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Frank Zappa’s unreleased archive revealed in Alex Winter’s years-in-the-making documentary

When Alex Winter approached the widow of rock musician and composer Frank Zappa with his pitch to make a documentary on the man and his music, he was thrilled when Gail Zappa said yes. What her agreement meant, though, was an entirely different kind of delight and dilemma. “I didn’t realize that I was going to be getting access to the entire vault,” says Winter, who in addition to directing films is, of course, an actor most famous as Bill S. Preston, Esquire from the “Bill & Ted” comedy trilogy...
Tags: Music, Movies, Germany, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Joni Mitchell, Bobby Brown, Frank Zappa, Magnolia Pictures, Keanu Reeves, Southern California, Ontario, Magnolia, Gail Zappa


Louie Anderson talks COVID-era comedy, ‘Coming 2 America’ ahead of Costa Mesa show

Comedian, writer and actor Louie Anderson can’t wait to get back in front of a live audience. Since the start of the pandemic, he’s been a guest on a few podcasts, watched and rewatched several television shows and even learned how to play Dungeons & Dragons for a virtual charity event that benefited the Wounded Warrior Project. “I realized, Oh my God, I wish I would have played Dungeons & Dragons before, I really enjoyed it,” Anderson said of getting out of his comfort zone. “I had a lot of fun...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Comedy, California, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hulu, Eddie, Anderson, Eddie Murphy, Concerts, Zach Galifianakis, Christine, Louie Anderson


Aimee Mann weds ‘Bachelor No. 2’ and ‘Magnolia’ albums together for Black Friday Record Store Day reissue

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann says it was just luck that she was working on songs for the album that became “Bachelor No. 2,” while her friend the writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson was writing the screenplay for “Magnolia.” “We were both starting our creative processes at the same time,” Mann says recently from her home in Los Angeles. “And so we were talking about the themes that we were writing about. “I remember him coming to the studio a couple of times while we were recording,” she says. ...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Paul Thomas Anderson, Coachella, Jimmy Iovine, Anderson, Interscope, Harry Nilsson, Napa Valley, Mann, Jerry Maguire


The Beach Boys will headline afternoon concert at Drive-In OC in Anaheim

City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC socially distanced concert series announced that it will host an afternoon with The Beach Boys at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13. The show will feature a mix of Beach Boys’ hits like “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun” and “Good Vibrations,” as well as songs from vocalist and band co-founder Mike Love’s holiday album, “Reason For the Season.” The band will also perform Love’s latest single, “This Too Shall Pass,” which was released earlier this y...
Tags: Music, Beach Boys, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Brian Wilson, John Stamos, Voice, Concerts, Al Jardine, Joseph, Anaheim, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Chris Sullivan


‘The Voice’ judge Gwen Stefani debuts ‘Here This Christmas,’ Hallmark Channel’s new holiday theme song

For the past few years, Gwen Stefani has taken her career into a holly jolly direction. She released a full Christmas album, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” back in 2017 and did an hourlong holiday special for NBC featuring her fiancè, fellow “The Voice” coach and country singer Blake Shelton. She was the one to flip the switch and officially turn on the cheery holiday music for KOST 103.5 FM last year and now, she’s back with more winter surprises as she just dropped her new single, “Here Th...
Tags: Music, Nbc, Holidays, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Santa Claus, Voice, Blake Shelton, Pomona, Stefani, Ryan Tedder, KOST, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Brew Ho! Ho! announces its Drive-In Flashback Craft Beer Christmas Party

With the majority of its beer festivals canceled in 2020 due to the continued spread of COVID-19, Orange County-based Brew Ha Ha Productions announced its annual Brew Ho! Ho! is still happening, though it’s been reimagined with social distancing, health and safety guidelines at the forefront. “These are different times and this is a different Brew Ho! Ho!,” Brew Ha Ha Productions’ owner Cameron Collins said during a phone interview just after the event announcement. “What’s rad is we are bringin...
Tags: Music, Sport, Beer, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Collins, Gavin Newsom, Concerts, Anaheim, Cali, Silverado, Gareth Emery, Oak Canyon Park, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts


