| Oct 10, 2010
Few people can get away with telling an anecdote about being on safari in Africa and make it sound like a trip to the supermarket.
But for Elton John, that's precisely how and where he became inspired to call his keyboard-playing pal Leon Russell after...
| Aug 14, 2010
Richie Hayward, the drummer and a founding member of Little Feat, a celebrated rock band that arrived on the music scene in Los Angeles with its distinctively eclectic sound in the early 1970s, has died. He was 64.
For the record:...
| Feb 14, 2011
Pop provocateurs Lady Gaga and Eminem may have brought more compelling career stories to the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, but on a shocking night the big trophies went home Sunday with Southern trio Lady Antebellum and Montreal indie-rock band Arcade Fire....
| Apr 21, 2011
— The private, videotaped performance of six songs from "Paper Airplane," released last Tuesday, has wrapped and the invited audience has left the main room at Oceanway Studios. Alison Krauss & Union Station are in the midst of the still-photo and...
| May 2, 2011
| 4:31 PM
The Greek Theatre, which has hosted the likes of Steve Miller, Sheryl Crow and Ringo Starr, has canceled precious few shows in its storied past. So last year, when it crossed off nine engagements, it was nothing short of a catastrophe.
"In a normal...
| Oct 25, 2009
| 4:34 AM
An unplugged setting like Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit presents musicians who usually rely on megawatts of amplified music the opportunity -- and the challenge -- to find alternate means of channeling their music. Bush front man Gavin...
| Nov 12, 2009
| 4:34 AM
The country-pop star wins Entertainer of the Year and three other prizes in a night dominated by up-and-comers. In 1958, Johnny Cash released the song "Ballad of a Teenage Queen," the story of a pretty small-town girl who won Hollywood......
| Dec 1, 2009
| 9:33 PM
At the age of 52, the Grammy Awards are set in their ways. As the Oscars and the Emmys made dramatic changes to their galas, upping the number of nominees of major categories, the Grammys waved goodbye to polka. Changes......
| Nov 19, 2008
| 9:06 PM
| Sep 7, 2008
Astral Weeks Pop Quiz: Name the piece of music responsible for these flights of fancy:
Example one: "About fifteen minutes [in] . . . I have entered a different reality and am in a strange part of the universe where you can sit on the tail of a flaming...