Art is a rock and pop culture critic. He's both gonzo journalist and investigative reporter. He doesn't drink craft coffee, and enjoys a regular lunch at Canter's Deli. You can find him at a Starbucks (or the mahogany benches at Union Station) writing about Guns N' Roses and young Hollywood. Background: Art interned for Tom Cruise in 2006. However, he is not a card-carrying member of the Church of Scientology. If you listen to KCRW, or brew your own beer, then Art Tavana will confuse you.
1 day ago | Last Night
The promoters behind the monthly event formerly known as Taking Back Tuesday have turned the emo revival into a rave-like simulation of a real concert and created a sadness ecosystem.
7 days ago | Rock
Is the former Guns N' Roses drummer auditioning to get his old job back? At a late-night show at a club in Argentina, it sure looked like it.
24 days ago | Culture
With tears in his eyes, Jim Rowton describes getting the news. "After 22 years in business, I get a phone call," he says, looking like a Disney Imagineer who's about to lose his theme park. "It's like they're throwing us out with the trash." On Ma...
2 months ago | Rock
Izzy Stradlin now lives where nothing moves. While his old gang reunites for a world tour, the co-founder of Guns N' Roses is semi-retired in California’s secluded Mayberry: the quaint Ojai Valley. He’s holed up there in a midcentury home hidden b...
4 months ago | Last Night
Guns N' Roses Dodger Stadium August 18, 2016 For some of us, Axl Rose is the hard rock Elvis. (Or, "They're like Led Zeppelin for you, huh?" as my Uber driver put it.) Which is why when he decides to wear rugged cowboy boots, instead of his thousa...
4 months ago | Rock
Lemmy Kilmister wrote music that sounded like war. He did it for 40 years, juiced-up on amphetamines, Tennessee whiskey and a thirst for military history. The legendary British Motörhead frontman is what his former manager Todd Singerman now descr...