Ever since Coachella expanded to two weekends in 2012, the dirty little secret is that both weekends are almost exactly the same. With some exceptions, the lineups are the same, the order the bands play is the same and, often, the songs they play and the order they play them in is the same. This isn ... More >>
[Locals Only] Super session drummer's new release is the whole bizarre gift package
Courtesy of Josh FreeseUPDATE, APRIL 1, 7:40 P.M.: Well, that was fast. The $75,000 fan package has been sold to a man named Connor Trivers from Medford, Oregon. The package includes Josh Freese joining your band for a month (or he becomes your personal assistant); one of Freese's drumsets; an en ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also, Josh Freese fills in with Paramore and WAR remembers Teena Marie
Susan Sabo/OC WeeklyJosh Freese gets his hair cut by a fan in a parking lot in Downtown Long Beach. No big deal. According to SPIN Magazine, Long Beach resident and session drummer (and former OC Weekly cover man) Josh Freese has been pegged as the fill-in drummer for Paramore's upcoming tour dat ... More >>
Luke Holwerda/Phoenix New TimesJimmy BuffettHere's what we didn't write about this week in Orange County music news. Aside from perhaps Dusty Rhodes, much of the leftover news this week is about old guys. Enjoy!
The day's biggest concern was a raid.Everybody in Orange County knows the members of the Vandals are as punk as they come. But who would have guessed they were also neo-grunge post-metal alterna-rockers? For a little more than a year in the early '90s, two of them were. Drummer Josh Freese ... More >>
Those Aren't Words ... Nightlife and More: Jan. 26 - Feb. 2
Tommy Stinson said so!
Has Paul Westerberg suffered long enough?
Mix master Hornbys Songbook
Ben Kweller happy to be a retread at 21
Blasting-cap tester, author of nothing, manager of no one and singer for the band Super Bright Light
Limp Bizkit; John Wesley Harding; Bettie Serveert; Gingersol
Yes, another #%&@$* year-end list!