Les Paul

  • Music

    August 29, 2013

    Gary Numan: Robot King Reborn

    The rock legend enjoys a new wave in his career

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Zakk Wylde Once Went 77 Days On Tour Without Brushing His Teeth or Showering

    Zakk Wylde's gut punching distortion and furious guitar solos have caused plenty of irreparable damage to our ear drums in the name of metal since his days touring with Ozzy Osbourne. Even after the heyday of old-school metal, his riffs remain savage, his leather jacket game always on point. These d ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Rascal Flatts - Verizon Amphitheater - September 14, 2012

    See Also:*Stagecoach Festival 2012 in Photos: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly*Stagecoach Festival 2012: Top Five Performances*[Slide Show]: Rascal Flatts at Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterThe year is 2000: Faith Hill is atop the Billboard charts with, "Breathe," America is just now falling in love with ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Environmentalists and Musicians Lobbying Against NAMM

    ​ Major environmental organizations have united with musicians in common cause as the NAMM Show in Anaheim commences. They are taking issue with the association's lobbying efforts in support of the RELIEF Act, which environmentalists argue would weaken regulations against illegal logging if passed ... More >>

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    January 16, 2012

    Tool at Mandalay Bay Events Center Last Night

    ​ToolJanuary 14, 2012Mandalay Bay Events CenterWith Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan touring heavily behind his own project Puscifer, it was a surprise to hear Tool hastily announce a winter tour. It is approaching six years since Tool has released their last album 10,000 Days. Since Califo ... More >>

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    December 11, 2011

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One Last Night

    Andrew Youssef​KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night OneDecember 10, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterStarting off 22 years ago as a one-night affair with a handful of acoustic performances, KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas has swelled into a two-night, predominately plugged-in festival. Night one, usually b ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Pixies at the Music Box Last Saturday Night

    ​The PixiesThe Music BoxNovember 20, 2011See the slideshow of more images here. It was a rough start for the Pixies on Saturday. They opened with "Bone Machine." Kind of. At the first break--"Your bone's got a little machine"--the band stopped abruptly. Someone(s?) had missed their cue.  Fran ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    10 Ways the Doheny Days Music Festival at Doheny Beach Rocked Last Weekend

    Bob SheshetzBen Harper​ Doheny Days Music Festival Sept. 10 to 11, 2011 Doheny State Beach, Dana Point The Doheny Days music festival breezed into Doheny State Beach in Dana Point over the weekend like a much-needed relaxing day at the, err, beach. For the average OC concert-goer in terms of the ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Five Ways to Celebrate Leo Fender's Birthday!

    ​It's sort of mind bending to think that the county responsible for nurturing the careers of such establishment-defending squares as Richard Nixon, Mike Carona and Deborah Pauley also produced a prolific harbinger of rock & roll. We speak of course of Leo Fender, instrumental creator of the St ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Social Distortion at the House of Blues Anaheim Last Night

    John Gilhooley/ OC WeeklyMike Ness​Social DistortionJanuary 12, 2011House of Blues AnaheimCelebrating their ten-year anniversary, House of Blues Anaheim smartly booked Social Distortion for a high-energy, sold-out birthday party. Social D is no stranger to the House of Blues Anaheim, having played ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySmashing Pumpkins headlined. For more photos, check out our slideshow here.​KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas Night OneDecember 11, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterIt doesn't feel like the end of the concert year until KROQ throws their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas shows at the Gibson A ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Last Night: Paul McCartney at the Hollywood Bowl, 3/30

    Andrew Youssef​See the slideshow here!Last Night: Paul motherfucking McCartney at the Hollywood Bowl.Better Than: Pretty much everything. In the world. Including sunshine. And rainbows. I laughed, I cried, I swooned for a man who could be my grandfather twice over. Such are the emotions of a Paul ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    RIP Les Paul

    ​Les Paul, the man behind the signature guitar of the same died, passed away today at the age of 94. I had already been playing guitar for a few years after I realized that not only was Les Paul a real guy, but he was still alive. Somehow I think Jimmy Page, Slash, Eric Clapton, Wes Montgomery, Ke ... More >>

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    May 26, 2008

    Last Night: The Cult @ The Grove in Anaheim

    Better Than: Watching the Lakers lose to the Spurs. Download: "Illuminated" from The Cult's website The combination of roaring guitars, pummeling drums, driving bass and distinctive vocals is winning formula that has made The Cult successful for nearly thirty years. Ian Astbury (vocals) has one o ... More >>

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    April 12, 2007


    Lonesome Spurs

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    February 22, 2007

    Shifting Gears

    Brian Malesardi, The Gear Trader

  • Features

    November 16, 2006

    'These Guys Are Still Alive'

    Mommys Little Monster, making believe theyre Social Distortion

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    August 4, 2005

    Can't (Won't) Go Home Again

    Billy Zoom gets the rockabilly band back together

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    January 20, 2005

    Its All Geek to Me

    Dekes Guitar Geek Fest sparks the NAMM show weekend

  • Features

    August 19, 2004

    The Great Rock & Roll Radio Swindle

    Is ex-Sex Pistol Steve Jones helping Indie 103.1 become cool or corporateand does it matter?

  • Music

    February 5, 2004
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    November 20, 2003
  • Columns

    August 14, 2003

    Put a Monkey on Your Socks

    An evening in the Paul Frank glow

  • Features

    June 26, 2003
  • Columns

    December 27, 2001

    Shop Local, Burn Global

    How to become your own big-ass music label

  • Columns

    June 14, 2001

    More Les for Me!

    Dont do the House like you did Lindas Doll Hut

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Ballin With Paul

    Les is more

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    May 18, 2000
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    June 17, 1999

    Peace Punks NOT Dead!

    Flying the Anti-Flag

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    Ness Is More

    The Education of Mike Ness