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Dwight Yoakam leans on vintage to inspire his new 'Second Hand Heart'

"Man, I am burned," Dwight Yoakam said as he poured coffee from a silver 7-Eleven thermos. "My throat — it's just trashed."

KROQ Weenie Roast revamps with Florence + the Machine, Death Cab for Cutie

KROQ's annual Weenie Roast festival has always balanced brains and brawn in its selections of rock and roll acts. For 2015, they've dialed back on muscly skate punk in favor of some more grandiose indie rock.

Shots fired into Lil Wayne tour buses in Atlanta

Unknown assailants fired shots into Lil Wayne's tour buses in Atlanta early Sunday morning. 

Stagecoach 2015: From strong women to party bros, all are welcome

— Miranda Lambert snagged an opportunity to catch her breath a few hours before she was to hit the stage as a headliner for the 2015 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, an event she's played four times since it started eight years ag...

Stagecoach 2015: Miranda Lambert has gone from opener to headliner

Miranda Lambert ducked into a borrowed Star Wagons trailer quickly Saturday, a few hours before she would take the Mane stage as the headliner of Saturday's second day of the 2015 Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio.

Neil Young, Stephen Stills back on stage together

Half a century ago, Neil Young and Steve Stills were regulars on the Sunset Strip rock scene with Buffalo Springfield.

Stagecoach 2015: Nikki Lane boldly stakes her claim

The term "badass" gets tossed around a lot at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, but few performers have showed themselves as fully worthy of the adjective as neo-rockabilly-Western singer Nikki Lane during her afternoon set Saturday.

Killer Mike advocates for more minority-owned labels at MIT lecture

The outspoken rapper and cable news favorite will also attend the White House Correspondents Assn. Dinner Saturday night The outspoken rapper and cable news favorite will also attend the White House Correspondents Assn. Dinner Saturday night

Stagecoach 2015: Steve Earle on country music's maverick tradition

This year's edition of Stagecoach was Texas maverick singer and songwriter Steve Earle's first appearance at the sprawling country music festival in Indio, with a set that dipped into his latest album, “Terraplane Blues,” as well as going back nearly to the beginning of his recording career with...

Essential tracks: Sarah Neufeld-Colin Stetson: mysterious, moody collaboration

An original creation by Arcade Fire touring members or vintage bass and space are the latest essential tracks. An original creation by Arcade Fire touring members or vintage bass and space are the latest essential tracks.

Richie Hawtin's CNTRL series lifts the hood on how EDM is made and played

Electronic dance music is a multibillion-dollar industry in America. It claims significant real estate at nearly every major U.S. music festival and influences nearly every aspect of contemporary youth culture.

Diplo revamps with Rick Rubin, but M.I.A. isn't having it

In a recent interview with legendary producer Rick Rubin, Diplo seeks a new future. But in some ways, he still can't quite escape his past.

As Tidal ebbs, Spotify and other rivals grow

Spotify  may or may not be worth more than the entire U.S. recorded music business, but it has  reason to feel confident about its chances competing against Tidal. 

Stagecoach 2015: Family is center stage as country crowd rolls into Indio

Once again, the danced-out EDM crowd and overdressed hipsters who flocked in droves to Coachella over the last two weekends have moved on to fresher pastures, leaving Indio, Calif., wide open for the pickup truck, RV and cowboy hat community that rides in for 2015's Stagecoach Country Music Festival...

Q&A: Lalah Hathaway records live album at Troubadour

In a line stretching to the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Doheny Drive, outside of West Hollywood’s Troubadour, a grandmother and her grandson anticipated the Tuesday night show by an artist both of them could appreciate. That artist was soul singer Lalah Hathaway, who played two back-to-back sets in...

At the 'Montage of Heck' premiere, fans get a new look at Kurt Cobain

Director Brett Morgen looked genuinely surprised when Frances Bean Cobain asked to take the stage while he was introducing his new HBO documentary, “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” about the Nirvana frontman. With ink-black hair and her father’s piercing blue eyes, Cobain uncannily resembled the...

Coachella missed connections: Tales of lost love in the desert

Fleeting love, split-second crushes, intervening fates – so much passion generated during the Coachella Music and Arts Festival was never explored over the last two weekends. As thousands of desirous souls raced from stage to stage, missed connections were rampant, some of them tragic.

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