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  • A reanimated Gorillaz is back — this time with real-life musicians

    A reanimated Gorillaz is back — this time with real-life musicians
    When the sprawling British ensemble Gorillaz reunited to close out the final night of Coachella in April, anyone familiar with the band might have been shocked at what they saw. Gorillaz, co-founded a decade ago by Blur frontman and U.K. rock macher...
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
  • Polo Ralph Lauren fits 88-Keys just fine

    Polo Ralph Lauren fits 88-Keys just fine
    He wears many hats -- rapper, singer, producer for artists such as Mos Def and Macy Gray -- but 88-Keys, whose teasingly genre-bending debut "The Death of Adam" was released this month, insists that all his hats bear one label: Polo by Ralph Lauren....
  • How to be a rock star: Moving beyond the labels

     
    The Troubadour, awash on a recent night in indigo light and chiming guitars, doesn't look all that different than it did in the 1970s, when music history plugged in to the club's stage amps and earned the tiny West Hollywood venue the audacity to...
  • Brand X Files: Max Headroom returns. Liberals are smarter than consevatives. Courtney Love overshares.

     
    Rise and shine Los Angeles! It's the first day of Spring! Here's your Brand X morning round-up of news from around the 'net:Stewardess fist fight causes flight to be canceled: A heated altercation between two airline stewardesses caused a flight to be...
  • Forget 'Cop Out': Bruce Willis runs and guns in new Gorillaz video

     
    If you couldn't get enough of Bruce Willis roughing up suspects and blowing up bad guys in "Cop Out" last weekend, then you'll definitely want to see Hollywood's leading man of few expressions duking it out with the Gorillaz in......
  • Album review: Christian Scott's 'Yesterday You Said Tomorrow'

     
    For a guy who's earned a reputation for speaking his mind, Christian Scott's trumpet tone can seem a bit incongruous. Frequently pinching his horn to a low, muted whisper, the genre-blind 26-year-old incorporates elements of funk, rock and hip-hop into......
  • 10 in 2010: reasons to be cautiously optimistic about rap in the new year

     
    Since Nas called the coroner on 2006’s “Hip Hop is Dead,” critics and consumers alike have launched alternately spirited and sputtering defenses of his thesis. Of course, the 30-year-old genre has myriad issues to grapple with: a lack of adequate......
  • Grammy countdown: Is Eminem's 'Relapse' a lock for best rap album?

     
    Pop & Hiss will be handicapping the major Grammy categories leading up to the Jan. 31 telecast. Read our picks, and vote for your own, below. The category: Best rap album The field at a glance: Three of the last......
  • West Hollywood's Key Club unlocks its doors

     
    Reopening just as quietly as it closed in November, West Hollywood's Key Club has again started operating as a live music venue. The club will host an opening-week party with rapper LL Cool J on Friday, and the VIP-only Roots......
  • Beyonce a Wubbzy? Fergie a Peanut? Grammy nominees in roles you might not know

     
    With the Grammy Awards only days away, most sites are offering last minute predictions about who will win in the major categories, speculating about the performances or the 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson, even debating what Lady Gaga will wear.......