Leaner and meaner, the godfather of the OC punk sound looks back on his life (and near-death) experience as a legend
As OC Weekly print readers nearing Medicare age know, your humble servant contributed a weekly news digest column called A Clockwork Orange, which some allege was a precursor to Navel Gazing. Remnants still exist somewhere on the webby-nets and in my garage.Well, I am happy to report that some Holly ... More >>
If your vehicle was sturdy enough to get you to this year's Punk Rock Picnic at Oak Canyon Ranch (aka the middle of nowhere) -- meaning your car didn't overheat during the uphill slaloms or get stuck in the makeshift loose-dirt road parking lot -- then you experienced what was probably the best Punk ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 10, 10:43 A.M.: The Cuckoo's Nest documentary We Were Feared rolled on a screen at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood Wednesday night, and contributing photographer John Gilhooley was there, just as he had been for the world premiere at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival.Click here to s ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Meanwhile, Gwen Stefani still works out 20 million times per day
Yesterday, Casey Royer (D.I., Social Distortion, Adolescents) got busted for overdosing on heroin. In front of his 12-year-old. He's now been charged with two counts of child abuse and endangerment, as well as use and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He could get up to tw ... More >>
Casey Royer, an Orange County punk-rock pioneer, faces misdemeanor charges after overdosing on heroin while watching television with his 12-year-old son at home in Newport Beach on Thursday.The boy ran to a neighbor's house to get help for his 52-year-old dad. While reviving him, authorities disc ... More >>
A copyright dispute spices up Sunday's world premiere of the Cuckoo's Nest film 'We Were Feared'
This pic is actually from last Wednesday's Misfits show in San Diego (via Wikipedia). So pretend this is happening in Anaheim, and you have a pretty good idea of what it looked like. Last Night: The Misfits, D.I., Invisible Humans at the House of Blues, Anaheim, Nov. 23, 2008.Better Than: Jerry Only ... More >>
American Hardcore: overdue homage or underdone whitewash?
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