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  • Library of Congress adds 25 new recordings to its collection, including classics from Captain Beefheart, Steely Dan and George Crumb

     
    Whether it's hip-hop or humpback whales, the Library of Congress certainly knows how to spread the love around when it comes to America’s aural preservation. On Wednesday, the government agency named 25 new additions to the ninth annual National...
  • Lost in the Nashville flood: Musical instruments galore

     
    Anyone who knows the feeling of becoming intimately familiar with a particular musical instrument can’t help but sympathize with all those musicians who lost prized pieces of equipment during the recent floods in Nashville. I reached out to several to.....
  • In pop music, a whole new way of doing business

    In pop music, a whole new way of doing business
    January has always been slump month when it comes to new pop music. Musicians tend to turn bearlike around this time, hibernating until conditions seem friendlier. Yet the resourceful pop lover will be anything but bored right now, with so much to reap...
  • Best Coast in relaxed mode while hard at work on second album

    Best Coast in relaxed mode while hard at work on second album
    Somewhere deep in the catacombs of Capitol Studios in Hollywood, Bethany Cosentino has found a little place of her own. It's squeezed into a tight corner in the control room of Studio B, where she sits behind an ancient synthesizer to relax or think or...
  • T. Rex's Marc Bolan, always famous -- and flamboyant

    T. Rex's Marc Bolan, always famous -- and flamboyant
    It was Aug. 11, 1973, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Onstage was Marc Bolan, the enigmatic singer of T. Rex, in a shiny purple jumpsuit unzipped to his navel, wailing on a Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar. A halo of bushy hair swung around his face,...
  • Runner-up 3

    "Dodger Stadium?" the gray-haired cabbie said. "The freeways are gonna be packed." "Use Sunset," Palmieri said. "It'll take us straight down." Palmieri had never heard of a cabbie complain about taking the scenic route on the Strip. It was time to dial...
  • Fire risk is part of life in Twin Lakes, say residents of canyon near Porter Ranch

    Fire risk is part of life in Twin Lakes, say residents of canyon near Porter Ranch
    October in Twin Lakes is the season Anna Cox backs her car into the driveway so she can escape quickly. Santa Anas come out of the passes hard there, and in the 23 years she's lived in the canyon, fire has strafed her community too many times to...
  • Les Paul dies at 94; guitarist whose innovations paved the way for rock 'n' roll

    Les Paul dies at 94; guitarist whose innovations paved the way for rock 'n' roll
    Les Paul was often called rock royalty, but for the people who knew the man before his death Thursday at age 94, that term often inspired a gentle chuckle. Born in Wisconsin in 1915, Paul was a Midwestern jazz man who went on to make high-polish 1950s...
  • Discuss: What will you remember about Les Paul?

  • Buell's off-road life of rock 'n' roll thunder

    In the '70s, Erik Buell was an AMA superbike racer. In the '80s, he added Harley-Davidson engineer and Buell Motorcycles founder to his resume. Now, the Buell chairman and chief technical officer is fronting the Thunderbolts rock band and designing a line...
  • WebClawer: Rock 'n' roll finches bring their music to London; complaint about PETA U.K.'s Hitler-themed ad dismissed; dachshund Spork gets a reprieve

     
    -- French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot enlisted a flock of zebra finches for his upcoming exhibition at London's Barbican concert hall and art gallery. But these aren't just any zebra finches -- they're rock 'n' roll zebra finches. Boursier-...