Jim Ladd, LA Radio Legend Linked to Tom Petty’s ‘The Last DJ,’ Dies at 75

Jim Ladd, a celebrated free-form radio DJ who is widely considered the inspiration for Tom Petty’s 2002 album and single “The Last DJ,” died Dec. 17 of a heart attack. He was 75. Since 2012 Ladd has hosted a live, daily free-form show on Sirius XMU’s “Deep Tracks” channel; his friend, fellow Sirius DJ Meg … Read more

Rap Legend Ol’ Dirty Bastard Remembered in Graphic Novel ‘ODB: Oddities, Discord, & B-Sides — Lyrical Ruckus in the City’

December 18, 2023 @ 5:45 AM The late Wu-Tang Clan founding member Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s story is being brought to life with a genre twist by comic publisher Oni Press in “ODB: Oddities, Discord, & B-Sides — Lyrical Ruckus in the City.” The 112-page graphic anthology “explores the legendary artist’s many identities through the prisms … Read more