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  • Album review: k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang's 'Sing It Loud'

     
    The big, beautiful voice of k.d. lang swoops, purrs and soars through the 10 songs on “Sing It Loud” like an overgrown Labrador that has slipped its leash to run loose through the park on a gorgeous spring weekend. Playing......
  • In Rotation: The Mixtures' 'Stompin' at the Rainbow'

     
    With apologies to the Who, who coined the term, the music that the Mixtures made in the Southland in the early 1960s can best be described as “maximum r&b.” The hard-driving sound is captured on “Stompin’ at the Rainbow: The......
  • Review: Bruce Springsteen's 'The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story'

     
    The boxed set shows a young Bruce Springsteen reaching for greatness his own way. Let the broken hearts stand as the price you gotta pay — Bruce Springsteen, "Badlands" You'd better be some kind of genius to ask the world......
  • Pop music review: Phoenix at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    In Phoenix's video for its early single “Too Young,” the French pop-rock band worked at a fish-packing plant. It's a strange scene in itself — these guys were way too good-looking and, in the case of singer Thomas Mars, attached......
  • Classic Hollywood: Cemeteries of the stars

    Classic Hollywood: Cemeteries of the stars
    Steve Goldstein knows where all the famous bodies are buried. By day, he's a businessman who owns a payroll service. But in his off hours, he's one of Hollywood's best-known grave hunters. Author of "LA's Graveside Companion: Where the V.I.P.s R.I.P" and...
  • It's Alex Ebert's turn

    It's Alex Ebert's turn
    On a steamy afternoon last August in Chicago's Lincoln Park, Alex Ebert led his folk-rock band Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros through one of the charged, evangelistic sets that put them on the national landscape. Fans had climbed trees in the forested...
  • From the Archives: Roy Orbison singing cowboy

    From the Archives: Roy Orbison – singing cowboy
  • Billy Lee Riley dies at 75; rockabilly pioneer did 'Flyin' Saucers Rock and Roll'

    Billy Lee Riley, a rockabilly pioneer and songwriter who recorded for the legendary Sun Records label and is best remembered for his 1957 singles "Flyin' Saucers Rock and Roll" and "Red Hot," has died. He was 75. Riley died Sunday of colon cancer that...
  • Shelby Singleton dies at 77; maverick country music mogul

    Shelby Singleton dies at 77; maverick country music mogul
    Shelby Singleton, a maverick country music mogul and talent scout who launched the careers of Roger Miller and Ray Stevens before resuscitating the fabled Sun Records label to give new life to recordings by 1950s Sun discoveries including Johnny Cash...
  • Aaron Schroeder dies at 83; prolific songwriter for Elvis Presley and others

    Aaron Schroeder dies at 83; prolific songwriter for Elvis Presley and others
    Aaron Schroeder, a songwriter, independent music publisher and record producer who co-wrote 17 songs for Elvis Presley, including “It’s Now or Never,” has died. He was 83. Schroeder, who had a rare form of dementia for about 18 years,...
  • Car buffs find drive-in haven at Ricky & Ronnie's

    The rumbling of engines starts in the late afternoon. Gleaming hot rods, vintage Corvettes and pristinely preserved Cadillacs converge at a busy street corner in Torrance and file into a parking lot. Overhead, speakers belt out Roy Orbison's "Pretty...