| Dec 15, 2014
| 4:39 PM
The hits just kept on coming, in many shades of distortion: Soft rock, indie rock, pop rock, arena rock, grunge rock, synth rock, ska rock, all merged into a mess of fist-pumping anthems with shout-along choruses.
On Sunday, the second night of...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When it comes to style, Gwen Stefani's participation on "The Voice" this season brings to mind the old adage about Ginger Rogers doing everything Fred Astaire did, but backward and in high heels.
While her fellow judges — all men — are...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Good things generally happen when Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams team up on a boastful, sleek and heavy-stomping single.
Stefani acknowledges as much in her new video for "Spark the Fire" -- "Finally remembering what is me / That is what happens...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:00 AM
On the roof deck of his Santa Monica office, Interscope Records' Chairman and Chief Executive John Janick took a break between meetings late on a Friday afternoon. The 36-year-old, dressed in an unassuming gray T-shirt, was just three months into his...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The maker of the popular "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" video game brought a hired gun, former New York mayor and lawyer Rudy Giuliani, to defend its prized brand from a lawsuit filed by ex-Panama military dictator Manuel Noriega.
Noriega, now 80 years...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:58 AM
Seems like only yesterday that we were kicking off Season 7 on “The Voice,” welcoming the new coaches, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani, watching them quickly find their grooves and settling in for the first blind auditions. In fact, it...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Last week, in the first two rounds of blind auditions on “The Voice” this season, what seemed especially remarkable about new coaches Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani was how well they were able to slip into their new roles and play the...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Is it me, or does it feel like Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani have been coaches on "The Voice" forever?
The two music industry mega-talents made their debuts as the singing-competition show kicked off its seventh season Monday night, joining veteran...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Sometimes “The Voice” can surprise you, but here’s one thing you can pretty much count on: If a contestant is shown ahead of a blind audition declaring that he or she is aiming to impress a specific coach, that contestant will end up,...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Rock in Rio will sound off Stateside for the first time.
The music festival, which began 30 years ago in Brazil and has grown into one of the world's largest music festivals, will expand to Las Vegas in May 2015. Festival organizers on Friday unveiled...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Pharrell Williams and Takashi Murakami are at it again.
Just months after the prolific singer and producer remixed the theme song from Murakami's film "Jellyfish Eyes," the equally prolific Japanese artist has returned the favor by producing a music...