Good morning. Are you sure you've found the real deal when you see it? I mean the Real Deal, in caps, or in quotes, or whatever punctuation is required to separate if from the rest? Friends, home-grown So Cal short story writer Jim Gavin is the R.D., though most everybody already knew that except, i ... More >>
The American blues sound overtook England in the 1960s like no other. Limey guitar slingers like John Mayall, Peter Green and Jimmy Page worked up their tolerance to whiskey, mastered the blues scale and made more money than every American blues musician that came before them. In the early 1970s, tw ... More >>
*The American Music Awards Celebrates New EDM Category
*Kaskade at Staples Center and Exchange LA--Which Show Was Better?
*Kaskade Talks EDC, Freaks of Nature Tour and Partying at Focus Tuesdays in OC
On Tuesday night, the Grammy Museum hosted a Grammy nominee spotlight on Kaskade, ... More >>
When is a reunion not really a reunion? When the principal member of a band doesn't participate (or, in this case, is dead), then it can't really be called a reunion without insulting your fans, right? Common sense would normally dictate yes, but in the case of the Jacksons, that apparently doesn't ... More >>
With what would have been Buddy Holly's 75th birthday fast approaching, record companies are predictably shifting to tribute mode and cashing in. Late June witnessed the release of Fantasy Records' compilation Rave On Buddy Holly, which featured covers of the rock pioneers songs by Paul McCartney ... More >>
Autopsy scheduled for Avenged Sevenfold drummer James Owen Sullivan, found dead Monday in Huntington Beach. Read our blog post from last night for the band's official statement and stay tuned for further updates.Lady Gaga promises to write own music, take different direction on new album. No word ... More >>
LAPD assholes hold Kid Cudi at gunpoint "in a case of mistaken identity."John Lennon's star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame--thought to be stolen--has been relocated next to George Harrison's, Ringo Starr's scheduled to join February 8.TMZ makes big deal of Christina Aguilera fender bender in West Holl ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>
The Time: Thanksgiving, 1976.
The Place: Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco.
The Occasion: The final concert by the original lineup of the Band, with a jaw-dropping number of guests (Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, ... More >>
"Wintertime in Hollywood" by the Lovetones is not the type of song that normally takes hostage of my internal jukebox in 2007, but it's been doing just that for the last two days. Its full, chiming guitars, swooping bass line, mellifluous white soul vocals and profound tone of bittersweet wistfulnes ... More >>