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  • ABBA set reveals more than one-hit wonder

    Did ABBA ever make a bad record? For fans of the Swedish group's nearly two dozen U.S. hits, including ear candy like "Dancing Queen" and "Mamma Mia," it's probably hard to imagine anything not being close to irresistible. Sure enough: a new, nine-disc...
  • Spector -- and expert witnesses -- on trial

    Spector -- and expert witnesses -- on trial
    At Phil Spector's murder trial last week, Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson flatly dismissed the testimony of a series of experts for the defense, calling them "pay-to-say" witnesses who received more than $400,000 in return for doing just what was expected...
  • Elton John & Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues

    Elton John &  Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues
    Few people can get away with telling an anecdote about being on safari in Africa and make it sound like a trip to the supermarket. But for Elton John, that's precisely how and where he became inspired to call his keyboard-playing pal Leon Russell after...
  • Steve Cooley: L.A.'s D.A.

    Steve Cooley: L.A.'s D.A.
    Steve Cooley's isn't a face that's all over YouTube or the nightly news, and he's fine with that. In spite of the celeb cases that have come through the county district attorney's office -- the decades-long case against Roman Polanski and murder cases...
  • 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....
  • Holiday CDs for every musical taste

    Holiday CDs for every musical taste
    This year's bountyof new holiday releases offers thoughts of the season from a slew of musicians, including a pair of singers who've officially "Got Talent," an "American Idol" alumnus, a neo-rockabilly hipster, a former member of an influential British...
  • Schnellenberger lauds Morris, Letterman rips FIU

     
    The Voice was lauding RB Alfred Morris this week, saying he could be FAU???s first break-away running back, the kind of guy that can rip long touchdown runs. Howard said it was Morris's (No. 32) combination of size, strength,......
  • Live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony: Tom Waits, Dr. John, Darlene Love, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond celebrate in New York

     
    Now into its second quarter-century, its rebellious youth largely a memory and its adolescence rapidly receding into the past, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony canonized Neil Diamond, the Alice Cooper band, Tom Waits, Dr. John......
  • From L.A. Unheard to SXSW: Los Angeles' rising bands storm Austin

     
    Bands come from the world over to play the annual South by Southwest Festival with hopes of a big write-up or a label deal — so it's no wonder that L.A.'s own rising stars are hopping in their vans and heading cross-country for a week of marathon...
  • Fab Four faceoff: What's your favorite song from 'Let It Be'?

     
    With the official release of the remastered Beatles catalog now done and dusted, Pop & Hiss persists in asking the musical question: What would go on your Beatles mix tape? As my final weigh-in about what's tops on each of......
  • Decision on criminal charges in Michael Jackson case 'months' away

     
    Prosecutors and police investigators don't expect to file charges in connection with Michael Jackson's death before 2010, law enforcement officials told The Times. The officials said there is such much evidence to review -- some of it complex medical...