| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:38 AM
The band that performs "Crazy On You" every time you hear it on the radio no longer exists. That was an early version of Heart, the Seattle rock band fronted by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, including lead guitarist Roger Fisher and bassist Steve Fossen....
| Jul 12, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Tommy Ramone, who died Friday of cancer at 65, was the last surviving original member of the Ramones, and also perhaps the most low key and least-known. But he was essential to shaping the pioneering punk quartet’s sound and image.
As early as...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 10:17 PM
Patti Smith was writing long before she became known as a rock performer, so the accolades she has been receiving for her written work have a complete-the-circle sort of feel.
She won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Fans of early rock music can always go the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland for a dose of the good stuff. Or they can go to St. Louis and see one of the hall's legends still performing — at age 87.
Chuck Berry isn't wiling away his golden...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Johnny Winter, a rail-thin blues guitarist known for his scorching riffs, flowing white hair and gravelly, hard-times voice, died Wednesday in Switzerland at the end of a European tour. He was 70.
His death in a Zurich hotel room was confirmed by John...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:23 PM
When Sarah Newhard of New Tripoli asked her 9-year-old son Wyatt what he wanted for Christmas, she was surprised to hear him say a drum set. He had never been musical or particularly liked music, Newhard says.
But Wyatt, who since age 3 has battled stage...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:03 PM
When Sarah Newhard of New Tripoli asked her 9-year-old son Wyatt what he wanted for Christmas, she was surprised to hear him ask for a drum set. He had never been musically inclined or particularly liked music, Newhard says.
But Wyatt, who since age 3...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and "The Voice" married model Behati Prinsloo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Saturday. The bride wore a Marchesa gown and model Coco Rocha was one of her bridesmaids. [Newsday]
After four years, Hermes women's wear director...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:40 PM
ZZ Top, the classic 1970s and '80s boogie-rocking band that was to headline Musikfest's opening night on Sands Steel Stage in 10 days, has canceled.
Musikfest does not plan to schedule a replacement act, leaving the festival without an opening night...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Michael Balzary, the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist known as Flea, has listed a home for sale in the Griffith Park area at $6.8 million.
The Mediterranean-style compound, built in 1925, sits behind walls and gates on close to three-quarters of an acre...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Once a high-wire acrobat loses balance, it's assumed the act is finished. And perhaps no pop vocalist ever resembled those denizens of dizzying heights more than the angelically-voiced Art Garfunkel.
When Garfunkel announced four years ago that his voice...