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‘Sublime’ at 25: Remembering Bradley Nowell and the Long Beach band’s massive hit album

On July 30, 1996, Sublime released its self-titled mainstream debut on MCA Records. Although the Long Beach band had already put out two independent albums prior to this one, “Sublime” was different. It went on to sell over 18 million copies worldwide, spawning several singles including “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Wrong Way” and “Doin’ Time.” The album was popular on both radio and MTV, thanks to an eclectic sound that intertwined elements of punk, ska, reggae, funk and hip-hop, as well as sample...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Texas, Lana Del Rey, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Earth, Rome, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Willie Nelson, San Diego, Long Beach, Heart

Cynthia Erivo talks Hollywood Bowl debut and the influence of Barbra Streisand

Cynthia Erivo is a very busy woman. The acclaimed actor and singer makes her Hollywood Bowl debut on Friday, July 30, singing songs by legendary voices from Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald to Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin. Portraying that last icon in the National Geographic Channel’s “Genius: Aretha” just earned Erivo an Emmy nomination for best actress in a limited series. Actor-singer Cynthia Erivo makes her Hollywood Bowl debut as a singer on Friday, July 30, 2021. (Photo by Terrell...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Aretha Franklin, New York City, Disney, Sport, Tom Hanks, Things To Do, Soccer, United Kingdom, Heart, Kate Winslet, Robert Zemeckis, Mary J Blige, Nina Simone, National Geographic Channel

Live Nation is offering $20 all-in tickets to select Southern California shows

Beverly Hills-based concert promoter Live Nation announced on Thursday that it’s celebrating the return to live music by offering fans $20 all-in tickets to nearly 1,000 shows this year at over 40 Live Nation-run amphitheaters all across the country. For a limited time starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, fans will be able to access the $20 tickets, including taxes and fees, to participating concerts at while supplies last. Here are some of the upcoming concerts with $20 all-in ...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Pitbull, Megadeth, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Liz Phair, Southern California, Concerts, Luke Bryan, Celine Dion, Brad Paisley

The Rolling Stones coming to SoFi Stadium as band relaunches its No Filter Tour

The Rolling Stones announced the return of its No Filter Tour, which will be coming to the all-new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, Oct. 17. “We want to thank you all for your patience during this very difficult and unprecedented time,” the band posted on its official website Thursday morning. The British rock icons were forced to postpone the remaining dates of the tour back in 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19. The tour did sell out the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in August 2019 during the firs...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Vw, San Diego, Pasadena, Rose Bowl, Ticketmaster, Southern California, Concerts, Inglewood, Nancy Wilson, Desert Daze, Lake Perris, Top Stories LADN

How the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Prince and more became photographic icons

For Gered Mankowitz, a rock ‘n’ roll photographer in England in the ’60s, it was a constant fight to have the pictures he made of artists such as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and the Small Faces taken seriously. “It was the packaging, it was something to knock off, it was a glossy to be given to a magazine,” Mankowitz says on a recent video call. “And yet I and dozens of my contemporaries were trying so hard to make the best of it, to try and do something special, stretch the genre, and give...
Tags: Music, Hbo, England, TV, New York, London, California, La, New York City, Samsung, Carl Barat, Sport, Ap, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Yoko Ono

Insomniac’s Day Trip festival relocates again, days before event, refunds fans for tickets and travel

Days before Insomniac launches the inaugural Day Trip Festival, the concert promoter announced that it will relocate the event to a third venue and will refund people who purchased tickets. Day Trip is moving to the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino July 3-4, more than 70 miles away from its most recently announced location at the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella took to Instagram late Tuesday night to explain to fans what happened, citing an unforeseen permitti...
Tags: Music, Instagram, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Elton John, Music Festivals, Las Vegas, Coachella, West Coast, North America, San Pedro, Concerts, San Bernardino, Inglewood

Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio reschedule co-headlining tour with dates in Riverside and Los Angeles

