| Nov 9, 2013
| 1:11 PM
A great rock band requires a source of tension. It can be almost anything: the relationship between melody and noise in Nirvana, for instance, or the competing interests of creative co-captains like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the Rolling Stones....
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Courtney Love has a memoir coming out. Probably. From William Morrow in the U.S. and Macmillan in the U.K., if things go as planned. Something she was working on a with a co-writer -- that much is sure.
Love has many identities: As the lead singer of...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:28 PM
On Saturday, photographer-writer and music-journalism fixture Andrew Youssef died after a long, heartbreakingly documented struggle with colon cancer. He was 38.
Since 2006, he had written and shot for his own blog, Amateur Chemist, and publications...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Is Trent Reznor a secret soul-music man?
After spending the summer earning concert reviews filled with words like "brutal" and "wrathful," the Nine Inch Nails frontman revealed the lineup for the band's upcoming Tension 2013 tour, and it features some...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:15 PM
She's roared. She's horsed around. And now she's "Walking on Air."
That's the title of a new song Katy Perry released Monday, the third sampling from her upcoming "Prism" album, due Oct. 22.
But if all these sneak previews suggest that the pop...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:43 PM
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses.
The Eagles, Jan. 15, 17-18 (now); Justin Timberlake, Jan. 20 (Fri.)
Katy Perry’s Can We Survive -- Music for Life, Oct. 23; Avicii,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:00 AM
A beloved but aging former heavyweight champ of the rock music world, the Forum in Inglewood, is making a comeback. Officials at Madison Square Garden Co. will unveil plans Tuesday for the historic arena that include a multimillion-dollar face-lift and...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:39 AM
A simmering, claustrophobic aggression dots Nine Inch Nails' eighth studio album, "Hesitation Marks.' It's within the lyrics of the opening track, "Copy of A," in which Trent Reznor's narrator in typical breathy monotone describes himself as "just a...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Nine Inch Nails performed a new song Friday from its upcoming reunion album.
Headlining the first night of Japan's Fuji Rock festival, the veteran industrial rock outfit played "Find My Way," a hushed, slow-moving cut slated to appear on "Hesitation...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:53 AM
When Trent Reznor plays arena shows, he usually has a quiet spot to go hide from the crowd and rest his voice. Not so when the Nine Inch Nails founder played the Troubadour on Tuesday in celebration of his industrial rock act’s comeback album,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:56 AM
PHILADELPHIA – Nearly two decades into his unparalleled rap career, Jay Z hasn’t abandoned his lofty ambitions.
In the last year, the hip-hop magnate (born Shawn Carter) jolted the album release model when he struck a multimillion-dollar...