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.
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)
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.
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.
November 15, 2012 |
More than 100 guitars bearing the signatures of rock, pop and country stars including Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Tom Morello, the Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney will be auctioned Dec. 1 to benefit the Dio Cancer Fund established in memory of hard rock singer Ronnie James Dio. The instruments will be previewed Nov. 19 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, where they will be auctioned two weeks later. Other artists who have signed donated guitars include members of Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Metallica and the Alice Cooper Band. The guitar signed by Van Halen is a prototype electric made for him. The auction also includes a custom hand-carved Ronnie James Dio memorial guitar made by DBZ Guitars and an acoustic-electric guitar signed by “Twilight” film series star Robert Pattinson.