Eddie Van Halen’s Will Includes A 7-Figure Donation To A Non-Profit Music In LA

Start your day with LAist Sign up for the Morning Brief, delivered weekdays. Eddie Van Halen is continuing to make an impact on future musicians with a “monumental” donation to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation in Studio City. The foundation has received a seven-figure bequest from the rock legend’s will. Van Halen’s estate has requested … Read more

Dave Grohl: ‘When I See F**king Billie Eilish, That’s Rock ’N’ Roll To Me’

Dave Grohl doesn’t subscribe to a narrow concept of rock. In an interview published Tuesday, the Foo Fighters frontman and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer chatted with The Independent about the state of rock music. On the question of whether rock is still “relevant,” Grohl acknowledged that relevance can be tricky to define … Read more

Stevie Nicks Is Still Living Her Dreams

I first met Stevie Nicks in 2013, when I was about to turn seventeen. At the time, I was editing Rookie, an online magazine for teen girls, and I had recently given a TEDxTeen talk critiquing a trend of superficially “strong” female characters in pop culture. I am sure the video would embarrass me now, … Read more

Eternity and the Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia, May 8, 1979. Photo: Anonymous/Associated Press One morning under an ominous sky, my friend Michael texted me a video of the Grateful Dead performing “Looks Like Rain.” He was right as, well, rain. Shortly afterward, the heavens opened and a deluge fell. Sending an unsolicited musical and meteorological warning is … Read more