Wilco and Joanna Newsom Hollywood Bowl 9-30-12 Better than...waiting for the Sepulveda Pass to re-open. Wilco's name has graced more marquees in Los Angeles this year than a majority of bands that actually live here. Last night, under a full moon and amid looming Santa Ana winds, Wilco wrapped up ... More >>
The hills of Laurel Canyon might not be the first place you'd think to look for a gritty soul band like Vintage Trouble. But one thing that gives the band's rollicking, old-school flavor some authenticity is their decision to rehearse at their drummer Richard Danielson's house there, pitted inside a ... More >>
Abby Travis, Tony Clifton, Alain Johannes The Dragonfly 2-27-12 Better Than . . . going to the circus. Abby Travis sure knows how to throw a party. She's seemingly ubiquitous as an in-demand bassist, backing everyone from Masters of Reality, KMFDM and Vanessa Paradis to Beck, Eagles of Death Meta ... More >>
Beware fellas, bad things may be coming your wayOn New Year's Eve 2009, Chris Cornell made a Twitter declaration: "School's back in session." The implication was that Soundgarden was reuniting. However, it took several months for the official announcement. The grunge pioneers would be putting ... More >>
Jena ArdellHey Dave Grohl, cut your hair so we can get a better look at you! Two hundred fans who pre-ordered the Foo Fighters' new album, then raced to Fingerprints record store in Long Beach on April 4th, were given wristbands to attend an intimate show inside the store last Saturday, where ... More >>
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William Shatner is back in the studio working on yet another great big pile of Shat-mazing, Incredibly Strange music. Â It's been over a week since Shatner first formally proclaimed Zakk Wylde's mad skills via Twitter( http://twitter.com/WilliamShatner/status/30113065924034560 "Best, Bill"), but o ... More >>
Queen Guitarist and Astrophysicist Brian May to Present 19th Century Stereoscopic Imagery
billboard.comJesus Christ Super MeatloafThe Baron of Bombast himself is back (back again, that is--he's back twice a decade)! A few weeks ago Meat Loaf released a new single, with the unfortunate title "Los Angeloser," which could be the stupidest West Coast song title since the Red Hot Chil ... More >>
Here's a Christmas gift for Queen fans that you can't stuff into a stocking. Though there's a never a shortage of Queen books out there, Phil Sutcliffe's hefty, just-released Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of The Crown Kings of Rock (Voyageur Press) features more than 500 eye-poppin ... More >>
Arcade Fire Richard Kelly Team Up for the Box
Yesterday after learning of Les Paul's death at 94 years old, L.A. Weekly caught up with Slash, a guitar legend in his own right, for an exclusive chat about the loss of not only a brilliant musician and innovator, but also a friend and mentor.
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