| Mar 17, 2011
Producer-engineer Stan Ross, who co-founded Hollywood's Gold Star Recording Studio, which has a storied place in rock history as the home of Phil Spector's innovative "Wall of Sound" technique, has died. He was 82.
Ross died Friday at Providence St....
| Feb 24, 2012
Guitarist Billy Strange once took the kind of phone call that thousands of musicians receive only in their best and wildest dreams.
"I was staying at a hotel in Nashville in 1965 when my telephone rang and this unmistakable voice said, 'Billy, this is...
| Jun 19, 2011
Saxophonist Clarence Clemons, an indispensable part of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band both for his full-throttle tenor sax work and his larger-than-life onstage persona as "the Big Man," died Saturday. He was 69.
Clemons, who put his stamp on such...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 4:31 AM
Day 2 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park has crossed the finish line. Here’s an hour-by-hour account with reporting from yours truly (GK) and the ever-vigilant Bob Gendron (BG):
11:44 a.m.: Want to go to Lollapalooza without having to buy tickets?...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:57 PM
Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2011 is in the books, as the first of 130 bands played on eight stages Friday in Grant Park. Attendance was maxed out – with 90,000 people expected each of three days at the festival. Here’s how Friday went down, with...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:38 AM
Brian Wilson broke character Monday at the Chicago Theatre in the first of two 50th anniversary concerts by his longtime band.
The most fragile of the Beach Boys plunged into the turmoil of “Sail On, Sailor,” a song rarely performed by the...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 1:22 PM
George Harrisonwas recording steadily at the studio in his English country estate until nearly the day he died in 2001.
“He loved to record, he was always doing more and more demos at night,” says his widow, Olivia Harrison. “But he&...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 12:13 PM
The songwriting world lost two titans Monday when Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber died within hours of each other.
Ashford, 70, cowrote a string of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, that helped define soul, R&B and funk in the ‘60s, ‘70s and...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Jay-Z, Sonic Youth, Guns N' Roses, Ghostface Killah, Slayer, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Britney Spears, The New Pornographers, Mobb Deep, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Prefab Sprout, Pink, The Beatles, Van Halen, Big Star, Bob Dylan,...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 5:40 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to consider Phil Spector's appeal of his murder conviction.
Spector was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of actress Lana Clarkson in a second trial in 2009.
The 71- is...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 12:35 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A trial date has been set for a lawsuit that accuses music producer Phil Spector of wrongful death in the fatal shooting of actress Lana Clarkson.
The lawsuit filed by Clarkson's family asks for unspecified damages.
The trial is...