Call it what you will, Glam Metal, Hair Metal, Cock Rock or plain old '80s metal, there is something to be said for an entire subculture that extended from the late '70s and into the early '90s that still has the power to influence art, music and culture today, as a force that refuses to wash off i ... More >>
What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder that might actually d ... More >>
In December 2001, Irvine's Tommy Lee McGuire savagely murdered Matthew Large, a onetime Newport Harbor High School star wrestler turned mixed martial arts competitor, and buried his corpse at Stinky Beach in Humboldt County.Five years later, an Orange County jury agreed with homicide prosecutor Matt ... More >>
9th Annual Holiday Groove Playhouse Hollywood December 5, 2012 On Wednesday night, we headed to Hollywood for the 9th Annual Holiday Groove Toy Drive at Playhouse hosted by Groove Radio, Chemistry LA and We Simply Rule. Swedish Egil, the European DJ who made a name for himself as a radio personal ... More >>
KISS and Motley Crue Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8/14/12 See Also: *Iron Maiden at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *Kiss at the Honda Center *Motley Crue at the Joint in Las Vegas Two of the earliest albums that sculpted my music tastes were that of Kiss's Destroyer and Motley Crue's Shout At ... More >>
Updated at end, with resignation ORIGINAL POST JUNE 4 2:00 P.M.: Ingrid Valdez consulted Newport Beach dentist Dr. Sherri Lee Worth in 2009 hoping Worth would change Valdez's "gummy smile," a fractured tooth and her discolored front teeth. Dr. Worth's website showed her work with celebrities li ... More >>
Ingrid Valdez consulted Newport Beach dentist Dr. Sherri Lee Worth in 2009 hoping Worth would change Valdez's "gummy smile," a fractured tooth and her discolored front teeth. Dr. Worth's website showed her work with celebrities like Motley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, American Idol singer Ace Young, and ... More >>
I Love This City Festival Cricket Wireless Amphitheater 5/27/2012 This Memorial Day Weekend, the new electronic music festival produced by Live Nation Entertainment and LED Presents made its debut. The San Diego edition of I Love This City drew a sea of EDM fans at the Cricket Wireless Amphith ... More >>
In what's sure to be one of the biggest rock spectacles of the summer, Kiss and Motley Crue announced that they'll be hitting up over 40 cities on their No Fake Bullshit Tour. If you didn't know, in 1983 Motley Crue opened for Kiss on their Creatures Of The Night tour. The two legends are set to ... More >>
Motley CrueFebruary 15, 2012The Joint at the Hard Rock HotelOne of the first videos I can remember watching as a young impressionable music fan was "Live Wire" by Motley Crue. The video had all the right elements. The wafting smoke, Nikki Sixx setting himself on fire, pentagram adorned drum kit a ... More >>
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You only have one holiday shopping weekend left. Freak ya out? In order to help your lazy, procrastinating ass, we enlisted the help of drummer extraordinaire Josh Freese. And why not? The man who rocks behind the kit for bands such as Devo and Weezer is also one of the greatest marketing ... More >>
Despite their sometimes melancholy tunes, the Swedish group have a sense of humor about their place in the musical universe
Motley Crue singer Vince Neil was arrested for domestic violence in Las Vegas on Friday after allegedly poking his ex-girlfriend in the arm during an argument. Neil, 50, has vowed to fight the charges in court, which means we will all be treated to hilarious footage of the glam rocker testify ... 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 >>
Shannon Cottrell/Houston PressWu-Tang ClanVillage Voice/Frank 151 SXSW PartyMarch17, 2011Austin Music Hall Of course you wish you were there. According to Houston Press, the all-night line-up for the 2011 Village Voice and Frank 151 Showdown at SXSW was one of the festival's most anticipate ... More >>
Drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, DEVO, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals, etc.) made headlines last year with his ingenious marketing scheme promoting his solo record Since 1972. And now he's back for more: His next solo project, titled My New Friends, is set for an April 1 release date. Memora ... More >>
Jack's Mannequin front man talks candidly about his cancer, remains cagey about how long the reunion of his old band will last
So, this is my Andrew McMahon day. We met at the rehearsal space Jack's Mannequin uses in North Hollywood shortly before noon and had a lengthy chat about everything from Something Corporate reuniting for Bamboozle to McMahon's battle with Leukemia to buddy Tommy Lee to whether the Dana Hills High S ... More >>
Is this annual desert festival an ordeal or orgasmic experience? Yes
As reported here (Rock Stars My Destination by Chris Ziegler) Costa Mesa's true Supernova started up the litigation machine to win their rightful name back from the come-lately Supernova put together for the CBS reality show Rock Star: Supernova. And today they won. Press release says: Under the te ... More >>
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