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  • Writers Guild sings same tune as composers and lyricists

     
    The quest by Hollywood's composers and lyricists to secure union benefits that their peers on the set enjoy has struck a chord with the Writers Guild of America. At a meeting tonight at the guild's West Coast headquarters in West......
  • Live review: Peter Gabriel at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    It’s all too easy in the age of “American Idol” to forget just how profoundly powerful music can be in the hands of an absolute master like Peter Gabriel. The veteran British artist — one of the select few in......
  • Doc Rivers hides cash away at Staples Center

     
    Leading up this week to the NBA Finals, 710 ESPN's Steve Mason and John Ireland recently ran an a scavenger hunt, offering a pair of tickets to Game 1 of the NBA Finals to anyone who met this specific criteria: 1. A vinyl copy of Randy Newman's "I Love L....
  • Much ado about little

     
    "Oh, please" department: I'm no apologist for BP, but the outrage over its chairman's solicitude for "small people" is ridiculous. The Swedish-born Carl-Henric Svanberg would have been on safe ground, we're told, if he had substituted "little people"...
  • Tom Jones' 'Praise & Blame' gets praise .... after blame

     
    Tom Jones is already picking up some major praise for his new “Praise & Blame” album that’s out Tuesday, but only after suffering a few slings and arrows from within the ranks at Island Records, the label that signed him......
  • Why not hire a music critic as an 'American Idol' judge? Ten contestants for the job

     
    With three "American Idol" judges potentially in play, Pop & Hiss would like to make a humble suggestion: that one of the new judges be a bona fide music critic or journalist. There are a number of reasons why this......
  • Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino's favorite writers: Joan Didion, David Foster Wallace

     
    L.A.-based Best Coast, the garage-pop project of Bethany Cosentino, has been one of this summer's hottest indie breakouts thanks to Cosentino's bracing guitars and hook-hoisting melodies -- if not her lyrics. "She's not exactly the Randy Newman of the...
  • Michael McKean joins cast of Randy Newman's 'Harps and Angels'

     
    From his role in "This Is Spinal Tap," we know Michael McKean can sing rock music. But how will he fare when it comes to the particular challenges of musical theater? The musical "Harps and Angels" is set to have......
  • Harry Nilsson documentary opens Friday in West Hollywood

     
    Songwriter Jimmy Webb calls him “the best singer of our generation.” Filmmaker and Monty Python alumnus Terry Gilliam describes him as “a fallen angel.” Randy Newman compares his knack for writing indelible melodies to Franz Schubert, Paul...
  • ‘Sons of Anarchy’s' Katey Sagal talks about her other life, as a singer

     
    While Gemma was falling to the pavement from a heart attack, the actress who portrays her was soulfilly singing over the melodrama. We caught up with "Sons of Anarchy" star Katey Sagal to talk about her double life as a......
  • Apatow gets funny (mostly) for McSweeney's and 826LA

     
    Judd Apatow has edited an anthology titled "I Found This Funny," coming out Nov. 1, which benefits 826 National. It's kind of a funny humor anthology because some of its stories aren't funny at all. Yes, it includes pieces by......