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Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood writes about pop music in all its ever-quickening splendor. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Times in 2012, he was a freelance contributor to Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Spin and the Village Voice. He grew up in Little Rock, Ark., graduated from Northwestern University and knows every word to “Mo Money Mo Problems.” He was named pop music critic in 2016.
Chrissie Hynde and Terry Hall talk contracts, band breakups ahead of Arroyo Seco Weekend

Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde and the Specials singer Terry Hall compare notes on the old days — and the new — in advance of their performance at Arroyo Seco Weekend.

Paul McCartney is back — and he’s feeling kind of frisky

The Beatles legend released two songs Wednesday ahead of a new solo album due in September.

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