Though they're normally used to being sought after on the local level at venues like the Coach House or House of Blues Anaheim, OC native Dave Brock and his Doors tribute band Wild Child are taking the art form of playing another band's songs to a whole new level. The band have recently been selecte ... More >>
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By: Gavin Cleaver While we might have done some wonderful things for y'all with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Radiohead, we have also sent you some terrible crimes against music. And while none of this really compares to Canada foisting Avril Lavigne and Nickleback on you, it's st ... More >>
For 16 seasons now, "South Park" has been delighting viewers with its signature brand of absurdity, skewing any and everything in pop culture along the way. There's been quite a few music superstars immortalized on "South Park," some whose appearances were made without them even being consulted. Wit ... More >>
See Also: *TOMORROW: Woodystock 2012 at Elks Lodge Park in Garden Grove *Long Beach Funk Fest: Five Acts You Can't Miss*Top Five Acts You Can't Miss at Rock the BellsGuitarist John Jorgenson was a founding member of the Desert Rose Band, the Hellecasters and a six-year member of Elton John ... More >>
If we could talk to the animals, learn all their languages, maybe chat up a dolphin in the sea . . . Actually, when it comes to Flipper, and with apologies to Rex Harrison, scientists truly believe they are close to swapping stories with dolphins, thanks to past acoustic research into the sounds an ... More >>
Michael Cavanaugh with the Long Beach Symphony OrchestraLong Beach ArenaMarch 24, 2012I'm somewhat of a fixture at the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra POPS! concerts, but until Saturday I never felt like I got the entire experience because I'm always stone sober. This unfortunate occurrence has to ... More >>
Kathleen Madigan has been in the business for over 20 years and if there is one thing that she knows, it's how to make a crowd laugh. Honestly, real talk, and top notch delivery is what she's bringing and when Kathleen blows through town on February 24 for one night only at The City National Grov ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Black sheriff's deputy arrested for having enthusiastic sexual affair with a white supremacist inmate in OC Jail
Queen Days of Our Lives: The Definitive Documentary of the World's Greatest Rock Band After vetting the new two part Queen rockumentary produced by the BBC (now out on DVD from Eagle Rock Entertainment) I learn things about the band that give me five reasons to worship at the chipped Queen altar ... More >>
Kinky love is in the air!On a planet bombarded with daily stories of horrific violence and cruelty, there is one true Valentine Day's tale that proves once bitter, seemingly eternal enemies can reconcile and fall into passionate, puppy love.Think: Hezbollah soldier hooking up with an Orthodox rab ... More >>
This Sunday night, the Grammy Awards will once again be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 54th version promises to be an eventful night with confirmed performers like The Beach Boys, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, the night promises to b ... More >>
On Sunday, Madonna, the aging goddess of pop music (okay, we kid) will be embarking to where many of her younger counterparts have already performed: the Super Bowl Half-Time Show. The 53-year-old has made no qualms about being nervous about the mega show, telling Jay Leno that it's "the most ... More >>
The Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off today in the final mission of NASA's shuttle program. The mission: run supplies to the International Space Station, and bring home as much trash as can fit in the shuttle. Exciting stuff. To lively up this otherwise dull swan song, here are five tracks t ... More >>
We just had to report the news. As a longtime fan, I was excited to hear that Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish are now proud parents of a son named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. The baby was born via a surrogate, and no details about the mother are being di ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyElton John and Leon RussellNovember 5, 2010Citizens Business Bank ArenaWhen Elton John announced he was recording an album and touring with Leon Russell, long-time fans rejoiced. How often do you get to see one of the biggest rock stars in the world perform with his ... More >>
Now that both Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell are leaving American Idol, rumors abound over who's going to be the next arbiter of taste on the Fox show. J Lo's supposedly signed a deal. Allegedly, Steven Tyler's been asked to join the show. P Diddy's thrown his hat into the ring. Elton John, Jessic ... More >>
As a teen, Brandi Carlile was a huge Lilith fan. Now she's in its lineup
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Church of the Foothills
Foo Fighters to record with Nevermind producer Butch Vig. M.I.A.'s new album is "weird and heavy"--sounds good to us!
A-Rod or A-Hole?Since it's now obvious there will be no freeway series (hey, Angels and Dodgers, here's an idea: bring your bats next time), the time has come to move beyond the brutal losses suffered by our soon-to-be-exiting home teams and concentrate on the really important stuff. ... More >>
So, obviously, the fact that there even is a new Alice in Chains album is weird enough by itself. We all (probably) remember the rather disturbing details of Layne Staley's 2002 death--how he only weighed 86 pounds at the time he was discovered, which was two weeks after he actually died. (Yeesh. ... More >>
BritWeek sounds smashing. It naturally makes one think about all the local reminders of Great Britain. Never having been to England (something that's scheduled to change very soon), these evoke memories of that jolly old land.1. Westminster. There's a city by that name sandwiched between Huntington ... More >>
Two decidedly different shows went down last night in our county, and we were at 'em both. Sir Elton John and Billy Joel went "Face 2 Face" at the Honda Center in Anaheim, and Beth Stirnaman was there to photographically receive the runoff of their ivory-tickling glory. (That sounded sort of gross. ... More >>
For swarms of aging pop fans with cash to burn, tonight is a pretty big deal. We are just hours away from the second night of the Face 2 Face tour starring mega stars and all around good pals (indicated by the cute picture to the left) Elton John and Billy Joel. For those of you lucky enough to get ... More >>
The Airborne Toxic Event, Henry Clay People, Rademacher; 3/27 7p.m.Three rad bands, one rockin' Friday evening.The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, CA; 909-629-0377Billy Joel; Elton John, 3/28 7:30p.m.Reuniting for the most successful concert pairing in pop history, the two music icons share ... More >>
A second Anaheim date for Billy Joel and Elton John's "Face 2 Face" tour might sound crazy. And you may be right. It may be crazy. But a second date may be just what you're looking for. But don't worry, it's not going to be a long, long time: March 30, two days after the original, now sold-out date. ... More >>
Question: Do you like old dudes?Question numero dos: Do you like pianos?Question the third: Do you like old dudes that play the piano?If you answered "yes" to at least a couple of those, oh boy are you in luck! The national "Billy Joel and Elton John Face 2 Face Tour" is coming to the Honda Center i ... More >>
'Where's the love?' Maybe with the fairies?
Got any? If so, be sure to vote for 'em at The Advocate's 40th Anniversary Heroes poll. Forty GLBT faces will be selected for the anniv. issue. Some folks on the list: Elton John, Ian McKellen, Harvey Milk, and former OC boy, the Rev. Mel White.
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Facing the music at NAMM
The rock & roll tragedies that should have been
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A civic leader strokes his manhood whilst a woman hood strokes Commie Girl!
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The Circle of Life rolls on