| Dec 23, 2009
| 4:34 PM
You have to hand it to Lou Reed. For five decades, the guy's been on the cutting edge of the cutting edge, from the avant-garde rock of the Velvet Underground to ... developing his own iPhone app? Yup. Reed, perhaps rock's most decadent artist of all, has...
| Oct 27, 2010
When the sprawling British ensemble Gorillaz reunited to close out the final night of Coachella in April, anyone familiar with the band might have been shocked at what they saw.
Gorillaz, co-founded a decade ago by Blur frontman and U.K. rock macher...
| Nov 28, 2010
When Elton John stopped in Los Angeles this month on his latest concert tour, he came in with one of the biggest storehouses of hits in pop music history. But instead of diving headlong into his catalog, he and his old friend Leon Russell devoted the...
| Dec 10, 2010
This year's bounty of new holiday releases offers thoughts of the season from a slew of musicians, including a pair of singers who've officially "Got Talent," an "American Idol" alumnus, a neo-rockabilly hipster, a former member of an influential...
| Dec 11, 2010
Garry Gross, a fashion photographer known for his 1970s nude images of Brooke Shields, taken when she was 10 years old, died Nov. 30 in New York City. He was 73.
Gross died of a heart attack at his home in Greenwich Village, said his sister, Linda Gross....
| Jul 13, 2010
Tuli Kupferberg, a founding member of the underground left-wing 1960s band the Fugs as well as a poet, political cartoonist and lifelong peace activist, died Monday in New York. He was 86.
Kupferberg's health had been declining since he suffered two...
| Nov 1, 2011
"The Velvet Underground's first album only sold 10,000 copies," Brian Eno's famous quote posits, "but everyone who bought it formed a band."
The Beach Boys were never remotely in the same universe of rock hipsterdom that the Velvets have long occupied,...
| Jul 31, 2011
I've long considered Ellen Willis something of a hero. I hope I live longer than she did (Willis died in 2006, at 64), but otherwise, it's an exemplary life. She was the first pop music critic of the New Yorker, writing 56 pieces for the magazine from...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 4:32 PM
New music is probably the hardest thing to shop for, but I have yet to find anyone who hasnât fallen hard for David Langâs âThe Little Match Girl,â which has been beautifully recorded by Harmonia Mundi in surround sound. The......
| Feb 26, 2008
Justin Timberlake will induct Madonna into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The "Sexyback" singer has been working with the Material Mom on her upcoming album, expected to be released this year.
Madonna will be among those honored March 10 at the...
| Aug 1, 2008
For 18 hours each week, Internet investor Jonathan Miller studies tai chi in New York with legendary master Ren Guang-Yi, whose devotees include Lou Reed, Bette Midler, Hugh Jackman and other celebrities.
During the sessions, Miller's lanky frame flows...