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  • Album review: The Gaslight Anthem's 'American Slang'

     
    When the Gaslight Anthem's breakthrough album, “The '59 Sound,” landed in 2008, it made excellent use of a very out-of-fashion instrument: absolute earnestness. On tracks such as “High Lonesome” and “Old White Lincoln,” the New Jersey...
  • John Lennon's 70th saluted with remastered solo albums, box sets

     
    In commemoration of what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday on Oct. 9, the ex-Beatle’s solo catalog will be reissued in remastered editions along with a newly stripped-down remix of his and Yoko Ono’s 1980 album, “Double Fantasy.” In......
  • Phil Spector allegedly assaulted by fellow inmate

     
    Phil Spector may be finding out that prison life is different from Hollywood life. Well, in some ways.According to the New York Daily News, the convicted murderer and music industry legend got a few teeth caps knocked out, a black eye and a bruised nose...
  • Phil Spector documentary to screen in Hollywood on Aug. 19-25

     
    A new British documentary, “The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector,” will screen for a week in August at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, where the film’s director and co-producer, Vikram Jayanti, will be on hand for the.....
  • Casey Anthony: Whine to this judge? Not a good plan

     
    We learned an important lesson today in the Casey Anthony case: Don't test Judge Belvin Perry's patience. There was news today, but the insight into Perry's manner was more memorable. Anthony's defense team had wanted its experts to inspect evidence...
  • Movie Review: Standing Ovation

     
    Off the wall? Friend, you don't know off the wall until you've seen five twelve-year-old girl singer-dancers cover the Tina Turner/Phil Spector epic “River Deep, Mountain High” in the screwball kiddie dance comedy, Standing Ovation. This no-...
  • Live Review: Rihanna, rated R for adult themes

     
    Her dark and thrilling new show takes on difficult topics, even in her lighter songs. For the couture-clad Amazons in today's pop ingénue brigade, self-presentation is a battle game of flirtation and threat. Never before has a group of young......
  • The Ponderosa Stomp: A treasure trove of sound, and stories [Updated]

     
    "It's a small town story, and probably a typical American story," said Ian Dunlop, telling the writer Holly George-Warren how he came to play bass in the International Submarine Band with the late Gram Parsons in the mid-1960s. Dunlop was......
  • Leon Russell on Elton John, crystal radio sets, and playing piano for Phil Spector

     
    When Leon Russell was in the midst of what possibly was the busiest period in his life, he was often referred to by the musicians he worked with as “the master of space and time” for his otherworldly ability to......
  • Recalling John Lennon on his birthday eve

     
    John Lennon told us to imagine, but it's pretty hard to imagine that the singer would've been 70 years old on Saturday, Oct. 9. Thanks to Paul McCartney's ever-youthful presence, it's easier to envision an old Beatle than, say, an old Elvis. I like to...
  • The Note That Lingers: 'Mad Men' and Sonny & Cher

     
    The Internets have been buzzing about the shocking Season 4 finale of "Mad Men" -- shocking, I guess, if you don't think corporate types (even "creatives") still married their secretaries in 1965, three years before New York's radical women threw......