D.A. candidate Jackie Lacey claims to have an "insurmountable" lead over rival Alan Jackson in the November runoff, based on the findings of a poll released by her campaign today.The poll shows Lacey leading Jackson 26% to 13%, with the rest undecided. Lacey is the chief deputy D.A., and has the bac ... More >>
Also, Cannibal Corpse, I See Hawks in L.A., Smokey Robinson and others
See also: Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup": Why This Song Sucks Asking people what kind of music they like can be a loaded question. People want to seem open-minded, yet cool, which for some reason tends to inspire this insipid response: "I like pretty much everything. Except country." (The hipster var ... More >>
Also, Combichrist, Papercranes, Simone White and others
Eazylanish/FlickrWe've seen it over and over on Facebook profiles. Music: "I like just about anything...except COUNTRY, of course!" As if admitting to liking mainstream country music (because, sure, everyone likes Johnny Cash) is like admitting to having a Beanie Babies collection. It's sham ... More >>
The final arguments: Shifting sand dunes, or rock-solid mountains?
Yesterday I wasn't feeling the star power of Deputy District Attorney Truc Do, after watching the first hour or so of her closing argument. Do, who has co-prosecuted several high-profile cases over the past few years, including the Santa Monica Black Widows murder case and the Chester Turner serial ... More >>
The murder retrial of music-producing legend Phil Spector resumed today with the momentary return of Dominick Dunne, the Vanity Fair correspondent who'd sat through the first trial in all its melodramatic glory. Dunne arrived at Department 106 this morning solely for pleasure and had not come to tow ... More >>
It's an almost forgotten fact, but the murder retrial of legendary pop music producer Phil Spector, 68, is still unfolding in Judge Larry Fidler's downtown courtroom. You may remember that Spector's five-member legal team managed to win him a hung jury in 2007 -- leading to Spector II, which began a ... More >>
It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To
The Phil Spector verdict is months away and Bruce Cutlerís wardrobe has not yet begun to fight.
Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Fields, Indio, May 5-6
At Empire Polo Grounds, Indio
Mickey Thompson was a renowned race-car driver and promoter. Mike Goodwin was the brash, egocentric creator of motocross. They became business partners. Then all hell broke loose.
George Jones sneaks up on his past, finds salvation with Dolly, never stops loving country music
Donít look for the soul of country music in glitzy Nashville ó or even Bakersfield. Itís right here on the grand ole streets of L.A.
Neil Young and Loren Connors rock & roll over