This week for our music feature we profile local guitar hero Hanni El Khatib, whose sophomore album, Head In the Dirt, came out Tuesday on the heels of some cherry licensing placements (hello, Super Bowl commercial).
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Sure, you had the Bill Clinton blowjob scandal, OJ, Pakistan and India going nuclear, mad cow disease, the Rodney King decision, and Titanic. But what made the '90s truly awful was its music. That's not to say that there weren't bright spots -- early Beck, say, or Ok Computer and much of hip-hop's g ... More >>
The 20 Worst Albums Of The '90s: 20-11
Sure, you had the Bill Clinton blowjob scandal, OJ, Pakistan and India going nuclear, mad cow disease, the Rodney King decision, and Titanic. But what made the '90s truly awful was its music. That's not to say that there weren't bright spots -- early Beck, say ... More >>
No band has ever failed to live up to its own potential quite like Metallica. While the other three quarters of thrash metal's "big four" (Testament, Megadeth and Slayer) still cut records and tour for receptive audiences, Metallica moved on to Kid Rock and Nickelback territory. We're used to it now ... More >>
If L.A. has its own white Detroit -- you know, redneck and working class (think Kid Rock and Eminem) -- it's Fontana, birthplace of Hells Angels, home of the old the Kaiser Steel Mill.
Tattoos, thick arms and decorative testicles dangling from four-wheel-drive trucks are at home here. So, apparent ... More >>
Sugar Ray lead singer and former Extra co-host Mark McGrath has a cruise. No, seriously! This October, fans of the '90s can travel on the Carnival Cruise ship Imagination, alongside Gin Blossoms, Smash Mouth, Cracker, Spin Doctors, Vertical Horizon, The Verve Pipe, Marcy Playground and, of course, S ... More >>
Friday, September 14
Fiona Apple, Blake Mills
Before Blake Mills joins Fiona Apple's backup band for the headlining set tonight, he'll open with a set of tunes from his recent album,¬†Break Mirrors. The Venice singer has produced albums by Jesca Hoop and Sara Watkins, and his subtle, ... More >>
A sea of screaming faces beckon movie stars to the sidewalk, where they conjure photographs, baseballs and -- when Johnny Depp appears, even a replica Freddie Krueger glove for him to sign. Outside Grauman's Chinese Theater, they downright beg for an autograph, yelling until their voices turn hoarse ... More >>
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Rap-rock remains the coolest idea ever. You've just been scared off of it by the mountain of terrible rap-rock in existence. Here are ten songs that prove the Woodstock '99-tainted genre could ... More >>
Lina Lecaro It's Halloween, bitch!
*What Will Be The Most Popular Music-Related Halloween Costumes This Year? And How Can They Be Made Slutty?
*Moby, Milagres, Mariachi El Bronx - KCRW Masquerade Ball - The Legendary Park Plaza - 10-29-11
When you need a last minute Halloween cos ... More >>
Oh, United States Of America. We love you, we really do. Hell, we live here, so we kind of have to. We show our love through the composition of endless tributes to the land, the people and the country itself. Clarification: we do this by shamelessly co-opting the entire continental Western He ... More >>
Their latest single is terrible.We used to like Datarock a lot. Our working theory is that in 2007, while we slept, we were taken over by a hipster succubus that abused cocaine and drank too much Pedialyte--plausible explanation for how our critical functions were deactivated.
Fortunately, D ... More >>
Everyone has had a crush on rockstar before, but these woman actually pursued and conquered rockstars. In order to make our Top 10 Most Recycled Women of Rock list, these ladies had to have dated (or bedded) six or more famous musicians. There's one musician who appears on four o ... More >>
Yes, for $899 you can be sailin' on a boat with Kid Rock.
Apparently, it was sold out, but his website announced yesterday that a few spots had opened up.
Last year's cruise, which was in support of his Rick Rubin-produced album, Born Free, must have been a big success:
We rocked out so ... More >>
The Scenestar reports that South African hip-hop internet sensation Die Antwoord (The Answer) has been added to the Coachella lineup.
Most of you are squealing like little inbred albino girls in excitement. Many of you are sporting huge boners within your Dark Side of the Moon boxer shorts. And a c ... More >>
Erin Broadley"Which guitar do you want me next to: a Les Paul or a Les Paul?"On any given day you can walk into Guitar Center in Hollywood and see Slash. One can't go more than ten feet inside the mega-retailer without coming across a promotional gear-head display or banner bearing the image ... More >>
CNNAnderson Cooper.A Friday telethon to raise money for the victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti will be broadcast from Los Angeles, New York, London and Haiti, organizers announced Thursday. It will be everywhere: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, PBS, TNT, Show ... More >>
Rock-n-roll and breasts often go (tee-hee) hand in hand. In fact, Motley Crue drummer and groupie magnet, Tommy Lee, has this rule about coming into his dressing room:
"You're not allowed in unless you remove an article of clothing. And I'm not talking about your socks. It's pretty f***ing c ... More >>
Tomorrow night at the Los Angeles Convention Center downtown, the MusiCares Foundation will honor Neil Diamond with its Person of the Year award, and a bunch of superstar bands will take the stage to celebrate The Action Man and his music. Among them will be the Foo Fighters (of course -- is there ... More >>
After last year's chaotic (if much talked about) ceremony in Las Vegas, MTV has brought the annual celebration of video vamps and hams back to good ol' Los Angeles. The ceremony will be held this Sunday at Paramount Studios, and like the Sin City edition, different segments are set to take place in ... More >>