| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:03 AM
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony may well go into the books for its "Who'd have thought?" surrealistic moments.
Yusuf, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, nailed one at the beginning of his acceptance speech when he quipped: "I never...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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When "Pumped Up Kicks" vaulted Foster the People to rock stardom in summer 2011, it was an odd record to take off in such extreme fashion. Not only was it a mellow, easy-listening tune in a time of dance-driven power-pop, but tucked...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Seattle Police Department has strongly denied reports claiming local law enforcement officials have re-opened the investigation into the death of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain.
A representative for Seattle PD told Variety that an inhouse cold...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Top nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Daft Punk were among the leading winners at the pre-telecast Grammy Awards ceremony at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday afternoon.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took a three-trophy haul, as their hit set "The Heist" scored...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:27 PM
French electronic duo Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” was named album of the year and its frisky hit single “Get Lucky,” with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, won for record of the year Sunday at the 56th Grammy...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton are among the artists performing Wednesday night on the CMA Awards show from Nashville, and Pop & Hiss will be with you all night live blogging the festivities.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Elliott Smith needed a cigarette. The singer-songwriter was onstage at Largo on Fairfax Avenue not long after smoking had been banned in California bars.
"He'd played about 10 songs and said, 'I'm going to go take a smoke break, does anyone want to join...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:39 AM
The Fleshtones. Uncle Tupelo. Charles Bradley. If those names mean anything to you, chances are you already know how you're spending this post-Thanksgiving day of shopping.
Indie retailers throughout the country, and many in the L.A. area, are once...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Slide shows of amateur photography aren't usually premiered at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, but when you're a Beatle, rules are often bent.
"That's one of me!" said Ringo Starr excitedly when he saw his face on the big screen Wednesday. "I like...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The members of the electro-pop group the Postal Service have slightly different recollections about what exactly they were doing just before playing this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But they each remember the night clearly....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A telling moment arrived near the end of Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s “Legends of the Summer” concert Monday at Soldier Field.
Timberlake, alone in a spotlight wearing a fedora with left hand thrust into his pants pocket, did a decent...