| Sep 23, 2009
| 4:33 PM
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......
| Sep 29, 2009
| 4:33 PM
A 1929 Los Feliz home once owned by actor Cary Grant and, later, drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has come on the market at $3,495,000. The Spanish Colonial Revival-style villa has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and......
| Oct 3, 2009
| 4:32 PM
The day finally is here and L.A. is ready for him. Gustavo Dudamel conducts his first concert today as the new music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A live audience of 18,000 awaits him for the welcome party --......
| Oct 5, 2009
| 4:34 PM
With Flea driving the groove, Radiohead's frontman funks it up. To understand what Thom Yorke is up to with the new ensemble he brought to the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, it's useful to quote one of pop's surviving godfathers. "Once......
| Nov 30, 2008
There are countless iconic images of Los Angeles -- David Hockney's crystalline swimming pools and Ed Ruscha's black-and-white Sunset Strip among them. But until now, few have felt compelled to capture (let alone bottle) the way the city smells....
| Jan 7, 2009
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, fittingly, are singing about the City of Angels on the jukebox when Dexter Holland walks into a Long Beach bar at lunchtime, pulls off his sunglasses and reaches for a menu.
Like the members of the Chili Peppers, Holland is a...
| Jun 1, 2008
TALK about a tour manager's worst nightmare.
Chad Hugo had missed his flight from Virginia, skipped rehearsal and wasn't picking up the phone. Worse still, with less than an hour until show time it appeared the 32-year-old multi-instrumentalist and...
| Jun 3, 2008
Weezer "Weezer" (DGC/Interscope) * * * 1/2
THE PAIRING of Weezer and producer Rick Rubin seemed like a no-brainer, but their first issue, 2005's "Make Believe," lacked the hoped-for chemistry between L.A.'s nerd-rock kings and a studio guru who has...
| Jun 8, 2008
JAKOB DYLAN has been waiting for this moment.
He has four sons, and the older two are inching toward their teenage years. Over a lunch of black coffee in the Hollywood foothills the other day, he said he's made plans to become a stage dad, the best and...
| Dec 2, 2007
Mathew D. Taylor had been weighing a military career for months, but still managed to catch his mother off guard when he told her that he'd decided to join the Army.
Patty Taylor said her son, then 19, looked unusually serious when, in the spring of...
| Sep 28, 2009
A 1929 Los Feliz home once owned actor Cary Grant and, later, drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has come on the market at $3,485,000.
The Spanish Colonial Revival-style villa has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a media room in 6,727...