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Throwbacks: Summer reissues of strange surf music, gay proto-punk, 'Robocop' and more

Songs of the summer are usually contemporary, of-the-moment concerns, the kind that will embed themselves into time-place memory banks for decades to come. But in an era in which Today's Hits and unknown pleasures exist side by side, both equally accessible via your favorite platform, why the insistence...

A guide to BET Experience shows that are worth catching

The BET Experience has never lacked for ambition. There are headlining concerts, late-night shows, seminars, celebrity panels, fashion shows and more sights and sounds revolving around the network's annual awards show telecast Sunday night. Organizers expect more than 110,000 fans this weekend,...

James Horner: How 'My Heart Will Go On' set pop's tempo in 1998

A decade and a half ago, "My Heart Will Go On" did even more than it promised.

First impressions of Don Henley's first solo album in 15 years, 'Cass County'

"I'm still foolish enough to think that my best work is ahead of me," Eagles co-founder Don Henley said Thursday night during a private playback session for his forthcoming solo album "Cass County."

Neil Young expands on his response to Donald Trump's use of 'Free World' song

Neil Young has now elaborated on the short response he issued Tuesday to Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who used Young's song "Rockin' in the Free World" during the announcement of his presidential candidacy.

5 sets you'd be crazy to miss at Electric Daisy Carnival next weekend

Many of the faces atop the lineup at next weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival will be familiar to longtime ravers. Several of the headliners, like Tiesto, Above & Beyond and Kaskade, played the festival as recently as last year.

Tom Russell to preview new cowboy opera on Saturday at McCabe's

Los Angeles-born and bred singer-songwriter Tom Russell grew up loving Broadway musicals rooted in western themes such as "Oklahoma!" and "Annie Get Your Gun," but always lamented that the hit shows typically were written by New Yorkers and consequently lacked a certain cultural authenticity.

Ornette Coleman, jazz innovator and disruptor, dies at 85

When saxophonist Ornette Coleman played clubs in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, audiences often covered their ears and waited outside until his set was done. He shunned the conventions of melody and harmony and encouraged his bandmates to do the same, producing a sound too dissonant for mainstream...

Record industry's global release date change to Fridays gets a start date

Those who once built their music-buying week around new albums coming out on Tuesdays will have to change their schedules.

1,000 Nicki Minaj images on Helsinki Cathedral steps not an anarchist prank

If the single art for Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" bothered you when it dropped last summer, you might want to steer clear of Helsinki for the time being. This morning, residents of Finland's capital city awoke to find 1,000 life-size cutout versions of the cover -- which features Minaj crouching in...

D'Angelo & the Vanguard thrill Club Nokia with lesson in raw funk

The masterful soul singer D'Angelo didn't have much to say between songs during his euphoric Monday night set at Club Nokia. He offered no sermons on justice, didn't footnote the messages on his new album, "Black Messiah," had little time for banter.

Jamie xx previews new ballet 'Tree of Codes'

Jonathan Safran Foer's novel "Tree of Codes" recasts sliced-up pieces of the Polish writer Bruno Schulz's book "Street of Crocodiles" into a whole new work of fiction. It's an act of creation made from re-assembled, half-remembered fragments and the ideal source material for a new project by electronic...

Apple Music announced, with on-demand streaming, Beats 1 radio

Apple officially announced its much-anticipated streaming service, Apple Music, that will take on the likes of Spotify and Pandora.

Ice Cube to reunite with rap group N.W.A members at BET Experience

Dr. Dre may be preoccupied with some other announcements Monday concerning his company, Beats, but his old rap group N.W.A has some news of its own.

Plenty of beer -- and a bit of fear -- from Brad Paisley at the Bowl

Brad Paisley didn't need an onstage bar to prove he likes to have a good time. With a set list that included spirited party songs such as "Moonshine in the Trunk" and "Alcohol," the country singer's concert Friday night at the Hollywood Bowl was putting that across with music alone.

Made in America won't be returning to Los Angeles

In April 2014, Jay Z stood on the steps of City Hall - flanked by Mayor Eric Garcetti and other officials - and announced he would bring the Budweiser Made In America to Los Angeles.

U2 paused arena tour to thrill 500 fans at the Roxy

"I've got to catch my breath," Bono said after ripping through "Vertigo" during U2's tiny club gig at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on Thursday night.

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