October 12, 1986
How can anyone say the trend of "classic rock" is disturbing? It's the best thing that's happened to radio in years! The music today is, for the most part, terrible. I also disagree with the notion that "nobody wants kids anymore." I am 16 and I love the classic rock stations. I also know a lot of people my age who like the better music of the '60s and '70s and agree that today's music is trash. Until someone with real talent comes along--like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd--then I don't think record companies even need to sign new bands, because I'll still be listening to the better music of days gone by. DAVID WEINER Los Angeles
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March 11, 2008 |
Norman Smith, a leading record producer who was the original sound engineer for the Beatles through 1965 and later signed the band Pink Floyd to a recording contract, died March 4 of cancer in East Sussex, England, British newspapers reported. He was 85. Smith, who later had a No. 1 hit in the U.S. singing under the name Hurricane Smith, was selected by Beatles producer George Martin to handle the controls when the group cut its first session June 6, 1962, which included the early hit "Love Me Do."
June 25, 2013 |
Pink Floyd's recent scathing op-ed against Pandora Media Inc. hasn't kept the Internet radio company down. Shares of the Oakland firm soared Tuesday after it said its service is now available in more than 100 car models, double the number it had a year ago. So far, 2.5 million users have activated the service through integrations with automotive brands and aftermarket manufacturers. PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 ...
May 11, 2011
Neil Patrick Harris will once again be putting on a tuxedo to host the Tony Awards ceremony, which will take place June 12 at the Beacon Theatre in New York. The actor, who stars in the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," previously hosted the Tonys in 2009. Last year's host was Sean Hayes. The ceremony saluting Broadway's best will be broadcast on CBS. In a statement released Tuesday, Harris said, "We've got a fantastic mix of live performances, a few secret surprises and, since they're closed for retooling, we're using all the rigging equipment from 'Spider-Man.' What could possibly go wrong?"
June 18, 1995
Michael Jackson probably let out a loud scream when he saw the pop singles chart. He's undoubtedly happy with The Times' Southern California chart, which he tops with "Scream." But, after the hurricane of hype, he can't be happy about the single being "only" No. 3 nationally. Rapper Notorious BIG, without help from a multimillion-dollar promotional campaign, rocketed to No. 1 nationally with "One More Chance," selling 20% more copies than "Scream."
April 24, 1994
No one has been able to bump R. Kelly's "Bump 'n' Grind" out of the top spots of The Times' Southern California pop singles chart and the national pop singles chart. This long-running hit is the big selling point for his "12 Play" album--which is No. 12 on The Times' chart. Pink Floyd's "The Division Bell" album, on the heels of the group's Rose Bowl shows last weekend, continues to do strong business, topping The Times pop chart.
March 27, 2013 |
One of the key traits of Justin Timberlake's new “The 20/20 Project” is its length. The majority of its songs run longer than seven minutes, adding both volume and density. Produced by Timbaland with his longtime collaborator Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, the record's big, bold songs suggest a nod to prog-rock epic-ness. It's a notion that was confirmed during a recent conversation with Harmon, who has worked with Timbaland for nearly a decade, first as a keyboardist and now as one of his key co-producers.
March 2, 2013 |
Starting Monday, classic rock fans can tune to the AXS cable channel, drizzle buttery flavoring over lite popcorn, pop open a near beer and watch a new weekly series of live concert performances by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd ... tribute bands. “The World's Greatest Tribute Bands” starts with a salute to the Fab Four by - not the Beatles tribute band that goes by that name - but the ersatz-Beatles group Britain's Finest. On March 11, it's the Ultimate Stones, then the Who Revue on March 18. Subsequent Mondays will feature performers approximating the look and/or sounds of Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Van Halen, Queen, the Doors, U2 and others.