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 >>
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The Sunset Strip Music Festival shuts down the boulevard today for its centerpiece event, but parties and performances in conjunction with the annual fest have been going on since Thursday. This year there ... More >>
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Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich (1989)
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It's hair metal week on West Coast Sound! And it's hard to imagine a greater enthusiast for the genre than Chuck Klosterman. His 2001 music memoir Fargo Rock City does an exemplary job of examining what was great about the cock rock ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Cherie Currie and son Jake Hays with The Runaways guitar by artist Sonia Lopez-Chavez. A drive down the Sunset Strip always promises a few things: flashy billboards, rockin' (usually studded) get-ups, beckoning marquees and maddeningly slow-moving cars. Now there's something fun ... More >>