| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Clutching a gold microphone as shiny as his gold watch, Robin Thicke sauntered into a recording studio in Playa Vista on a recent afternoon like he owned the place.
The R&B singer known for his romantic ballads was taping a brief live performance for...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 3:20 AM
Lollapalooza opened in Grant Park on Friday to -- what else? -- rain and a soggy turf that required wood chips to be imported and portions of Hutchinson Field to be roped off. Inclement weather is now a regular visitor at this festival, especially after a...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Leave it to a couple of "ice cold" rap stars to bring the heat back to the desert.
OutKast, the trailblazing Atlanta hip-hop duo whose members memorably described themselves that way in their 2003 smash "Hey Ya!," will headline this year's Coachella...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Digging Too Deep
Mainly Murder Press; 207 pages
Jill Amadio's "Digging Too Deep" is the sort of book that will have you casting the movie version in your head as you read.
Put the right director at the helm and these characters could...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:47 PM
On a night dominated by unlikely musical collaborations of all kinds – from a mini-Beatles reunion to Stetson-wearing Madonna jamming with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at a wedding – the Grammys also found time Sunday to hand out a few awards....
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:20 PM
For more than three decades, the Grammys' longtime executive producer Ken Ehrlich has navigated a gamut of hurdles to pull off the annual telecast. A dizzying lineup of talent has been confirmed for Sunday's ceremony, including Paul McCartney, Beyonce,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Band and musicians have a certain something that defines them. People know Bob Dylan for his stream-of-consciousness lyrics and nasal voice, the Beatles for their catchy Mersey beat and Van Halen for its ear-splitting guitar solos.
The Fountain Valley...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:43 AM
At the 56th annual Grammy Awards Jan. 26(7 p.m. on CBS) the Recording Academy again aims to reward "artistic excellence" in 82 categories. Below are foolhardy predictions on how the thousands of academy members will vote for some of the key awards, and...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:28 AM
The Boss is back in charge.
"High Hopes," the latest studio disc by Bruce Springsteen, debuted Wednesday atop the Billboard 200 album chart, reflecting sales last week of 99,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
It's Springsteen's 11th No. 1...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
KROQ-FM has cooked up a campaign allowing music fans to help support relief efforts in the Philippines following the disaster inflicted on the region by Typhoon Haiyan and get a VIP trip to one of the station’s upcoming Almost Acoustic Christmas...
| Nov 29, 2013
Radio-Active Records manager Mikey Ramirez expects Black Friday at his Fort Lauderdale indie record shop to be a chaotic, if controlled, communion of music-heads and audiophiles who laud vinyl records and shun compact discs. There may be "prison rules"...