On Dec. 14, 2012, tragedy struck the world of heavy metal once again, as thrash metal guitarist Mike Scaccia, from the Texas old school thrash metal band Rigor Mortis (then later Ministry) passed away at the age of 47, while on stage, doing what he loved with his band. Scaccia may not be a househol ... More >>
*Kiss and Motley Crue at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
*Iron Maiden at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
*Aerosmith at Hollywood Bowl
Neil Diamond is farther ahead of the curve than you realize. At the tender young age of 71, Diamond has his own Twitter (417 ... More >>
Aesthetically, Wreckin' Katz are easily pegged as a psychobilly squad. They take pride in their textbook, greaser-punk exterior: tight black jeans; big, studded belts; sleeveless vests; and tatted-up arms.They pen lyrics about lost sanity and burning stuff.
Musically, however, you'd better be ready ... More >>
You may know Hal Sparks as a guy who can bring the funny as a stand-up comic, TV personality, and film actor. But few know him as the lead singer and axe man in an alternative metal band (I know! We didn't either!). This Friday (June 15th), Hal is busting out his the eye liner and shredding skills f ... More >>
Smashing PumpkinsOctober 6th, 2011The WilternClick here to see more photos.When bands kick off a tour they are often rusty and display jitters of nervousness. Smashing Pumpkins displayed neither of those traits as they ignited the Wiltern with a two hour twenty-one song set ripe with deep cuts, f ... More >>
www.danzig-verotik.comDanzigNov. 20, 2010The Grove of AnaheimWhether you're on team Misfits or team Danzig, you've got to admire Glenn Danzig's energy and presence after all these decades. Though his jet black, shoulder-length hair is thinner and there's an undeniable bald spot on the back of his ... More >>
The reclusive artist Bigfoot puts on a happy face.
Once I manage to park my car and look around, the Hurley
Space parking lot in Costa Mesa looks more like a tailgate party than an art opening.Alterna-types (black clothes, odd facial hair, lo ... More >>
Andrew YoussefThe Hype: Armed with their latest album Fever, Bullet For My Valentine made a stop at the Grove of Anaheim for a sold-out show. Chiodos, Airbourne and Arcanium were packaged together as openers to span the different genres of metal to widen the overall appeal of the tour. The second ... More >>
The Hype: Metalcore titans the Used and Atreyu co-headlined two very sold out shows at the House of Blues, Anaheim, Friday and Saturday. Atreyu definitely had the home field advantage and probably could have sold out both nights alone, so I wasn't going to be surprised if a portion of the crowd wou ... More >>
The Hype: With massive rock geek fest NAMM in town, the House of Blues Anaheim wisely booked 1980s glam metal faves Ratt. In case you missed the memo, the San Diego band (or at least that's where they formed back in the '70s) is gearing up for the release of Infestation, their first album in over ... More >>