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  • 2 years ago | Goodbye

    Lou Reed died this past weekend; best known as the founder of The Velvet Underground, he transformed the rock landscape through, among other things, his lyrical deviance. For this he was beloved by other fearless rockers and observers, and we spok...

  • 2 years ago | Goodbye

    Ray Manzarek, co-founder and keyboardist for The Doors, died last week in Germany after a battle with cancer. He was 74. See also: Henry Rollins Remembers Ray Manzarek Manzarek's melodies were the musical backbone for many of the Doors' most class...

  • 2 years ago | Goodbye

    Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed last week. He died of liver failure, at the Hemet Valley Memorial Hospital. He was 49. Although the rhythmic heart and soul of one of the heaviest bands in modern music, Hanneman was known as a soft-spoken, ea...

  • 2 years ago | Puppetry

    The art of puppetry has morphed over the years: from marionettes, to Muppets, to the dancing of shadows on far-away walls to Simon Morley's renowned stage show Puppetry of the Penis. But at the core, puppetry is the art of playing with and manipul...

  • Built in 1922, Jim Morrison's house sits nestled in the Laurel Canyon hills. It's located on Rothdell Trail, and is more commonly known as his house on Love Street. Across the way from the Canyon Country Store and just moments from the Sunset Stri...

  • 2 years ago | Goodbye

    We broke some sad news last week: the Key Club will close its doors this Friday. Since opening in 1967 as Gazzarri's, it has been a staple of the Sunset Strip for decades, under various names and ownership. The venue has seen many popular styles o...