There are some artists who are destined for the lime-light. Even their names offer some insight to their future and Carnage is no exception. Born Diamante (which means "Diamond" in Spanish) Blackmon, the big "black man" from Guatemala was like a rare diamond in the rough who moved to Maryland at six ... More >>
Alison Rosen has made many best friends since leaving the OC Weekly newsroom many moons ago--a million, to be precise.A day before her birthday, the writer-broadcaster-Adam Carolla newsgirl, can boast that there have been 1 million downloads of her Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend podcast, which ... More >>
Crazy-but-true story: more than a decade ago, my best friend and I took a television course at Orange Coast College. One of our classmates was this funny-ass gabacho, whom we eventually teamed up with on a many projects, best one involving a PSA with a fat guy who died from eating so much. This whit ... More >>
Courtesy of Josh FreeseUPDATE, APRIL 1, 7:40 P.M.: Well, that was fast. The $75,000 fan package has been sold to a man named Connor Trivers from Medford, Oregon. The package includes Josh Freese joining your band for a month (or he becomes your personal assistant); one of Freese's drumsets; an en ... More >>
For Canadian rap-rockers Your Best Friend's Ex, the definition of an ode
as a lyrical verse in praise of something inspiring somehow got
horribly lost in the mix. Their cheap trick of a first single, "Ode to Women,"
manages to peddle "I said, bitch, shut your mouth" as a chorus. Feeling poetic ... More >>
Drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, DEVO, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals, etc.) made headlines last year with his ingenious marketing scheme promoting his solo record Since 1972. And now he's back for more: His next solo project, titled My New Friends, is set for an April 1 release date. Memora ... More >>
I got home from tour yesterday. Forty shows in 40 cities across the US and Canada, in 46 days with Kevin
Devine & The Goddamn Band, Bad Veins, and
The Dig. While I'm
ecstatic to be home, I'm physically, aurally, and socially exhausted--a
post-tour-stress syndrome that is almost as gratify ... More >>
Activists from Best Friends, Orange County People for Animals and Last Chance for Animals have stood outside pet stores in Los Angeles, Thousands Oaks and Mission Viejo "educating: shoppers and convincing them to adopt and not buy puppies. Now, the so-called "Puppy Store-Free Orange County" campaign ... More >>
Students Nathan Yee of UC Irvine and Brendan Callahan of Boston University this week launched a website and fund-raising campaign for their nonprofit Achieve in Africa, Inc., which strives to help African children receive quality education through donations of school supplies and facilities. The pai ... More >>
"I'm the sheriff. I can do whatever I want."
--Prior to his arrest on federal bribery charges, Mike Carona confided his view of the world to a law enforcement colleague concerned about the Orange County sheriff's close friendship with Ed Grech, a local businessman whom the FBI had secretly recorded ... More >>
As Moxley noted in his column this week, the current Vanity Fair issue has a story on ex-Broadcom head and former Weekly cover boy Henry Nicholas. He notes how writer Bethany McLean gladly cites all media outlets when swiping bits from their Nicholas coverage for her story--except the Weekly. In fac ... More >>
Wonderlove, one of a bunch of great OC bands that coulda-shoulda-woulda made it huge back when I was the Weekly's Music Editor---they broke up 'round about 2003; I swear it wasn't my fault---have announced that they're getting back together for a November 14 show at Lake Forest's much-beloved Gypsy ... More >>
Sniff, Sniff, ohh America, you smell like lilacs and tenderness.
Billionaire private equity mogul and, since last year, chairman and chief executive of Los Angeles Times parent company Tribune Co. is an unabashed patriot.
He loves America, mmm hmm, yes he does. He wants to stick his face right ... More >>