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  • Don Randall, sales and marketing force behind Fender instruments, dies at 91

    Don Randall, the dynamic sales and marketing force behind legendary electric guitar designer Leo Fender's phenomenal success during his company's first two decades, has died. He was 91. Randall, one of the founders of what is now the Scottsdale, Ariz.-...
  • Bo Diddley, 79; singer-songwriter's beat marked rock 'n' roll

    Bo Diddley, 79; singer-songwriter's beat marked rock 'n' roll
    Primal rock and blues musician Bo Diddley, who helped cast the sonic template of rock more than 50 years ago with a signature syncopated rhythm that became universally recognized as "the Bo Diddley beat," died Monday. He was 79. Diddley died of heart...
  • Fred Travalena dies at 66; master impressionist and singer

    Fred Travalena dies at 66; master impressionist and singer
    Fred Travalena, the master impressionist and singer whose broad repertoire of voices ranged from Jack Nicholson to Sammy Davis Jr. to Bugs Bunny, has died. He was 66. Travalena, who began treatment for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2002...
  • Bob Keane dies at 87; discovered Ritchie Valens

    Bob Keane dies at 87; discovered Ritchie Valens
    Bob Keane, who founded the West Coast independent label Del-Fi Records in the 1950s and is best known for discovering and recording rock legend Ritchie Valens, has died. He was 87. Keane, who survived non- Hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed when he was 80, died...
  • Zooey Deschanel to play famed groupie for HBO. Michelle Bachmann invents new paranoia. What's a college degree worth?

     
    Cleanliness and godliness: Are kosher and halal meats better for your health or for the planet than regular meat? (Slate)Faddy food: Sichuan buttons, the flowers that electrocute your mouth. Sichuan button will zap your tongue like a battery -- and that's...
  • Retro-rocker Findlay Brown, tonight at the Echo

     
    Roy Orbison recently got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but for a different kind of tribute to "the Voice," we turn to Findlay Brown, who sounds uncannily like him. Brown's vocals aren't quite as deep and resonant, but the stylings are similar, and...
  • Album review: Alkaline Trio, 'This Addiction'

     
    For an album that takes most of its imagery from foil-darkened heroin dens, Alkaline Trio's "This Addiction" feels more like a sugar high than an opiate. The goth-tinted punk band, credited for better or worse as one of emo's progenitors,......
  • Album review: Freedy Johnston's 'Rain on the City'

     
    Wasn't the singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston always pretty much middle-aged? Midwestern and spectacularly unflashy, apparently born with a receding hairline, the Kansas-born, Hoboken-launched singer-songwriter won critics' hearts and some fame in the...
  • Live review: Blink-182 still taps into frenzied fun

     
    The reunited trio amps up the racy humor in the first of two concerts at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Near the end of Blink-182's show Thursday night at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, bassist Mark Hoppus revealed what anyone who'd...
  • The night Bo Diddley banned the Beat

    The night Bo Diddley banned the Beat
    "Whatever you do, do not play 'the Beat!' " That was the first thing Bo Diddley said to us before we walked onto the stage of the Music Machine club in West L.A. for two sets in 1983. We were a mix of members of the Blasters and X who had agreed, with...
  • Why don't you get a job?

    Why don't you get a job?
    IT TAKES a certain sort of idiot bravery (brave idiocy?) to board a small plane with a music star. There's just too much grim history to keep you on the tarmac. But what sort of lunatic would get into a plane with a rock star as the pilot? Your captain...