"While my sense of humor may be South Park-ian, I am a dead serious hospitality guy. I wish all humans had to pass a course on the subject. The process of realizing and relishing the infinite range of customer needs, and developing the desire, empathy and ability to satisfy customer expectations is ... More >>
Courtesy of Sanctuary RecordsRonnie James Dio, we thank you.With the news of the death of Teena Marie over the weekend, it seems 2010 still hasn't quite finished its toll yet. In 2010 we saw some truly tragic losses to the world of music--Lena Horne, Kate McGarrigle, Marvin Isley--but here's our ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySlash at last year's NAMM ShowDetails to the 2011 NAMM Show, a four-day music trade show extravaganza, have finally been announced: It will take place again at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 13-16, 2011.The world's largest music trade show will highlight all of t ... More >>
Robert KnightDon't call it a comeback; Yes have been touring for years (41 to be exact), albeit with a rotating cast of personnel. The seminal '70s U.K. prog band has seen legitimate resurgences in each decade, and still puts in serious roadwork well into their fourth. Music blogs don't give a ... More >>
The musician sightings at NAMM, which runs through Sunday, heated up Friday as I passed Tom Dumont (No Doubt), Kenny G, Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Neal Schon (Journey), Billy Zoom (X), Tim Mahoney (311), Rikki Rockett (Poison), Peter Frampton, and Hollywood-based hard rock hero, Lemmy Kilmister ... More >>
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Pizzarelli patriarch shatters young jazzbos dreams!
John Pizzarelli: People not stupid
Rogue band of fetish nurses, pimps invades Sun Theater!
Matthew Von Dorans eardrum buzz
A salute to The Orange County Register
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