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LA Gang Member Facing Life For 4 1990s Killings

A former Los Angeles gang leader who took part in a 1990s kidnapping and murder spree has been sentenced to 218 years to life in prison.

CBS Los Angeles–08/24/2012

Musicians Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys pose in the press room during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on June 3, 2012 in Universal City, California.  (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Pizza Hut, Home Depot Deny Copying Black Keys Work

Attorneys for Pizza Hut and The Home Depot are denying that a pair of ads improperly used music by The Black Keys.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/17/2012

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West Hollywood Declares ‘The Doors Day’ Honoring The LA-Based Band

The city of West Hollywood has declared Thursday “The Doors Day” in honor of the Los Angeles-based band.

CBS Los Angeles–08/16/2012

KNX On Your Corner

KNX On Your Corner: Esperanza Jazz Band

A high school jazz band from Anaheim is getting national recognition.


Musician Tom Petty performs during halftime at Super Bowl XLII at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, 03 February 2008. The Giants defeated the New England Patriots 17-14. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Guitars Belonging To Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Swiped From Culver City Soundstage

Five guitars belonging to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were stolen from the Culver City studios where the band was rehearsing for an upcoming tour, a police sergeant said Saturday.


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Maroon 5 Cancels Grammy Party At Local Mexican Eatery, Blames Restaurant’s Anti-Gay Marriage Stance

Levine recently told People Magazine that they changed the location of their upcoming Grammy afterparty because of a local Mexican restaurant’s stance on anti-gay marriage.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/26/2012

Members of the rock group R.E.M, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck. (credit: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

R.E.M.: Calling It A Day As A Band

R.E.M., the alternative rock group that shook up the music world with its experimental, edgy sound and then earned multiplatinum success and a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced on its website Wednesday that it has “decided to call it a day as a band.”


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Robert David Hall Talks Music, ‘CSI’ ON KCAL 9

Robert David Hall, best known as coroner ‘Dr. Al Robbins” on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, is showcasing another talent besides acting this weekend. He will be performing with his band in Culver City.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2011

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Celebrity ‘Tweets’ Help Folk Duo Find Success

Here’s a question the members of the duo The Civil Wars have been contemplating a lot lately: What’s the value of a star’s tweet? Or two? Or three?



‘The White Stripes’ Call It Quits

The White Stripes are done. The groundbreaking rock duo, which helped revive and reshape a stale rock scene with their scorching, guitar-fueled, blues-tinged songs, is splitting up.


The publicity stunt that tied up traffic on the 101 for miles. (credit: Miguel Hernandez/UGC/CBS)

OC Band Pleads Not Guilty For Hollywood Freeway ‘Jam’

The judge presiding over the case refused the defense attorney’s request to lower the bail for the trio, claiming the stunt was so “over the top” that any reduction was unwarranted.


The Imperial Stars jammed the 101 Freeway in a publicity stunt. (credit: CBS)

OC Band Charged In 101 Freeway Publicity Stunt

Three members of a self-described “hard-core hip-hop band” are facing one felony count of conspiracy along with other charges for the stunt last month.



OC Band Teacher Convicted For Sex With Student

A former El Modena High School band teacher was convicted Wednesday of having sex with a former teenage student.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/24/2010

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Upland Band To Raffle Off Mini Cooper

Members of the Upland Highland Regiment Band are raffling off a Mini Cooper to help with the cost of marching in next year’s Rose Parade.