Iration announces drive-in shows in Anaheim, Ventura and Del Mar

Santa Barbara-based reggae-influenced rock band Iration announced its Coastin’ at the Drive-In run which includes a trio of Southern California stops. The band’s first gig is at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC on Dec. 3. Iration will then headline the Concerts In Your Car series at Ventura County Fairgrounds on Dec. 4 and Del Mar Fairgrounds on Dec. 5. Tickets for Anaheim are $200-$350 per vehicle (with up to five passengers) at AXS.com; Tickets for Ventura and Del Mar are $99-$239 ...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Santa Barbara, Southern California, Concerts, Pomona, Ventura, Anaheim, Gareth Emery, Ventura County Fairgrounds, Drive-in, Coastin, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts


2021 She Rocks Awards going virtual to honor The Go-Go’s, Cherie Currie, Margaret Cho, more

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announced the honorees for its annual She Rocks Awards on Tuesday afternoon via a virtual press conference led by founder Laura B. Whitmore. Since 2012, the She Rocks Awards has paid tribute to women in the music industry in conjunction with the annual NAMM Show held at the Anaheim Convention Center in January. Since NAMM announced its 2021 convention will be a virtual one due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the She Rocks Awards will also b...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alicia Keys, Streaming, Margaret Cho, Concerts, Namm, NAMM Show, Cherie Currie, Anaheim Convention Center, Amy Lee, Jane Wiedlin, Lzzy Hale


Foo Fighters will livestream concert from The Roxy to benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

Fresh off debuting the brand-new song “Shame Shame” during a performance on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend, the rock band Foo Fighters announced it will livestream a full production set from The Roxy in West Hollywood starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Tickets are $15 via foofighters.co/roxy. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which provides financial assistance to career musicians and music industry workers. Sweet Relief is currently helping...
Tags: Music, Foo Fighters, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dave Grohl, Streaming, Concerts, West Hollywood, Anaheim, Jingle Ball, John Densmore, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


DJ Gareth Emery returns to Drive-In OC in Anaheim for a trio of shows

After a sold-out three night run at City National Grove of Anaheim’s socially-distanced Drive-In OC back in September, DJ Gareth Emery will return to the venue with his Laserface light show Dec. 18-20. Tickets are $200-$500 per vehicle (with up to five patrons inside) and go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13 via AXS.com. The British trance artist, producer and songwriter, who is known for hits like “Northern Lights,” “Drive” and “100 Reasons to Live,” is also recognized for his elaborate Laserf...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Concerts, Emery, Pomona, Horton, Anaheim, Anthony Garcia, City National Grove of Anaheim, Jurupa Valley, Gareth Emery, Drive-in, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts


Singer-songwriter LP talks new music, soundtrack success ahead of drive-in shows in Anaheim

It has been nearly a year since the last time singer-songwriter LP performed in front of a live audience. Last month, the musician, who uses her initials for her public moniker, announced via her social media that she’d be doing her “first and last” full band, full production drive-in concerts at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Tickets are on sale now for $160-$300 per vehicle (with up to seven guests inside) at AXS.com. “I was wondering wh...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Hollywood, Rihanna, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Quentin Tarantino, Long Island, Southern California, Concerts, El Paso, Pomona, David Lowery


Jingle Ball goes virtual as Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Doja Cat top iHeartRadio event

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Los Angeles radio stations have had to get creative with how to present their large-scale, multi-artist holiday-themed festivals. iHeartRadio and KIIS 102.7 FM announced it would continue its Jingle Ball tradition with a virtual celebration that will include performances by Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Smith and Shawn Mendes. According to a release issued by iHeartRadio, artists will be performing from their home...
Tags: Music, Holidays, Los Angeles, Sport, Radio, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, Cw, Concerts, Pomona, Shawn Mendes, Jingle Ball, KIIS, LA Long Beach, Cwtv


