Coldplay opened its North American tour last night (July 14) at the Forum in Los Angeles, treating the sold-out crowd to a career-spanning, 20-song set list. Amid a host of different stage incarnations, the show featured a two-song jaunt up in the top most colonnade of arena seats.
Beatles producer George Martin offered a fascinating look into the group's creative process during a multimedia presentation for members of the National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences Friday at Los Angeles' Bovard Auditorium.
Some of the biggest names in rock saluted the Who last night (July 12) with performances during a taping for VH1's "Rock Honors" at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, but the biggest thrills were delivered by the honorees themselves. The event will air July 17.
"Wow." It's a word that pops up a lot in the 2008-era R.E.M. milieu.It's repeated in the lyrics of two new songs from the band's recently released 14 studio album, "Accelerate," a fact that led bassist Mike Mills to even suggest the word as the album's potential title.