Music

Pete Seeger dies; Folk music icon and activist was 94

Seeger was a mentor and influence on younger musicians for decades. He will be remembered for his music and his social activism.

Grammy Awards 2014: Daft Punk, Lorde, Macklemore win

Daft Punk has gotten lucky at the Grammys. The French electronic duo won record of the year at the awards show, beating hits like "Blurred Lines" and "Royals."

Grammys 2014: 4 reasons you have to watch the show

The Grammy Awards hit the Staples Center this weekend, and we've got some unexpected reasons you'll want to tune in to CBS on Sunday.

SoCal Rain Dance: Song suggestions to bring on the rainfall

We took your suggestions for songs about the rain, hoping that they'd bring rain... and we played them on the radio.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Bob Dylan covers, Los Lonely Boys and more

Today is the day for Tuesday Reviewsday! This week we are joined by music critic Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila from Billboard Latin.

Whisky A Go Go at 50: A look at the iconic venue's legacy

On January 16, 1964 — 50 years ago today — The Whisky a Go Go opened its doors for the first time. But as the Sunset Strip changed, so has the way business is done at the venue. KPCC's Kevin Ferguson reports.

Gaye children, Sony settle in 'Blurred Lines' case

Marvin Gaye's children have settled claims against a music company owned by Sony over Robin Thicke's Grammy-nominated hit song "Blurred Lines."

Neighbor accuses Justin Bieber of egging home

Sheriff's deputies are investigating Justin Bieber for yet another dispute with a neighbor that could land him in court.

LA roots rock band The Record Company performs live at KPCC

KPCC's Crawford Family Forum has been home to film screenings, debates and other fabulous events, but earlier this week Take Two had its very first performance chat there with The Record Company.

Coachella 2014: OutKast, Arcade Fire and Muse to headline

Tickets for Coachella are scheduled to go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. with general admission passes starting at $375. Check out the list of acts here.

How hits from 1994 shaped the music industry

1994 was a pretty important year for music. Topping the CD sale charts back then was TLC's "CrazySexyCool", Notorious BIG's "Ready to Die", and Blur's "Park Life," among others.

Phil Everly dies; transformed rock 'n' roll with brother Don

The tight harmonies in the Everly Brothers' string of hits in the '50s and '60s were huge influences on others such as Simon & Garfunkel, The Hollies, and The Beach Boys.

Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies at 74 (updated)

Phil Everly and his brother, Don, rose to popularity during the 1950s and '60s and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Beyonce samples Challenger disaster, reactions differ

Beyonce came under fire this week for sampling audio from the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in a song on her new album.

Broadway's 'Spider-Man' musical turns off the lights at last

By most estimates, the trouble-plagued show will have lost about $60 million when it closes tomorrow. It has been commercial theater's most stunning flop.

Polish composer Wojciech Kilar dies, aged 81

Wojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski's Oscar-winning "The Pianist" and Francis Ford Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula," died Sunday.