Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, by Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman comes out today.
It's an amazing account of the four-decades-old genre -- more than 700 pages long, with hundreds of interviews, many of them with essential players.
It gets into everything from the mu ... More >>
Revolver Golden Gods
Better than ... Any hard rock show you'd see on the Sunset Strip nowadays.
Music awards shows generally suck. They are most often excuses for industry people to slap themselves on the back and perform crappy performances of songs you don't want to hear anywa ... More >>
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Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich (1989)
RIP Jani Lane. Warrant's lead singer, who was found dead in Woodland Hills this summer, didn't have the strongest voice, ... More >>
Food writers have been stoked this week about the The Simpsons' upcoming episode on gastro culture. Our own Margy Rochlin interviewed Simpsons Executive Producer Matt Selman, who admits he's a big fan of Jonathan Gold. "We kind of make fun of foodies," he says, "but in real life we actually l ... More >>
Timothy Norris[The one and only Henry Rollins contributes a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Wednesday and make sure to tune in to Henry's KCRW radio show every Saturday ... More >>
Cary ConoverA scene from last year's Jeffersonian Feast at the Met in New York City
Featured in the upcoming November issue of Food and Wine, ArtBites founder Maite Gomez-Rejon has worked as a private chef and a museum educator. In 2007, after baking desserts for Aerosmith ("Janie's Got a F ... More >>
Richard Lee.If using and possessing marijuana, doctor's note or not, becomes legal in California, one man more than any other would be able to take credit: Medical cannabis entrepreneur Richard Lee, who owns a pot-business school in Los Angeles. He's been the main financial backer of the Tax ... More >>
Billy MorrisonEditor's Note: For Angelenos, guitarist Billy Morrison is perhaps best known for his work with all-star cover band Camp Freddy, which also features core members Dave Navarro (guitar), Matt Sorum (drums), Donovan Leitch, Jr. (vocals), Chris Chaney (bass). Indie 103.1 fans no doub ... More >>