Heavy metal guitarist Randy Rhoads delivered some of the wickedest guitar solos in rock history. He died young, 29 years ago last weekend, in a freak plane crash – and one way fans preserve his memory is with a graveside remembrance in San Bernardino. A more personal pilgrimage for Randy Rhoads fans is available year-round in the San Fernando Valley.
Hip-hop artist Nate Dogg died Tuesday after a series of strokes. The Long Beach native was part of young group of influential rap artists who used to hang out at a record store on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Martin Luther King Avenue.
Last week on Skid Row, the melodies of Mozart, Bach and Handel filled the air. L.A. Philharmonic first violinist Robert Gupta performed an exclusive concert for clients of the Downtown Mental Health Center. It's part of his continuing effort to combat mental illness with music.
The CBS-TV station in Los Angeles says a reporter who spoke incoherently during a segment on the Grammy Awards is feeling fine.
The marriage appears to be going well; the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel have agreed to add another four years to his contract.
Silverlake resident Samantha Rader has long enjoyed singing. The clinical psychologist was hoping to find a local chorus to join. But when online searches for an eastside glee club proved fruitless, she decided to start The Silver Lake Chorus. She joined KPCC's Alex Cohen to talk about the group's first year in action.
An electronic music festival that prompted a moratorium on raves at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after the overdose death of a 15-year-old girl will be allowed back this year.
The L.A. Jazz Society has launched Jazz In Schools in conjunction with Black History Month. It's a unique program in the Los Angeles Unified schools.
Some bands get together in high school or college. Others find each other through classifieds or on Craigslist. Still others will result as part of a new musical experiment known as the L.A. Lottery League. Music promoter Sean Carney, aka Sean Carnage, described the project.
A musician who helped define the distinctive sound of early '60s garage rock is being laid to rest tomorrow in Riverside.
Her hits in the '80s included "Lovergirl". A duet with Rick James, "Fire and Desire", is a classic on romance radio.
Eminem's "Recovery" was made complete on Wednesday night as the Recording Academy nominated the resurgent rapper for 10 awards, including the biggest prizes: album, song, and record of the year.
There are no guarantees when it comes to the Grammys. But several nominations for Eminem are about as sure a bet as one can make when the nominations are revealed Wednesday night at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
Authorities say Faith Evans has pleaded no contest to reckless driving after being arrested in August for investigation of drunken driving.
There's a way to give your youngsters something to do - and expose them to some live classical music - with a free concert tomorrow in Beverly Hills.
Luke Cresswell, the creator of the globally popular dance show “Stomp,” has now applied his percussive creativity to a new show called “Pandemonium.” It opens tonight at UCLA’s Royce Hall.