| May 22, 2012
| 4:34 PM
An encore of the stunning 1996 performance by Neil Young and Patti Smith is probably too much to hope for from their upcoming discussion together at BEA....
| May 15, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Punk rock pioneer Joey Ramone's unfinished songs have been completed and will be issued in a posthumous album "...ya know?" to be released May 22. Joey Ramone's brother, Mickey Leigh, enlisted help from Joey's friends and admirers to complete the tracks...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 1:27 PM
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Among the pleas and invectives, yowls and barks coming from Patti Smith on stage at the Wiltern on Friday, the bellowed cries of “free money!” “Gloria!” and “Pussy Riot!&...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Queen guitarist Brian May has reignited talk of a long-gestating Freddie Mercury biopic when he confirmed a shooting schedule and Sacha Baron Cohen’s participation as Mercury. While that information sinks in, think of Cohen, best known for his star-...
| Apr 29, 2012
For years, L.A.-based author Lizzie Garrett Mettler thought "tomboy" was a dirty word.
"I was a definite tomboy when I was a kid," she says. "It was a nightmare for my parents to get me into a dress for a stretch of years."
As she became a teenager...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 12:02 PM
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The annual pre-Grammy gala known as the Clive Davis party is an A-list showbiz summit — "the invite everybody wants,” as CBS boss Les Moonves put it — masquerading as an...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 5:24 PM
Karl Rove: Fox News commentator, conservative who caused consternation on election night, major Republican strategist. And fan of metafictional writer Jorge Luis Borges. Yes, really.
The news comes from Rove's own website (via Twitter). Since 2010, Rove...
| Dec 20, 2011
Reporting from San Francisco -- Warren Hellman, a San Francisco financier, philanthropist and bluegrass enthusiast who lavished his city with a free concert that grew into one of the nation's largest music festivals, died Sunday of complications from...
| 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...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 4:35 PM
A Buddy Holly all-start tribute concert special will premiere on PBS on Dec. 3. Stevie Nicks, Graham Nash, Chris Isaak and other fans saluted Buddy Holly in Hollywood in September on what would have been the Texas rocker's 75th birthday....
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:35 PM
Director Davis Guggenheim discusses "From the Sky Down," his new documentary about U2 and the making of its album "Achtung Baby."...