| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Jay-Z’s new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” came out Wednesday night, and as the rapper predicts on one track from it, he did indeed crash the Internet. Not literally, of course, but the artist's 12th solo studio album, released early...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's possible to pare down the gist of "Magna Carta Holy Grail," the 12th solo studio album from New York rapper/businessman/new dad Jay-Z, to three simple words uttered in a track called "Tom Ford."
"I'm so special," declares the rapper, 43, and anyone...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Jay-Z is the latest artist to send fans on an Easter egg hunt for album details.
Ahead of the rapper’s new record, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," Jay had fans flocking all over New York City over the weekend to get their hands on the tracklist for...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 12:42 PM
“Rick Springfield, you have a song that people recognize after three frigging notes. Congratulations, Rick frigging Springfield,” Dave Grohl said on Thursday to his colleague in a new band celebrating the former Van Nuys recording studio Sound...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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In March, the Sunset Strip music venue the Key Club announced that it was closing for good. Few local music fans were especially surprised.
The venue had operated in various guises since...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 3:47 PM
"Sound City" is coming home.
After a world premiere Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Dave Grohl will bring his documentary on the famed Van Nuys recording studio to L.A. on Jan. 31, the Foo Fighters frontman announced...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Major Lazer, like many dance-hall and EDM artists, traffics in nostalgia via sentimental ’80s and ’90s samples. New Order, a band that helped forge the sound of dance music decades ago, traffics in the nostalgia of its own songs. At...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Times pop music critic Randall Roberts parses the confusing nominations among the Grammy rock acts, including Coldplay, Radiohead, Mastodon, Mumford & Sons and others....
| Feb 12, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Grammy Awards 2012: The Foo Fighters' "Wasting Light" collected the rock album Grammy Award on Sunday, as many had predicted. The band had to be considered the favorite coming into this year’s Grammy ceremony, having taken the rock album award three...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:34 AM
Andrew Breitbart was remembered Wednesday for his strong conservative views, which he developed as a young man after growing up on Los Angeles' traditionally liberal Westside. Breitbart's mother-in-law, Alison Mills Bean, called Breitbart "one of the most...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Nickelback has no official connection to the big-screen version of “Rock of Ages,” but on Friday night at Staples Center, it was hard not to think of the just-opened movie musical -- a flashy-trashy dramatization of the 1980s hard-rock scene.....