February 1, 2013 |
“Rick Springfield, you have a song that people recognize after three frigging notes. Congratulations, Rick frigging Springfield,” Dave Grohl said on Thursday to his colleague in a new band celebrating the former Van Nuys recording studio Sound City. Springfield, for his part, looked tickled to be onstage at a sold-out Hollywood Palladium hearing praise from the Foo Fighters frontman seconds into his own 1981 hit “Jessie's Girl.” Grohl's friendly jibe - a mix of jealousy and bonhomie in the dark arts of rock hitmaking - showed the point of his entire Sound City Players project.
January 26, 2012
MUSIC The young electronica producer Skrillex is as divisive as they get, with fans flinging themselves at the feet of his skittish, bass-heavy tracks, while detractors deem him "bro-step" and mock his sideswept goth haircut. But over a rash of purposefully smallish club shows in L.A. he'll underline the one thing everyone can agree on — he is really, really popular and entirely embodies this moment in dance music. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Sat. $53.50.
October 29, 1992
The Board of Zoning Appeals took a first step Tuesday toward closing the Hollywood Palladium, but board Chairwoman Katherine Diamond said she hopes to see the venerable Sunset Boulevard dance hall stay in business. Once home to big band extravaganzas, the palladium has attracted unruly crowds of young people to some recent concerts. "The basic concern was the extent of demand for extraordinary police services," Diamond said Wednesday.
June 29, 2002 |
In many ways, the history of New York's Palladium ballroom is the history of Afro-Cuban music. During the 1950s, the fabled venue became a mecca for the mambo, a showcase for the best bands and the sensational dancers who flocked to see them. A new documentary, "The Palladium: Where Mambo was King," captures the spirit of what its narrator calls "a special time and a remarkable place" for Latin music. The two-hour program, which can be seen at 9 p.m.
August 24, 2007 |
It's Morrissey's town; we just live in it. The man they call Moz will play 10 nights at the Hollywood Palladium between Oct. 1 and Oct. 13 and, because the former Smiths singer is especially beloved by the black-clad legions of Los Angeles, you can expect him to sell out every night.
November 7, 2003
This week's two concerts at the Wiltern LG by the band Staind have been postponed and combined into one show that will be held Thursday at the Hollywood Palladium. Tickets for the Wiltern LG concerts Wednesday and Thursday will be honored on the new date. The shows were rescheduled because of throat ailments suffered by singer Aaron Lewis. In other concert news, Korn and Limp Bizkit will perform at the Wiltern LG on Tuesday. Tickets go on sale Sunday.
February 2, 1986
Two of the nine United States boxers who won gold medals at the Los Angeles Olympic Games will box at the Hollywood Palladium today, and one of them, Paul Gonzales, will be fighting for a championship in only his third pro bout. Gonzales (2-0), of East Los Angeles, who won the light-flyweight gold medal as well as the Olympics' most-outstanding-boxer award, will meet Alonzo Strongbow (19-9-1) of Sepulveda for the North American Boxing Federation flyweight championship.
August 29, 2008 |
After rapper Jay-Z opens the renovated Hollywood Palladium on Oct. 15, the 68-year-old venue will rejoin the Southern California concert scene with an inaugural lineup heavy on alt-rock and hard-rock music, with splashes of hip-hop, reggaeton and rock en espanol. Gym Class Heroes and the Roots will team up for an Oct. 17 show, followed by Flogging Molly (Oct. 25), the Kooks (Oct. 28), Rise Against (Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 2), Dragonforce (Nov. 7) and La Fabrika del Reggaeton (Nov. 8)
August 8, 1988 |
Is Andy Bell, the singing half of the English electro-pop duo Erasure, the successor to James Dean? On Friday at the Hollywood Palladium he looked more like Liza Minnelli in "Cabaret," what with his skin-tight black-sequined lederhosen outfit.
September 11, 1998 |
As committed as Rancid may be to keeping the spirit of the Clash alive, the group is settling more and more firmly into the void left by the Ramones. Reverently emulating the Clash's punk-pop-ska aesthetic, the Bay Area quartet has matured in its musicianship over the course of four albums, yet its music remains as unswervingly single-minded as the Ramones'--it's less about punk style than stylization.