Anaheim’s Chain Reaction saved from permanent closure after overwhelming support from bands and fans

After announcing its closure on social media last week, Anaheim’s all-ages concert venue Chain Reaction revealed it will be able to keep its lease and the lights on thanks to the generosity and support of dozens of bands and thousands of fans. Last week, venue owner and Fearless Records president Andy Serrao said he had made the tough call to negotiate out of his lease; without the ability to host live events, the 250-capacity club was hemorrhaging money since it shut down back in March due to t...
Tags: Music, Nbc, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pope, Disneyland, Lenny Kravitz, Orange County, Voice, Southern California, Anaheim, Jesse, Costa Mesa, SBA, Lincoln Avenue


Chain Reaction, Anaheim’s all-ages concert venue, announces plans to close as supporters rally to save it

Anaheim’s all-ages club Chain Reaction announced that it would be officially closing its doors after being unable to host live music for the last seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a post on the venue’s official Facebook and Instagram pages Friday morning, Chain Reaction decided to close indefinitely. Noting that the venue hadn’t received any financial help and had no clear path to safe reopening, the post said the club had paid to get out of the current lease. However, j...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Disneyland, Lenny Kravitz, Orange County, Concerts, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Lincoln Avenue


The Aquabats will livestream its ‘Kooky Spooky! Halloween Party!’

Orange County-based punk rock band and TV superheroes the Aquabats have announced a fully-produced livestream concert to keep their costumed comrades in the Halloween spirit. “The Aquabats! Kooky Spooky! Halloween Party!” virtual event will take place starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 via livestreaming service veeps.com. Tickets are on sale now for $20-$65 for the main event and various merchandise bundles and $30-$90 for a pre-party hangout (which begins at 5:30 p.m.) plus the main concert ...
Tags: Halloween, Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, Orange County, Concerts, Christian Jacobs, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, LA Halloween Boos Letter, Kooky Spooky Halloween Party, Aquabats Kooky Spooky Halloween Party, McLarson Jimmy, LA s Steel Panther


Peter Frampton talks new memoir ahead of Cameron Crowe virtual event at LA’s Book Soup

For Peter Frampton, the idea of a memoir was always on his list of things to do, but never today, not this year, that’s for the future. Frampton definitely had stories to tell just from his youth on the outskirts of London: He was friends with David Jones (soon to be known to the world as David Bowie); his teenage rock band was produced by Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones; he played in another teen band that toured with The Who. And the stories kept coming: When he was 18, he joined Steve Marrio...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, London, White House, Africa, George Harrison, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Austin, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie


Tonight’s Billboard Music Awards will feature live performances in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD — Post Malone will carry a leading 16 nominations into Wednesday night’s presentation of the Billboard Music Awards, which will be broadcast from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Lil Nas X has 13 nominations, while Khalid and Grammy sensation Billie Eilish both have 12. Post Malone, Eilish and Khalid are all nominated for top artist, along with the Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift. Eilish, who swept all of the top Grammy Awards earlier this year, is also nominated for top new artist, alo...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Nbc, Awards, Sport, Kanye West, Things To Do, Soccer, Justin Bieber, Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Ellie Goulding, Kelly Clarkson, West Coast, Killer Mike, Clarkson


The Eagles will premiere new ‘Eagles Live From The Forum MMXVIII’ on SiriusXM

Eagles fans can get a first listen of the forthcoming “Eagles Live From The Forum MMXVIII” live album as SiriusXM’s Classic Vinyl channel 26 broadcasts the release starting at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12. Back in September 2018, the Eagles featuring Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Vince Gill and Deacon Frey headlined three sold-out evenings at The Forum in Inglewood. Highlights from those concerts were recorded and compiled for the forthcoming “Eagles Live From The Forum MMXVIII” live album...
Tags: Music, Sport, Radio, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Concerts, Eagles, Walsh, Don, Inglewood, John Denver, Gill, Deacon Frey, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


