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  • Roger Nichols dies at 66; engineer gave Steely Dan its distinctive sound

    Roger Nichols dies at 66; engineer gave Steely Dan its distinctive sound
    Roger Nichols, the recording engineer who gave the music of Steely Dan the lustrous sheen that became the popular group's sonic signature, died Saturday at his Burbank home after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said. He was 66....
  • Stan Ross dies at 82; producer-engineer co-founded Gold Star studio

    Stan Ross dies at 82; producer-engineer co-founded Gold Star studio
    Producer-engineer Stan Ross, who co-founded Hollywood's Gold Star Recording Studio, which has a storied place in rock history as the home of Phil Spector's innovative "Wall of Sound" technique, has died. He was 82. Ross died Friday at Providence St....
  • Jane Scott dies at 92; longtime rock critic

    Jane Scott dies at 92; longtime rock critic
    Jane Scott was a code breaker for the Navy during World War II. She owned a wind-up Victrola. And the first song she ever loved was from the big band era: a Jimmy Rushing hit for Count Basie called "Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)." So...
  • Billy Strange dies at 81; guitarist, arranger for Presley, Nancy Sinatra

    Billy Strange dies at 81; guitarist, arranger for Presley, Nancy Sinatra
    Guitarist Billy Strange once took the kind of phone call that thousands of musicians receive only in their best and wildest dreams. "I was staying at a hotel in Nashville in 1965 when my telephone rang and this unmistakable voice said, 'Billy, this is...
  • Terry 'Tubesteak' Tracy dies at 77; model for Big Kahuna in 'Gidget'

    In 1956, Terry "Tubesteak" Tracy, freshly fired from his job at a downtown insurance company, bid goodbye to the 9-to-5 life and headed for the Malibu shore, where he built himself a shack out of wood scraps and palm fronds and sailed into surfing...
  • Album review: Various artists, 'Rave On Buddy Holly'

    Album review: Various artists, 'Rave On Buddy Holly'
    Buddy Holly transcended the ‘50s because he was not only a dynamic singer and performer, he was a great songwriter whose explosive growth presaged the rise of do-it-all groups like the Beatles, Beach Boys and Rolling Stones. By the time he died in a...
  • Fall album preview

    Here come the would-be blockbusters. The music industry inevitably rolls out new releases by its biggest artists in the fall, just in time for holiday gift-giving. This year is no exception, with studio albums expected from Drake and Mary J. Blige; a host...
  • Beach Boys mix nostalgia, surf, melancholy at Chicago Theatre

    Beach Boys mix nostalgia, surf, melancholy at Chicago Theatre
    Brian Wilson broke character Monday at the Chicago Theatre in the first of two 50th anniversary concerts by his longtime band. The most fragile of the Beach Boys plunged into the turmoil of “Sail On, Sailor,” a song rarely performed by the...
  • Danny Brown finds success by rapping about being broke

    Danny Brown finds success by rapping about being broke
    In a hurry-up culture, Danny Brown says taking his time was the key to the depth and off-kilter resonance of his 2011 breakthrough album, “XXX” (Fool’s Gold). By hip-hop standards, the 31-year-old Brown is practically an elder statesman...
  • Beach Boys with Brian Wilson to play Chicago Theatre

    Beach Boys with Brian Wilson to play Chicago Theatre
    Fresh off a reunion with Brian Wilson at the nationally televised Grammy Awards, the Beach Boys will announce a 50th anniversary tour Wednesday that will bring them to the Chicago Theatre on May 21. For the first time in two decades, the Beach Boys...
  • Concert review: Katy Perry at Allstate Arena

    Concert review: Katy Perry at Allstate Arena
    There was one how-did-she-do-that? moment at Katy Perry’s show Sunday at Allstate Arena, something I’ve never seen before at a pop concert. In the midst of one song, “Hot N Cold,” the 26-year-old pop singer changed outfits five...