| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:38 AM
It’s enough of a tout for a young rapper when Missy Elliott, a giant of the genre, jumps onstage to spit bars on your single. It’s extra meaningful when that single isn’t in English. So, South Korean superstar MC G-Dragon probably woke...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Followers of celebrity gossip have seen a lot of Selena Gomez's driveway over the last few months.
Located off a winding residential street in Tarzana, it's where paparazzi have snapped countless pictures of the former Disney Channel star and where...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It's arguably never been a better time to be a dance music fan — or in the dance music business — in Los Angeles than right now.
The annual Hard Summer festival this weekend will draw an estimated 70,000 electronic music fans over two days...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Van Dyke Parks has a story for everything in his life, from the name of his pet schnauzer to the mug in which he served a visitor coffee on a recent morning at his antique-lined home in Pasadena.
"You know where I got that cup?" asked Parks, an...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Video of the year
Justin Timberlake — “Mirrors”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz — “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars — “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell — “...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As long as there has been electronic dance music, there has been at least one dumb complaint about it — that all the music sounds the same.
That's a tedious line, one usually said by rock snobs who proudly admit they don't listen to the stuff. But...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:18 AM
As Earth awaits the newest missive from Kanye West, called “Yeezus,” the rapper from Chicago has been sharing some of his teachings. He delivered his latest sermon Sunday night at the Governors Ball Music Festival, where West, 36, offered...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Dear Justin Bieber: America's grown-ups aren't exactly in love with you. In fact, according to a recent poll, Bieber was the only pop artist to earn an unfavorable rating from people across the political landscape.
A majority of Democrats (23%...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Wondering how Selena Gomez's buzzed-about turn in "Spring Breakers" -- in which the former Disney Channel starlet disrupts her good-girl image to the squelchy strains of a soundtrack by dubstep prince Skrillex -- might affect her music?
Wonder no more:...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:53 PM
The Grammys gave out awards in 81 categories Sunday, but it may be a full week or two until we know who some of the real winners were. The performance-heavy telecast is largely just one 3½-hour concert, and if past Grammy Awards are any indication, it...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Ellie Goulding described herself as “just a country girl” at her sold-out Hollywood Palladium show Tuesday night. That’s a curious self-image for a 26-year-old English electro-pop vixen with a one-quarter shaved head and a quiver of...