Pop & Hiss

Pop & Hiss The L.A. Times music blog
Behind the music of Netflix's 'Stranger Things': Members of the electronic group Survive discuss their eerie score

Considering the eerie tone of the new Netflix show “Stranger Things,” it shouldn’t come as a surprise that its musical score and opening theme were composed under curious circumstances by a pair of lesser known first-timers.

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Elizabeth Banks leads a pack of celebrities in an a cappella version of 'Fight Song' for Hillary Clinton

In a celebrity endorsement move timed to coincide with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination, a bounty of famous actors and singers released a buoyant new music video of them singing a cappella to Rachel Platten's "Fight Song."

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Tony Joe White brings Louisiana swamp rock to the Grammy Museum

Singer, songwriter and mystical mood conjurer Tony Joe White brought his swamp-rooted music and mind-set to the Grammy Museum on Monday for a Q&A session and performance that ultimately turned into one of the rowdier events staged in the often sedate environs of the museum’s Clive Davis Theater.

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Spirit musician's estate to appeal ruling in Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to Heaven' case

The estate of musician Randy California, of L.A. rock band Spirit, intends to appeal the jury verdict last month that found that Led Zeppelin did not lift music that formed the basis for the group’s hit “Stairway to Heaven” from an earlier Spirit instrumental, “Taurus,” court documents show.

The unanimous verdict, from an eight-member jury following seven days of testimony in U.S.

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The Democratic convention united Demi Lovato, Paul Simon and Boyz II Men for every generation of music lovers
Willie Nelson's album salute to friend and mentor Ray Price is due Sept. 16

Willie Nelson will pay homage to fellow Texas country music giant Ray Price in a new album, “For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price,” which is set for release Sept. 16.

Price, who died at 87 in 2013, helped change the sound of country music in the 1950s with what became known as “the Ray Price shuffle,” epitomized in his No.

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