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L.A. Times - Pop & Hiss

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Byrds founding member Gene Clark to be saluted Saturday in South Pasadena

11 hours ago
Gene Clark — a founding member of the Byrds whose musical legacy is often overshadowed by those of his onetime bandmates Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Clarence White and latter-day member Gram Parsons — will get a salute of his own... more info

Beyoncé joins outcry against Trump's move on transgender rights

13 hours ago
In the wake of the Trump administration's decision to roll back protections that allow transgender students to use bathrooms based on their gender identity, artists across the continuum have taken to social media and the airwaves.  At the top of t... more info

Beyoncé drops out of Coachella 2017, will headline in 2018 instead

1 day ago
Beyoncé is sitting out Coachella — per doctor’s orders.  The pop diva, who announced earlier this month that she is pregnant, pulled out of her headlining gig at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which is slated for April 14-16 and Ap... more info

'Santiago' takes Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Cuba and back

2 days ago
What happens when musicians from one of the must musically fertile spots on the planet collaborate with peers from an equally vibrant cultural melting pot? Something like “Santiago,” the first track from the venerable Preservation Hall Jazz Ban... more info

Alison Krauss goes solo again on 'Windy City'

2 days ago
If Alison Krauss has learned one thing along the way to becoming the musician laden with more Grammy Awards than any other woman in pop history, it’s to trust her instincts. So when her intuition told her it was time to step away from her longtime ... more info

'Weird Al' Yankovic's 40-year career has outlasted some of the artists he's parodied

2 days ago
Nearly 40 years ago “Weird Al” Yankovic began building his fan base the old-fashioned way: radio.  Yankovic would send tapes to disc jockey and comedy song expert Dr. Demento, who gave air time to Yankovic’s early parodies of the Knack’s t... more info

Here's what happened at the Brit Awards — and not at the Grammys

2 days ago
With splashy performances by Katy Perry and Bruno Mars and major trophies presented to Adele and Beyoncé, Wednesday’s Brit Awards might’ve convinced those paying only partial attention that they were watching a replay of last week’s Grammys. Y... more info

Joining Madonna and the Beatles, Rihanna lands 30th top-10 hit, sets sights on record

3 days ago
In yet another confirmation that you’re getting old, pop superstar Rihanna has hit a landmark: She has now landed 30 songs in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a feat achieved only by the Beatles and Madonna. She charted her 30th hit th... more info

Why Little Big Town went 'hillbilly Sade' to follow up 'Girl Crush'

3 days ago
Only three acts performed more than once at this month’s Grammy Awards. One was Adele, who opened the night with “Hello” and then paid tribute to the late George Michael. Another was Bruno Mars, who sang his song “That’s What I Like” as w... more info

Dolly Parton, Adele and Pearl Jam among stars saluting Brandi Carlile's 'The Story'

3 days ago
One sign of a would-be classic album: Brandi Carlile’s “The Story” went gold last month — a decade after its release. Another indicator? The Americana singer and songwriter’s breakout long-player is being celebrated through a new tribut... more info

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