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  • Stan Ross dies at 82; producer-engineer co-founded Gold Star studio

    Stan Ross dies at 82; producer-engineer co-founded Gold Star studio
    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....
  • Billy Strange dies at 81; guitarist, arranger for Presley, Nancy Sinatra

    Billy Strange dies at 81; guitarist, arranger for Presley, Nancy Sinatra
    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...
  • Clarence Clemons dies at 69; saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band

    Clarence Clemons dies at 69; saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band
    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...
  • Lollapalooza Day 2: Rain, retro and Eminem

    Lollapalooza Day 2: Rain, retro and Eminem
    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?...
  • Lollapalooza Day 1: Hello, Brazil, and Coldplay says 'So long' to Amy Winehouse

    Lollapalooza Day 1: Hello, Brazil, and Coldplay says 'So long' to Amy Winehouse
    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...
  • Beach Boys mix nostalgia, surf, melancholy at Chicago Theatre

    Beach Boys mix nostalgia, surf, melancholy at Chicago Theatre
    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...
  • Treasure trove of George Harrison music unwrapped

    Treasure trove of George Harrison music unwrapped
    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&...
  • Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford: Their greatest hits

    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...
  • Of pop & poetry

    Of pop & poetry
    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,...
  • State Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Phil Spector's Appeal

    State Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Phil Spector's Appeal
    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...
  • Trial Date Set For Wrongful Death Suit Against Phil Spector

    Trial Date Set For Wrongful Death Suit Against Phil Spector
    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...