Brian May

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Vintage Trouble Calls On the Past to Further Their Future

    The hills of Laurel Canyon might not be the first place you'd think to look for a gritty soul band like Vintage Trouble. But one thing that gives the band's rollicking, old-school flavor some authenticity is their decision to rehearse at their drummer Richard Danielson's house there, pitted inside a ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2012

    Will 'Weird Al' Yankovic's Career Outlast Us All?

    The godfather of goofy parodies could very well be here until the apocalypse, or the 'Alpocalypse'

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Five Musicians With Doctorates (None of Whom are in Dr. Dog)

    Is Dr. Dog the worst band name ever? It is pretty close but that kind of thing can be overcome. The Beatles is a pretty stupid band name too but look what they managed to accomplish. Most notably Dr. Dog are neither doctors nor canines. They are a 60's-indebted rock band from Pennsylvania that make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    [UPDATED with Photos:] Brian May of Queen Trades Axe for 3D Glasses at Upcoming Costa Mesa Appearance

    You can see photos from 3D-Con 2012 from this weekend in our slideshow. Enjoy! You know Queen's Brian May is a rock-guitar god, and you might know he's a wildlife preservationist. But who knew he's a 3D nut? The National Stereoscopic Association knows, and they're bringing May to their upcomin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Young the Giant Talk Homecoming, New Album and Two Dates at the Galaxy Theatre

    Meranda Carter/OC Weekly​ After touring with Incubus, playing the VMAs and all kinds of globe trotting, Irvine's most recent big band is coming back to OC to play two dates at the Galaxy Theatre. When we last talked to frontman Sameer Gahdia in September, he mentioned how amazing the VMAs were. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Five Ill-Advised Rock Reunions Aside from Meatloaf's

    ​ Buffalo Springfield, the 1960s band known for briefly employing Neil Young and Stephen Stills, announced a six-date reunion tour this summer and an appearance at the Bonnaroo festival. Since half of Buffalo Springfield's original members are dead, the tour is less an actual reunion than a pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Five Lame Causes Embraced By Musicians

    ​ Last week, Queen guitarist Brian May interrupted a performance of his musical We Will Rock You to denounce the Welsh government's plan to reduce its badger population. Audience members were not only puzzled by May's lousy timing, but his passionate support of the badger, a sort of white trash w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Five Regrettable Music/Video Game Moments

    ​Motörhead are currently on tour (including a stop at the House of Blues in Anaheim), they also play a role in upcoming action/adventure game Brütal Legend, out next week on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (we got a chance to play it at Comic-Con this year, it's a fun, straight-forward beat 'em up wi ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 19, 2007

    The Big Con

    Out of the basement and into the spotlight, Comic-Con 2007 is the place to be

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2007

    Mammatus' The Coast Explodes

    Mammatus The Coast Explodes (Holy Mountain) Release date: April 23, 2007 Curb Your Cynicism is a recurring blogtastic feature in which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now. A ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 29, 2007


    'If you dont like him, dont listen to him, you fuckin moron'