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.
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.
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.
April 27, 2001
Sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Sylvester Stallone --"Up Close," today, 2:30 p.m., ESPN, 11:30 p.m., ESPN2 * Jesse Owens --"SportsCentury," today, 5 and 8 p.m.
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.
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.
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)
January 24, 2013 |
Kudos to writer-director Antonino D'Ambrosio for taking such an eclectic and disparate number of aims, thoughts, subjects and mediums and creating the smart and inspiring - and uniquely whole - documentary that is "Let Fury Have the Hour. " A kind of think/performance piece about what's termed here "creative reaction," the film hears from a stirring swath of socially conscious artists whose work largely emerged as an anger-channeling counter to the Reagan-Thatcher era of conservative individualism.
July 16, 2012 |
Jon Lord, the keyboardist who gave the British classic rock band Deep Purple its depth and heavy sonics, died Monday at the London Clinic after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71. Lord began his musical life steeped in classical piano, but became a session musician after falling under the spell of early rockers such as Jerry Lee Lewis. He reportedly played an uncredited piano part on the Kinks' “You Really Got Me.” After meeting guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in another band, the two started Deep Purple, known both for such early stoner-rock favorites as “ Smoke on the Water ” as well as for compositional complexity.
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”)