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  • Book review: 'Soul Mining' by Daniel Lanois

    Book review: 'Soul Mining' by Daniel Lanois
    Daniel Lanois loves shadows — in his rooms, in his photographs and most famously in the atmospheric music he has produced for himself and such artists as Bob Dylan, U2 and Peter Gabriel, in which sonic shadows lend dimension and an air of mystery....
  • Stagecoach: Secret Sisters find that word travels fast

    Stagecoach: Secret Sisters find that word travels fast
    Not so long ago it would have been a dream come true for sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers of Muscle Shoals, Ala., to find themselves sitting in the balcony of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and looking down upon their country music heroes onstage...
  • Quincy Jones' long and restless song

    Quincy Jones' long and restless song
    It had been a long night — a concert, a reunion with an old friend, a midnight meal — but as the clock ticked past 2 a.m. Quincy Jones sat in a rare state of silence in his estate at the very top of Bel-Air. The man they call Q nodded at the...
  • A Tony Bennett revival? They're singing his song

    A Tony Bennett revival? They're singing his song
    By his own admission, Tony Bennett doesn't get nervous often. But he was anxious that day, more than 50 years ago, when he was filling in for Perry Como as host on the crooner's variety television show. "Como had a big orchestra and great stars," Bennett...
  • Ryan Adams is out of the fire

    Ryan Adams is out of the fire
    Ménière's disease is an inflammation of the inner ear. Specifically, a swelling in the tubes of the ear canal that control the body's balance. No one knows its cause, but stress, exhaustion and substance abuse are among the factors thought to contribute....
  • Jerry Wexler, 91; influential music producer coined 'rhythm and blues'

    Jerry Wexler, 91; influential music producer coined 'rhythm and blues'
    Jerry Wexler, the influential Atlantic Records producer who coined the term "rhythm and blues" before helping shape that sound into one of the most powerful musical forces of the 1950s and '60s, died Friday morning at his home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 91....
  • Edwin 'Bud' Shrake dies at 77; co-author of bestselling golf book 'Harvey Penick's Little Red Book'

    Edwin "Bud" Shrake, an author and journalist who co-wrote the bestselling golf book "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book," died Friday. He was 77. He died of lung cancer at a hospital in Austin, Texas, son Ben Shrake said. Shrake wrote 11 novels,...
  • Stephen Bruton dies at 60; Texas musician played with Kris Kristofferson, T Bone Burnett

    Stephen Bruton dies at 60; Texas musician played with Kris Kristofferson, T Bone Burnett
    Stephen Bruton, a Texas musician long admired and much in demand as much for his astute guitar work as for his insights as a songwriter, died Saturday in Los Angeles of complications of cancer. He was 60. Bruton, who had played with Kris Kristofferson...
  • A son spins a song of reunion

    A son spins a song of reunion
    The raffle was over, the drinks were flowing and the gray-haired crowd at VFW Post 9399 was in a mood to party when David Serby approached the stage. A lanky South Pasadena singer-songwriter, Serby had been asked to sit in with the aging house band and...
  • Michael Blakey's Beverly Hills home sale price drops to $2,995,000

    And the beat goes on for London-born Michael Blakey, who was once described by Modern Drummer Magazine as one of the world's best. Blakey, a veteran music producer, has slashed the price of his Beverly Hills home by a tidy $1.7 million -- bringing it down...
  • Grammy rehearsals 2010: Gonna get loud

     
    Performers including Pink, Jamie Foxx and T-Pain are put through their paces in the lead-up to Sunday's extravaganza. In this era of award show proliferation, it's hard not to smirk at the "once-in-a-lifetime" advertising campaigns for shows such as the.....