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The latest and greatest trend in vintage vinyl? Video game music

The pursuit of rare, unreleased music has carried record geeks and reissue labels to every corner of the globe, from dusty attics to spider-webbed basements. What used to be called “digging in the crates” for unheralded sounds, however, has recently shifted to less tangible realms, as archivists,...

California Sounds: Glen Campbell says 'Adios'; the music of 'Bob's Burgers'; and rock 'n' roll wildness from Starcrawler

Glen Campbell, “Adios” (Universal Music). Now in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease, the longtime Angeleno says farewell in the title track to his final album. Penned by seminal Los Angeles songwriter Jimmy Webb, whose “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” Campbell propelled...

No Desert Trip this year; Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett says it doesn't need to 'turn into another franchise festival'

Forget fantasies of a Led Zeppelin reunion or any other dream classic rock scenario as a 2017 follow-up to last year’s Desert Trip rock superstar blowout in Indio. Paul Tollett, head of promoter Goldenvoice who dreamed up the mega-show that brought Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney,...

Harry Styles is a young classic rocker on his dad-baiting solo debut

Peering out at the audience from the stage at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium in 2015, Harry Styles good-naturedly taunted a bored-looking father who’d been dragged to a concert of Styles’ boy band, One Direction. The guy was refusing to clap along with one of the group’s songs, Styles explained,...

DJ Khaled added to 2017 BET Experience lineup, fan fest details unveiled

DJ Khaled has been added to the already stacked lineup of this year’s BET Experience. The producer-DJ joins a roster that includes Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Bryson Tiller, ASAP Rocky and Jhené Aiko as headliners. Migos, ScHoolboy Q, Gucci Mane, Desiigner, Jidenna, Young Thug, Rae Sremmurd,...

Jay Z, Live Nation re-up on long-term touring deal

Jay Z and Live Nation will continue their long-standing partnership, with the superstar signing a new 10-year deal touring deal, the two announced Thursday. The agreement, reportedly worth $200 million, will see Live Nation continue to produce and promote the mogul’s live events. In 2008, the two...

L.A. Reid out at Epic Records, according to reports

Antonio “L.A.” Reid has exited his post as chairman of Epic Records, according to multiple reports that surfaced Thursday afternoon. Since joining the ranks at the Sony Music label in 2011, the record man and Grammy Award-winning producer has steered Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Future, Travis...

Craig David on how to throw a house party: 'Someone spills something? Clean it up'

Ahead of a show at the Fonda Theatre, the British R&B singer talks about his club night, TS5.

Former Brooklyn venue Zebulon enjoys a welcome reception in Frogtown

For any New York-to-L.A. transplants nostalgic for the vanished Zebulon music venue in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, you can now belly up to the bar again. The new incarnation of the experimental music space now has an airy perch next door to Salazar in the fast-flipping Frogtown neighborhood....

Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett lead 2017 CMT Music Awards nods

Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett lead the list of nominees for the 2017 CMT Music Awards. Urban, Ballerini and Rhett scored four nominations each for Country Music Television’s fan-voted ceremony, including the night’s biggest honor, video of the year. Carrie Underwood, who holds...

Mary J. Blige might not be drama free at the moment — and she's OK with that

For Mary J. Blige, there's always been purpose in pain and her new album, "Strength of a Woman," arrives at a time when she's in the midst of a high profile divorce.

L.A. punk band X to get 40th-anniversary exhibit at the Grammy Museum

The Grammy Museum will salute 40 years of L.A. punk rock with a new exhibit focusing on the long-running band X, which is marking four decades in music this year. “X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles” is slated to open June 30 and will run through Feb. 25, 2018. The exhibit will delve into both...

Feist brings 'Pleasure' to the Palace

Leslie Feist had made a serious mistake. That’s the realization this Canadian singer and songwriter seemed to reach, anyway, just a few minutes after she came onstage Friday night at downtown’s Palace Theatre, where she was playing the first of three concerts behind her gripping new album, “Pleasure.”...

California Sounds: New music from Haim, Alex Ebert and La Santa Cecilia

Haim, “Right Now (Live)” (Columbia). The first new track from Haim’s forthcoming album, “Something to Tell You,” arrived last week courtesy of a music video by director Paul Thomas Anderson. A slow-grooving neo-R&B song that suggests the three Haim sisters steering toward the contemporary pop center...

Mario Maglieri, owner of Sunset Strip landmarks Whisky a Go Go and Rainbow Bar & Grill, dies at 93

There have been others to claim the title of unofficial scion of the Sunset Strip, but Mario Maglieri, who died Thursday at age 93, lorded over that realm the longest and witnessed the rise and evolution of the storied West Hollywood live-music hub. A singular figure who owned two of the most enduring...

Beatles to get 24/7 radio station starting May 18 on SiriusXM

Fans who can’t get enough of the Fab Four’s music will soon have the option of hearing them 24/7 when Sirius XM satellite radio launches the first-ever full-time Beatles channel May 18. The new service will begin at 9:09 a.m. Eastern time — in reference to the first ever John Lennon-Paul McCartney...

On the road with Billy Joel: The Piano Man talks Trump, L.A. — and new music?

Ahead of his May 13 concert at Dodger Stadium, the veteran rock superstar sat for an interview with The Times' Mikael Wood.

Brandy, Chromeo to headline LA Pride Festival

LA Pride might be pausing the pomp and revelry of its decades-old parade in exchange for a protest march, but the party will continue at the multi-day festival that’s tied to the annual celebration of the LGBTQ community. Brandy and Chromeo will headline the 2017 edition of the music festival,...

Director James Gunn talks mom rock and why Led Zeppelin missed the cut for his ‘Guardians 2’ awesome mix

If you were looking for the ultimate exemplar of early-’70s soft rock, you could hardly do better than the 1972 song “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by the largely forgotten 1½-hit wonder Looking Glass. With its infectious earworm of a melody, its background doo-doo-doos and its goofily heart-on-sleeve...

The refurbished Los Angeles State Historic Park could become one of the city's best spots for live music

After the 2008 recession, funding for a full renovation of Los Angeles State Historic Park seemed far off. Though the park had been waiting for a thorough face-lift since the state bought the 32-acre former rail yard at the crux of Chinatown and Echo Park in 2001, a refurbishment amid a sluggish...

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