July 14, 1995 |
The biggest mistake the Rolling Stones ever made creatively was not luring Cooder at all costs when they needed a replacement for guitarist Mick Taylor in the '70s. Not only would Cooder's rootsy sensibilities have brought a renewed blues vitality to the band, but his intimidating presence could have made Jagger-Richards work harder on new material. The Stones' loss, however, has been the film world's gain.
April 4, 1987 |
By now Redd Kross has become something of a local underground institution, though that's not to say that these four teen brats need to be institutionalized. Still, this quartet bordered on the terminally wacky Thursday at the Whisky on the first of two nights celebrating the release of the group's new album, "Neurotica."
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March 30, 2006 |
Nikki Sudden, 49, a British punk rocker and cult favorite since the late 1970s as a solo act and as part of influential bands such as Swell Maps and the Jacobites, died Sunday in New York, one day after playing a show at Manhattan's Knitting Factory, his record label said. According to a posting on Sudden's website, there was no word on the cause of death.
November 4, 1990 |
He's played music with a Go-Go and a Rolling Stone, but Jesse Sublett is making his reputation in the land of literature. His second mystery novel, "Tough Baby," published by Viking, hit bookstores in October, following last year's critically acclaimed debut effort, "Rock Critic Murders." Each spotlights Martin Fender, a musician, who, like Sublett, mixes careers. Fender also works for a collection agency.
March 6, 1990 |
Local rocker Carla Olson, erstwhile leader of the Textones, has traveled her share of musical courses but always seemed at her best in a hard-rocking, Stonesy setting. And what better way to showcase those tendencies than to finally hire on a couple of actual Rolling Stones?
October 20, 2001
First-class letter to the L.A. Times sports department: 34 cents. Satellite television to catch UCLA games: $60 per month. Having your negative letter about DeShaun Foster's abilities printed in The Times on the same day DeShaun runs for 301 yards and four touchdowns against Washington: Priceless. Mike Kilgore Los Angeles DeShaun Foster rushed for 301 yards and four touchdowns against a defense that hadn't given up a rushing touchdown since last season's Washington-UCLA game, more yards than Charles White or Marcus Allen ever had in one game.
February 25, 1999 |
* Proving that they don't want to miss a thing, the bad boys of Aerosmith, fronted by Steve Tyler, left, will be at the Hollywood Bowl on May 7, making their debut at the L.A. landmark. Tickets go on sale Sunday. . . . Korn and Rob Zombie will be at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim on April 16. Tickets go on sale Saturday. . . . Hip-hop diva Lauryn Hill has added a March 7 show at the Universal Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale Sunday. . . .
December 30, 2007 |
Coffee-table books on historic rock tours are a dime a dozen. Photographer Ethan A. Russell's weighty new tome, "Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones 1969 U.S. Tour," from Rhino Books will set you back about 6,500 dimes (for the limited edition; 9,500 for the deluxe version), but the subject is one of the truly pivotal events in the annals of rock.
April 28, 2013 |
During 50 years of performing, the Rolling Stones have done some peach gigs: They've stood before Hells Angels at Altamont, sold out Wembley Stadium and Madison Square Garden, gigged the Palladium in Hollywood, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for "The T.A.M.I. Show" and countless rounds at the Forum. Until Saturday night, though, the band had never played Echo Park. In a surprise gig described early in the set by Stones singer/dancer/showman Mick Jagger as “the first show of our North American tour,” the band played the Echoplex, a basement club with a capacity of 650. In the crowd were friends, family and a few hundred lucky, patient fans who'd won a ticket lottery earlier in the day. I am a very fortunate Rolling Stones fan, and watched from a peach spot just in front of the sound board as the London band, currently celebrating 50 years as a unit, performed 60 minutes' worth of classic material that focused on their work from the late 1960s through the early '80s, including “Love in Vain,” “Street Fighting Man,” “Respectable” and “Miss You.” PHOTOS: The Rolling Stones at the Echoplex They did so on an extended stage that cut the Echoplex's dance floor by half, so the Stones gig felt even smaller than those who know the venue might expect.