When it comes to cocaine and pop culture, one blow-snorting icon towers above all. In 1983's Scarface, Al Pacino played the iconic Tony Montana, a merciless, rags-to-riches coke kingpin who (spoiler alert) goes out in a blaze of gunfire and blood. Hip-hop worships the character for his killer instin ... More >>
By: Luke Winkie Sports and music go hand-in-hand -- it's pumped out of every stadium in America, we have jock jams, and, like the "San Diego Super Chargers," some of the oldest traditions in professional team sports are inextricably tied to specific songs. It's why the Miami Dolphins will play that ... More >>
After a righteous hailstorm of criticism, Los Angeles band Day Above Ground finally took its racist and sexist music video "Asian Girlz" off of YouTube. The supposed satirical ballad by the crappy excuse for an alternative rock outfit was chalk full of ultra-degrading lyrics such as "Korean barbecue ... More >>
Friday, May 24 LA Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel Segerstrom Concert Hall Classical music isn't exactly "hot" right now as most of the original artists are long-dead. But with the talent of the Los Angeles Phil Harmonic Orchestra and the leadership of conductor Gustavo Dudamel, the works of the ... More >>
This week, Pat Carney of The Black Keys 'apologized' to Nickelback regarding his 'controversial' yet true comments about the Canadian quintet. In my eyes, the drummer of the Akron-bred band had no reason to apologize, true or not true. Over the past decade or so, rock (not hip-hop, which deserves ... More >>
Where's the Band? Tour Yost Theater, Santa Ana Feb. 7, 2012 Whatever happened to the golden days of emo when the singers on stage were just as weepy and insecure as our high school selves? Stalwarts, such as those who played the second installment of the Where's The Band? tour, apparently are dr ... More >>
Last week, Cypress Hill released their single "Roll It, Light It" with dubstep sensation Rusko, and it wasn't pretty. This is not what hip-hop needed. With rap trending on a horrible downward spiral, we thought it would be a good time to name our eight worst hip-hop collaborations.
Wrestling and heavy metal have gone hand-in-hand since, well, the '70s. That being said, NME reported the startling news that wrestling icon Hulk Hogan was buds with Metallica's Lars Ulrich and wasthis close to joining Metallica in the early '80s when the Hulkster was a session bassist (believe t ... More >>
Yes, Jessi J, you made the list. Stop pouting. Tis' an exciting time of year for music critics. From January through November, carpel-tunnel prone wordsmiths like us are often faced with editorial pressure to "go easy" on certain releases. Or perhaps we are encouraged to throw praise upon hyp ... More >>
According to Rolling Stone, Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst is developing an autobiographical sitcom called "Douchebag," news that prompted dozens of showbiz bloggers to declare it the most accurate sitcom title ever.
Meg Strouse/OC WeeklyFor more Incubus photos, check out our slideshow here!Incubus Oct. 15, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine A decade ago, when rap-rock was being made popular by the likes of Kid Rock, Limp Bizkit and Papa Roach, Incubus came onto the scene as a band that fit the ... More >>
It's not KROQ's fault copious amount of sonic garbage spew from their massive antenna on Tonga Peak in Glendale. No matter how cutting edge they purport to be, they're a mainstream radio station with salaried programming directors who strictly adhere to a business model. As such, they are going t ... More >>
Over dinner last week, a few friends were talking about random brushes with fame when Fred Durst came up. My buddy prefaced it by saying, "I'm sure this story would've been way cooler if it didn't involve Limp Bizkit." A decade ago, he was walking around Minneapolis when Durst came up to him (in ... More >>
Limp Bizkit announced that their first record in eight years, Gold Cobra, will be released on June 28 (coinciding with a tour of Europe, where they inexplicably maintain a fan base). Here in the US, it's a different story, with Fred Durst and company derided for the last decade as everything fr ... More >>
Anthrax, Metallica, Megadeath and Slayer on one bill Really.
These Irvine boys still marvel at their career, 12 years later
Twelve years on, Vans Warped Tour goes through a difficult adolescence
May 30 - June 6
John Machado, Orange County Drum & Percussion
Mos Def mostly def
Fast Forward To Death
The numbers behind the Nov. 21 Limp Bizkit/Eminem show
The Limp Bizkit, Eminem after-party at the Galaxy
Behold lots of them at the Cypress Hill smoke out
Pudgy, once-cute teen idols invade Cerritos!
And other highlights of a not-weak week
Pop bands rule at the IPO
Handicapping the Weenie Fester, Roast
Nebula bring the pain
The futura is now
A musical diet rich in Protein actually tempers testosterone
How to distinguish the wannabes