LL Cool J can do no wrong lately. Actually, strike that, LL Cool J does everything wrong lately. Last year there was his trend-hopping track "Ratchet," dubbed one of the worst of 2012. More recently there was his duet with Brad Paisley, "Accidental Racist," in which he more or less forgave the sin o ... More >>
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Here at West Coast Sound we love it when musicians would rather be naked than wear fur. (Particularly when it's Waka Flocka Flame.)
Indeed our sympathies quite often lie with activists who are poorly-clothed. So even though ... More >>
See also: Our Springsteen slideshow
We've been watching Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play in concert for decades, and it seems as if he and his crew get better with every tour. How? With few rare exceptions, aren't rockers supposed to kind of get stale once they get older?
Whether it's ... More >>
What do gay marriage, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the band KISS have in common? In the crazy world of comics, everything.
Newer, edgier titles have been known to push the boundaries of expectation or mesh disparate imagery and pop culture references, but it's a particular nostalgic title that's r ... More >>
Update: "City Council Unanimously Passes Occupy L.A. Resolution -- Protesters Struggle to Distance Themselves From Democrats, Unions."
On Saturday night, the number of tents pitched outside L.A. City Hall had nearly doubled from the night before to 256, according to Joe Briones in the media tent.
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20 years in and still ragingFor first time in 11 years, Rage Against The Machine will be playing a hometown gig tomorrow, but this isn't just any run-of-the-mill show. The band will be making their return to Los Angeles in style with an all-day extravaganza featuring themselves, Muse, Lauryn ... More >>
That's the spiritYou're dripping sweat, searching for shade, drinking just one more and praying you don't end up in the hospital for dehydration. Ahhh, summer festivals.
The L.A. area's not lacking in the kind of fun you can only have when a massive crowd is unleashed into a contained-yet-o ... More >>
Lina Lecaro LACMA CEO Michael Govan, Tim Burton and Slash
There is seemingly no rest for the wicked mind of Tim Burton. With current/recent projects ranging from the film version of Dark Shadows to a reworking of his stop-motion short Frankenweenie to Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty (sadly, ... More >>
Lina Lecaro This drummer definitely gets some.
LA hook-ups and hang-outs played a major role in the forthcoming release by Travis Barker, "Can A Drummer Get Some," his hip-hop heavy solo debut featuring a who's who of rap superstars: Lil Wayne, Kid Cudi, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Pharell, RZA ... More >>
By Steve La
Steve La(From left) Zack de la Rocha and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine
Some rockers are taking on the Arizona immigration law that has stirred a lot of passionate opposition here in L.A., including boycotts of Arizona by several cities.
"This is not a Latino or immig ... More >>
Rage Against the Machine Zack de la Rocha, organizer through his group Sound Strike of a concert in opposition to Arizona's controversial immigration law, gave a press conference today to explain the reasons behind the upcoming show.
The Informer, LA Weekly's news blog, sent reporter Steve L ... More >>
Check out more pictures from the show in Timothy Norris' slideshow, Jane's Addicition @ The Roxy.
Jane's Addiction needs to either quit it with last-minute gigs or take up residency in my back yard. For what seemed like the fifth time in less than two years, Perry Farrell and company announced anot ... More >>
By Colin Stutz
Mothers and fathers with furrowed brows, are you concerned for your precious teens' well-being? Nervous that those impressionable youths might stumble down a dark staircase and onto a path of substance abuse, sex addiction, debauchery and crime? Uneasy of the world "out there" and ho ... More >>