| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Complementary stories about widely admired country singer and songwriter Roger Miller provided a highlight of Tuesday’s Writers Bloc session in Santa Monica featuring Johnny Cash biographer and longtime L.A. Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:00 AM
There are few figures in the whole of pop music that as conveniently summarize American Identity — how we grapple with virtue and vice, how we labor to be both devoted and free — as Johnny Cash. Biographer Robert Hilburn is deeply aware of his...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths.
Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Rick Rubin has remained in the public eye for nearly 30 years now, a rare producer/executive/music enthusiast whose ubiquity hasn’t diminished either his consistency or his image.
Already in 2013, the co-founder of Def Jam Records, former...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Country singer and songwriter Tompall Glaser, a member of country’s “outlaw” movement of the 1970s, has died after a long illness, his nephew Louis Glaser has told the Associated Press. He was 79.
An associate of Johnny Cash, Willie...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:53 AM
When Trent Reznor plays arena shows, he usually has a quiet spot to go hide from the crowd and rest his voice. Not so when the Nine Inch Nails founder played the Troubadour on Tuesday in celebration of his industrial rock act’s comeback album,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:42 PM
"Cowboy" Jack Clement, an influential producer, songwriter and engineer who had been revered in country music since the 1950s and was later sought out by rock acts for his creative input, has died. He was 82.
Clement died Thursday of liver cancer at his...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:30 AM
By turns inquisitive, informational and indulgent, the documentary "My Father and the Man in Black" peels back the curtain on the late country music star Johnny Cash and his longtime manager Saul Holiff, a partnership that saw Cash morph from...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:23 PM
"Cowboy" Jack Clement, maybe the most important figure in country music that most fans don’t know, died Thursday at his home in Nashville after battling liver cancer. He was 82.
Clement was one of the most revered musicians, producers,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Country singer and songwriter Tompall Glaser, a member of country's "outlaw" movement of the 1970s, died Tuesday in Nashville after a long illness, his nephew Louis Glaser told the Associated Press. He was 79.
An associate of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson,...
| Apr 27, 2013
Three decades ago, an east Texas singer named George Jones took on an impossibly melodramatic, shamelessly sentimental song about a man who desperately clutched at lost love until his dying breath.
His 1980 recording of "He Stopped Loving Her Today"...