| Mar 16, 2013
| 11:10 AM
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big bands in small venues -- it's become a ritual at the South by Southwest music festival, where even A-list rock stars recognize the opportunity to launch a new project or heal a wounded reputation. But if Depeche Mode and Green Day...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Bands that have already existed for 25 years and sold tens of millions of records normally don't need to prove much onstage. The scenario was different for Green Day Thursday at a packed Allstate Arena, where the trio performed an energetic 125-minute...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:52 AM
A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:50 PM
How best to describe a New Year's Eve party that featured a Gatsby theme and a 1980s cover band at a luxurious hotel in Dana Point?
From Tuesday night into the new day of 2014, the party was alive with mayhem, debauchery, dancing, drinks and grand...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 3:39 PM
In the ‘50s, the Everly Brothers arrived like a mirage from some deep Southern dream – boyishly handsome, guitar-playing siblings whose voices blended into something haunted, almost mystical.
“When we first heard it, it blew us away,&...
| 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...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 11:12 AM
NEW YORK — John Gallagher Jr. was at a media screening of his new movie "Short Term 12" a few weeks ago when a man came up to him with a critique of his series TV character, journalist Jim Harper of "The Newsroom."
"You know, you're a terrible...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:51 PM
LAS VEGAS -- "The Super Bowl of music."
That's how Clear Channel Communications executive Tom Poleman described the iHeartRadio Music Festival that his employer is putting on this weekend in Las Vegas. And judging by the number of A-list acts due to...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Thomas Mars doesn’t plan in advance when and where he will crowd-surf during performances. The lead singer of French rock band Phoenix said it just kind of happens. But at 36 years old, the father of two and husband of director Sofia Coppola...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Billie Joe Armstrong, co-founder of Grammy-winning Green Day, has sold his Newport Beach cottage for $1.625 million.
The 924-square-foot house, with three bedrooms and four bathrooms, came on the market in the fall at $1.895 million. First constructed...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Some things have happened to Johnny, Tunny and St. Jimmy since "American Idiot" was last in Chicago in February 2012. The Equity actors who were playing those roles in the first national tour of the Green Day musical were dismissed and replaced by a non-...