| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Grammy voters love catching up with acts that weren’t significantly recognized when they were at their creative peaks, and this year one of those nods went to Led Zeppelin’s “Celebration Day,” the live album documenting the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Grammy Awards will never be perfect, and maybe they shouldn't be. But that doesn't mean they don't matter.
After enduring years of dinosaur jokes and slumping ratings, the Recording Academy has successfully recast its showcase event as must-see-TV...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Welcome to the 2014 edition of brunch time at the Grammy Awards.
The big concert extravaganza at Staples Center isn't for a few hours yet (5 p.m. Pacific time and tape-delayed until 8 p.m. for the West Coast), but the bulk of the Grammys will be awarded...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Welcome to the Pop & Hiss live blog of the 2014 Grammy Awards show. The festivities will begin in moments, with the poorly kept secret that Beyoncé and Jay Z are expected to open the show. And while Jay Z led the field with nine nominations, he's not...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Those looking for evidence that commercial rock 'n' roll music as we have known it — the kind featuring an electric guitarist — is in a coma need only examine a few recent incidents for proof.
Most prominently, the major nominations for...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Imagine Dragons offered something for every mainstream taste Thursday at a packed Allstate Arena. Channeling commercial trends from the past five years, the Las Vegas band's innocuous 95-minute concert came across like a hits-formatted radio station...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Before Linkin Park's latest album was born, a different Linkin Park album died.
It happened not long after Mike Shinoda, the Los Angeles band's creative mastermind, began building songs for the follow-up to 2012's "Living Things." Like that record,...
| Jan 27, 2014
A lot of people in cyberspace Sunday night were loving on the performance of Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons on the broadcast of the 56th Grammy Awards. And fair enough, the duo performance of Lamar’s “M.A.A.D. City” and Imagine...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Coachella just got a bit less grizzled.
Citing "unavoidable complications," Lou Reed announced Tuesday that he has canceled his planned appearance at next month's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, scheduled to bring artists including Blur,...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
This year’s Grammy nominations may be as muddled as usual, but the Recording Academy sent at least one straightforward message with the picks it announced Friday night: Rock music didn’t matter in 2013.
No rock albums made the shortlist...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The artists arrived in perfectly timed succession, each a harmonic tine inside the music box: Atlas Genius, Bastille, Portugal. The Man, Capital Cities, Fitz & the Tantrums, the Neighbourhood, Lorde, Phoenix and Arcade Fire.
The five-plus-hours show at...