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Ten minutes into his band's performance Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, singer Damon Albarn of Blur realized he hadn't introduced himself. So after a hard-driving rendition of Blur's song "There's No Other Way," the...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticOn Saturday morning, the collected moments from the night before linger, glistening in the memory, refusing to be snuffed by a long, dusty walk back to the car, a shower, sleep or coffee. You’d think that the sheer volume of notes, beats, measures...
Fans of the Smiths have more to occupy them this week than at any point in recent memory. Dominating the conversation in his usual fashion, the outspoken frontman Morrissey — who co-founded the hugely influential (and now defunct) English band...
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.Morrissey may be the man with a thorn in his side, but Jimmy Kimmel has a message for the tortured British singer: Come make your "dumb statements" on my show. Morrissey — former frontman for 1980s rockers the Smiths — canceled an...
Beloved singer Morrissey has been teasing fans for close to two years with news that he's penned a 660-page memoir. The catch is, it doesn't seem to have a publisher -- or didn't, until an exchange at a concert this week. Is the Morrissey memoir...
Show TrackerTV series have gone into overdrive with guest appearances in recent years, particularly during ratings sweeps periods. Here are some of our favorite guest appearances of the year, from "Modern Family" to "Good Wife" to "Portlandia."...
Pop & HissNeil Finn's all-star "7 Worlds Collide" project is explored in a new documentary "The Sun Came Out." The film, coming to DVD and digital download on April 10, also looks at a 2009 reunion of the 2001 participants, including Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and...
Bert Jansch, a revered, enigmatic Scottish singer-guitarist whose effect on a host of prominent musicians eclipsed his own fame, has died. He was 67. Jansch died Wednesday at a hospital in London of lung cancer, a disease he first battled in 2009, his...
Pop & HissBritish crooner Morrissey played at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Writer Steve Appleford reviews....
LA Times MagazineWhen the kids left home, Neil Finn and wife Sharon birthed another—the Pajama Club....
Pop & HissBert Jansch dies of cancer at 67. British folk guitarist Jansch influenced musicians from Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Donovan, Paul Simon to contemporary players such as Devendra Banhart....
Pop & HissRaised in New Orleans but based in Los Angeles, the Knux have kept it relatively low profile for the last few years. While most of their rap peers flood the market with constant product, the Lindsay brothers have never released......
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