Eels (music group)
The right time for Ross Golan's 'Wrong Man'
The right time for Ross Golan's 'Wrong Man'

Not two hours after he performed his passion project in an 88-seat theater on a recent Sunday night, Ross Golan made the rounds at a Grammy after-party hosted by Daft Punk, smiling as Jay Z and Beyoncé glided by and making nice with Madonna and Skrillex and Pharrell Williams. Inhabiting either world would have been inconceivable five years ago to Golan, whose first rock band had failed, whose second was flailing and whose days were spent toiling in his condo. Which was in foreclosure. Now, with a resumé that includes writing songs for the likes of Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, Cee Lo Green, Demi Lovato, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum, the 33-year-old Chicago native is engaging...