| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:00 PM
Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Gwen Stefani and Snoop Dogg were just a few of the acts that took to the stage in a week of posh parties all over town in the days leading up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
Late Thursday, as rehearsals were in full gear at...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 8:45 PM
Partial list of winners of the 57th annual Grammy Awards, presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles:
— Album of the year: "Morning Phase," Beck.
— Song of the year: "Stay With Me," Sam Smith.
— Record of the year: "Stay...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 5:00 AM
When I read about former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight's latest brush with the law — charges of vehicular assault that killed one man and wounded another — I was appalled but unsurprised. Knight has been in the spotlight in this...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 9:17 AM
As Sunday’s 2015 Grammy Awards ceremony draws ever nearer, there’s no shortage of methods for handicapping who might take home those awards. Now two popular platforms that help fans find their way to music they want to hear — Spotify and...
| 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.
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:00 AM
The 2015 Grammy Awards ceremony is just around the corner, and speculation is growing about who will go home with the most honors. Twitter joined the conversation Thursday morning by releasing data ranking contenders in various categories based on how...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:14 AM
Influences are not everything, but they very much matter to Death By Icon.
In conversation, the band members — Vic Birriel, Anthony Amponin and producer Andrew Vilaythong — reference a number of different acts, everyone from Kanye West to...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Can you believe 2015 will bring new albums from Kanye, Adele, Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper?
Well, don’t believe it yet, since those expected albums don’t have release dates at the moment.
Of the records that do have confirmed release...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 2:09 PM
We’re only a week into 2014, but already it seems unlikely that we’ll hear a catch phrase this year stickier than “Unlock the swag / The swag, unlock.”
That’s what the brothers of Rae Sremmurd, the young Southern hip-hop...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:02 PM
The iHeart Radio Music Awards has set a date for its return.
The fledgling telecast will air March 29 on NBC and across iHeartMedia’s stations and its digital music platform, the radio conglomerate announced on Wednesday. It will again be taped at...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Hip-hop sure has come miles. Emerging in the Bronx in the 1970s, rap music once consisted of mostly basic beats, rudimentary rhyme schemes, and simple boasts and stories. Since then, the style has infiltrated pop culture with seismic force — and not...