17 items by Chris Rubin

  • Neil Young Honored in L.A.

    Neil Young Honored in L.A. | ARTICLE

    Making his first public appearance since his April surgery for a brain aneurysm, Neil Young received the Founders Award, given to "pioneering songwriters," at ASCAP's twenty-second-annual Pop Music Awards Monday in Los Angeles. Folk duo the Indigo Girls...

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Musicians Serenade Brian Wilson at MusiCares Gala

    Musicians Serenade Brian Wilson at MusiCares Gala | ARTICLE

    It was smiles all around as the 2005 MusiCares Person of the Year celebration came to an end: Brian Wilson, the night's honoree, beaming at center stage, surrounded by a large cast of grinning musicians, many of...

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Ray Charles Dominates 2005 Grammys

    Ray Charles Dominates 2005 Grammys | ARTICLE

    Rock & roll royalty filled Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday night for the 47th annual Grammy Awards, but it was a man who wasn't there -- in body, anyway -- who would dominate the proceedings. Ray...

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Destiny Hit the Desert

    Destiny Hit the Desert | ARTICLE

    "Destiny's Child started when we were nine years old," Beyonce Knowles told the crowd of several thousand at a private opening party for the new Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa in the desert near Palm Springs, California,...

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Elton Rocks the Osbournes

    Elton Rocks the Osbournes | ARTICLE

    "Be fabulous," the invitation instructed on the topic of dress. Elton John, the guest of honor and performer at "An Evening at Home With the Osbournes," always dresses with fabulous in mind, and he arrived Thursday night...

    October 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Andy Kaufman: Still Dead

    Andy Kaufman: Still Dead | ARTICLE

    Sad to say, Andy Kaufman is apparently still dead. But at a celebration of his life and work at the House of Blues Los Angeles on Sunday night, his spirit lived on. The edgy comic, famous for wrestling...

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Elton, Elvis Toast Sting

    Elton, Elvis Toast Sting | ARTICLE

    "I'm deeply honored to receive this hugely heavy award," Sting said, referring to his selection as Man of the Year by MusiCares, a branch of the Grammys devoted to caring for musicians in need. "I'm feeling an...

    February 9, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • U2 Song for Sinatra Surfaces

    U2 Song for Sinatra Surfaces | ARTICLE

    Frank Sinatra never had the chance to record the song "Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad," written specifically for him by U2's Bono and Edge, but the tune hasn't been forsaken. Jazz singer George Bugatti,...

    November 4, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Gabriel Back Up With Tour

    Gabriel Back Up With Tour | ARTICLE

    What a show! Oh, what a show! Just as Peter Gabriel sings in "The Barry Williams Show," so he delivered at the United Center in Chicago on Tuesday, the opening night of his U.S. tour. Growing Up Live marks Gabriel's...

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Gabriel Grows Up

    Gabriel Grows Up | ARTICLE

    Peter Gabriel will kick off his Growing Up Live Tour on November 5th in Atlanta and the singer gave fans a taste of what to expect from the live show at his press conference announcing the tour, in support of...

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Peter Gabriel Gets Back Up

    Peter Gabriel Gets Back Up | ARTICLE

    Peter Gabriel's Up, his first collection of new songs in ten years, is scheduled for release on September 24th. Basic tracks were recorded as early as 1996, with sessions at Real World in England, Youssou N'Dour's facility in...

    August 6, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Dishwalla Makes CD/DVD History

    Dishwalla Makes CD/DVD History | ARTICLE

    The release of Dishwalla's third album Opaline, their first since 1998's And You Think You Know What Life's About, this week marks more than just a comeback for the band. It is the first time a new...

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Queen Rock You Like Never Before

    Queen Rock You Like Never Before | ARTICLE

    When Roy Thomas Baker and Brian May talk about "BoRap," it's not some new hip-hop project from the legendary rock producer and the guitarist from Queen. It's shorthand for "Bohemian Rhapsody," the signature song of the artsy...

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • The Cheese Man Rageth

    The Cheese Man Rageth | ARTICLE

    When fans of Mark Jonathan Davis say, "It's the cheese," they're not talking about fermented California dairy products. They mean Richard Cheese, Davis' alter ego and lounge singer extraordinaire. The recently released CD Lounge Against the Machine (Oglio...

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Elton, Sting Light Up L.A.

    Elton, Sting Light Up L.A. | ARTICLE

    Last year's Silver Lining Benefit, the inaugural event, featured Beck, Aimee Mann and Rufus Wainright, among others, as well as host Robert Downey Jr. at the elegant Paramour, a sprawling Twenties mansion perched high in the hills...

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Papa John Phillips Honored in L.A.

    Papa John Phillips Honored in L.A. | ARTICLE

    "A gathering of friends in memory of John Phillips" is how Lou Adler, the man who signed and produced the Mamas and the Papas, called the event held Tuesday night at the Roxy in Los Angeles. "Papa"...

    March 28, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Shelby Lynne, the Bangles Among Highlights of Gimme Shelter Benefit

    Shelby Lynne, the Bangles Among Highlights of Gimme Shelter Benefit | ARTICLE

    "Because every child deserves a great future," declared a banner over the entrance to the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood Monday. It's the slogan of the HELP Group, a local charity devoted to aiding children with a...

    December 12, 2000 12:00 AM ET