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Fanatics! We Begin This Show With a David Bowie Instrumental

This Sunday on KCRW, Henry serves up songs new and old from David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Conrad Schnitzler and more.

The 10 Greatest Rock Guitar Chords of All Time

From "A Hard Day's Night" to "Won't Get Fooled Again," these immortal guitar chords prove that sometimes, it's not the melody or chorus that's the most memorable part of the song.

Jerry Lee Lewis Returns to L.A., a City Where He's Left His Wild Mark

As the Killer prepares for his Nov. 24 show at Theatre at Ace Hotel, he shares some memories of his career in Los Angeles, from High School Confidential to the Palomino.

Henry Rollins: Art Should Be for Everyone, Not Just Those Who Can Afford It

Last week, Salvator Mundi, a painting said to be from the hand of Leonardo da Vinci, sold at Christie’s for $450 million. The painting is, apparently, of Jesus Christ. It also looks a little like the Mona Lisa. JC seems to be ever so slightly smiling, but you can’t figure...

"Howard the Dancing Man" Is 66 and Goes to More Concerts Than You Do

Four or five nights a week, the retired clinical laboratory scientist goes out to concerts — and lights them up with his unique, twirling dance moves.

How L.A. Mariachi Helped Make One of Blondie’s Biggest Hits

It wasn't just the city's sunshine mythology and seismic doom that had made their way into the new album. It was the city's position as a key geographic and cultural hub within greater Latin America, the city's history as a mecca ofShow More Summary

After a Year as the Voice of M83, Kaela Sinclair Is Poised for Solo Success

After blowing away M83 fans on the French band's last tour, the Texas native is back to making her own smoldering, emotive music.

Get Over Your Reunion Resentment — It's Great to Have LCD Soundsystem Back

Dancing is what society needs right now, and James Murphy's merry band of disco punks are eager to provide it.

Blimes Brixton Had Walked Away From Battle Rap. Now She Coaches It

Behind the scenes, the celebs on TBS's new battle-rap competition show "Drop the Mic" get help from a rapper who, at one time, was considered one of the Bay Area's fiercest battlers.

Even Mike Watt Has Trouble Keeping Track of All His Projects

But for the next month, he'll mostly be playing around town with the Secondmen, including two opening dates with X.

18-Year-Old Indonesian Rap Sensation Rich Chigga Adjusts to Life in L.A.

The Jakarta native says his rise to fame thanks to viral video "Dat $tick" was so fast that when he goes back to play Indonesia, people assume he's from America.

Fanatics! I Can't See Pere Ubu at the Echo on Dec. 6, but You Should

This Sunday on KCRW, Henry's back with music from Joy Division, Martin Rev AND Alan Vega, Oh Sees, Hawkwind and more more.

L.A. Goes Crazy for DJ Dave Paul's Prince and Michael Jackson Parties

A San Francisco hip-hop DJ turned retro party promoter, Paul has found a faithful L.A. audience for his monthly Purple/Jacko-themed dance party.

Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 25th Anniversary Edition Is Out Today

Read an exclusive excerpt from L.A. Weekly columnist Jeff Weiss' liner notes to the deluxe reissue of one of L.A. hip-hop's greatest albums.

R.I.P. The Sound 100.3, Which Just Got Replaced by a Christian Music Station

KSWD The Sound is gone. In its place: K-LOVE, a Christian contemporary music station.

Emo Rapper Lil Peep Dead at 21

The rapper born Gustav Ahr, who blew up last year with his moody "emo rap" sound, was found dead on his tour bus on Wednesday, Nov. 15, outside a club in Tucson.

One Band From Finland Inspired the Entire Sunset Strip Hair Metal Scene

From Guns N' Roses to Motley Crue, nearly every band that prowled Hollywood in the '80s owed a debt to Hanoi Rocks.

Henry Rollins: Russia Picked the Perfect Guy to Put in the Oval Office

Why are comrade Neville Trump’s defenders OK with Putin, the worst Russian leader since Stalin, walking all over America?

Gaslamp Killer Files $5 Million Defamation Lawsuit Over Rape Accusation

The longtime Low End Theory associate has countered two women's claims that he drugged and raped them in 2013 with a lawsuit seeking $5 million in damages.

Stone Temple Pilots Unveil Their New Lead Singer at Secret Troubadour Show

How do you replace two late, great lead singers, Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington? With a former X Factor contestant.

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