Andrew YoussefClick For More Of Andrew's Killer Pics of Metallica. Click For Fan Shots.The Hype: After establishing themselves as thrash gods in the 1980s, Metallica became mainstream rock stars with their excellently accessible self-titled 1991 album. The band then proceeded to pretty much suck ... More >>
Long Beach has a lot of bands, but none of them exemplify pure rock 'n' roll as well as D-Strutters. The group--singer/guitarist Joe Roads, guitarist George Velvet, bassist Tony and drummer Heath--leave all pretense behind for a straight-ahead bombastic blast like the Stones would be writing if t ... More >>
Shuli Egar is a hard-working man. When he's not covering breaking news stories such as the Craptacular (two guys competing to see who could shit the most over a 24-hour period) for the Howard 100 News team on Sirius Satellite Radio, he's hosting the Miserable Men show every Sunday, contributing t ... More >>
Beth StirnamanBadass gramps.We had quite possibly the shittiest weather for a weekend full of outdoor activities--with temperatures reaching into the triple digits, we spent our weekend, well, kind of constantly moist. But that's okay: We trudged on. For you, our readers. For. You.First up, on Fr ... More >>
The booze-up, held at Irvine Lake from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., will feature the county's best breweries, plus domestic and international brands, including ones from Hawai'i, Brazil and, of course, Belgium. Look out for The Bruery (from Placentia), TAPS (Brea), Bootlegger's Brewery (Fullerton) and the ... More >>
Travis SchneiderOur talk with Army Navy's Justin Kennedy was lengthy enough to (hopefully!) justify two separate blog posts--last time we talked about the LA band's return to Orange County and the acts that helped shape their refined pop sound, this time we talk about their excellent self-titled deb ... More >>
England's loudest band, Spinal Tap, was on Conan last night. Not only did they play "Heavy Duty," they sat down with the very tall redhead to discuss their new record, Back from the Dead, which comes out today.The 19-track disc compiles classic tunes such as "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight," "Ro ... More >>
The Voids are one of the best local punk bands. They've been playing since 1998 and for some reason, they aren't bigger than they are. They should be huge, but what do I know?
Singer Adri and guitarist Chris have gone through more members than Black Flag and Spinal Tap combined, but their cur ... More >>
Bet you had pretty much forgotten all about Live, didn't you? Well. They didn't forget about you. Their love is. Like water. They're coming to town, and tickets are on sale tomorrow. And so is other stuff!
I took piano lessons for years as a kid. Maybe I should have practiced more (read: at all). We talked earlier this week about piano-heavy bands The Fray and Jack's Mannequin coming to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, and now Keane (pictured), the English band that's been rockin' the 88 keys in one for ... More >>
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for the Unwigged & Unplugged tour featuring Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. If you're "in the know," those names might sound familiar. If you're not, I'll spill the beans.The trio are the actors who play the key members in Spinal Tap (the ... More >>
Lux Interior, lead singer for wildly influential (and wildly awesome) psychobilly band the Cramps, passed away yesterday in Glendale at the age of 62. MTV.com is reporting the cause of death as something related to a pre-existing heart condition.
Interior, born Erick Lee Purkhiser, formed the Cramps ... More >>
Ever wonder what Beatles songs done in Metallica's heavy, hyper style would sound like? Me neither. But the clever buggers in Beatallica thought this would be a smashing concept; hence the forthcoming release of Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band (out July 10 on Oglio Records). The group consist ... More >>