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Anderson .Paak Delivered FYF's Best Day One Set

With apologies to Bjork and Missy, the singer/rapper/drummer from Oxnard stole the show on Friday at FYF Fest.

Chester Bennington, Linkin Park's Raging Soul, Soared Beyond Nu-Metal

It was no coincidence that Linkin Park rose so far above their nu-metal peers. Their music had a complexity and emotional honesty to it that few bands of the era did — and their screaming frontman was at the heart of that.

Is the FYF Lineup Too Good?

Anderson.Paak or Slowdive? Thundercat or Princess Nokia? Arca or A Tribe Called Quest? FYF, I love you, but you're freaking me out.

Fanatics! We Are Only Two Weeks Away From Our Show With Mike Patton

In the meantime, you can join Henry this Sunday to hear new tunes from The Fall, Mikey Young, Pontiak and Alan Vega.

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park Dead From Apparent Suicide

The singer, 41, was found hanged at his home in Palos Verdes Estates on the morning of July 20, 2017.

A&R Legend Tom Zutaut Risked His Job to Sign Guns N' Roses, L.A.'s Most Dangerous Band

Then he helped them get there. A rare interview with the man who risked everything to sign the world's most dangerous band.

Henry Rollins: Putin Is Playing Trump Like a Cello, and Red-Staters Seem OK With It

Trump's recent visit to Europe and meeting with Putin has given a whole new meaning to the term "red state." Y’all commies now!

The Unsung Songwriters Who Helped Make Appetite for Destruction a Classic

Only hardcore fans know their names, but Chris Weber and West Arkeen's contributions to Guns N' Roses' early records was invaluable. Here's what happened to them post-"Appetite."

Why Frank Ocean Is This Year's Most Talked-About FYF Headliner

The enigmatic singer hasn't performed in the U.S. since 2014 — and during that time, he canceled an earlier FYF appearance.

Appetite for Destruction at 30: Looking Back at the Album That Changed Everything

A Sunset Strip party girl remembers the year Guns N' Roses blew up hair metal and made rock & roll dangerous again.

Elohim Channels Her Severe Anxiety Into Mysterious, Powerful Electronic Music

The singer/producer admits she sometimes pukes before going onstage — but once she's in front of audience, she finds her place of power.

Tyler, The Creator, Ludacris and Cam'ron's Socks Shine at First Agenda Festival

At the first music festival attached to the long-running Agenda trade show, some artists took the whole branding and merchandising angle a little too far.

How Topanga Canyon's Reggae on the Mountain Grew Into L.A.'s Best Reggae Festival

Founded by Brooks Ellis and Amit Gilad when they were still teenagers, the festival now draws thousands of fans and top performers like this year's headliners, Sly and Robbie.

Cult R&B Legend Swamp Dogg Is Making a Techno Album With Bon Iver

The eccentric R&B legend, who celebrates his 75th birthday tonight at the Satellite, assures us he did a techno album with Justin Vernon, and it's coming out this fall.

Warm Brew's New Track With Dom Kennedy Is a Jam for a Slow, Hot Summer (PREMIERE)

The Dogtown rap trio knows how to make laid-back tunes for long, hot days, and "Full Effect," premiered here on, is no exception.

23-Year-Old Molly Gibney Keeps the Roxy Rockin' as Director of Venue Operations

She began at the Roxy as a 15-year-old intern, when her mom worked the door. Now she keeps the rock stars happy, as long as they don't yell at her, "Do you know who I am?!"

Fanatics! I Don't Mind the Heat as Long as There's Music

This Sunday on KCRW, Henry's back with hot new music from Pontiak and Alan Vegas, plus classics from Bowie, Nick Cave, The Saints and more.

The HiFi District Vol. 2 Mixtape Is Here, With New Music From Melvins, Moses Sumney

L.A. Weekly and Champion City's monthly mixtape series returns, with new tracks from Melvins, Moses Sumney, Gaby Hernandez and more, mixed by DJ Francesca Harding.

Let's Have a Moment of Silence for Time, Fleetwood Mac's Most Disastrous Album

It's the one album you almost certainly won't hear any tracks from at Classic West (even though Christine McVie's contributions are pretty great).

Henry Rollins: It's Amazing How Quickly We Got Used to the Trump Dumpster Fire

Our species adapts quickly. What once seemed unbearable soon becomes normal. Even the daily disaster that is Comrade Trump.

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