Punk rock bands Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio have announced the rescheduled dates for their co-headlining tour. The duo will kick off the North American jaunt at Riverside Municipal Auditorium Friday, Oct. 15 and wrap up the tour with a pair of shows at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25 at The tour was originally scheduled to launch in the spring of 2020 to celebrate Bad Religion’s 40...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Elton John, North America, Tom Delonge, Concerts, Riverside, LA Phil, Brett Gurewitz, Hollywood Palladium, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dodger Stadium

Foo Fighters announce full-capacity concert at The Forum, ticket information

Following its sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in New York this week, rock band Foo Fighters announced they’ll be the first band to play a full-capacity show at The Forum in Inglewood in over a year. The band will take the stage on Saturday, July 17. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25 at During the pandemic, the L.A.-area group performed a livestreaming show for fans at The Roxy in West Hollywood on Nov. 14 and dropped its tenth studio album, “Medicine at Midni...
Tags: Music, New York, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pasadena, Ticketmaster, Concerts, West Hollywood, Canyon Club, Madison Square Garden, Inglewood, Agoura Hills, Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael Des Barres, Top Stories LADN

Temecula Stampede adds Billy Ray Cyrus, releases set times for its Old Town Music Festival

Temecula Stampede has added “Achy Breaky Heart” and “Old Town Road” singer Billy Ray Cyrus to its inaugural two-day Old Town Music Festival. The all-ages event, featuring previously announced performers Chris Janson, The Band Perry and Tyler Farr, will take place this weekend, June 26-27, in the parking lot of the venue, which will be transformed into an outdoor festival space with a large stage, full bars, food vendors, line dancing and more. Guests can also take a break from the sun and duck i...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Park, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Morrissey, Concerts, Inglewood, Chris Janson, Temecula, Tyler Farr, Old Town Front Street, Billy Ray Cyrus

Fans celebrate at Boots in the Park music festival, the first since COVID-19 mandates lifted

On Saturday, country music fans were ready to party. As they began entering the gates of Boots in the Park at SilverLakes Equestrian and Sports Park in Norco around noon, they rushed to set up lawn chairs and blankets in the grassy seating area and hurried to one of the multiple bar tents to get that first beer or sweet cocktail to cool down on balmy, yet breezy, 90-plus degree day. “We came here so we could drink with people,” Amee Brown of Riverside said. She and a group of girlfriends gathere...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Park, Austin, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Las Vegas, Coachella, Morrissey, Southern California, Concerts, Derek, Phoenix, Hurley

Netflix docuseries ‘This Is Pop’ explores the making of music from Abba to Zapp

When the creators of the new Netflix series “This Is Pop” began thinking about how to tell the story of pop music in an eight-episode docuseries, they looked first to the model of their ongoing series “Hip-Hop Evolution,” which last year finished its fourth season on the same streaming network. That series traced the development of rap and hip-hop from a now-legendary party in the Bronx in 1973 where DJ Kool Herc set in motion a series of events that would lead to the genre and its many offshoot...
Tags: Music, Toronto, Sport, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Lego, Things To Do, Soccer, Justin Bieber, Harry Potter, Elvis Presley, Philadelphia, Espn, Bronx, Abba, Oasis

5 simple ways to organize your music collection, according to DJs and experts

Even after a year without concerts or clubs, music hasn’t stopped. Between a hefty amount of new digital releases in recent months and vintage vinyl sales online, maybe you’ve invested money and time into your own music collection since the COVID-19 pandemic started. If you have, it’s time to organize, or re-organize, what you have. To help you get started, we turned to local DJs for their tips on keeping music collections tidy. You’ve invested money and time into your music collection, so it’...
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Boots in the Park headliner Chris Young talks country music festival’s return to Norco

