| Sep 11, 2011
By his own admission, Tony Bennett doesn't get nervous often. But he was anxious that day, more than 50 years ago, when he was filling in for Perry Como as host on the crooner's variety television show.
"Como had a big orchestra and great stars," Bennett...
| Nov 6, 2011
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, whose given name is Michael Balzary, has sold his newly built Malibu house for $3.15 million. The two-story contemporary had come on the market in June at $4,795,000.
Designed by Marmol Radziner, the indoor-outdoor...
| Nov 4, 2011
Bad notes, old song in 'Janie Jones'
In "Janie Jones," the guitar-slinging pre-teen girl with the long black hair is 15-year-old Abigail Breslin, a little tougher-looking since her "Little Miss Sunshine" debut but sporting the same appealing mixture of...
| Nov 4, 2011
Punk rock dads open up
In the documentary "The Other F Word" the word implied in the title is fatherhood; the film takes a look at the seemingly contradictory transition into middle age for men who are in a working rock band and also trying to settle...
| Nov 4, 2011
'Silenced' is harrowing
A recent hit in Korea, "Silenced" ("Dogani") is based on a true story in which administrators at a school for deaf children received extremely light penalties for sexually abusing their young charges.
In the film, a teacher (Gong...
| Aug 7, 2011
The first day of rehearsals was another momentous occasion for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was fall 2009, more than three years since the band last toured, and the rockers were beginning the hard work of rebirth with a new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:38 AM
The crime-solving writer, conniving mother and singing teapot is 88.
Angela Lansbury of TV's "Murder She Wrote," the original version of "The Manchurian Candidate" and the voice of Mrs. Potts in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" was born Oct. 16, 1925...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:15 PM
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea are playing hooky from their bands this year to throw some strange little dance parties. On Wednesday, the band they share with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:10 AM
A few big outdoor shows remain, but most of the action moves back indoors in the next few months. Here are 10 concerts (arranged chronologically) leading the way:
Replacements: The revered if ever-mercurial Minneapolis band broke up on stage at a...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:33 PM
At a press conference in Los Angeles today, Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist (and 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee) Flea announced the list of performer inductees and Ahmet Ertegun (non performer) recipients for the induction into the Rock and Roll...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Lord Fowl, pride of New Haven, played their South by Southwest showcase at midnight on Thursday, opposite some of the biggest names of the festival. (Just down the street, keynote speaker Dave Grohl was leading his all-star Sound City Players at Stubb's)....