky is its philosophical foundation that arguing seems...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting are among the 2015 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the hall announced this morning.
Other nominated are repeats N.W.A., Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes,...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:37 PM
“Don't wanna be an American idiot.
Don't want a nation under the new mania.”
—”American Idiot” lyrics
I grew up on the angst-fueled music of...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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All in all, Homer is just another brick in the...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The lead cut on the new Pixies album is called "What Goes Boom?," and one answer to that question is the Pixies' other albums.
Formed in Boston in 1986, this smart but savage guitar band did as much as any to invent what became known as alternative...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:23 AM
"American Idiot": The stage musical spun around Green Day’s ambitious 2004 album is now on a road tour, and will deliver the Berkeley trio’s angsty punk anthems starting Tuesday night at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. All the...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:20 PM
The Green Day musical “American Idiot” has more of a sensibility than an actual plot.
Seriously, you could text all the dialogue in a few minutes and still have enough juice in your phone to download the Broadway cast recording, which I...