Following a year and a half hiatus from the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic, country star Chris Young is ready to get back to it by headlining a pair of Boots in the Park country music festivals in California this month. “I’m very, very excited,” he said during a recent phone interview as he was heading into show rehearsals in his hometown of Nashville. “Now I just have to not, like, totally wear myself out up there, because I’m so excited to be on stage again.” Though he’s done some virtual e...
Tags: Music, California, Fresno, Sport, Park, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Music Festivals, Nashville, Coachella, Stagecoach, Orange County, Riverside County, Pacific Ocean, Florida Georgia Line

10 Record Store Day 2021 releases to seek including Prince, Beck, the Police and more

Like everything else fun in 2020, the annual tradition of Record Store Day got walloped in the spring by COVID-19. And sure, they held a pair of makeup dates in the fall, but amid the pandemic and lockdowns, it just wasn’t quite the same. Now, thanks to needles in arms making headway against COVID-19, the needles in the arms of our turntables are going to get a treat, too. Record Store Day 2021 returns for the first of two dates on Saturday, June 21. It comes back around on Saturday, July 17, wi...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Wales, Boston, Beck, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Sport, Nasa, Things To Do, Soccer, Prince, Al Green, Hamburg, Southern California

Morrissey, Blondie, Devo, Bauhaus top 2022 Cruel World Festival lineup

The inaugural Cruel World Festival is back on and heading to Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on May 14, 2022. The ’80s infused single-day fest was originally scheduled to take place back in 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Southern California promoters Goldenvoice announced on Monday that the festival will make its debut in 2022 with most of its originally announced line-up including Morrissey, Blondie, Bauhaus and Devo. Crue...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Stagecoach, Pasadena, Rose Bowl, Clubhouse, Southern California, San Pedro, Concerts, Carson, Tyler Farr

‘American Idol’ winner Chayce Beckham ready to start career, go fishing with Luke Bryan

Early on during the finale of “American Idol,” show judge Luke Bryan told Chayce Beckham that he’d already earned one prize the Apple Valley singer-songwriter had been after all season. “Chase has kind of been teasing about wanting to do some bass fishing one day,” the country star and fishing enthusiast said as Beckham smiled broadly on stage. “So listen, me and you, right now, you’ve earned your bass fishing trip with me.” As well as the fishing trip, Beckham was also declared the winner of th...
Tags: Music, Abc, Ryan Seacrest, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Nashville, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Beckham, Southern California, Luke Bryan, Bryan, Willie, Apple Valley, Seacrest, Jimmy Smits

Rise Against frontman talks Irvine tour stop, new album and supporting Anaheim’s Chain Reaction club

Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath said he’s is fully vaccinated and ready to get back out on the road, but he’s still cautious. “The finish line is the vaccine,” the 41-year-old Chicago native said during a recent phone interview. On Mother’s Day, McIlrath went out to enjoy his first Blackhawks hockey game with his family since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and admitted to getting teary-eyed as he experienced “some semblance of normalcy.” “I think we’re emotional about it because deep down...
Tags: Music, New York, Colorado, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, San Pedro, Metro, San Bernardino, Anaheim, Irvine, Mcilrath, Jason Siegel, Brandon Barnes

Wildfires, pandemic and protests inspired James’ new album, says singer Tim Booth

For most of a decade, Tim Booth of the English rock band James loved the quiet, peaceful life he and his family had found in a rustic hillside neighborhood of Topanga Canyon. It was the perfect place to relax and recharge after weeks in hotels and buses on tour with the band he’d been part of for nearly 40 years, and it offered all of that sunny optimism that drew him from his homeland in the first place. “That’s why I moved to California, to get some of that optimism in my bones,” Booth says on...
Tags: Music, England, Taylor Swift, California, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Portland, Las Vegas, Miss America, Ventura County, Jeff Bridges, Leonard Cohen, Malibu

Pacific Symphony to stream free concert Tuesday to mark anniversary of George Floyd’s death