‘Sweet Dreams’ explores the New Romantic scene that launched Duran Duran, Culture Club and more

For Dylan Jones, the paradox of the New Romantic music scene is that this British blend of new sounds and styles became a worldwide phenomenon thanks in large part to American television. “The New Romantics were made by America because of MTV,” says Jones, author of the new oral history “Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics.” For those too young to experience it, the scene was one that combined synthpop music with outrageous fashion and makeup. “Withou...
Tags: Books, Music, London, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, United Kingdom, David Bowie, Shirley, Patti Smith, Kraftwerk, Pasadena, Cambridgeshire, Donald Trump


Kaskade will headline Anaheim’s Drive-In OC Halloween weekend

Electronic artist and producer Kaskade will bring his Road Trip Tour to City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC concert series over Halloween weekend Oct. 30 and 31. Tickets are $299-$450 per vehicle (the number of passengers must not exceed the number of safety belts in the vehicle) and go on sale at noon on Thursday, Oct. 15 via AXS.com. The Grammy Award-winning DJ dropped his “Redux EP” back in April. He’s known for songs like “My Light,” “Come On” and his work with artists like Meghan T...
Tags: Halloween, Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Hannibal Buress, Staples Center, Concerts, Dawes, Anaheim, Kaskade, Drive-in, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts


Harry Shearer talks ‘Many Moods of Donald Trump,’ return of ‘The Simpsons’

Throughout his career, actor, musician, comedian and radio show host Harry Shearer has portrayed every U.S. president of his lifetime in some way or another, including Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan on screen. And now he’s assumed the role of President Donald Trump. Using motion-capture video for his videos, Shearer has uploaded a slew of politically satirical songs ahead of the 2020 election. Shearer collects them all on his latest album, “The Many Moods of Donald Trump,” available on Oct. 30....
Tags: Music, Alabama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Hannibal Buress, Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Van Halen, Trump, Harry Shearer, Burns, Namm, New York New York


Tom Morello talks Chris Cornell, Rage Against the Machine’s first gig ahead of new book

Guitarist, songwriter and political activist Tom Morello has lived a fast-paced and fascinating life. He’s been in bands including Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage and The Nightwatchmen, and he even joined Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for a while. He’s toured the world many times over, played on 19 studio albums and is currently working on his 20th. Harvard-educated, he’s spoken at protests for human rights and is a virtuoso at shutting down trolls on Twitter. No...
Tags: Books, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Guantanamo Bay, US, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harvard University, Nick Hornby, Cornell, Usc, Chris, Southern California, Chris Cornell, Rage Against The Machine


Eddie Van Halen, an appreciation: The musician remade the guitar and made it the star

Eddie Van Halen, the Pasadena kid who ruled the late ’70s and ’80s as the era’s premier guitar god, was that rare musician whose signature style and sound you knew the instant you heard it. And like a rock ‘n’ roll god, Van Halen, who died on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 65, and his music won’t ever really die, not as long as the work he unleashed on stage and in the studio lives on. Related: Eddie Van Halen, guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen, dead at 65 Most of his greatest works were made with Van ...
Tags: Music, Valerie Bertinelli, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Brooke Shields, Things To Do, Soccer, Richard Linklater, Jackson, Pasadena, Michael Jackson, Keanu Reeves, Panama, Eric Clapton, Van Halen


Eddie Van Halen, guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen, dead at 65

Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen has died at the age of 65 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Van Halen’s son and current Van Halen bassist, Wolfgang, posted a tribute to his father who died Tuesday morning surrounded by his family in Santa Monica. “He was the best father I could ever ask for,” Wolfgang wrote via his personal Instagram. “Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so mu...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Obituary, Pasadena, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Santa Monica, Dawes, Anaheim, Roll Hall of Fame, Roth, Wolfgang, Sammy Hagar


Pat Boone wrote a Rodney King inspired song but shelved it until the 2020 protests. Now it’s gone viral.

