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2014 Stories by DANIEL KOHN

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  • T-Pain

    published June 5, 2014

    It’s rare that a rapper is as well known for performing on other musicians’s songs as he is his own. Yet T-Pain has managed to do... More >>

  • Once Again, the Faint Make Fans Happy About Feeling Depressed

    published May 29, 2014

    For an indie band, taking six years off can be an eternity. Yet for the Faint, it was a much-needed hiatus. After touring and recording... More >>

  • Stephen Stills

    published May 29, 2014

    Stephen Stills has seen (and been through) it all—from mainstream success with Buffalo Springfield to becoming an international icon for his... More >>

  • Brody Dalle Sidesteps Her Fears to Rule the Stage

    published May 22, 2014

    Before she hit the stage at Alex's Bar in Long Beach this past February, Brody Dalle was a wreck. Despite having played at stadiums and... More >>

  • Sea Wolf

    published May 22, 2014

    Many musicians fancy themselves cinematic storytellers, but few have the experience that Sea Wolf has behind the camera. Having attended film... More >>

  • Skid Row

    published May 15, 2014

    The late 1980s were very kind to Skid Row. Sebastian Bach and company preached the gospel of hair metal, and during their glorious hey day, were... More >>

  • Primal Fear

    published May 8, 2014

    Since its inception in 1997, Primal Fear has steadily proved to be one of the preeminent and most popular metal bands to emerge from the... More >>

  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre

    published May 1, 2014

    Known for its revolving door of musicians over the years, the Brian Jonestown Massacre's one constant force is singer Anton Newcombe. The Newport... More >>

  • Curren$y

    published April 24, 2014

    Curren$y is one of the hardest working rappers in the game. He releases multiple mixtapes per year—the most recent, The Drive In Theatre,... More >>

  • 420 Fest: Kottonmouth Kings

    published April 17, 2014

    While some may spend this weekend out in the desert, there’s another, hazier music festival that’s staying local. Placentia’s... More >>

  • Jeff Bridges and The Abiders

    published April 17, 2014

    For the past decade or so, Jeff Bridges has been living a boyhood dream. After learning to play guitar from his brother Beau, the actor spent his... More >>

  • Lil Debbie

    published April 10, 2014

    As a member of the White Girl Mob (with fellow Bay Area rappers Kreayshawn and V-Nasty) since she was a teen, Lil Debbie was better known for her... More >>

  • Shooter Jennings & Friends

    published April 3, 2014

    Since he burst onto the outlaw country scene in the early 2000s, Shooter Jennings has always done things his way. Unlike some other children of... More >>

  • Blackberry Smoke

    published March 27, 2014

    Since forming in 2000, Blackberry Smoke has cemented themselves as one of the hardest working bands in rock—playing more than 250 shows a... More >>

  • Building a Better Burgerama

    published March 20, 2014

    Saturday afternoons at Burger Records can be hit or miss. On this particular one, it's bustling. Burger has lured record collectors to its... More >>

  • Anthony Jeselnik

    published March 20, 2014

    Over just the past handful of years, Anthony Jeselnik has established himself as a rising-star in the comedy world. With influences such as Mitch... More >>

  • Krewella

    published March 13, 2014

    Since 2007 Chicago-based trio Krewella has spread their blend of dubstep-meets-electro house to the masses. Singers Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf, plus... More >>

  • DANIEL KOHN
    COVER STORY

    Rock Legends Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Bring an Arena Football Team, LA Kiss, to Anaheim—and They're Already Winning

    published March 6, 2014

    The first week of January is supposed to be slow on the Santa Ana College campus: no students, no classes, just maintenance workers,... More >>

  • Tonic

    published March 6, 2014

    At the height of the post-grunge, alt-rock movement of the mid-1990s, heavy guitar-driven bands with catchy hooks ruled the charts. While those... More >>

  • Merle Haggard

    published February 27, 2014

    For many, Merle Haggard’s name brings fans back to a time when singers were as gruff and gravely as the topics they sang about. The... More >>

  • Robert Randolph & The Family Band

    published February 20, 2014

    Ever since he was plucked by John Medeski to join the North Mississippi Allstars on their jam band project, The Word, in 2001, New Jersey-native... More >>

  • New Politics Are On the Campaign Trail

    published February 13, 2014

    Imagine you're an indie rock band. You're looking for opportunity, so where's the best place to move, at least in 2009? Williamsburg in... More >>

  • Brody Dalle

    published February 13, 2014

    Though she’s laid low in recent years to tend to her growing family and the health issues of her husband (Queens of the Stone Age singer... More >>

  • Los Lonely Boys

    published February 6, 2014

    We can't believe it's been nearly 10 years since this San Angelo-based, Willie Nelson-approved chicano rock band burst onto the scene with their... More >>

  • Demi Lovato

    published February 6, 2014

    Though only 21, the pint-sized pop star has already dealt with the pressures of stardom. Bursting onto the scene as a Disney Channel starlet,... More >>

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