If you're under the age of 40 and have head-banged to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" -- which came out in 1975 -- you've probably been influenced by the 1992 classic (?) SNL-spin-off comedy Wayne's World. But that's not its only banger; in fact, seemingly the entire soundtrack infiltrated the musical c ... More >>
By Glenn BurnSilver
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In this week's issue, we speak with Alice Cooper about the 40th anniversary of his signature ode to teenage rebellion, "School's Out."
"I've never had a song or heard of any song that's had as much impa ... More >>
Louisville, Kentucky-based punk-metal act the Hookers are among the hardest-hitting and under-appreciated forces in contemporary music. Their sound -- screamingly pure, brutally focused, dangerously loud, dreamily vehement -- evokes a particularly nasty Southern sub-culture (ever heard of the Confed ... 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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Everybody's, um, favorite track masher-upper Girl Talk just re ... More >>
el daybeh/flickrThe taps scene from the last fest.
We wonder how former Roxy regular Alice Cooper would feel about the vegan festival set to take place at the club next weekend. Remember that Cooper, for all the guillotines and gory lyrics, a relatively sweet-tempered rock personality, once ... More >>
There are those cookbooks -- an awful lot of them in recent Food Network years, it seems -- that you pick up and immediately set back down. Then you scout for something of substance to pick up by, say, Diana Kennedy or Harold McGee, to pretend that momentary Rachel Ray EVOO moment never happe ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Head bangers welcome at Re-Animator- The Musical. From Alice Cooper to GWAR to Marilyn Manson, sinister schlock and rock have always gone hand in (severed) hand. Music artists embellishing their stage show with theatrical thrills will never cease (even Lady Gaga's got monsters and ... More >>
Timothy NorrisThe 2010 LA Weekly poster children for LA Metal posing at Sunset Strip Music Festival
"THE" 10 best LA Metal shows of the year? How dare we? Alright--we're gonna go there. It wasn't easy but after a few hours rummaging through the desk drawer that finds my old drunkenly discard ... More >>
A much less momentous version of Wikileaks has interfered with the mysterious selection process for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Website Hits Daily Double apparently got hold of the list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2011 a few days early (the official announcement is tomorro ... More >>
Marcus RothPavement, 1999Pavement's year-long victory lap has been exhilarating for the band and fans alike -- we know people who haven't stopped grinning since Coachella.
But the faithful who have it in the back of their heads that the pride of Stockton might keep the wheels turning and mak ... More >>
Dali Cooper: Not a photoshopToday's WTF news comes from Atlanta, where a museum (the High Museum of Art--we are not making this up) is hosting a major exhibit called "Dali: The Late Work."
The museum got Alice Cooper to "to lend his voice and recollections and observations of "the great and ... More >>
This morning, Alice Cooper went on CBS's The Early Show where he talked about that video where Erykah Badu gets nekkid in the Dallas square where the Freemasons, the CIA, disgruntled Cubans, Lee Harvey Oswald and the Illuminati shot JFK.
The CBS lady interviewing him really thinks Erykah has been a ... More >>
Henry Rollins, "Suck"Beatcrave points us to the intriguing trailer for rock'n'roll vampire movie Suck, which will be previewing at SXSW this coming week.
According to Beatcrave:
the new vampire flick [...] stars rock legends Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins (and Moby). The name of the ... More >>
A truly great dive bar is like a successful horror movie: it's a little gross, maybe a bit scary, but always a fun adventure, and filled with an eclectic cast of characters. Some dives are time machines, frozen in forgotten eras, while others make for the perfect spot to lose an hour or three or ten ... More >>
In ongoing effort to bring weird little songs from Rhino's catalog to the top of the digital avalanche, the legendary LA reissue label is launching a new series of so-called 'digital 45s.' This morning the label announced the program:
Rhino will spotlight songs originally issued on 45 by offering t ... More >>