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L.A. Times - Pop & Hiss

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Nine Inch Nails closes FYF Fest with a show of fresh rage

1 day ago
FYF Fest ended with a new beginning. Headlining the main stage Sunday night, Nine Inch Nails played its first “real show,” as frontman Trent Reznor put it, in nearly three years to close out the annual music festival in Exposition Park. But as he... more info

Missy Elliott's influence felt at FYF Fest, 20 years after her debut

2 days ago
Missy Elliott performed Friday at FYF Fest, but her impact could be heard throughout the three-day festival at Exposition Park. more info

How Frank Ocean — and Brad Pitt — made FYF Fest feel one of a kind

2 days ago
Frank Ocean sat in a chair onstage at FYF Fest, a pair of large, studio-style headphones clamped over his ears. The enigmatic R&B star was singing — first his song “Close to You,” which he said he’d based on Stevie Wonder’s cover of the old... more info

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington was a voice of reassurance from the dark

4 days ago
Plenty of expected voices joined the online chorus lamenting the death of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, who died Thursday at 41 of an apparent suicide. There were tweets from some of the many bands, such as Imagine Dragons and You Me at Six, th... more info

Gone for 20 years, Slowdive is back — and worth the wait

5 days ago
The members of Slowdive never foresaw this twist in their story. Well on their way to becoming a revered footnote in the history of 1990s rock, the seminal English shoegazers are reunited, and even relevant again. After a decades-long hiatus that mos... more info

At FYF Fest and elsewhere, hip-hop embraces middle age

5 days ago
At last month’s BET Awards, rapper and Internet talk-show host Joe Budden got into a highly publicized tiff with the members of Migos after he walked out of his own red-carpet interview with that Atlanta hip-hop trio. What exactly had so irritated ... more info

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park dies at 41

5 days ago
Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the Los Angeles hard rock band Linkin Park, led the band to become one of the biggest acts of the 2000s, its mix of guitars and hip-hop defining the ensuring years in rock. The act’s debut, “Hybrid Theory,... more info

Ella Fitzgerald is easy to love — but harder to honor — at the Hollywood Bowl

5 days ago
Maybe the third time will be the charm? In 2014, the Hollywood Bowl presented a concert tribute to the late, great Ella Fitzgerald that had its heart — but not its mind — in the right place. With warmly respectful performances by Patti Austin, De... more info

FYF Fest's diverse lineup reflects music’s many faces

7 days ago
At the head of the bill, FYF Fest’s lineup is plainly its most diverse yet. Out of the four acts at the top, there are two women, two African Americans and, in Frank Ocean, one romantically ambiguous singer who makes a refusal to define himself a p... more info

Why I felt betrayed by Fleetwood Mac at Classic West

8 days ago
I can’t say I wasn’t warned. In a recent interview with Lindsey Buckingham, I asked the Fleetwood Mac frontman about turning his attention from his and Christine McVie’s new duets album to Fleetwood Mac’s participation in Classic West. First ... more info

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