| Feb 22, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Last week, noted producer Steve Lillywhite made an impassioned video plea to be considered a potential replacement for "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell, a job he's certainly qualified for, having worked on some 30 game-changing albums in just as many...
| Mar 29, 2010
| 4:34 PM
John Ciambotti, the bassist for the Bay Area â70s rock band Clover, wasnât a household name. More than 20 years ago he gave up the helter-skelter life of a touring musician, became a chiropractor working in the Los Angeles area......
| Jan 21, 2010
| 4:34 PM
It couldnât have been more than 10 minutes -- perhaps as little as five -- after I put in a request Tuesday with Linda Ronstadtâs manager to ask if she wanted to comment on the passing a day earlier of......
| Jan 26, 2010
| 9:33 PM
When he stepped off a plane 16 months ago, David Jassy, a rapper and record producer from Stockholm, planned to make it big in American pop music. On Tuesday, he finally got the rapt attention of an important audience, but......
| Mar 13, 2010
Prolific songwriter and " American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi's Spanish-style home in the Hollywood Hills is on the market at $1,649,000.
The gated house, built in 1964, has city and canyon views, wood-beamed ceilings, an open floor plan, extensive decks...
| May 30, 2010
Dennis Hopper, the maverick director and costar of the landmark 1969 counterculture film classic "Easy Rider" whose drug- and alcohol-fueled reputation as a Hollywood bad boy preceded his return to sobriety and a career resurgence in the films " Hoosiers"...
| Aug 23, 2011
Jerry Leiber, who with his songwriting partner, Mike Stoller, created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78.
Leiber, the words half of the duo, died Monday at...
| May 15, 2010
She may only play a doctor on television, but actress Kate Walsh apparently knows good bones when she sees them.
The Spanish-style gated estate in Los Feliz that she has listed at $4,295,000 retains its original 1929 details, such as an intricately tiled...
| Jan 6, 2010
Willie Mitchell, an influential record producer, label head and musician who worked closely with singer Al Green and other stars to help mold the Memphis soul sound, died Tuesday. He was 81.
Mitchell died at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis,...
| Jan 22, 2010
Gerald McCabe, a furniture designer whose passion for woodworking and love of music led to the creation of the Santa Monica folk music institution McCabe’s Guitar Shop, died Sunday in Eugene, Ore., two days after suffering a heart attack. He was 82....
| Feb 25, 2010
Prolific songwriter and "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi's Spanish-style home in the Hollywood Hills is on the market at $1,649,000.
The gated house, built in 1964, has city and canyon views, wood-beamed ceilings, extensive decks, an outdoor cedar...