| 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,...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:08 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:58 AM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
"Yvonne Rainer: Two Works."
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Chicago is no longer known for its meat-and-potatoes menus but for its innovative contemporary cuisine, and the background music in more of the city's restaurants mirrors that same creative spirit.
Scott McNiece, founder of Uncanned Music, sifts through...
| 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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 3:45 PM
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Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band KISS have long cherished living in aggrieved opposition to critics who they have felt failed to respect Kiss' heavy metal oeuvre, and the band's...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Lou Reed, anchor of New York rock band the Velvet Underground and widely regarded as one of pop's most influential musicians, has died, the Associated Press reported Sunday. He was 71.
Though a cause of death has not yet been revealed, the Associated...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Aunque Lou Reed, fallecido el domingo a los 71 años de edad en Long Island (Nueva York), afirmaba que dejó de ser "el chico malo del rock" en los setenta, este icono del "underground" y exvagabundo del lado salvaje nunca perdió oportunidad de azuzar al...