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  • How the American Music Awards tried to combat toxic masculinity

    How the American Music Awards tried to combat toxic masculinity

    At least this thing had its heart in the right place. In an age of widespread awards-show overload, nobody looks to the annual American Music Awards — broadcast live Sunday night on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles — for an authoritative diagnosis of what matters in pop music,...

  • Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies  at 85

    Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies  at 85

    Mel Tillis, the longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died. A spokesman for Tillis, Don Murry Grubbs, said Tillis died early Sunday at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla. He...

  • LCD Soundsystem is a blast from the dance-band past at the Palladium

    LCD Soundsystem is a blast from the dance-band past at the Palladium

    Instead of horns, they had synths. And rather than swing, they grooved. But in terms of the service they were providing their audience, James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem weren’t so different Friday evening at the Hollywood Palladium from the old big bands that performed there in the 1940s. Kicking...

  • AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dies at 64

    AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dies at 64

    Malcolm Young, the AC/DC co-founder whose brash guitar riffs, tight songwriting and live-wire personality defined an era of rock ’n’ roll, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced his death on its official Facebook page on Saturday. The exact time, location and cause of his death were not immediately...

  • California Sounds: Miguel, Anna St. Louis and Lee Hazlewood

    California Sounds: Miguel, Anna St. Louis and Lee Hazlewood

    Miguel, “Told You So” (RCA). On this teaser from the San Pedro native’s forthcoming fourth album, “War and Leisure,” the rock ‘n’ soul artist born Miguel Jontel Pimentel rides a squiggly beat that recalls a Chicago acid-house track at half-speed. The song features a chorus so catchy it’s a wonder...

  • California Sounds: Anenon's blissful instrumentals, Daedelus' throwback house mix and Jasper Bones' 'soul wave' vibes

    California Sounds: Anenon's blissful instrumentals, Daedelus' throwback house mix and Jasper Bones' 'soul wave' vibes

    Anenon, “Tongue” (Friends of Friends). The new album by Brian Allen Simon, which comes out Feb. 9, features instrumental music that resides in a misty realm where cool jazz, ambient and electronic minimalism converge. Simon, whose primary instrument is saxophone, is active in both the experimental...

  • Diana Ross on longevity and life off the stage

    Diana Ross on longevity and life off the stage

    Between rehearsals for the American Music Awards, where she will be feted with the Lifetime Achievement award and perform, Diana Ross discussed her career, longevity and life off the stage.

  • How the music manager Doris Muñoz is celebrating the late Latin star Selena while helping immigrant families

    How the music manager Doris Muñoz is celebrating the late Latin star Selena while helping immigrant families

    As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, the young music manager and Chicana activist Doris Muñoz didn’t have the most idyllic Southern California upbringing. Of the frequent bangs and pops that echoed across her San Bernardino neighborhood, she recalled thinking, “Is that gunshots or fireworks?...

  • Eve officially joins 'The Talk' as new host

    Eve officially joins 'The Talk' as new host

    Grammy Award-winning rapper and actress Eve is adding talk show host to her resume by officially joining CBS’ daytime talk show “The Talk.” The performer made her official debut Tuesday, after previously appearing as guest co-host last month. The artist, whose real name is Eve Jeffers Cooper, is...

  • Taylor Swift's privacy is a public act on 'Reputation'

    Taylor Swift's privacy is a public act on 'Reputation'

    For Taylor Swift, love — or the idea of it — has always represented a refuge, an escape, a shelter in a storm. When she emerged, just over a decade ago, romance was a means of lifting herself out of the too-smallness of high school; later, its enduring promise cushioned her after any number of...

  • Goldenvoice splits with FYF Fest founder Sean Carlson

    Goldenvoice splits with FYF Fest founder Sean Carlson

    Los Angeles-based promoter Goldenvoice has severed its relationship with Sean Carlson, the founder of its popular FYF Fest. In an email sent to talent booking agents Monday and obtained by The Times, Goldenvoice head Paul Tollett said, "Effective immediately, Goldenvoice has ended its relationship...

  • After suffering a tragedy, music became a 'life raft' for Chasms

    After suffering a tragedy, music became a 'life raft' for Chasms

    A few weeks ago, Shannon Madden of the L.A. experimental band Chasms went to see “Mother!,” the latest film from director Darren Aronofsky. She’d watched Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” with her brother, Griffin, years ago, and they both had a thing for his dark, surreal movies. She thought he’d want...

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