Steve Appleford

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  • 8 months ago | Longform

    The time has arrived for a changing of the Elvis at Pink Duck Studios. The velvet painting on the wall just isn't cutting it, and Joshua Homme wants it replaced. "That velvet Elvis sucks," Homme tells his studio manager. "It's truly awful." So dow...

  • The xx were a rising young, Mercury Prize-winning indie rock band. After nearly three fast years on and off the road they had one thing left to do: move out and grow up. It's easy to forget that the London trio were still teens when this thing sta...

  • Bobby Womack is on the phone from the hospital, and he sounds ready to leap right out of that sickbed. "I miss the road," he rasps anxiously. "I miss being with the people." The Los Angeles soul legend has had a rough few months: colon cancer, pne...

  • 4 years ago | Last Night

    See also: *Our slideshow of the concert *True Story: Axl Once Threatened To Skip A Concert, So Barry Fey Got His Gun *Tommy Stinson Interview: Guns N' Roses' Bassist Compares Axl Rose And Paul Westerberg *Top 20 Hair Metal Albums Of All Time: The ...

  • 4 years ago

    See also: *Teri Gender Bender is the Most Volatile Woman in Rock *Our review of Iggy and The Stooges and Le Butcherettes at Hollywood Palladium, 12-01-11 This week's feature story is about Teri Gender Bender -- neé Teri Suarez -- of Le Butc...

  • 4 years ago

    See also "Le Butcherettes' Teri Gender on Raw Meat and Sexism in Mexico." "You love me, you love me and now you wanna kill me!" wails Teri Gender Bender of the band Le Butcherettes, as her long hair rocks violently back and forth. She leans back, ...