COSTA MESA — The Pacific Symphony will stream a free concert Tuesday in tribute to George Floyd, marking the one-year anniversary of his death at the hands of Minneapolis police. The Pacific Symphony, in partnership with the Fresno Philharmonic, Monterey Symphony and the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, commissioned Emmy Award-winning composer John Christopher Wineglass to write “Alone Together,” a piece that addresses social issues and systemic racial disparities. Music Director Carl St.Clair will c...
Tags: Facebook, News, Minneapolis, California, Youtube, California News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Classical Music, Social Justice, Costa Mesa, Segerstrom Center, Renee, Copland, Pacific Symphony

Chayce Beckham wins ‘American Idol,’ the first Southern California singer ever to do so

Chayce Beckham, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Apple Valley whose lived-in, authentic voice and genuineness on stage appealed to fans and judges alike, won the 19th season of “American Idol” on Sunday. Seconds after host Ryan Seacrest announced Beckham’s name, as fireworks sprayed and confetti fell, Beckham grabbed a microphone and performed his first single, “23,” which released a little over a week ago already has soared up the iTunes charts. “Welcome to your career,” judge Lionel Rich...
Tags: Apple, Music, Abc, Ryan Seacrest, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Ed Sheeran, American Idol, Starz, Beethoven, Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie

Chayce Beckham talks ‘American Idol’ journey and the Beatles song he’ll sing on the finale

A few days after Chayce Beckham advanced to the Top 3 and the finale of “American Idol,” the ABC reality series sent him on the traditional hometown visit. For the 24-year-old singer-songwriter, that meant a trip to Apple Valley in the high desert of Southern California. A limousine delivered him to a town celebration and later took him to Vanguard Preparatory School, which Beckham says was the same as he remembered from his elementary school days. “That’s where I performed my first talent show,...
Tags: Apple, Music, Florida, Abc, La, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ed Sheeran, Starz, Beethoven, Coldplay, Lionel Richie, Oakland, Beckham

Billie Eilish announces three concert dates at The Forum in 2022

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Billie Eilish has announced the dates for her 2022 Happier Than Ever arena tour. The outing will be in support of the 19-year-old multi-Grammy Award winner’s sophomore release, “Happier Than Ever,” which drops July 30. The tour kicks off in New Orleans in February and wraps up its North American leg with three nights at The Forum in Inglewood April 6, 8 and 9. To ensure tickets are going to fans and not bots and scalpers, Eilish and her team have partnered wit...
Tags: Apple, Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, James Bond, New Orleans, Bob Marley, Ticketmaster, Concerts, Inglewood, Jane, Billie Eilish, Eilish, Top Stories LADN

50 years later, Apple+ offers a fresh look at ‘1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything’

Think about the year 1971 and some things come immediately to mind: the war in Vietnam. the presidency of Richard M. Nixon and, well, after that, the answers can begin to splinter off into a hundred different directions. Danielle Peck, one of the producers and directors of the docuseries “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything” knows that the date in the title isn’t an obvious marker in popular music’s journey through the 20th century. But Peck, director-producer Asif Kapadia, and the rest...
Tags: Apple, Music, UK, Movies, Obama, France, La, John Lennon, George Harrison, America, Sport, Cnn, Yoko Ono, Things To Do, Soccer, Paris

‘American Idol’ contestant Chayce Beckham advances to the Top 3, show finale

Chayce Beckham sailed into the Top 3 and to the finale of “American Idol” with a quartet of performances on Sunday that left the judges searching for new ways to describe how much they like what he’s doing. “How do we create another way to say, ‘Great job. Amazing. Oh my God?’” judge Luke Bryan asked the Apple Valley heavy machinery operator at the end of Beckham’s back-to-back performance of “23,” a new original song, and “You Should Probably Leave,” the Chris Stapleton song Beckham reprised fr...
Tags: Music, Obama, Abc, Sport, Cnn, Things To Do, Soccer, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Ellen Degeneres, Bishop, Beckham, Caitlyn Jenner, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Zac Brown

