Whitney Houston funeral is private, music comforts the public

Whitney Houston funeral details remain unchanged -- it will be a private service, planned by her family, at a church in her hometown of Newark, N.J. No public memorial has been set.

Variety and The Vandals settle punk lawsuit over album cover

Variety initially came after the group for their use of lettering on the 2004 "Hollywood Potato Chip" album cover, claiming it resembled their trademarked logo.

What Beverly Hills police are not saying about Whitney Houston

Police today talked about all the things they will not talk about regarding Whitney Houston, confirming few details in the investigation of her tragic death.

Adele top winner with 6 Grammys

She scored the trifecta of record, song and album of the year, sobbing as she won the night's final award for her album, "21."

Celebrity reactions to Whitney Houston's death

Looking for a collection of celebrity reactions to Whitney Houston's death at the age of 48? We have it via's social media editor.

Whitney Houston fans pay tribute at Beverly Hilton Hotel

Fans of superstar Whitney Houston paid their respects Saturday night at the hotel where the entertainer died that afternoon.

Whitney Houston dead at 48

Authorities are trying to determine a cause of the pop queen's death. Houston was found unresponsive around 4 p.m. at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Tammy Lang channels late singer Nico in stage show

She sang for the Velvet Underground, acted for Fellini, posed for Warhol, and now Singer Tammy Lang brings Nico back to life with a show called "Chelsea Mädchen".

Album of the week: Staying on the Watch by Sonny Simmons

Reedman Sonny Simmons and his then-wife, trumpeter Barbara Donald, laid some stunningly hip vibrations on the jazz cognoscenti in the mid 60s.

Obama joins Spotify; playlist includes Ricky Martin, Hootie

President Obama's already on Tumblr and Instagram, which are de rigeur for most hipsters these days, but now he's on Spotify as well.

Greek Theatre, Hollywood Bowl named best outdoor concert venues in America

The Greek Theatre took a bow as the “Best Small Outdoor Venue of the Year” at the 23rd Annual Pollstar Awards, with the Hollywood Bowl hitting a high note as the country's "Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue.

M. Ward sings to the underground at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

M. Ward was digging deep on Thursday night when the songwriter haunted a sold out crowd at the Masonic Lodge inside Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Spaceland music man to head east - plans 1,300 person club at Regent Theater

From the man who brought you Spaceland, The Echo, the Echoplex and other Echo Park/Silver Lake pursuits, comes the projected Fall 2012 reopening of Main Street's Regent Theater.

Peter Stenshoel's album of the week: Pharoah Sanders' Tauhid

A personal aside: When, as kids, we played table tennis with our dad in the rec room, this was our favorite background music.

Paula Abdul is the latest judge axed from X Factor

Paula Abdul confirmed her upcoming empty seat on The X Factor citing "business decisions" for the departure. Paula took to Twitter to tell the tale.

New Music Tuesday: Rodrigo y Gabriela and Gotye

On this week's New Music Tuesday, our regular music critic Drew Tewksbury tours the globe and talks about the newest albums from Rodrigo y Gabriela and Gotye.