Lady Gaga to play California fest Coachella - Photo by Philip Nelson
Coachella

Lady Gaga to Headline Coachella in Place of Beyonce, Promoter Says Festival Site Hacked

Photo by PHILIP NELSON, Story By DONNA BALANCIA Lady Gaga will replace Beyonce for both weekends at Coachella but the good news comes amidst reports that the Coachella website was hacked. Some 950,000 accounts related […]

EXCLUSIVE

U.S. EXCLUSIVE: Paul McCartney Releases Never-Before-Seen Photos for ‘Flowers’ Re-Release

Photos by LINDA MCCARTNEY, Story By DONNA BALANCIA With a month to go until the release of the reissue of Paul McCartney’s classic album Flowers In The Dirt (the 10th installment of the GRAMMY Award-winning Paul McCartney Archive […]

Prince of Pico Gary Calamar
California Rocker Interview

Gary Calamar Takes Us on a Nostalgic Tour of His Own LA With New Singles ‘Little Tokyo,’ ‘Prince of Pico Blvd’

By DONNA BALANCIA Gary Calamar is a multi-tasking musician. He’s a popular DJ on KCRW, and by day he’s a GRAMMY-nominated music supervisor on successful film and TV projects. Gary also hosts the monthly Mimosa […]

Billy Morrison and Ozzy Osbourne at Gibson Brands
Exhibit

Pop-Up Art Exhibit by Rocker Billy Morrison and Controversial Plastic Jesus Draws Art, Rock Stars

Music, Hollywood, Fete ‘Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion’ Photos and Story By MARCY KRAFT “Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion,” a pop-up gallery collaboration between rocker Billy Morrison and street artist Plastic Jesus brought rockers to […]

By DONNA BALANCIA

At The Drive In To Release First Album in 17 Years, Announces Tour, and New Single, ‘Incurably Innocent’

By DONNA BALANCIA At The Drive In will release its first studio album in 17 years, called in • ter a • li • a, which is expected to drop May 5.  The high-energy post-punk […]

Gary Clark Jr. collaborates with Lincoln Continental - Photo © 2017 Donna Balancia
Lincoln Continental

Video: Gary Clark Jr., Revel Amps, Team With Lincoln on Endorsement Deal for the 2017 Continental

Gary Clark Jr. is Lincoln’s Newest Spokesman By JOHN DALY The Lincoln Motor Company has teamed with Gary Clark Jr. and Revel amps in a music-marketing partnership to promote the new 2017 Lincoln Continental. The new […]

Alejandro Escovedo - Photo by Nancy Rankin Escovedo
Federal Bar

The Alejandro Escovedo Band Takes Its ‘Burn Something Beautiful’ Tour to the West Coast

Escovedo and Jesse Malin to Play Federal Underground By DONNA BALANCIA Alejandro Escovedo has had an interesting career. He may come from the famous musical Escovedo family, but he’s punk rock through and through. He’s […]

Musicians

A Peek Behind The Scenes of Music’s Biggest Night – What You Didn’t See on The GRAMMY CBS Show

Rock Star Tech Experts Are GRAMMYs Unsung Heroes By MARCY KRAFT Another chapter of “Music’s Biggest Night,” the 59th GRAMMY® Awards is now in the bag. For the first time, James Corden hosted the show. […]

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Metallica

Metallica Lead Guitarist Kirk Hammett Selling Classic 1968 Black Jaguar XKE Ahead of ‘WorldWired’ Tour

Broker Beverly Hills Car Club to Handle Jaguar Auction By DONNA BALANCIA Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett is selling his 1968 Jaguar XKE just in time to hit the road on the band’s North American tour. […]

concerts

The Kills Drop ‘Whirling Eye’ Video, Headline Santa Barbara Starry Nites Fest Mar 18, Catalyst Mar 21

By JOHN DALY The Kills have released a new video for “Whirling Eye” and will play several California dates including the Starry Nites Festival in Santa Barbara March 18-19. Check out the new 360-degree video […]

Billy Harvey - Photo © 2017 Donna Balancia
Musicians

Review: Billy Harvey Blends Legacy and Modern Sounds With His Latest Album, ‘Elephants In The Room’

By DONNA BALANCIA Billy Harvey is learning how to grow up.  And that’s reflected in his new album, Elephants In The Room, in which he blends the sounds of his youth with the sounds that are […]

Awards

Jack White: Producers Should Not ‘Control’ The Music, But Instead, Bring Out Performers’ Best

Jack White, The Ultimate Indie GRAMMY Winner, Honored by Recording Academy Photo by SASSY BLACK CAT The Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy honored 12-time GRAMMY winner Jack White for his commitment to […]

Best Blues

Paul Nelson GRAMMY Nom: ‘My Friend the Late Johnny Winter Would Be Proud of Joe Louis Walker and Me’

EXCLUSIVE: Producer of GRAMMY-Nominated Blues Album Chats with California Rocker By DONNA BALANCIA Blues great Joe Louis Walker is getting some.  After all, that’s what he asks for in his GRAMMY nominated album ‘Everybody Wants […]

Adele is a multiple GRAMMY nominee - Photo by Janine
Best Blues

The GRAMMY Awards Nominations List Includes Surprises, Young Performers and Music Legends

List of GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS 2017 In case you forgot which of your favorite performers, producers and musicians are up for GRAMMY Awards this year, here is the nominations list. The 59th annual GRAMMY Awards […]

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By DONNA BALANCIA

Going Abstract with Ty Segall: Southern California Rocker Rips in Three Sold Out Nights at Teragram LA

Josh Homme and Pals Support Segall’s Rockin Show By DONNA BALANCIA Night Three of Ty Segall at The Teragram Ballroom was even better than the rest as fans and friends crowded into the sold out […]