Ray Manzarek is best known for his work as the keyboardist for the Doors, butanyone who followed his career knows he was more then that. He was a published author and a well-respected music producer. When Manzarek passed away from bile duct cancer on Monday at the age of 74 and the music industry ha ... More >>
It was 1968. The Doors were rehearsing. During a break, an agitated Jim Morrison confronted keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore, launching into a profanity-laced tirade over a betrayal of the band's ethos. The others had contractually agreed to allow Buick to ... More >>
By: Nick Greene From Blank on Blank, animators of historical tapes and interviews, and PBS, comes this engorging 1969 interview with Jim Morrison. Former Voice writer Howard Smith visited Morrison at the Doors offices in November, 1969. While there, they got on the subject of food and, well, watch t ... More >>
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By: Rae AlexandraThe Los Angeles mural that has served as a site for Elliot Smith fans to pay tribute to the much beloved singer-songwriter has just been given a recent revamp, by Punk Rock Marthas -- an art-minded group of charitable folk -- who felt the mural needed a pick-me-up in honor of the ni ... More >>
It's taken a lot of celebs, dopers, hookers, runaways and other assorted freaks to make a mile-and-a-half stretch into a mecca for music, fashion and sex. It took San Diego-bred, LA-based documentary filmmaker Hans Fjellestad (Moog, Frontier Life) to put the at once glitzy and grimy Sunset Strip int ... More >>
The Doors' L.A. Woman is getting a 40th anniversary make-over. L.A. Woman was the band's 6th album and the last Jim Morrison recorded before his death. It was released in April, 1971. Morrison died in July, 1971. On Nov. 25, Rhino Records will release a new 2CD version of the classic Doors al ... More >>
Flickr user inrsoulEveryday can be International Beer Day when you don't need an excuse to drink beer. In honor of the world's favorite amber-brown drink (screw you, rum) raise a glass and count down the Top Five songs about beer.
[Mental Notes] RIP renowned Chicano artist Gilbert 'Magu' Lujan
27 is rock and roll's most hazardous number.On Saturday, Amy Winehouse joined an exclusive club after the five-time Grammy winner was found dead in her London home at the age of 27. It is the age at which a number of pop stars have died from overdoses, suicides, murders, or in some cases, just ... More >>
UPDATE, 6:28 P.M., JULY 23, 2011: It seems tabloid newspaper Sunday Mirror will report in tomorrow's issue that Amy Winehouse passed away after an ecstasy and alcohol binge. See the front page image after the jump.ORIGINAL POST, 9:58 A.M., JULY 23, 2011: TMZ confirms that singer Amy Winehouse, 27 ... More >>
July 3rd marks the 40th anniversary of the Doors' legendary frontman Jim Morrison's death. Fans worldwide will celebrate his life and his massive contribution to music--just imagine how many bands now owe their sound to the Doors--with tribute shows, exhibits, and even ceremonies. The Rock and Ro ... More >>
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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
Charity records often bring together oddball combinations of musicians (or semi-musicians; see Aykroyd, Dan and "We Are the World"). According to Rolling Stone, a brand-new anti-nuclear-weapons benefit album titled Prayer Cycles 2: Path to Zero will do just that. Artists ranging from Sting to Sin ... More >>
Renzo Podesta; Inset: W. Scott ForbesThere's a perverse romance to the rock 'n' roll aesthetic of living fast, dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse. The fatalistic edict is both empowering and life-affirming, even if it's ultimately just an over-the-top, immature "fuck you" to one's mort ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Cheddars in Denver, brazers in Chicago: A wab by any other name . . .
There are very few people in this world who can make dancing like a chicken look sexy. Count Lila Downs as one of them. The strutting, "ki, ki, ki, ki, ki"--filled performance of "Los Pollos" was one of the highlights of the Mexican-American songstress' performance last night at the Grove i ... More >>
Grove of Anaheim
Puscifer, ‘V’ Is for Vagina (Puscifer Entertainment)
The Cult get their mojo risin again
Jim Morrisons Birthday
Dave Brock and wild child break on through to the other side of 40
Naw, just a bunch of white kids watching the Doors
UNDER A BILLION SUNS
Blackbird goes where the next man wont
Sky Saxon & the Seeds live the myth
Congressman Rohrabacher? Meet Jan from the Vandals!
The starving student
The rock & roll tragedies that should have been
For the clubgoer who wants the insouciant paranoia, edginess and frighteningly fast mood swings of some good Colombian without the feelings of euphoria and well-being
Officials dont seize Cuckoos Nest as yet another chance to bruise the much-hated and rare Liberalus orange countias
Uncle Jims summer activity guide
What's humming through the skulls of Orange County?
This is the end, my friend
White Lines, black helicopters
Five graduations! Hot students! Good vs. evil! Dave Brubeck vs. Eleanor Roosevelt! All this and a pack of Trojans!
It's my pity party, and I'll cry if I want to
The Vivarin-chewin', Jolt Cola-drinkin', gummy-bear chompin', road-dog goofballs of Sonichrome are ready for the big time