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  • R.I.P. Raphael Ravenscroft: More sax that made music pop

    R.I.P. Raphael Ravenscroft: More sax that made music pop
    Studio musicians contribute immeasurably, and often anonymously, to the fabric of pop music, making it a rarity when one rises above that anonymity the way saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft did as the result of his signature wailing solo on Gerry Rafferty&...
  • Jodie Foster ends a very long engagement with Hollywood Hills home

    Jodie Foster ends a very long engagement with Hollywood Hills home
    Jodie Foster has sold a home in Hollywood Hills for its latest asking price of $4.995 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 1935, is in the Bird Streets area, long popular with celebrities. A courtyard leads to the home's skylighted entry. The...
  • The Riff Report: New music this week

    U2 � "Songs of Innocence" When the wordless group vocals of "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)" open up the album, the intent of "Songs of Innocence" is immediately clear: a gamut of trend-chasing histrionics will be haphazardly adapted to fit in the...
  • Assessing this year's Rock and Roll Hall nominees

    Break out your pitchforks and/or band T-shirts, music lovers: The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees list was released Thursday. Let the debate begin. The class of 2015 will be announced in mid-December, and the induction ceremony will take place...
  • Lou Reed, NIN, Green Day are among Rock Hall nominees for 2015

    Lou Reed, NIN, Green Day are among Rock Hall nominees for 2015
    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...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015: 11 other acts that should be in

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015: 11 <i>other</i> acts that should be in
    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...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces new nominees: Who should get in; who shouldn't

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces new nominees: Who should get in; who shouldn't
    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,...
  • Green Day, Sting among nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Punk rock band Green Day, rockers Nine Inch Nails and singer Sting are among the 2015 nominees announced on Thursday for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They lead a diverse list that includes The Paul...
  • John Gilbert Getty sells Los Feliz home for $8.3 million

    John Gilbert Getty sells Los Feliz home for $8.3 million
    John Gilbert Getty of the J. Paul Getty oil family has sold his landmark house in Los Feliz for $8.3 million. Called the Castle, the 1924 home was designed by A.F. Leicht, known for his symbolic designs and distinctive results. Among his works were...
  • Fall arts preview 2014: Dance listings

    Fall arts preview 2014: Dance listings
    "Yvonne Rainer: Two Works." Oct. 3-4 The postmodern dancer/choreographer/filmmaker/writer performs her in-progress work, "The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move?" in conjunction with the current exhibition, "Yvonne...
  • Throwbacks: Reissues from Cocteau Twins, Punk Rockers, more

    In a never-ending quest to honor the holy day of nostalgia known as "Throwback Thursday," below are a few reissues of note that have recently arrived on the market.  Cocteau Twins, Blue Bell Knoll (LP & MP3 combo). The Cocteau Twins' swan song was...