Saddleback College McKinney Theatre
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded work. With concert ... More >>
No Doubt Gibson Amphitheatre 12/6/12 One of my early concert claims to fame is seeing No Doubt in a warehouse in Orange back in 1994. Fast forward eighteen years and No Doubt is capping a seven night sold-out run at the Gibson Amphitheatre with roughly 40,000 people snapping up tickets. Their his ... More >>
Christopher VictorioJay-Z and Kanye West Staples Center December 11, 2011 From the Givenchy-designed gold cover to lyrics dripping with foreign luxury brand references like "Hublot" and "Margiela" to the video in which they chop up a $350,000 Maybach for giggles, Jay-Z and Kanye West's albu ... More >>
Laila Derakhshanian/OC Weekly Who needs a publicist when you've got 140 characters to spare and 4,675,077 follwers on Twitter? Definitely not Kanye West, who tweeted that his next album is coming out in the spring of 2012. Aaaand it will probably be a compilation from his label Good Music, since ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyWhen MTV broke the news that educator Michael Eric Dyson, who teaches at Georgetown University, was offering a 3-credit course called "Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay-Z" this semester, the Interwebz went wild. But really, isn't it about time? After all, Lady Gaga has been a sub ... More >>
sgs_1019/FlickrNintendo was founded as a multinational corporation in Japan 122 year go. Today the company is one of the most powerful in the gaming industry--well recognized both in and out of gaming circles. And the hip hop industry--with its proclivity to name-drop brands -- has been dicing N ... More >>
People say that even without Toto, Jeff Porcaro would've cemented his place in music history because of the high caliber of his drumming. It's said to have defined much of the music produced in the late '70s and '80s. Born into a musical family, he toured and/or recorded with Sonny and Cher as a ... More >>
And Gwen Stefani continues her world domination: Women's Wear Daily reports that the No Doubt front woman will be designing a line of children's clothing for big box super store Target, known for their popular high-end/highstreet collaborations.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyRolling Stone came out with an interview with No Doubt, this time to talk about the deets of their newest album, the band's sixth. The part you definitely want to know about is that the album is "about two months from completion."
Seth Rogen schlubs it up in Michel Gondry's 3-D spectacle
In what sounds like something made up specifically for or by the music blogosphere, Kanye West has expressed interest in producing at least one song for the Biebs. West already released a Justin Bieber remix with Raekwon, so maybe this turn of events isn't all that shocking. However, Consequence ... More >>
Killer instincts, bad knees and other awesome old-people things in 'Red'
In the battle between cover bands and aging rock stars, we tell you which music acts will give you the most bang for your buck
Finally, someone--OK, someone famous and credible--has spoken up about the well-intentioned foolishness of remaking "We Are the World." Thanks Jay-Z!Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne has the coolest house in the whole wide world!"Vivid Entertainment offers John Mayer his 'dream' job to write porn ... More >>
Yep, it was only a matter of time: Now you can add Michael Jackson to the ranks among Elvis (still eating), Tupac (still rapping), JFK (?) and Hitler (vacationing in South America). I mean, really, check out this video from LiveLeak.com of Jackson supposedly walking out of a Los Angeles coroner's ... More >>
Orange County Performing Art Center
Take that, non-smoking laws!Jay-Z has recently declared Auto-Tune dead via his (kind of awesome) new single "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune);" possibly a weird sentiment given his close association to noted Auto-Tune proponent Kanye West, but hey, it's Hova, man. You can't tell that guy what to do. He d ... More >>
In an interview with MTV, famed Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg shared a few of his New Year's resolutions with the kids. No, he's not talking about leaving his weapons and/or marijuana at home before he tries to board airplanes, and no, he's not promising to finally release a rap album that doesn't to ... More >>
The Noize Music
My pick for this week is.... TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED? Just kidding. But I think I know the answer to the question posed in the title. It's something along the lines of “because black people stick together and that's the way Jesus likes it.” Yes, I might have had to see a Tyler Per ... More >>
Kanye West, Graduation (Island Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella)
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Jud Nesters hot hip-hop single debuts at No. 4
A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment with The Departed
Your three-month forecast of the summers top movies
Jodie Fosters getting old, and so are you
Surprising revelation in Leonard adaptation: The Rock
Masked Movie Snobs go to the Oscars
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Tom Hanks stalls on Road to Perdition
With Rock Steady, No Doubt officially joins pop-music aristocracy
Spellbound in Shallow Hal
Why is Hollywood so full of whores?
Is the best thing about the Moseleys their clean, close shave?
No, its waking up in their arms.
The Lakers are not going to win with Shaquille ONeal
But let them play until they embarrass themselves first