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  • Movie soundtracks of 2009

     
    We take a look at some of the year's most prominent soundtracks and scores. "Avatar" James Cameron's "Avatar" succeeds in introducing filmgoers to a new world; James Horner's score follows the filmmaker's lead. It's mood-setting music, at times full of......
  • Hans Zimmer on his ‘Sherlock Holmes’ score: ‘Real life takes place in pubs'

     
    Before Hans Zimmer even began work on Guy Ritchie’s take on “Sherlock Holmes,” the film was loaded with Zimmer music. As he was about to embark on the seven-month project that would be composing and conducting the score for the......
  • Getting progressive: The Rock Hall votes in Genesis. Is Yes or Procol Harum next? *[Updated]

     
    Is the impending induction of Genesis the beginning of progressive rock getting its long-denied due from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Or is this just tokenism, a one-time exception made because of all the pop hits Genesis scored......
  • Rock Hall 2010: Kiss, ABBA on the ballot, but is there a noticeable omission?

     
    Will tongues be wagging at next year???s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony? Specifically, the prodigious one that belongs to Gene Simmons of Kiss, one of a dozen acts that are on the final ballot from which five......
  • Album review: 'Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968'

     
    Rhino's latest Nuggets set offers a comprehensive look at the mid-'60s music scene. Yes, the marquee names are here -- many performing rarities -- but so too are the long-forgotten acts. The mid-'60s was a remarkably dynamic time in pop......
  • Live review: Marianne Faithfull at Royce Hall

     
    The '60 survivor takes an emotional journey through her career, including her new album and the hit that started it all, Jagger-Richards' 'As Tears Go By.' Marianne Faithfull has lived a life of reinterpretation. She began as a pretty young......
  • Live review: Works Progress Administration at Largo at the Coronet

     
    The low-key supergroup moves effortlessly through folk, rock, pop, country and soul selections in a satisfying sampler of the octet's self-titled debut album and some evocative covers. Judging by the looks of things, the band onstage Monday night at...
  • Randy Newman musical to debut at Mark Taper Forum in 2010

     
    Songwriter Randy Newman -- who has penned music for countless films, including "Toy Story" and "Monsters, Inc." -- will have a new musical premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in November 2010. "Harps and Angels" will feature songs previously written......
  • Flashback Friday: Was L.A. ever more cool than in the 1960s?

     
    I've been revisiting the swinging '60s in recent days, working on an upcoming post about what Hollywood was like four decades ago when the "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls" generation took over the movie business. But the records that came out......
  • Randy Newman's 'I Love L.A.' | 1983

    Randy Newman's 'I Love L.A.' | 1983
    Randy Newman has made a career out of melodic skepticism and deadpan rhythm, but he sounded genuinely stunned the other day when he was told that this year is the 25th anniversary of "I Love L.A." "What is that? I don't believe it. I can't believe it. Can...
  • Inara George gets fatherly guidance from Van Dyke Parks

    Inara George gets fatherly guidance from Van Dyke Parks
    Mike Andrews, the producer of Inara George's new album, "An Invitation," calls it "the father-and-daughter record she never got to make." That might sound strange to students of Los Angeles rock history, who know that the singer's father, Lowell George,...