| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:47 AM
One of the many striking and often shocking metaphors within “Yeezus,” the new album from rapper Kanye West, arrives halfway into the 10-song release, during a song called “I’m in It.” It involves a quote by the Rev. Martin...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Miley Cyrus has a new song called “We Can’t Stop,” an ode to overindulgence, sleepless sleepovers, dancing, MDMA, big butts, bathroom lines, kissing, red plastic cups and sweaty bodies. The song, which seems as if it were written by an...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Corporations are quick to recruit rappers to sell their soft drinks, shoes and smartphones — but the moment there's a whiff of controversy, they are just as quick to cut them loose.
The latest example is PepsiCo and Lil Wayne. Last week, the...
| Jun 30, 2010
A 15-year-old girl died Tuesday of a suspected drug overdose after attending a rave over the weekend at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that had a minimum age requirement of 16.
The girl, identified by family members as Sasha Rodriguez, was one of...
| Jul 5, 2010
The suspected drug overdose death of a 15-year old girl who attended a massive rave in Los Angeles last weekend has drawn attention to the drug her family was told was found in her body: Ecstasy.
Officials said use of the hallucinogen and stimulant was...
| Aug 31, 2010
| 3:37 PM
Los Angeles County coroner's officials said Tuesday that Sasha Rodriguez, the 15-year-old girl hospitalized after attending the Electric Daisy Carnival rave in June, died as the result of an overdose of MDMA, a drug commonly known as Ecstasy.
| Mar 26, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Madonna released her new record "MDMA" on Monday, and the pop queen had quite the busy weekend on the promotional trail. Madonna visited the offices of Facebook for a chat with Jimmy Fallon, then hit Miami's Ultra music festival for a surprise...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Outkast's Big Boi arrested for drug possession...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Electric Daisy Carnival will return to Las Vegas in 2012, with the three-day dance-driving extravaganza set for the weekend of June 8, 2012, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway....
| Feb 25, 2011
| 4:35 AM
The ongoing brouhaha between Los Angeles politicos and promoters of dance-focused concerts has seemingly resulted in one of the nation's largest electronic music festivals leaving Los Angeles for Las Vegas. Insomniac Inc.'s two-day Electric Daisy...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 9:33 PM
In a surprise move, L.A. Coliseum Commission members Wednesday overturned a moratorium on raves put in place after the drug overdose death of a 15-year-old girl who attended an event held at the public facility earlier this year. Coliseum General......