April 22, 2013 |
People who experienced Woodstock through the lens of the 1970 documentary film "Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music" can describe every contour of Richie Havens' face. With focused eyes and a scraggly beard, the singer, songwriter, guitarist and activist, who died on Monday at age 72, is ingrained into a generation's memory. In the film and on record, you can hear the mantra that he offered echo across Max Yasgur's farm, and that message has resonated over the years to become one of Woodstock's archetypal performances.
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March 23, 2013 |
Representatives for Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy are saying the goth rocker's blood-alcohol level was 0.01 when he was arrested March 16 on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after an alleged hit-and-run collision in Glendale. According to Murphy's official Facebook page, the amount of alcohol in his bloodstream was well below the legal limit of 0.08. His representatives alleged that his blood alcohol level of 0.01 was the “lowest amount of alcohol that is able to register on a breathalyzer.
March 6, 2013 |
Beto Cuevas already is a rock star, a poet and a pop-culture idol in his native Chile. So what does he really want to do? Paint. The former lead singer for the band La Ley, from the late '80s to the early 2000s, and subsequently a successful solo artist, Cuevas is among South American rock's most durable talents. He's still recording, and he's a regular fixture at Latin music awards shows. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners But according to a story in the Mexico City newspaper El Universal, Cuevas is eager for his fans to see another side of him, as a visual artist who has accumulated a trove of paintings and drawings over the years.
February 25, 2013 |
Christina Applegate is married! The "Married ... With Children" and "Up All Night" alum married her rocker boyfriend, Martyn LeNoble, on Saturday, People reports . They wed "surrounded by family in a private ceremony at their home in Los Angeles," her rep told the mag. The bride wore a Maria Lucia Hohan dress, and jeweler Neil Lane designed their wedding bands. Applegate and LeNoble, a founder of the '90s band Porno for Pyros, have...
February 12, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Rocker Ted Nugent heard little to like in President Obama's State of the Union address, dismissing the president's proposals to stem gun violence as "more nonsense. " "Nothing he proposed, or nothing that has been proposed, would have stopped any of the shootings," Nugent told reporters after watching the speech from the House chamber as the guest of a Republican congressman. "Who doesn't know this? Who doesn't know that registration and limitation on magazine capacity and the color of guns has anything to do with saving lives or reducing crime?"
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January 23, 2013 |
In Wesley Perez's AP U.S. history and government classes at Hawthorne High School, the Bill of Rights weren't just taught. They were sung. Perez took funk-infused Latino beats from Los Angeles rockers Ozomatli and wrote his own lyrics to the band's song "After Party. " Oye Baby, oye mami, how I love the Bill of Rights The first right is freedom of speech, freedom of the cross, and freedom of the press is tight… On Tuesday, the band furthered its contribution to Perez's class by showing up at Hawthorne's Nyman Hall to discuss immigration reform, capitalism, equal rights and community development.
January 13, 2013 |
Alice Cooper is best known for his distinct brand of rock 'n' roll, incorporating horror elements including guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood and boa constrictors into his shows. The Phoenix rocker, 64, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, a nod to a career that produced hits such as "School's Out," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "I'm Eighteen" and "You and Me. " Yet he's also a gifted golfer, a four handicap who after touring with Iron Maiden last year is entered in the pro-am competition at this week's Humana Challenge golf tournament headlined by Phil Mickelson in Palm Desert and La Quinta.
December 13, 2012
MUSIC Garage rock wunderkind Ty Segall just can't stop making records. Hot on the heels of "Melted," a barnstorming psych-rock attack from Goner Records, he had a breakthrough in 2011 with his fifth long-player in four years (that's not counting the live album and numerous singles). "Goodbye Bread" presents a quieter, more reflective and melodic version of the youthful rocker. The El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Sat. $17. theelrey.com.
November 16, 2012
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will help anchor another all-star benefit to aid in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, once again joined by fellow New Jersey and New York artists Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Joel. The Dec. 12 concert "12-12-12" will be held at Madison Square Garden and also will feature the likes of Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Roger Waters and the Who. More artists are expected to be unveiled. Ticket information for the concert was not yet released. The benefit is to be produced by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the Madison Square Garden Co. and the Weinstein Co. A news release notes that "telecast information" will be unveiled in days to come.
November 16, 2012 |
Batting back criticism from German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the imprisonment of Pussy Riot band members, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Friday that one of the punk performers had “strung up the effigy of a Jew,” Russian state media reported. While attending a Moscow business forum, Merkel had raised concerns about the two-year sentences for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” handed down to two band members after they staged a “punk prayer” against Putin in a Moscow cathedral.