July 19, 1999
Hundreds of gaming fanatics lined up around Westwood's Hollywood Video last week because they just couldn't wait to play Sega's much-anticipated Dreamcast system. You may have seen Sega's billboards announcing the system's arrival on "9/9/99." But Thursday morning, at 12:01 a.m., the store made 100 of the consoles available for rental. Verne Troyer (1), better known as Austin Powers' pint-sized alter ego Mini-Me, arrived with an entourage of similarly diminutive bodyguards.
December 7, 2011
The Early Show 7 a.m. KCBS Today Michelle Pfeiffer and Zac Efron; Garry Marshall. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Rachael Ray Nanny Jo Frost; Avril Lavigne. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL The View Bill Clinton; Cheryl Hines. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk NeNe Leakes; Donald Faison; Jackie Evancho performs. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Safeguarding a baby against SIDS; a man who lost 300 pounds; surgery to prevent cancer. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS Dr. Phil Grown offspring freeloading. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS The Nate Berkus Show Molly Sims; chef Hugh Acheson.
September 15, 2001 |
The politically charged rock band Rage Against the Machine had the bulletin board service on its official Web site yanked Friday after fans made inflammatory postings--including one reportedly threatening President Bush--in response to this week's terrorist attacks. Infopop, a Seattle-based Internet company, cut off its hosting service to the band's message board after being contacted by the Secret Service, according to the company's president, Michael Moore.
April 19, 2010
The Early Show Neil Patrick Harris; chef Bill Telepan; authors Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Jennifer Lopez; President Bill Clinton; Craig Robinson; Julianne Moore. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Vanessa Williams; Alyssa Milano. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Sharon Osbourne; Train performs; the hosts kick off Spring Into Gardening Week. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Neil Patrick Harris; Alyssa Milano; journalist Megyn Kelly.
June 22, 2009 |
Tool, Linkin Park and a revamped Alice in Chains will anchor a new addition to the summer festival circuit. Dubbed Epicenter, the rock-focused event is scheduled for Aug. 22 at the Fairplex in Pomona and also will feature Australian metal act Wolfmother and Tom Morello's latest project, Street Sweeper Social Club. Hip-hop artists Atmosphere and Aesop Rock also are scheduled to perform at the all-day event, as are Hollywood Undead, Atreyu and Sonny. Epicenter will be produced by Right Arm Entertainment, which specializes in radio station festivals and has worked with KROQ-FM (106.
April 2, 2004 |
"This machine here, it kills fascists too," said Audioslave's Tom Morello on Wednesday, pointing his acoustic guitar toward the capacity Troubadour crowd during a benefit concert titled "Axis of Justice." The youthful audience cheered, though most probably didn't get Morello's reference to a slogan that once adorned folk singer Woody Guthrie's instrument.
December 3, 2000 |
Raging against the dying of this particular light, the lame-duck rock revolutionaries come up with an appropriate close to this chapter in their history, which ended with the recent departure of singer Zack de la Rocha. "Renegades" is a collection of songs that have inspired the Los Angeles rabble-rousers, and while it can be a stretch to go from Eric B & Rakim to Bruce Springsteen to Devo to the MC5, they all feed the Rage formula of brutal, metal-edged hip-hop rock and radical polemics.
December 31, 2012 |
As we close the book on 2012, which among other things included the ambitious yearlong multifaceted salute to Woody Guthrie on the 100 th anniversary of his birth, Pop & Hiss will take a page from America's most celebrated folk singer and songwriter. Two pages, actually, that contain 33 new year's resolutions that Guthrie concocted just as the year 1942 was about to begin. They range from whimsical (No. 3: “Wash teeth if any”) to serious (No. 27: “Help win war - Beat fascism”)
April 21, 1996 |
Add Rage Against the Machine to the list of rockers, including Elvis Costello and Sinead O'Connor, who have butted heads with "Saturday Night Live." The L.A. rock band with radical political views saw its recent booking on the NBC-TV show as an opportunity to make a high-profile statement against a U.S. political system it believes is geared to the wealthy -- right under the nose of guest host Steve Forbes, the billionaire publisher and former Republican presidential hopeful.
June 28, 2012 |
The Occupy movement galvanized protest singers to assemble in public spaces and shout their grievances last year. In Los Angeles, the potential arrival of a ChinatownWal-Martmay do the same. Wal-Marthas already begun construction on the controversial store at Grand Avenue and Cesar A. Chavez Boulevard, but this Saturday a bevy of union organizers and local and national acts known for social activism will lead what they're billing as "the largest protest against Wal-Mart ever held in the U.S. " Acts that include Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and adventurous folkie Ben Harper (who headlines the Hollywood Bowl the next night)