The kickoff show of the not-sold-out "LA Takeover" date only amplified the reality that no one cared about the new songs, and no one cared about the new band.
For those who love the old guard of jazz, New Orleans will always be the source. But few , it seems, make the connection that once upon a time the old guard -- Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory, Sidney Bechet and the lot -- was the avant-garde.
Welcome to the not-sold-out jungle. Axl Rose's new fangled Guns N' Roses is kicking off three nights of small club dates tonight at the Hollywood Palladium.
As unlikely a guitar hero as you'd ever hope to find, Steve Hillage has a career that spans styles as nimbly as his fingers span his fretboard.
Wayne Kramer spent two years in a federal lockup for trying to sell cocaine to undercover agents, and all he can think about these days is finding a way to get back.
Saturday marks Music Freedom Day, the annual global event drawing attention to the oppression, censorship and both legal and physical peril faced by musicians around the world.
KPCC visited Giacchino for a tour of the historic studio as the film's score was recorded.
Of course I don't understand the words, but music conveys human emotion, and that can be enough to make up for losing the subtleties of meaning.
Like the rest of pop culture-loving America, I'm a huge fan of "Downton Abbey." Now Adam WarRock's dropped a rap from the perspective of Lord Grantham.
Mezzo Soprano Laurie Rubin often gets asked, "Do you dream in color?" Find out why in this interview with Off-Ramp host John Rabe.
Guns N' Roses will be returning to the Hollywood Palladium after a 22-year breather. Following the sold-out NY Takeover series, GN'R will be heading west for a Los Angeles version in March, it was announced Wednesday.
Davy Jones of The Monkees has died from an apparent heart attack. He was 66 years old.
Few rock bands epitomize ‘80s excess like Van Halen. The hard-partying band formed in Pasadena in 1974 – and it’s had ups and downs ever since.
What in heck would a 12-year-old boy hear in this avant-gardist? Well, humor, for one. My first glimpse of Cecil was on educational TV in 1966.
Music critic Ann Powers joins the show to discuss two new, moving, rock releases.
Celebrities joined Whitney Houston's family Saturday at a private funeral service for the pop superstar at her hometown church in Newark, N.J.