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Larry Knechtel, a member of the 1970s soft-rock group Bread, who had a wide-ranging career as a studio musician, has died. Knechtel died Thursday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima, Wash. He was 69. A hospital official would not release a cause...
Tags: Music Industry, Death, Obituaries, Glen Campbell, The Beach Boys
Pop & HissThe category: Record of the year The field at a glance: Despite the runaway success of Taylor Swift, one could argue that this award was BeyoncÃ©'s to lose. Her "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" dance has become a......
Gold DerbyI agree with our forum moderators David "Guru" Schnelwar and Darrin "DoubleD" Dortch that the Zac Brown Band will win the Grammy Award for best new artist on Sunday (CBS, 8 p.m. ET/PT), but I think they're vastly underestimating the chance that Keri...
Brand XAfter sold-out runs in Manhattan and Boston, acclaimed sketch comedy show "Broad Comedy" will be making its Los Angeles debut at the ACME Comedy Theatre in Hollywood. Winners of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, the irreverent, snarky "broads" of "Broad...
Pop & HissThe craziest rumor I heard Thursday night at the South by Southwest Festival was that David Bowie was lurking around somewhere, possibly planning to jump onstage with Roky Erickson. The idea that the seemingly semi-retired Thin White Duke might show......
Brand XSeveral decades of music wafted and rumbled through the halls and honky-tonks of the Texas capital city last month, some of it remembered in graffiti left backstage at the nightclub La Zona Rosa. Scrawled on the dressing room walls were the names of an...
I want it known that I was pressured to put together this list of country classics. It's hard to edit down a bazillion years of history to just 26 songs. I'll take a lot of flack for not including more classic country hits, but I would imagine that...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJAKOB DYLAN has been waiting for this moment. He has four sons, and the older two are inching toward their teenage years. Over a lunch of black coffee in the Hollywood foothills the other day, he said he's made plans to become a stage dad, the best and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHE STAR-MAKING machine in Nashville does a lot of things well, but nurturing musicians who work outside the box isn't one of them. In the 1950s, Buddy Holly was rebuffed when he first recorded there, and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings spent most of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOn the long list of indie bands that deserve wider hearing -- Quasi, the Ladybug Transistor, the Clientele -- sits the New Year, a mild-mannered group whose songs begin as reflective, melancholy odes and transform themselves into chiming cathedrals of...
Tags: Indie (genre)
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMEXICO CITY -- Not so long ago, Latin American artists who spoke up for social causes often risked prison, exile or far worse. What a difference a generation makes. On Thursday, a phalanx of Spanish-speaking pop artists headed by Colombian superstar...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSound engineer Kevin Glendinning knows earphones. And in his line of work, which mostly involves mixing sound for onstage performers such as Justin Timberlake and No Doubt, he has little use for the standard types that come with portable music players....
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