This LA-based murder mystery novel reels in real-life music legends and Sunset Strip locations

In 1979, Howard Paar’s life changed forever when heard “Gangsters,” the then-new single by the British ska band The Specials. Paar – a London punk who’d relocated to Los Angeles in the late ’70s – writes about music and more in his latest novel, “Top Rankin’: A Punk/Ska Noir Novel,” published this month by L.A.-based independent publisher Rare Bird Books. The author will be doing a free virtual event moderated by novelist and journalist Denise Hamilton on Monday, June 28 through “I...
Tags: Books, Music, London, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Silver Lake, Joe, Southern California, Lemmy Kilmister, Don, Christina, Sunset Strip

‘American Idol’ hopeful Chayce Beckham has Coldplay ‘Magic’ as Top 5 are chosen

Chayce Beckham, the heavy machinery operator from Apple Valley, sailed into the Top 5 of “American Idol” on Sunday when contestants celebrated both the music of Coldplay and their love for their mothers. Beckham, 24, seemed perfectly at ease with celebrity mentor and Coldplay singer Chris Martin during their coaching sessions before the live performances on Sunday. Martin even went as far as to suggest Beckham pull down a strand of his slicked-back hair to go for a kind of Johnny Depp vibe. Then...
Tags: Music, Abc, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Chris Martin, Fox News, Johnny Depp, Coldplay, Lionel Richie, Orange County, Beckham, Chris, Martin, Bryan, Richie

Walmart to host its first online ‘Vinyl Mania Week’

Tapping into a growing trend where old is new again, Walmart will host its first online Vinyl Mania Week beginning Monday, May 10 with exclusive and limited editions of vinyl records for music fans of all genres. The five-day event on, will include color vinyl discs from artists such as Machine Gun Kelly, Johnny Cash, Halsey, Post Malone, Keith Urban, KISS, Frank Sinatra and John Denver. More than 150 titles — ranging from pop, soul and rock to country, folk and jazz — ...
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Fueled by pandemic, Fender expands instrument making in Corona

Fueled by increased product demand, Fender Musical Instruments Corp. is expanding its operations in Corona with a new facility that will add another 100,000 square feet of space. The storied company is retrofitting an existing building at 345 Cessna Circle, which it is leasing. Fender plans to hire hundreds of additional workers for the new operation. It will complement the company’s adjacent 200,000-square-foot facility at 311 Cessna Circle, which has nearly 1,000 employees. Openings are availa...
Tags: Business, Music, Real Estate, Usa, News, Sport, Soccer, Manufacturing, Local News, Fender, Magee, Centennial High School, Corona, Brad Paisley, Alan Hamel, Marco Garcia

Insomniac reschedules Beyond Wonderland music festival to August in San Bernardino

Earlier this month Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella announced he’d been forced to postpone its flagship EDC Las Vegas festival once again — from May 21-23 to October 22-24 — due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The Southern California-based festival production company has now also pushed back the dates for its Beyond Wonderland fest in San Bernardino. The two-day EDM event was originally scheduled to take place in June at the NOS Events Center. Earlier this week, Insomn...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Southern California, Cheshire, Concerts, San Bernardino, Caterpillar, Insomniac, Jimmy Eat World, Santa Anita Park, Pasquale Rotella

Ziggy Marley talks new children’s books, pandemic lockdown and ‘More Family Time’

Like most parents last year, Ziggy Marley found himself hunkered down at home with his wife Orly Agai and experiencing the world of virtual learning with his youngest children. While he lives in Toluca Lake, Marley, a father of seven and the son of late reggae legend Bob Marley, has spent the majority of his life touring and performing for audiences around the world. But with COVID-19 bringing the live events industry to a halt in March 2020, Marley took advantage of the extra time with his broo...
Tags: Books, Music, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan, Philip Roth, Streaming, Jamaica, Richard Thompson, Marley, Bob Marley, Southern California, Ziggy Marley, Rage Against The Machine

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