| 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,...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:42 PM
If ever an opening song on a debut album could set the tone for the entirety of a band's career, it was "Blitzkrieg Bop," off the 1976 self-titled album by the Ramones. Lean, fast and propelled forward by a low-to-the-ground-beat and no-fuss lyrics ("Hey!...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:30 AM
For years, Ringo Starr has used the occasion of his birthday to urge fans to flash the peace symbol and say the words "Peace and love" at noon wherever they happen to be in the world.
The former Beatle upped the ante for his 74th birthday party this...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:12 PM
If it's true, as punk band the Slits have argued, that "in the beginning there was rhythm," then Tommy Ramone's drum pound marked a new day rising. The original drummer for seminal New York punk band the Ramones, Tommy, born Erdelyi Tamas, died Friday...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Rob Cavallo, the Grammy Award-winning producer who has worked with the Dave Matthews Band, Green Day and Linkin Park, has listed his home in Hidden Hills for sale at $7.499 million.
Set on more than an acre in the celebrity-preferred community, the...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Welcome to the Pop & Hiss live blog of the 2014 Grammy Awards show. The festivities will begin in moments, with the poorly kept secret that Beyoncé and Jay Z are expected to open the show. And while Jay Z led the field with nine nominations, he's not...