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  • Elton John on 'liberating' recording of 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'

    Elton John on 'liberating' recording of 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'
    Last fall marked the 40th anniversary of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," Elton John's multiplatinum double album that propelled the singer to superstar status. Featuring some of his most enduring hits, including "Bennie and the Jets," "Candle in the Wind"...
  • Watch: Dave and Phil Alvin play 'Key to the Highway'

    Watch: Dave and Phil Alvin play 'Key to the Highway'
    Among the countless concerts, reunions and every other stripe of live performance at the recent South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, L.A. roots-rock stalwarts Phil and Dave Alvin of the Blasters generated considerable buzz from their...
  • Wayne Henderson dies at 74; Jazz Crusaders co-founder, trombonist

    Wayne Henderson dies at 74; Jazz Crusaders co-founder, trombonist
    Wayne Henderson, a trombonist, composer and co-founder of the Jazz Crusaders, who became a powerful force for merging the sound of jazz with elements of funk, soul and R&B, died Friday at a Culver City hospital. He was 74. His death from heart failure...
  • Rock Hall of Fame welcomes KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and more

    Rock Hall of Fame welcomes KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and more
    The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony may well go into the books for its "Who'd have thought?" surrealistic moments. Yusuf, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, nailed one at the beginning of his acceptance speech when he quipped: "I never...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Second-round battles wrap up

    'The Voice' recap: Second-round battles wrap up
    "The Voice" wrapped up its second round of battles Monday. By the end of the night, each of the four coaches had chosen five singers to take to the playoff round. Some of the cuts were clearly harder than others, with Adam Levine sending home the duo who,...
  • For the fun of it, Martina McBride tries R&B

    For the fun of it, Martina McBride tries R&B
    What's Martina McBride, one of the most decorated country singers of the last 20 years, doing devoting an entire album to vintage R&B, soul and rock songs? Having a blast. That seems to be the main motivation behind "Everlasting," her just-released...
  • Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action

     Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action
    Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band. "People sometimes think we are a musical group...
  • L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox has maximum exposure in the Southland

    L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox has maximum exposure in the Southland
    "This primitivistic music goes on and on," the prescient San Francisco Chronicle music and art critic Alfred Frankenstein wrote in his 1964 review of the premiere of Terry Riley's "In C." "At times you feel you have never done anything all your life...
  • 'Wild World' of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

    'Wild World' of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
    BROOKLYN, N.Y.— The man formerly known as Cat Stevens quietly walked on stage at the Barclays Center arena to be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 induction ceremony. Now known as Yusuf, the singer-songwriter of 1970s folk-rock hits...
  • Review: 'Bullets Over Broadway' misses the bull's-eye

     Review: 'Bullets Over Broadway' misses the bull's-eye
    NEW YORK — "Don't speak! Don't speak!" Dianne Wiest immortalized these words in her Oscar-winning portrayal of aging Broadway diva Helen Sinclair in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway," and I kept murmuring them to myself for a different...
  • Coachella festival's luxuries eclipsing its music and arts

    Coachella festival's luxuries eclipsing its music and arts
    When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival launched 15 years ago, creature comforts included any small slice of shade cast by the odd light pole, the occasional working toilet and maybe somewhere to sit other than the dusty desert floor. Today,...