As Pat Boone watched the protests and clashes nationwide after George Floyd’s death in police custody in May, the 86-year-old singer thought about a song he’d written but never released nearly 30 years ago following the acquittal of Los Angeles police officers in the beating of Rodney King. “In some ways, it was worse,” Boone says of the protests that erupted in South Los Angeles before spreading to other parts of the city in the days that followed. “From the window in my office, it looked like ...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Florida, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Arkansas, Nashville, Richard, South, Mike Huckabee, Boone, San Bernardino, Nichols


No Doubt talks ‘Tragic Kingdom’ at 25: The tears, tours and triumphs behind the classic album

On Oct. 10, 1995, No Doubt’s third album, “Tragic Kingdom,” was released. The Anaheim-based band — comprised of vocalist Gwen Stefani, guitarist Tom Dumont, drummer Adrian Young, bassist Tony Kanal, trombonist Gabrial McNair and trumpeter Stephen Bradley — feared that the record would never see the light of day. The label had gone through some changes and they’d been shuffled in and out of nearly a dozen Los Angeles area recording studios during the album-making process. They’d also received les...
Tags: Music, New York, Jay Leno, New York City, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Prague, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Gwen Stefani, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Disneyland, Voice


Los Angeles rock band Dawes is coming to Drive-In OC in Anaheim

Los Angeles folk-rock quartet Dawes will headline City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC concert series in partnership with 88Five Live (88.5 FM) on Saturday, Oct. 17. Dawes is dropping a brand-new album “Good Luck With Whatever” on Oct. 2. The band put out several singles amid stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic including, “Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?,” “St. Augustine At Night” and “Still Feel Like A Kid.” Related Articles Insomniac’s drive-in P...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pomona, San Bernardino, Dawes, Anaheim, Montclair, Drive-in, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts


‘Three-Ring Circus,’ part 5: Kobe Bryant’s first Lakers season ends with air balls, determination

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a five-part serialization of “Three-Ring Circus,” Jeff Pearlman’s book about the Lakers era that featured Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and Phil Jackson. The book was released Tuesday. Three-Ring Circus Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty Parts 1 2 3 4 5 The 1996-97 Lakers were a flawed-yet-entertaining-yet-underperforming team. Led by the dominant Shaquille O’Neal, they completed the regular season with a 56-2...
Tags: Utah, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Stockton, Portland, Nba, Jazz, Salt Lake City, Kobe Bryant, Houston, Pacific, Chris Morris, Los-angeles-lakers, NICK


How the team behind Slipknot singer Corey Taylor’s virtual Forum concert aims to make history

Back in 2001, vocalist Corey Taylor headlined The Forum in Inglewood for the very first time with his Iowa-based metal band Slipknot. It was just two weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. Now, nearly two decades later, Taylor has played The Forum numerous times with his various bands and will headline the iconic venue once again in a time of uncertainty. This time, he’s going solo and performing with an all-new live band for the venue’s first glob...
Tags: Music, La, Virginia, New York City, Sacramento, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Iowa, Ohio, World Trade Center, North Carolina, Taylor, Slipknot, Concerts, Corey Taylor


Ohana Festival 2020 goes virtual with archival sets and new performances

The annual three-day Ohana Festival in Dana Point was slated to kick off on Friday, Sept. 25 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point with headliners Eddie Vedder, Kings of Leon and Pearl Jam. Due to coronavirus concerns, the event was canceled earlier this year but promoters have decided to take things virtual and stream archival performances from Vedder, The Strokes, Social Distortion, Tash Sultana, Jenny Lewis, Glen Hansard, LP, Lucas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Mudhoney, Benjamin Booker and Las...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Concerts, Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, Dana Point, Ohana, Doheny State Beach, Keb Mo, Jeff Ament, Glen Helen Amphitheater, Kona Brewing Co, Top Stories OCR



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